Demo DirectAccess in a virtual environment

I was setting up DirectAccess in a demo lab last week, and struck what is in hindsight an obvious issue, but at the time I sat there thinking … huh? I deployed and configured DirectAccess, completely standard using the wizard, got all green status on the Dashboard and then found that the connection was not…

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The changing world of Services

And the last post in this series … Services!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In the previous post we dove headfirst into how…

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The changing world of users

OK, post number 4 in this series … Users!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In this post I’ll take a look at the…

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Back to the future!

Well, after a brief stint in Dynamics, I’m headed back to STB on 11/28.  I’ll be in the Windows Server and Management team again, slightly different focus of Windows Server and end user experiences, but expect to see me back on the circuit and engaging in the community again . Looking forward to it, for…

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The changing world of applications

OK, post number 3 in this series … Applications!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work and the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives.  In this post I’ll take a look at the applications themselves and how they This is a 5 part series. The…

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The changing world of devices

Following on from the opening post in this series where I covered the changing world of working and how a changing workforce, new devices and better network connectivity is rapidly changing not only our personal lives but also the way we want (and do) work, in this post I’ll take a look at devices, and…

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The changing world of working

The way we work, the way we access information and the devices we use to do this are changing.  And fast.  As recently as a few years ago, a large portion of the technology using workforce (i.e. anyone that used a computer of some sort to get their job done) were chained to a desk…

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The Phoenix post

And rise from the ashes I shall! I’m going to resurrect this blog and start posting about stuff again.  Given I’m now in the Dynamics team, I suspect you’ll see more about the world of business applications, but fear not, one thing I’ve learnt is that this technology set brings all the other parts together,…

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A time of change …

It’s been a fantastic run in the System Center and now WSM (Windows Server & Management) team, but the time has come for my next career opportunity.  I am moving over to MBS (Dynamics) into a role in the Exec team, and it will be mostly inappropriate for me to continue to blog 🙂 So…

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Building the MMS keynote demos

It’s been an amazing week at MMS! Every year, our team has the pleasure of being a major contributor to the success of MMS, driving the session tracks, the marketplace booths, ensuring that the content delivered is of a high quality and of course building the keynote demos . This year I had the honor…

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