BYOD Basics: Windows Phone 8 Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification

One of the challenges that IT Professionals face when planning for an acceptable “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategy is understanding or measuring the level of security that can be utilized by said devices provided by an organizations employees.  Certain devices provide certain levels of security which should be adhered to when planning which device…

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Step-By-Step: Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

The past weeks have seen Pierre, Mitch and myself drink bigger doses of caffeine than what would be contained in the mug pictured above although Pierre might chime in that the mug looks no bigger than the espresso cups I use for my morning jolt.  It has been a labor of love however, as all three of…

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Windows 8 & System Center 2012 SP1 - The Complete Solution

  It has been an exciting couple of weeks delivering the Windows Server 2012 camp alongside Mitch Garvis and during our recent stop in Winnipeg many questions were asked of us in regards to System Center 2102. Many questions pertained to even management and deployment of Windows 8 utilizing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as well.  As per their request, and…

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Step-By-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

As of late Pierre Roman, Mitch Garvis, and I have enjoyed traveling the country delivering IT Pro Camps covering Windows 8 for Enterprise and Windows Server 2012.  We have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with those of like minds eager to learn new strategies around deployment, securing and managing infrastructure. We are also delighted to engage in conversations, usually sparked by attendees, sharing best practices.  As mentioned…

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Step-by-Step: Building a FREE System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Lab

As mentioned in an earlier blog post, System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Intune and the BYOD Revolution, there are benefits to allowing users to supply their own smartphones and taking advantage of the BYOD trend.  Proper planning and management is encouraged to ensure BYOD stays as a benefit as opposed to become a threat.  While co-presenting alongside Mitch…

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Windows Phone: Built for Business

During a recent Edmonton Microsoft User Group meeting covering how Microsoft's System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 addresses the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) trend, an interesting question was asked in regards to Windows Phone's ability to address business needs.  When asked of the audience what devices were deemed "Built for Business" their presumed obvious answer…

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