Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) overview by versions

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) captures settings to apply to computers accessed by the user including desktop computers, laptop computers, and VDI sessions. UE-V 1.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=267626)   Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the administrative capability to make applications available to end user computers without installing the applications directly on those computers. App-V 5.0 – (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=271502) App-V 4.5…


App-V 5.0 Connection Groups

My favorite feature of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 is Connection Groups. In previous versions of App-V 5.0, Connection Groups were referred to as Dynamic Suite Composition. Connection Groups allows businesses to connect separately packaged App-V applications, enabling them to communicate with each other and with traditionally installed applications. This gives businesses the best of both…


Metered Internet Connections with Configuration Manager 2012 Sp1

Metered Internet Connections For Configuration Manager SP1 only, you can manage how Windows 8 client computers communicate with Configuration Manager sites when they use metered Internet connections. Internet providers sometimes charge by the amount of data that you send and receive when you are on a metered Internet connection. NOTE: The configured client setting is not applied…


Windows RT vs. Windows 8

Windows RT vs. Windows 8 Windows RT contains many of the same features as Windows 8: Fluid, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface design that you can easily customize. Built in apps like Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, Music, Video, Games and SkyDrive with many more apps available in the Windows Store. Internet Explorer 10, for fast, intuitive…


Windows 8 Sideloading Requirements (from TechNet)

Windows 8 Sideloading Requirements You can sideload LOB Windows Store apps apps on devices running Windows RT and on devices running Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Enterprise, or Windows® 8 Pro. You can’t sideload LOB Windows Store apps on any other editions of Windows in your enterprise. However, you can use a developer license to add apps that are…


Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Beta (UNIX and Linux Supported Versions)

The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in the Beta release. AIX Version 7.1 (Power) AIX Version 6.1 (Power) AIX Version 5.3 (Power) HP-UX Version 11iv3 (IA64 & PA-RISC) HP-UX Version 11iv2 (IA64 & PA-RISC) RHEL Version 6 (x86 & x64) RHEL Version 5 (x86 & x64) RHEL Version 4 (x86 & x64) Solaris…


System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Reference and Training Resources

System Center 2012 brings along a lot of new capabilities that make it a compelling solution for our customers. And with new technology, IT is faced with upgrading and deployment. One of the best resources I have seen around everything Configuration Manager 2012 is at – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7075.system-center-2012-configuration-manager-survival-guide-en-us.aspx It is broken out by Getting Started, Migration,…


Windows 8 Editions by Features

Windows 8 Editions by Features   Windows 8 Enterprise features include all the capabilities that customers get with Windows 8 Pro, plus premium features designed to provide the mobile productivity, security, manageability and virtualization needs of today’s businesses. Some of the key features that will be available exclusively to Windows 8 Enterprise customers are: Windows…


Configuration Manager SP1 client on Mac computers

When you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 client on Mac computers, Configuration Manager can manage these devices by using the Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection capabilities outlined in the following table: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) OS X 10.7 (Lion) Hardware inventory  Configuration Manager hardware inventory can be used to collect information about the hardware…


What’s New in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

One of the most significant changes is support for Windows 8. Configuration Manager SP1 supports Windows 8 in the following ways: You can install the Configuration Manager client on Windows 8 computers and deploy Windows 8 to new computers or to upgrade previous client operating versions. Configuration Manager also supports Windows To Go. Configuration Manager supports Windows 8 features, such as…