Video: How to remote wipe Windows Phone 7 from BPOS

When you connect your Windows Phone 7 device up to the cloud you get a whole bunch of abilities through the windowsphone.live.com portal including the ability to remotely change device passwords, to locate your phone and to remote wipe your phone.  What you might not realise is that when you connect a device to an…

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I’m now an MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)

  A few minutes ago I rocked over to the ultra high tech Microsoft Learning centre and took a few exams, just for some Friday fun…I might need help!  I’ve always been a big fan of certification (when it’s done right).  I started on the road to MCSE in NT4 back in the day, completed…

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Mark Russinovich Inside Windows Azure

I was just thumbing around the Sysinternals site (for some handy tools for a deployment I’m doing) and happened across Mark’s PDC presentation which he re-ran at TechEd Europe last week and which I happened to be at.  It’s a fantastic way for the IT Professional to understand some of the (very) interesting back end…

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Understanding Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualisation

I was just pointed at this post on Springboard and it’s too good not to share…it’s written by  Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for App-V and Med-V and gives a nice overview of our desktop virtualisation technologies.  It includes  video interviews and breakdowns of the technologies that are worth a watch and read, a quick…

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Windows 7 Settings Pack for Security Compliance Manager

If you’re looking to make sure that your enterprise desktops are secure and all to the same level then you’ll want to check out the recently updated Security Compliance Manager tool and with Windows 7 in your environment you’ll be wanting the Windows 7 settings pack.  Full details of the pack are available in the…

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Is Silverlight Going Somewhere?

You may or may not have seen lots of FUD coverage over the past few weeks about Silverlight…it’s made many of us do hand-face / desk-face slaps in the office a few times as people question what’s happening with HTML5 and Silverlight. If you want to escape the FUD and actually learn the truth from…

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Understanding Windows 7 Deployment Backwards

What was the last operating system you deployed?…I’ll bet it was Windows XP and I bet you needed a bunch of 3rd party tools and experienced tons of pain to get to the end point.   With the right (free) tools it’s really easy to deploy Windows 7 though and you can self select just how…

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Can’t be at TechEd, be at Cloud Night

Planky’s not over in Berlin loving the awesome sessions, instead he’s back in blighty at the new “Cloud Evening” event Microsoft and Dot Net Solutions are be running quarterly over the next year. The first event is in London on the evening of 11th November (Thursday night). Might be something you’d like to get along…

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Internet Explorer 9 – the most standards compliant browser on the block

I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised to read this post on el reg that highlights that IE9 is currently the most standards compliant beta browser on the block.  I’m really proud of the work the IE9 team is doing to nail the the things that were previously levelled at Internet Explorer for…

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