Five Gadgets to ask Santa for

What are the best gadgets to get for Christmas? An Xbox One, a Dell Venue 8 Pro, a Spider II, Lotus F1 Team USB Charger and a something to keep the coffee warm. Of course the real test is, are they any good for the IT Guy? Over the Christmas period it’s hard to get…

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iOS in the Enterprise

Active Directory is the source of identity in the enterprise and iOS devices should be identified in and by AD in order to provide access to resources, in this article published on WServer News I explain the process of supporting iOS devices in your AD DS with Windows Server 2012 R2 and the Device Registration…

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5 Tips to cope with the BYOD post-holiday rush

It’s that time of year again. Tech gifts are set to be the most popular this year again (after socks) and tablets are top of that tech gifts list. When you get back to work lots of your users will have shiny new Android, iOS and Windows devices that they’ll probably bring to the office….

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Gadgets for the IT Guy: Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

The iconic kickstand a better, full HD screen, lighter form factor and superior sound make Simon May, Microsoft Evangelist, rather obviously fall in love with the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices. But are they good for the IT guy. Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the first people…

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Announcing Open Registration for UK IT Camps

Are you being asked to take a look at Hyper-V by your boss but short on time and not sure where to look? Are you unsure what features are being added with Windows Server 2012 R2? This could be the best post you’ve read all day then! In just a couple of weeks Andrew Fryer…

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Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October 2013

The best infrastructure reads of the past week, including Windows Azure Pack, Virtualization, Supported OSes on Hyper-V, The Azure NOC, PowerShell to gather pref data, Windows Azure for IT Pro, MDT for servers and failover clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2. The post Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October 2013 appeared first on Devices, Services, Life:…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group

This is the deck that I used for a resent presentation about Windows Server 2012 R2 features include Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Automation, Web and App Platform, VDI at the Virtual Machine User Group. The post Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group appeared first on Devices, Services, Life: Simon…

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Gadgets for the IT guy: FitBit Flex

This month Microsoft Evangelist Simon May tries out the FitBit Flex activity tracker and works out if it’s a gadget for the IT guy. He’s been wearing the tracker for over a month, using it on a daily basis and has learnt a little about his sleep, or lack of it, on the way. Life…

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Enterprise Devices, great reads: 18 September 2013

The best enterprise client reads of the past week, including Windows 8.1, why Intel tablets are enterprise ready, why there is no more IT and consumer and Windows 8.1 features. The post Enterprise Devices, great reads: 18 September 2013 appeared first on Devices, Services, Life: Simon May's Blog.

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Gadgets for the IT guy: The Jawbone Jambox

In his new column Microsoft Infrastructure Evangelist Simon May explores gadgets that the average IT guy will find useful – ‘cos we all love our gadgets. First up is the turn of the Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker, Simon looks into what makes it good and why it suits the IT guy in him. A few…

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