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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Manually configure Outlook 2010 for Exchange Online (BPOS)

I live in Outlook, I think most people probably do too, so having recently moved the email for my domain over to something a little more reliable – BPOS – I thought it’d be nice to have access to that inbox through my Outlook, in addition to my Microsoft email.  To help with the setup…

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How will my career evolve with the cloud

When you read all the wonderful marketing hyperbole around the cost savings that cloud can help your CIO make, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were one of those cost savings. With a little thought, however, you’ll see that this technology change isn’t going to make you a pointless cost, but it will make…

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Windows 7 licensing and virtual machines clarified

Licensing is a complex subject and to be honest it’s not one that I talk about much because it’s a complex discipline in and of it’s own and there’s too much fun stuff to talk about in the client and cloud world.  This document, Licensing Windows 7 for Use with Virtual Machine Technologies tells you…

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Twitter.com is an IE9 Web Application and so is Facebook (#IE9)

It seems the good folks @twitter have jumped out of the starting blocks and enhanced twitter.com to take advantage of the pinning technology in IE9.  As a twitter addict (@simonster on there) I love this, genius. They aren’t the only ones Facebook have done something similar.  Be interesting to see if anyone else takes advantage…

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Enable and Activate TPM for BitLocker Pre-Provisioning in WinPE

I have to say this one caught me out. I’m just setting up a task sequence to deploy Windows 8 and pre-provision BitLocker (which is wicked fast by the way!) and got caught with enabling and activating the TPM from WinPE.  The solution I came up with works for me, on a Samsung Series 7…

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What concerns IT Pros about moving applications Azure?

I’ve just come off of a really  interesting call and this question is floating around in my head.  I think I know the answers, but please get in touch in the comments, it’s a chance to get involved with shaping how we think about Azure and the IT Pro. The top 10 things I’ve heard…

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Another not-very-revolutionary feature: Gmail does “undo send”

Gmail’s undo send feature is being talked up all over the web right now.  Why.  It’s revolutionary of course.  WRONG. Outlook has done this for YEARS, all that’s happening is that a delay is introduced.  To do this in Outlook 2010: Go to Options > Advanced Scroll down to Send and receive and remove the…

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Scenarios where BPOS is brilliant

As part of my dive into the world of Microsoft Online Services one of the things I’ve not been able to find in one place – please correct me if I’m wrong – is a list scenarios where BPOS can really help you out.  Our various partners who help you get up and running on…

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