Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec

A technology that’s been around for quite some time is IPSec, it helps to ensure security of communications between two network devices.  With IPSec in place two devices need to establish a peer-to-peer trust before communication can take place, it’s kind of like having a secret handshake. If your enabling an environment where people will…

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Optimized Desktop unplugged Slides

Just a quick one to provide people access to the slides from todays OD unplugged session in London.  I can’t share my demo just now but I will record it…here are the slides for OD unplugged.  But also embedded in the post here courtesy of Windows Live and don’t forget to checkout Springboard and the…

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Deployment options for small and midsized businesses

If you find Windows 7 deployment options to be confusing you might find this handy new – stick it to your wall and refer to it daily – tech sheet to be rather helpful.  The Windows 7 Deployment Options for Small and Midsized Businesses printable overview is one of those things you can print and…

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Practical deployment webcast live

A few days ago as part of our Tech Days online series I did a webcast on how to deploy Windows 7 using free tools like WDS, MDT and WAIK and that practical deployment webcast has now been made available online.  We’re running these three weeks out of every four (we need a week to…

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How to upgrade RemoteFX virtual machines from Beta or RC builds to released build

Now that SP1 is pretty much out there for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 it’s far off time to start thinking about upgrading things in your Hyper-V environment.  I’ve been running the RC version of SP1 on my Hyper-V laptop for a while to get the benefits of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, but what…

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Estonia now using the Euro (or how to set currency in Windows)

On January 1st 2011 Estonia joined the single EU currency and is now getting to grips with using the Euro on a daily basis.  Funny thing is with money that it affects all sorts of things, not least the layout of all those keyboards!  Imagine everyone in Estonia now needs a new keyboard with the…

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Using your PC as a Wireless AP and how to modify IP configuration

Over the holidays I got into a sticky situation where I needed to use my Laptop as an access point to share a network connection. But it doesn’t give you much of a chance to change IP settings so if you have some other device that uses an overlapping IP range you might need to…

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Application not found

A very nice chap just wrote to Rachel asking for help with a problem* I think a few other people must have experienced so often so I thought I’d share how to fix it.  I just hope I’ve got it right from the problem description.  When clicking a link in an application, like your email…

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Video: How to start planning your Windows 7 deployment using free tools

The first step in any Windows 7 deployment is to start by understanding what your current environment looks like and what you’ll need to do to get your machines to meet the minimum system requirements or even better the recommended requirements.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP Toolkit) is a toolkit that lets you…

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You BETT ya! (or why I went to an education fair to meet IT Pros)

I spent much of last week at the crazy busy BETT education fair at Olympia showing people Office 365 and meeting some very interesting techies working in schools, collages and universities all over the country.  I had a lot of misconceptions about the type of IT Professionals working in education before I got there, most…

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