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Windows 8 UX Fundamentals–free virtual training

I’ve been working on the Windows 8 Application Excellence Lab circuit recently, helping push Metro-style apps from good to great! Metro apps look visually simple, but conveying your app’s information in a simple and visually appealing manner isn’t just a matter of “removing stuff”. The best apps look simple, present information appealingly and effectively, and… Read more

RemoteFX (with Hyper-V) is a serious business tool. For games.

The Setup My downstairs PC (on the dining room table) is an HP Touchsmart all-in-one Core 2 Duo Intel Integrated Graphics 965-based box, which makes it absolutely abominable for games. Upstairs, my internet connection plugs into my Hyper-V host (actually, a TMG instance on it), and I’ve a sort-of-gaming PC set up next to that,… Read more

Xbox Live vs TMG

Foreword – Added 2011-03-08 As far as I’m aware, nothing significant has changed since the blog linked here – ISA Server is now TMG, sure, but XBox Live and TMG don’t officially support one another. This blog post captures something that seems to work for me, but may not work for you. (If you find a… Read more

3 Simple Rules to Kerberos Authentication/Delegation SPNs

aka: “Kerbie Goes Bananas “ Before starting, go get the updated SetSPN if you’re using Windows 2000 or 2003. Kerb authentication via HTTP can be a complex and tricky sport… or so the experts would have you believe. (OK, I’m just trying to stir interest here. I promise I’ll stop). If you’re just using the default settings, it all… Read more