Data, no use at all without a catalog

About a decade a go I went on a Microsoft BI boot camp which was also  attended by Microsoft staff specifically Matthew Stephen and Rob Gray who inspired me to work towards joining Microsoft myself.  Two years later I got in and haven’t looked back and I still track Matt on LinkedIn, so I was…

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Evaluate This–File Classification

In my last post & screen cast I showed how Dynamic Access Control (DAC) worked; the business of matching a users claims to the properties of a file (Resource Property in DAC), however the problem then becomes how do I correctly tag my files so that DAC works.  You shouldn’t necessarily be doing this; it’s…

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Evaluate This – Dynamic Access Control

Managing users access to the right files is a pain on any OS, the best that’s going ot happen is that no one will complain about not having access to a file while none of your sensitive company data gets into the wrong hands.  In a traditional hierarchical business life was pretty easy you had…

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Three Deployment & Planning Tips! (MAP, MDT & SCM)

Determine Windows 8 readiness with MAP 7.0 Beta Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta is now available! MAP 7.0 helps you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows 8 in your machines. The Windows adoption feature performs a hardware assessment against the recommended system requirements for Windows 8 and provides…

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Cookie Law: Opt-In Consent… Are you compliant?

On 26th May 2012 all UK websites must offer users opt-in consent tools to allow cookies that pass information about your browsing activities to 3rd parties.  The law was passed almost a year ago but many websites haven’t yet updated to take this into account.  The big question is are you compliant? If you’ve not…

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New! Springboard Series TechCentre for desktop virtualisation

The great Microsoft Springboard Series has expanded to include the topic of desktop virtualisation, a broad range of offerings to meet operating system, application, data, and user virtualisation needs. This new TechNet resource offers guidance and tools to help you deploy and configure these technologies in order to enable anywhere access, and improve security and…

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Microsoft is all in – a guest post by Andrew Fryer

When Steve Ballmer says “We’re all in the cloud”  this should be viewed in the same way as when  Bill Gates talked about “a PC in every home”.  I could quote statistics on the investment Microsoft is making in the cloud or show you some cool pictures of containers in one of the data centres,…

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