Careers Advice for the IT Professional

I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans.  A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about…


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…


The Deployment Sessions – 004: Deeplinking Windows Store Apps on Windows RT from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune

In this video I explain the process of making a Windows Store app available to Windows Intune clients using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to publish the apps through the Windows Intune company portal. This process is known as deeplinking and allows an enterprise to publish apps from the Windows Store to Windows RT…


The Deployment Sessions-003: How to Connect Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Windows Intune to Enable Mobile Device Management Including Windows RT devices

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 can be connected to Windows Intune to enable mobile device management of Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. This is a great solution because these types of devices expect an “always on” connection to the Internet and Windows Intune provides that “always on” management layer since it’s…


Power Tip–Use launch PowerShell from File Explorer in one second

You know how you often need to launch PowerShell from the current location you’re looking at in File Explorer on Windows 8? Well there are a couple of quick ways to do it, you can select File > Open Windows PowerShell then that’s pretty quick but a simpler trick is to hi ALT + D…


Why Windows 8 is Great for Business–Technically Speaking

Windows 8 has enhanced security with BitLocker, AppLocker, Windows Store apps, Secure Boot, Measured Boot and much more. It also offers superior seamless, fast and fluid experience for remote or VDI sessions with inbuilt support for technology like mobile broadband in ways you probably hadn’t considered. Simon May takes a look at why Windows 8…


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…


Announcing System Center SP1, our UK MVPs

Last night we announced general availability of System Center 2012 SP1, it’s great, expansive product that is absolutely key to delivering your Private Cloud, Managing your Public cloud and managing the consumerisaiton of IT. You can get the trail VHDs at the bottom of this post or download the installers– go give it a try….