Where's Wally? He will be with WMUG - 21st of June in London

The Windows Management User Group will be hosting Wally Mead as he passes through the UK on his way to TechED Europe. In their words: The Windows Management User Group welcomes Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Product Group back to the UK for a day of System Center…

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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….

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Guest Post: Power to the people – AppStores for the enterprise

By Dave Harding, product manager at 1E  The consumerisation of IT has undoubtedly been one of the industry’s favourite topics in 2012. While the majority of organisations will associate the term with the explosion of the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon (and the associated task of tirelessly managing personal devices on the network), consumerisation has the potential…

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Guest Post: Consumerization and SharePoint security challenges

By Geoff Evelyn I was a guest speaker on a general SharePoint Security Webcast today, which was great fun. On the agenda was security of SharePoint relating to mobile devices. Unfortunately, the session did not manage to get into that topic, and I was so keen to talk about it. To counter, I’ve provided an…

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Guest Post: WEDM in real life scenarios

By Thomas Frahler, Acting Windows Embedded BG Lead Northern Europe This video shows how you can manage industry devices, such as POS, Digital Signage and Thin Clients with Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011.   Watch the video to find out how WEDM 2011 is used in a real life scenario. About the Author My name…

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Guest Post: Secure your applications and systems in an appropriate way at minimum cost to performance and usability

Heinrich Van Der Westhuizen is a technology entrepreneur with more than 17 years’ experience in IT and has managed different businesses within Europe across multiple IT disciplines. Heinrich works for Digital Defence who provide mobile defence solutions. Secure Mobile, encrypts and protects selected data and centrally enforces security policies on mobile devices – Secure Mobile…

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The Week that Was 2nd - 9th July

Having had a week at TechEd Europe it is no surprise that last week was a busy one full of exciting new content as well as the latest updates from the event. Microsoft, and Hadoop for Big Data TechEd Europe: A Video Diary Free E-Book: Inside Windows Server 2012 Consumerization and SharePoint Security MVP Round…

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Consumerization and SharePoint Security

Geoff Evelyn is a Microsoft MVP and has an active interest in SharePoint security and the consumerization of IT.  He recently attended an event and has put together an article that moves beyond that event.  The article talks about how personal devices as part of Consumerization have impacted SharePoint, some features available to mobile users,…

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Bring Your Own Network

Some thoughts on another form of the Bring Your Own trend that you may have missed and how to take it one step too far (although this is probably already happening).  A mobile hotspot, a strict web filter and an a social networker inadvertently crack a hole in IT policy. Last week I was doing…

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Simple model for approaching BYOD

For some time I’ve been trying to work out with colleagues how to articulate what I see as a solid model for dealing with consumerisation of IT in the workplace or even allowing people to bring their own devices.  It’s quite tough to find some mental model to help people to understand the kind of…

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