Monthly Archives: February 2013

Something Is Growing On My Surface

And that would be me. I embraced the Surface with a sense of skepticism, knowing in advance the shortcomings of Windows RT versus Windows 8, and the limitations of the included versions of the Office applications, yet it hasn’t been placed in the “pile of questionable hardware devices for testing purposes that my wife wishes I would get rid of”. What’s Not To Like? I will deliberately keep this section short, too many articles and conversations on Surface and Windows

Choosing The Right Windows 8 Device

In the wake of the release of Microsoft’s Surface Pro I’ve been surprised by some of the reviews and reactions, both online and in person. Perhaps the most surprising things I’ve been hearing are from those that are disappointed by the battery life and the free space available, along with those who surprised to find that the Surface Pro isn’t the perfect device for everyone. I’ll address these items in today’s post, as well as what you should take into

Windows Intune Wave D Jump Start Available For Download

Just a heads up that the recordings from a few weeks back are now posted to the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Topics include: (01) Big Picture with Windows Intune (02) Architecture Design Considerations (03) Extending your Identity to Windows Azure Active Directory (04) Intune Administrator Roles, Users, and Groups (05) Intune Policies (06) Intune PC Setup and Enrollment (07) Intune Mobile Device Management (MDM) Setup and Enrollment (08) Intune Software Deployment (09) Setting up Unified Infrastructure with Intune and SCCM (10)

Desktop To Cloud Session Summary – January 30

This week I gave a talk that spanned Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Office 365 integration, here’s a summary of what was discussed, based largely on audience questions The licensing changes to Windows Intune as well as the per user licensing model were the first topic covered, and how being part of the Server and Tools business rather than being in the Windows business were what allowed these to happen. The System Center Configuration Manager 2012 integration was also discussed,


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