Windows Enterprise Desktop by Ed Tittel
The Windows Enterprise Desktop blog features topics of interest to IT professionals who work with Windows on large networks. Topics are Windows OS setup and configuration, release definition, deployment, migration, virtualization, terminal services, and security.
Walking into a new shop every couple of weeks has its challenges. What sort of problems are they going to throw at me. Recently I had the perfect example of learning more about the data before you start planning out your attack.
In this case the problem was that due to some business rules cha…READ MORE
Who Knew? Win8.1 Automatically Enables WBF-compliant fingerprint scanners for login
Posted in Windows Enterprise Desktop by Ed Tittel on 2014-03-12 09:34:34
In January of this year, I purchased a very nice Stylistic Q704 Tablet PC from Fujitsu’s online store. The unit shipped with Windows 7 installed, but I immediately upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the premise that it makes no sense to use a touch-oriented device with the less touch-friendly Windows 7 rath…READ MORE
Over at the Born to Learn blog, Larry Kaye of Microsoft Learning has posted an item entitled “Certification Update: SQL Server 2014.” It reveals that all of the MCSE-related SQL Server exams (list follows) will be updated starting April 24, 2014, “to cover solutions based on both SQL Server 2012 and…READ MORE
The issue that I discussed in these posts:
With Get-ADUser and –Properties * in a forest level below 2012 R2 has been resolved in this upd…READ MORE
About two weeks ago I found myself driving to Dearborn Michigan, to the Adoba hotel to attend Agile and Beyond. I’ve always found the title a bit ironic; too many companies want to get to “beyond” without doing the heavy lifting. It was my third trek to the conference, and I didn’t expect a whole lo…READ MORE
On the Quest for the Mysterious Source of the 'Data Loss Causes Company Failure' Statistic
Posted in Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery by Sharon Fisher on 2014-02-28 19:00:42
Oh, no! The file/data/disk is gone!
How many times have you find yourself saying that? It’s a comfort to feel you’re not alone, which is why so many people like to seize on statistics like these from the Boston Computing Network, including some subset of the following statements:
6% of al…READ MORE
So, maybe “virus” a little farfetched, but really this bothers me. The system itself is nice (I never ran into issues). The gripes of it crashing is kind of warrant…READ MORE
Many companies fail to learn lessons even after suffering a data breach
Posted in The Security Detail by Tony Bradley on 2013-04-29 12:33:27
Experian Data Breach Resolution and the Ponemon Institute today released a new study that finds that, despite the majority of companies experiencing or anticipating significant cost and business disruption due to a material data breach, they still struggle to take the proper measures to mitigate…READ MORE
Cloud-based storage options are plenty. Consumer versions are no doubt well-loved and oft-used in your enterprise. Enter SpiderOak and OwnCloud. Each offers both consumer-grade and enterprise options.
Privacy demands a zero-knowledge service like SpiderOak. The service promises to know nothing of…READ MORE
Tra la la, tra la lee… the sky is blue and I’m skipping down the sidewalk, happy as can be. Except I’m not skipping anywhere, but sitting in front of my computer and loving the way it looks and acts with the LXDE desktop. Not Gnome, not KDE, not the newer default Ubuntu desktop environment, which …READ MORE
Learning Cloud Has Never Been Easier
Posted in From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise by Brian Gracely on 2014-03-08 21:53:57
When I got into the technical side of the IT industry back in the 1990s, there was a company just down the street that was starting to gain some traction – RedHat – and they were pushing this new variant of Unix that some of my more experienced colleagues thought was interesting. Most of them alread…READ MORE
How does the new CCIE Routing and Switching Version 5 lab format looks like?
Posted in Network technologies and trends by Yasir Irfan on 2014-03-06 10:24:38
CCIE Routing and Switching lab version 4 lab format consists of two modules namely
However with the announcement of CCIE Routing and Switch Version 5 we are going to see some significant changes in the lab format and how it is delivere…READ MORE
A Good Programmer Cannot be a Good Tester To Replace One
Posted in Quality Assurance and Project Management by Jaideep Khanduja on 2014-03-05 08:07:28
It has become as well proven fact that a tester cannot become a good programmer and a programmer cannot be a good tester. It does not mean that a programmer doesn’t know how to test or he doesn’t have the capability to test the code he has written but testing his code as a tester is not possible…READ MORE
According to the ABOUT tab on the RSA Conference Website…
“RSA developed RSA Conference in 1991 as a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security. Today, RSA Conference and related RSA Conference branded activities are still…READ MORE
This is a great idea and one that may turn out to be the simplest way to implement two-factor authentication for credit card companies. In fact, this is similar to what Only Coin plans to implement as part of its security suite.
MasterCard announced on Tuesday that it has par…READ MORE
It’s no secret that Microsoft is on the verge of completing a deal to buy Nokia’s handset division, but Nokia raised eyebrows this week at Mobile World Congress when it announced an Android phone running Microsoft services.
The announcement triggered questions about Microsoft’s mobile strategy mo…READ MORE
Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.
In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBer…READ MORE
It was during a seminar a few years ago, organized by a leading software vendor, that I listened to the IT head of a large organization, a customer, about implementation of Business Intelligence (BI) suite in their organization. This lecture was a part of the key note session and it ha…READ MORE
Get a good deal on a great read with Amazon's new Kindle Countdown Deals program
Posted in Tech Strategy Trends by Tony Bradley on 2013-10-31 11:08:01
If you are in the market for a bargain on a new book to consume your idle time, Amazon has a new service that might help you out. Amazon launched Kindle Countdown Deals today, which allows publishers to offer Kindle-exclusive titles with limited-time promotional pricing.
With the Kindle Count…READ MORE
Having now covered the MCSE and MCSD certifications, let’s take a look at the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Prerequisite to the MCSE expert level certifications, the MCSA has been reinvented to replace the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification.
Unlike the previ…READ MORE