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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.


Handy Utility: Text Finding

June 19, 2015 - As a full-time writer and researcher, I am forever compiling materials that need to be combed for nuggets of information. Sometimes, particularly in connection with my occasional work as an expert witness, this means LOTS of text and/or source code to search for specific strings — gigabytes of material, on some recent cases. Finding the...... READ MORE


  • The Data Strategy is the Puzzle

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    In the history of IT, the number of times that IT departments proposed to top management to invest in a new technology, a new data quality program, or a new design technique, but were not able to convince them must be countless. Evidently there’s not just one reason why IT did not always succeed, …READ MORE

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  • Will Generation M usher in wearables in the workplace?

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    In part one of this blog post, Gartner analyst and mobile expert Ken Dulaney discussed why the label Generation Mobile is unnecessary and whether he believes U.S. mobile workers indeed feel guilty for mixing work and personal activities. Read part two to get his opinion on wearables in the workplace…READ MORE

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  • Partnering its way to stardom

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    For the second consecutive year, 2015 and 2014, 13-year old New Signature, Washington, D.C., has been named the Microsoft United States Partner of the Year. Last year, the Microsoft-centric managed service provider and cloud-first company, specialized in design, customization, management and support…READ MORE

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  • CIM filters

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    I was looking up Win32_SystemDriver on the MSDN site and noticed there was some PowerShell example code

    Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_SystemDriver |
    Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.State -eq “Running”} |
    Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.StartMode -eq “Manual”} |
    Format-Table -Property Name,DisplayNa…READ MORE

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  • If Your Smart Devices Hear Something, Will They Turn You In?

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    An increasing number of devices around us can now be controlled by voice. Our phones. Our speakers. Our televisions. Even our houses.

    But for voice control to work, it means the devices have to listen. And some people are starting to worry about what sort of information the devices might be stori…READ MORE

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  • Storage islands leave data management plans adrift

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    A major problem that IT professionals have dealt with over time is the creation of islands of storage. A common cause of islands is when organizations purchase and deploy new systems with their own storage for a specific purpose.

    Storage islands create problems in these areas for administrators:

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  • Apache Spark gets new cloud hosting options

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    At last week’s Spark Summit, both Databricks, whose founders gave the original Spark framework, and IBM introduced cloud-hosted versions of Spark. These announcements created quite a stir among data scientists who are hungry for the processing power of Spark, but who would rather not put in the time…READ MORE

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  • Containers, microservices, and DevOps, oh my… the big trends in enterprise open source

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    Red Hat Summit / Dev Nation 2015 fell pretty well in line with the theme everything old is new again. The three main themes repeated again and again were containers, DevOps and microservices. I think each of these three important trends is building on a well-established base of solid practice and te…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (6/22 - 6/29)

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    Oracle image via Shutterstock
    Can Oracle take on AWS in the cloud market? Tune into this week’s roundup to find out.

    1. Oracle’s cloud plans for world domination start with AWS – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)

    Oracle’s cloud is now complete and in its typical bravado style, plans to ta…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh38,480 pointsBadges:
  • How To Assure Quality In Terms Of Cost, Delivery And Services

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    It is not difficult to deliver a product to your customer but meeting your customer’s expectations in terms of quality of the product and maintaining best of the services post delivery of a product is critical. That is where the core of the business lies. You will never be able to get a busine…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja9,970 pointsBadges:
  • Recommended reading from mrdenny for June 26, 2015

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    This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.

    Time to Start Plotting My 2016 Database Design Book
    Latest MVA Offerings for SQL Server and for Windows 10 (Yes it’s time to start looking at this)
    DBAs and the Inte…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry66,875 pointsBadges:
  • Uber privacy policy spurs outcry; robotic automation set to displace knowledge workers

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    Uber’s new privacy policy, which allows the company to access user data even when its app is not in use, has privacy advocates and some consumers squirming, and many asking, “Who really owns our data?” In this week’s Searchlight, assistant site editor Brian Holak explores consumers’ current expectat…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,915 pointsBadges:
  • Red Hat's new OpenShift Dedicated PaaS enters beta phase

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    At the Red Hat Summit, in addition to announcing that its OpenShift Enterprise 3 private PaaS is now in wide release, Red Hat took the wraps off of a beta version of OpenShift Dedicated, a totally new public cloud service based on the OpenShift 3 platform.
    There’s no announced target date for rel…READ MORE

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  • A Year of Living Open-ly

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    I first got (truly) exposed to open source software in early 2000. I was working at Cisco, and we were internally developing a SIP Proxy Server, which would go on to become Cisco CSPS (now EoS/EoL). The project started because one of our VP’s decided that they wanted to commoditize the call-control …READ MORE

    Brian Gracely2,640 pointsBadges:
  • Samsung making Microsoft a little unhappy

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    You know the person in your office who leaves their passwords taped to the front of their monitor? Sure you do. They’re putting everyone’s data and hard work at risk because they’ve short-circuited the security process. It’s not nice and it sometimes could cost the company money.

    What would y…READ MORE

    Jeff Cutler1,825 pointsBadges:
  • Hackers had access to U.S. government data for a year

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    The U.S. government data breach announced last week began a year ago, giving the perpetrators plenty of time to access federal employees’ personal information, according to the NSA. Also in recent GRC news: A new bill would give Europeans the same data protection rights as American citizens, and a f…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,915 pointsBadges:
  • Start Where You Are

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    As this blog is called “Uncharted Waters”, I feel a little entitled to keep the theme of my Pirate Adventures as part of this post. As some will remember with my last post, I talked about stepping back in time to participate in a weekend Pirate Encampment for the Northern California Pirate Festival….READ MORE

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  • Chromebooks for business gain steam

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    BOSTON — Chromebooks have cornered the education market, and Google has made moves to make these devices more business friendly over the past year.

    These simple, portable devices are big in education because they’re designed to start up in seconds and provide basic Web-based apps. They run G…READ MORE

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  • Handy Utility: Text Finding

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    As a full-time writer and researcher, I am forever compiling materials that need to be combed for nuggets of information. Sometimes, particularly in connection with my occasional work as an expert witness, this means LOTS of text and/or source code to search for specific strings — gigabytes of mate…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel5,640 pointsBadges:
  • A great time to be a geek


    The problem with getting older is that I sometimes find myself set in my ways — gravitating toward things that I knew (or was at least interested in). I confess that I sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the many abstract concepts emerging across the industry like big data and the Internet of Th…READ MORE

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