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.
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.
SQL Server 2005 support ends April 2016 – Here’s why that’s a good thing
Server’s “Max Degree of Parallelism” setting, Resource Governor’s MAX_DOP and quer…READ MORE
Considering the poor numbers coming from storage array vendor’s recent earnings, it’s no surprise Brocade Thursday said its storage switch revenue declined from last year.
EMC, NetApp, IBM and Hewlett-Packard all reported declines in storage revenue last quarter. Brocade sells SAN and Etherne…READ MORE
The last couple of days have been exciting in my part of the world, mostly as a consequence of downloading, installing, and absorbing the latest Windows 10 build, 10122, which made its debut two days ago. As per current usual practice, Gabe Aul documented its release at Blogging Windows, in a post e…READ MORE
IoT is the latest thing in embedded systems technology, and it’s not a fad. IT research firm Gartner Inc. projects installation of 26 billion IoT units by 2020, resulting in $1.8 trillion in revenue. IoT is not a consumer-only technology, either. Enterprise architects should plan now for the entra…READ MORE
IPAM stands for IP Address Management. It’s a feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 that enables you manage your DHCP and DNS servers as a whole rather than at the individual service or server level.
Installation of IPAM follows the standard approach for any Windows feature. Note that you can insta…READ MORE
In this special edition podcast from the Citrix Synergy show floor in Orlando, PowWow Mobile’s CEO and CTO join us to talk about transforming mobile apps on Apple Watch and how enterprise mobility has shifted to tackling more complex app delivery….READ MORE
That is a trick question.
Despite the fact that there is a blog post once a week or so, and tweets far more often about the nasty work environments people are enduring in the name of Agile, it doesn’t seem to be failing at all. As far as I can tell, agile is still thriving and growing, and probab…READ MORE
It all started in late 2013 and early2014, a compromised FTP client dubbed “StealZilla,” based off the open source FileZilla FTP client was discovered. Now in 2015 new attack is discovered based on the same techniques and the actors as StealZilla” to alter the source code of the widely used op…READ MORE
Microsoft delivered an Outlook.com update with a host of new features and capabilities this week to a small group of end users.
The update is a part of a plan to upgrade Outlook.com to a new infrastructure based on Office 365, Microsoft said in a blog post. The update will be rolled out to more e…READ MORE
Everyone wants to be data-driven these days, including the management. While most of the time this is a positive trend, it can have a darker side. In this edition of Talking Data, we discuss some of the ways businesses are bringing analytics into their management strategies, how these initiatives ca…READ MORE
“Cloud, cloud, and cloud” are the three words we hear over and over when we ask business IT experts for money-saving advice. But we’ve heard some other good ideas, too.
Let’s start with Gene Gerovich, CEO of MyBizGeek in Brooklyn, NY. He says:
BACK-UP EVERYTHING!!! Emergencies cost money. …READ MORE
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We’re just over the halfway point in our May activity contest and it’s turning into a three horse race for the Polaroid Cube camera. Here’s what the standings look like today:
TheRealRaven: 650 points
Carlosdl: 540 points
ToddN2000: 520 points
Ncberns: 320…READ MORE
Is a laptop more like a purse or a butt? Be prepared to explain your answer.
Since August 2009, civil libertarians have objected to a Department of Homeland Security that enables U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to search laptops and other electronic devices at the U.S. border, for large val…READ MORE
The advent of smartphones started a small experiment for senior management; it has now become mainstream. Explosion of smartphones in the enterprise driven by economical choices and increasing convenience has seen Progressive IT departments adopting a controlled and open attitude towards providing a…READ MORE
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What does VMware’s forecast look like after its first-quarter results? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. VMware forecast: partly cloudy with chance of market gain – Ed Scannell and Tom Walat (SearchServerVirtualization)
VMware has made significant investments…READ MORE
Digitization is changing the way we shop, and making strong multichannel strategies a necessity for retailers. In this feature, experts discuss how they can adapt to the growing e-commerce market by building and supporting new platforms that integrate with legacy systems.
Tech companies have been…READ MORE
Today, an application without data analytics is like a car without a steering wheel. It will go, but there’s no controlling its direction.
The cloud and big data are infiltrating company practices, and in some cases, they’re doing it together. The intersection of the two brings many challenge…READ MORE
When CEO Mark Templeton took the stage at Citrix Synergy this week, it was in front of a graphic that read “Beyond the horizon,” perhaps a subtle jab at competitor VMware. Certainly, the tech talks that followed were focused on some pretty innovative projects, such as Octoblu and Workspace Hub.
I was recently interviewed by a new business startup forum about some of the key aspects of procuring WAN connectivity in the UK. The transcript from that interview has been sent to me for public domain release. I’ve pasted the content here. (Any questions, please let me know)
Readers embarking o…READ MORE
Announced last month in Montreal at Cisco Partner Summit 2015, Cisco Refresh, a new program and sales tool, formerly known as Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment, was officially launched May 12.
Cisco Refresh and Open Pay, a pay-per-use variable consumption model also introduced Partner Summit,…READ MORE