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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.


BAM! Here comes Win10 Build 10159

July 1, 2015 - No sooner did I get Build 10158 installed than did Windows Update inform me that a new fast ring build (10159) was available. That’s the smallest build ID increment I’ve seen so far, and the shortest interval between fast ring builds, too. I’m in the process of installing it right now  — and hopeful that...... READ MORE


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Context becomes key

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    The need to clarify the context of information is becoming vital as big data and the Internet of Things become ever more important sources in today’s biz-tech ecosystem.

    Suddenly, it seems, it’s almost three months since my last blog entry. My apologies to readers: it’s been a busy time wit…READ MORE

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  • Microsoft Outlook and the inside collaboration app conundrum

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    Collaboration applications are the hot thing right now in unified communications.

    The big collaboration apps seemingly do it all. They offer an easy-to-use, consistent and persistent workspace that features video conferencing, instant messaging, file sharing, screen sharing and mobility, among ot…READ MORE

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  • Creating a social media strategy? Focus on customer engagement

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    Social media strategy has become a vital consideration for most businesses, but it’s an arena where mistakes can quickly cause headaches.
    In this ECM Spotlight podcast, CRM Essentials partner Brent Leary joins SearchContentManagement executive editor Lauren Horwitz to discuss tips for launching a s…READ MORE

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  • The Sociology of Going Mobile

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    Mobility is about much more than technology. Alan Murray of mobile application management vendor Apperian joins us to discuss all the other issues that factor into a successful mobility initiative. Our hosts also chat about mobile security and review Microsoft’s Surface 3….READ MORE

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  • Digitization Efforts Need Good Leadership

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    Digitization efforts in many organizations do not fully yield results that are desired. While reasons could be many, one of the main factors for poor showing is ITs lack of alignment with business. Initiatives that are localized at the level of the IT or taken up by stray business heads hardly ever …READ MORE

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  • Data transfer latency: Tackling problems related to “people systems”

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    Last week, the creators of Alpha Anywhere hosted a user meetup to talk about mobile application development – specifically, tablet applications for use in the field and workplace. One of the major pain points discussed was the issue of moving data from user to user across systems in real time in o…READ MORE

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  • Palo Alto releases PAN-OS 7.0

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    Palo Alto Networks one of the leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for next generation firewall released their new version of PAN-OS 7.0 trail.

    Currently PAN-OS is available to Palo Alto customers who possess a valid support contract.

    Some of the key new advancements include:

    A new Automa…READ MORE

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  • I need a digital vacation

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    A popular B2C eCommerce marketplace announced that it will shut down the website and engage customers only on the mobile phone; the news had everyone wondering about the wisdom behind such a move. Various views prevailed on the trigger towards this unusual step; speculations did not stop despite pre…READ MORE

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  • ITKE Twitter security chat (June 9th)

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    Government security image via Shutterstock
    Do you have issues regarding the government and data security? Well, our experts will be tacking that topic and more in our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on June 9th at 1 PM EST. Here are the questions they will be looking at:

    Why do government age…READ MORE

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  • SAP Security Authorizations - the devil is in the details

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    I’ll be the first to admit that my knowledge of SAP security authorizations is lightweight.

    I know enough to be dangerous but not enough to be even close to something like a ninja or knowledgeable person. If I am confounded by something invariably I have to read up about it or find a SME to h…READ MORE

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  • Let's Talk About 'Zero Budget' Video Production

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    When I say ‘zero budget,’ I mean working with your phone camera or a webcam. I make and edit videos for Slashdot, and a lot of them are done remotely, usually through Google Hangout. This means the video visual and sound quality are controlled by the interviewee, and it surprises me that in a world …READ MORE

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  • Selecting a top UK MPLS Provider

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    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

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  • Cloud providers pregaming Black Friday with M&A shopping spree


    Holy market consolidation, Batman!

    We’ve known for a while that the volume of cloud provider mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has been growing at a decent clip, but I was still surprised to see them come so fast and furious this week from three big providers. The reported deal values weren’t j…READ MORE

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  • SAP squashes any idea of a Salesforce bid

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    Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:

    It won’t buy Salesforce.

    “We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE

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  • Yeoman Rand is Dead

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    Word comes to me that Grace Lee Whitney has died at age 85.  She is the actress best known for playing Yeoman Rand on Season 1 of Star Trek (The Original Series [TOS]).

    I’m not a huge Trekkie (or Trekker, for those who prefer the term that seems to harbor a little more gravitas for those who f…READ MORE

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  • The transaction that lasts forever

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    Whether or not you think Bitcoin has a future, it has a couple of very interesting technological elements that will probably have a life of their own. The aspect that everyone talks about is that Bitcoins derive their value by dint of being “mined.” It takes time, computational power, and a pret…READ MORE

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