Windows OS and Deployment Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/56994/feed en Prowess Updates SmartDeploy http://windowsitpro.com/blog/prowess-updates-smartdeploy <div class="node-body blog-body">SmartDeploy is a tool for, as the name implies, deploying Windows more easily</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/prowess-updates-smartdeploy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/prowess-updates-smartdeploy#comments Windows 8 deployment products TechEd Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:02:00 +0000 57097 at http://windowsitpro.com Odyssey Athena: Best of TechEd Interview http://windowsitpro.com/blog/odyssey-athena-best-teched-interview <div class="node-body blog-body">Athena provides device management for a wide variety of device types, integrated with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM has some ability to manage a limited selection of Exchange ActiveSync-compatible devices, but Athena's agent-based management greatly expands the selection.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/odyssey-athena-best-teched-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/odyssey-athena-best-teched-interview#comments Windows 8 Events events Products Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Wed, 18 May 2011 16:32:11 +0000 57047 at http://windowsitpro.com JOOB: Best of TechEd Finalist Interview http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joob-best-teched-finalist-interview <div class="node-body blog-body">JOOB is basically middleware that makes it easier for you to connect enterprise systems to devices. It sits between an enterprise system—think of, for example, a CRM application—and an app on a device.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joob-best-teched-finalist-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/joob-best-teched-finalist-interview#comments Windows 8 Events events Products Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 17 May 2011 16:04:04 +0000 57850 at http://windowsitpro.com Small Business Server Essentials and Small Business Strategy at TechEd 2011 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/small-business-server-essentials-and-small-business-strategy-teched-2011 <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael Leworthy. senior product manager for Windows Server SMB, presented about Windows Small Business Server Essentials on Sunday at the TechEd Reviewers' Workshop. He focused mainly on Essentials, but the most interesting thing to me was this slide, summarizing what different versions of Windows Server offer small businesses</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/small-business-server-essentials-and-small-business-strategy-teched-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/small-business-server-essentials-and-small-business-strategy-teched-2011#comments Windows 8 Server small business TechEd Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Mon, 16 May 2011 18:03:17 +0000 57692 at http://windowsitpro.com MultiPoint Server: 20 Computers on One http://windowsitpro.com/blog/multipoint-server-20-computers-one <div class="node-body blog-body">MultiPoint was RTM'd in February, but this is the first time I'd heard of it. The gist of it is that MultiPoint Server lets you run lots of physical machines—which is to say, sets of monitors, mice, and keyboards—from one server.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/multipoint-server-20-computers-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/multipoint-server-20-computers-one#comments Windows 8 Education MultiPoint Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Sun, 15 May 2011 19:01:23 +0000 57312 at http://windowsitpro.com SCCM 2012 at TechEd http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sccm-2012-teched <div class="node-body blog-body">Jeroen van Eesteren presented on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Sunday morning at the Reviewers' Workshop at TechEd in Atlanta.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sccm-2012-teched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sccm-2012-teched#comments Management & Mobility Windows 8 System Center Events events System Center Systems Management Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Sun, 15 May 2011 13:40:07 +0000 57117 at http://windowsitpro.com How Ubuntu Ditched Me and Why I Ditched Ubuntu http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-ubuntu-ditched-me-and-why-i-ditched-ubuntu <div class="node-body blog-body">Ubuntu Linux is the most well-known Linux OS, and it's presented as the user-friendly, free alternative to Windows that doesn't need a powerhouse machine. It's the Linux that, they say, is supposed to provide a nice transition away from Windows and into the peace, love, and understanding of the Free Software world. Well no, Ubuntu. I'm done with you.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-ubuntu-ditched-me-and-why-i-ditched-ubuntu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-ubuntu-ditched-me-and-why-i-ditched-ubuntu#comments Windows 8 alternate OSs Linux netbooks Ubuntu Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Wed, 11 May 2011 14:20:00 +0000 57508 at http://windowsitpro.com Playing in the Consumer Cloud: Amazon Cloud Player http://windowsitpro.com/blog/playing-consumer-cloud-amazon-cloud-player <div class="node-body blog-body">You could call that offsite backup, but marketing people hate anything that isn't expressed in buzzwords. So you get products named like the recently released Amazon Cloud Player. Cloud Player is actually a few different products—there's Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android, and both work from Amazon Cloud Drive (which has been around for a while). All the players and tools to use them are free, and your first 5GB of storage is free too.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/playing-consumer-cloud-amazon-cloud-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/playing-consumer-cloud-amazon-cloud-player#comments Windows 8 cloud products review Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 03 May 2011 13:21:00 +0000 57127 at http://windowsitpro.com Product Brief: Flexera AdminStudio Suite 10 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-brief-flexera-adminstudio-suite-10 <div class="node-body blog-body">Flexera's AdminStudio is an application management, reporting, and migrating suite. One current focus at Flexera is AdminStudio's ability to help with Windows 7 migrations.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-brief-flexera-adminstudio-suite-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/product-brief-flexera-adminstudio-suite-10#comments Windows 8 products vendors Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:38:00 +0000 57913 at http://windowsitpro.com MMS 2011 Product Roundup http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mms-2011-product-roundup <div class="node-body blog-body">The Microsoft Management Summit moved to Mandalay Bay in Vegas this year. The common opinion on the floor was that there were fewer vendors than last year, but it looked awfully full to me.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mms-2011-product-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mms-2011-product-roundup#comments Windows 8 MMS products vendors Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:31:00 +0000 57229 at http://windowsitpro.com The Lighter Side of MMS http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lighter-side-mms <div class="node-body blog-body">With several colleagues, I attended MMS last week. I got a lot of good information from the sessions there and saw several interesting new products on the expo floor. Windows IT Pro has already posted about the news for System Center Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager and provided a wrap-up. Today I write about a little event that wrapped up the show.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lighter-side-mms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lighter-side-mms#comments Windows 8 Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:40:00 +0000 57005 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 7 SP1 fixed docking on my laptop! http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-fixed-docking-my-laptop <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite what I and everyone else has said, apparently Windows 7 SP1 did make at least some fixes that at least some users will notice.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-fixed-docking-my-laptop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-fixed-docking-my-laptop#comments Windows 8 sp1 Windows 7 Windows 7 SP1 Windows Client Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:11:00 +0000 57495 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 7 SP1 exactly as exciting as we thought http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-exactly-exciting-we-thought <div class="node-body blog-body">I just finished installing Windows 7 SP1, and in case you haven't taken the plunge yet, I'll tell you this—just believe the hype.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-exactly-exciting-we-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-exactly-exciting-we-thought#comments Windows 8 sp1 Windows 7 Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:24:00 +0000 57250 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 7 SP1 is open to the public Feb. 22, be ready to block it http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-open-public-feb-22-be-ready-block-it <div class="node-body blog-body">You can block installation of SP1 using the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit from Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-open-public-feb-22-be-ready-block-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-7-sp1-open-public-feb-22-be-ready-block-it#comments Windows 8 Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:34:00 +0000 57578 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 8 everywhere? Literally? Sure, why not. http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-8-everywhere-literally-sure-why-not <div class="node-body blog-body">Microsoft’s recent talk about Windows 8 (or whatever it ends up being called) running on ARM processors and system-on-a-chip gear bring to mind thoughts of desktop windows running on tablets and smartphones, the current domains of non-x86 processors. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-8-everywhere-literally-sure-why-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-8-everywhere-literally-sure-why-not#comments Windows 8 Windows Server Windows OS and Deployment Blog Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:50:00 +0000 57307 at http://windowsitpro.com