The Genuine Need for Disaster Recovery In Ireland/EU

December 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

How many times have you watched or read the news, saw some story about an earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, or some other disaster and think “that will never happen here”? Stop kidding yourself; disasters can happen almost everywhere. I’ve always considered Ireland to be relatively safe. We [...]

Windows 10 Is The Next Version of Windows

September 30, 2014 // 3 Comments

There’s no Windows 9. It’s called Windows 10. I know there’s got to be a story behind this, probably one that we’ll never here, and probably related to a change in management, and possibly direction. Thank frak they did not call it “Windows” or “Windows One”, both of which were [...]

New Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft just announced a bunch of new peripherals, including the new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse. I still have the original Arc mouse, which I’ve loved for the many years that I’ve had it. In case you don’t know – I really like Microsoft’s mice and keyboards, especially their [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 16 September 2014

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Windows 9 steals the headlines this morning. No; it is not out. No; you cannot download a preview yet. And yes; the person you know who says otherwise is an idiot. We know what we know – Microsoft is planning a sneak peek event for the enterprise audience on September 30th. There are no more [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the leaking of screenshots of Windows “Threshold” (9). Most of them were more of the same, but we saw confirmation of some recently rumoured changes. Windows Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1): Mainly more of what we have already seen, [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 18 August 2014

August 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

The big news this morning is that Microsoft has had to withdraw 4 of last weeks automatic updates. But in other news: Prepping for new management features: Azure will soon require administrators to be registered in Azure Active Directory to be able to sign in to the Azure portal or use the Azure [...]

Back To School 2015 – Windows 9

January 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

The company I work for is a distributor. We sell Microsoft licensing (retail, OEM, volume licensing), retail and business laptops, Apple, and much more. Every summer I see how busy our Apple sales folks get. Back-to-school is a huge season for them and Apple recognises this by getting product out [...]

Changes Coming To Windows Intune (And The Market)

December 18, 2012 // 6 Comments

Windows Intune is Microsoft’s client device management system that is run from the cloud. That means that you don’t install a management server; you log into a portal, install agents on a client device, and manage those devices from that portal.  The Competition Intune competes against [...]

Deploy The MS12-020 Security Fix Or Face The Consequences

March 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Security experts are urging people to deploy MS12-020, a security hotfix that was released this week.  This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker [...]
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