While choosing a branch office solution, you have to address various issues, such as security, data replication, minimal IT capabilities, hardware costs, unauthorized physical access, and unwanted changes to Active Directory. The following bulleted list discusses the points above and highlights the solutions to address the concerns. (Source:MSL 89-389) Security In case the security at the branch office is your major concern, you should use the Server Core installation option of the Windows Server 2008 operating system and install , RODCs, Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0, and BitLocker Drive Encryption. Server core offers a reduced attack surface because of the … Continue reading Branch Office: Thought Process – some considerations from the field
In my last post I talked about Visio 2010 and how we are seeing tools which can drive a lot of business value by representing data in intuitive ways through SharePoint. I raised the concern about once you see the data the next question is how does technology empower action. The answer involves several aspects and perhaps the most important one of which is role based security. The question comes down to this, if I want to share information with my boss and co-worker and give them the ability to perform different actions, how is this done using SharePoint? It appears … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 – Role Based Security – Still a thing of the future?
Have you seen this? WOW. Native support for VHD disks offers huge potential. Think about creating Dual and Tripple boot systems with everything containted in one file per OS. Think about Back up to VHD… think about mounting VHDs for native read write in an OS and then sharing them with a Virtualized OS. This about syspreping an imaged OS for use across your network! Think about it and tell me you are not trying to reattach your jaw,,, Big Secret… now you know. Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/9/D/99D5C2DF-06AA-48D7-94E1-2D3C1DA4E709/IDC_Maximizing_Your_Microsoft_Software_Investment.pdf CONCLUSIONIDC believes that Microsoft has made good faith efforts to dramatically boost thevalue of Software Assurance, a good step on Microsoft’s part to retain a high level oftrust among customers. In addition, according to IDC’s research, companies that usethe tools provided by Microsoft Software Assurance can get more out of theirMicrosoft software investment. However, realizing benefits from SA is a two-waystreet: Microsoft is responsible for keeping SA relevant with respect to its customers’needs, and customers are responsible for taking advantage of the benefits thatare offered. E s s e n t i a l G u i d a … Continue reading Maximizing Your Microsoft Software Investment – Report from IDC