23rd September, Newcastle: Three fantastic Microsoft enterprise IT presentations

We are very pleased to be able to announce a stellar line up of technical presentations and speakers from Microsoft at the September VBUG Newcastle IT Pro meeting… The Dynamic Desktop Experience – Windows 7, Windows XP Mode, App-V, MDT, MDOP and System Center (Dan Oliver) Windows 7 offers Microsoft’s customers with an opportunity to deliver a platform that releases new capabilities that deliver real business benefit and significantly reduced cost of ownership. The challenge for most companies is that deploying and migrating desktops is time consuming and traditionally offers service continuity risks with Application Compatibility that can prevent progress. This … Continue reading 23rd September, Newcastle: Three fantastic Microsoft enterprise IT presentations

Review: Iqua Bluetooth Smart Badge

A couple of weeks ago, I received an Iqua Bluetooth Smart Badge from MobileFun.co.uk. They’d offered me the opportunity to review some mobile phone accessories and this was the one that stood out as being most interesting… The Smart Badge is a holder for a corporate ID/smart card, which combines a Bluetooth headset into the lanyard. My initial reaction was that it was an interesting combination. If you’re wearing a lanyard holding a badge throughout your work day anyway, why shouldn’t it have another function? Of course you could counter that with “why should it?!”, but in this case it’s a sensible … Continue reading Review: Iqua Bluetooth Smart Badge

UK Active Directory User Group gets a hit of PowerShell

The September meeting of the ADUG sees Richard Siddaway, of the UK PowerShell User Group, give an introduction to PowerShell. If you’re able to get to Microsoft’s London offices on the 16th for 6pm (BST) then this should be a great talk. Richard is just putting the finishing touches to his book PowerShell in Practice, which is aimed squarely at Windows sys admins and I expect he’ll be packing a stack of that content into this session. Here’s the official blurb: Windows 2008 R2 brings PowerShell v2 installed by default. It also brings a raft of PowerShell functionality including a provider … Continue reading UK Active Directory User Group gets a hit of PowerShell