Top 10 Application Readiness Blog Posts 2014

It is that time again when the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. In the world of technology, 2014 was another disruptive year with thousands of new software versions and upgrades released by software vendors. In this post, we will look back at the most popular Application Readiness blog posts this year. The topics that generated the most interest in the past 12 months were the impending end of life of Windows Server 2003, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and ongoing updates from Microsoft. #1 Top 5 Technology Trends for IT in 2014 Rapid innovation and consumer technology continued…

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Remember to Vote for January’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Software Update Details by Classification OR Count of Keyboard Layouts. Make sure to VOTE HERE for your favorite report! a) The Computer Software Update Details by Classification report will show you an overall count of the number of software updates by classification for a particular PC. Using three different report parameters,...

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RuckZuck, a Software Package Manager for Windows

RuckZuck is a new Software Package Manager for Windows with a simple graphical User-Interface. RuckZuck has it’s own Repository but it does not store binaries of the Software, just the links to where the software can be downloaded. It detects installed Software based on entries an “Add-Remove Programs” and provides Updates if newer version exists in the repository. Users can...

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Azure Active Directory Premium: Users and Groups

This is part of a continuing series on Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite. This post will focus on user and group management from Azure AD. First, anyone can sign up for a 90-day trial of Azure AD Premium. To do so, log in to your Azure account, select your Azure Active Directory, then select “Azure Active...

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Big Numbers: 50 Billion Connected Devices (by 2020)

By Dan Anderson The Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Devices By now, we’ve all heard the hype about how everything from vending machines to thermostats to garage door openers will be able to communicate directly across the Internet to transform our lives. The decreasing cost of connectivity is providing companies the ability to bring new products to market and transform the way they provide services. Cisco is estimating that by 2020, the IoT will drive $500 Billion in spending globally. Just as importantly, they and other analysts are estimating that there will be 50 Billion connected devices by 2020….

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