InstallAnywhere 2014 Now Available

Flexera Software launched InstallAnywhere 2014 today. The latest version of the world’s leading multi-platform installation solution, InstallAnywhere 2014 includes new capabilities that simplify the creation and deployment of multi-tier Web/server applications for traditional, virtual and cloud infrastructures. This release covers the English language versions of InstallAnywhere Premier, InstallAnywhere Premier with Cloud Pack and InstallAnywhere Professional. Feature highlights of InstallAnywhere 2014 include: Simplify development and installation of upgrades with a new standard framework that automatically detects and removes prior versions of your application (Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions). Simplify development of installations for multi-tier or Web/server applications by easily…

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Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit 2014

By John Emmitt In just 3 short weeks– September 8-10, Gartner will be holding its annual IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit in Orlando Fl, with the UK event following shortly after on September 17-18 in London. Flexera Software will be a sponsor and exhibitor at both events. For those of you attending the U.S. event, we will be in the exhibit hall (Booth #101) showcasing our FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises and App Portal products for Software License Optimization. We also have a Solution Provider Session where Walter Darrough, Global Asset Manager at Dell, will discuss their IT…

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10 Tips for a More Successful Windows Image Build & Capture

In a recent build and capture (b&c) task sequence for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 that I was helping a customer with, I decided it was worthwhile to list the top things that can be overlooked.  If these are done prior to beginning the process, then it can help to shorten and troubleshooting time involved. Create an […]

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Maintaining Application Compatibility in Windows 8

Changes made in Windows 8 can cause applications designed for earlier versions of Windows to break. In the continuing battle to improve security and reliability, Microsoft Developers had to make some hard decisions. The most significant changes to affect application compatibility include User Account Control. User Account Control (UAC) is a security measure introduced in Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The goal was to improve the security of Windows by limiting application software to standard user privileges unless an administrator authorizes a change in privileges. That way, only applications trusted by the user receive administrative privileges, and malware…

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Online Orchestrator Clinic

The Windows Management User Group (WMUG.co.uk) – @WMUG presents the August 2014 Clinic in which System Center Orchestrator will be discussed with Sam Erskine (@samerskine) and a team of Orchestrator Guru’s. The team includes: Steve Beaumont (MVP) – @StevybSC Dieter Gasser – @DiGaBlog Steve Buchanan (MVP) – @Buchatech Andreas Baumgarten (MVP) – @ABaumgarten Sam Erskine […]

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Disable manual WiFi configuration of Windows Phone 8.1 through ConfigMgr

  I was recently working with a security-conscious customer to enable mobile device management through ConfigMgr 2012 R2. They had purchased a Windows Intune subscription and were following CESG guidelines regarding managing security policy for company-owned Windows Phone 8.1 devices. All the mobile data was routed through a private APN into the company LAN where it could be processed by the internal proxy rules. They also needed to use the phones as a tethering device for mobile users’ laptops so that, again, all data was routed through the LAN and its’ security appliances. I had a requirement to configure the following combination of ConfigMgr Configuration Item settings to enable this scenario: Tethering should be enabled. Wifi should be enabled only for an approved access point within the company’s offices. A user should not be able to join private wifi networks and hotspots etc.   Now according to various release comments…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/dominic/disable-manual-wifi-configuration-of-windows-phone-8-1-through-configmgr/

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