Lenovo Uses Microsoft Ignite to Announce a Skype for Business Hub

With the product name “Skype for Business” in question these days (apparently Microsoft will rename the product), its interesting that a cooperation between Microsoft and Lenovo has produced hardware that is being promoted as a hub for Skype for Business in the boardroom. Today Lenovo has announced the ThinkSmart Hub 500 which is a touchscreen kiosk that gives customers a single an accessible console to kick-off and manage meetings. Here’s what the system contains: Purpose-built Skype Room System All-in-One Design Compute Power, Display and Audio 11.6″ Rotatable Display and compact footprint to fit everywhere 360 Degree LED status indicator Dolby Audio Premium Secure Cable Management Runs Microsoft Windows IoT Enterprise   Details on the product page: http://ww...

Lenovo Targets Enterprises with Announcements for Datacenter, Services, and Cloud

In NYC today, Lenovo has announced the following additions and enhancements that are targeted toward business technology: The redesigned ThinkSystem portfolio – the new gold-standard for data center solutions providing a single unified brand that spans servers, storage and networking systems. Lenovo’s ThinkAgile portfolio – a completely new software-defined solutions portfolio built to adapt to changing IT needs. The ThinkStation P320 Tiny – the smallest ISV-certified workstation on the market. Lenovo PC as a Service – the PCaS solution that gives IT customers fully configurable end-to-end PC management.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Lenovo Servers Hang After Installing November Update for Windows Server 2016

From Lenovo: Lenovo M5 or X6 systems running Microsoft Windows Server 2016 can be rendered inoperable after applying the Cumulative update for Microsoft Windows Server 2016: November 8, 2016; KB3200970: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3200970 The system will not complete POST and hangs at the Lenovo splash screen. Lenovo Workaround until issue is identified: Disable automatic Windows updates. Do not install the Microsoft Windows 2016 Server November update. A future notification will provide further instructions. From Microsoft: On some Lenovo Servers, installing this update will cause the server to fail to start. Lenovo is aware of the issue and is investigating it. For more information, see https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht502912 Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical...