Oct 23, 2012

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Migrating Zune Pass downloads into Xbox Music

Update 24/10/12: After leaving the Xbox Music client overnight it seems to have now “discovered” all my Zune pass music by itself so before trying the technique below you might want to try leaving it for a bit to see if it finds anything new (or reboot a few times). Today (October 23rd) Microsoft released it’s update to the Xbox Music app for Windows 8 and for the...

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Oct 14, 2012

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SCCM 2012 client deployment fails in HTTPS mode

SCCM 2012 client deployment fails in HTTPS mode

During a recent SCCM 2012 deployment I noticed an issue when deploying the client using WSUS integration. We had deployed a PKI specifically so that we could use HTTPS only mode (Native mode as it used to be called) to secure all traffic between the client and server. I found that when the environment was configured for HTTPS only a client install triggered from WSUS would not try...

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Jul 22, 2012

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Lync 2013 pre-requisite install

Lync 2013 pre-requisite install

This weekend I setup my lab to have a little play with Lync 15 Beta. I had...

Jul 13, 2012

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Provisioning Lync PIC federation via...

Provisioning Lync PIC federation via VLSC

Background Recently on a customer deployment we had to setup and configure...

Jun 13, 2012

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TMG – No valid network listene...

TMG – No valid network listener

So today was an interesting / frustrating day depending how you look at it, I...

May 1, 2012

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System Center blog resources

As part of my video for the “24 hours in the private cloud 2012” here is a...

Apr 22, 2012

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MCSE Redux

MCSE Redux

Recently Microsoft announced some changes to their line up of professional...

Apr 14, 2012

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MUCUGUK – Hitting the road aga...

Recently I’ve been helping out the guys over at MUCUGUK (Microsoft...

Mar 17, 2012

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F5521GW WWAN install on Windows 8 CP...

F5521GW WWAN install on Windows 8 CP (Lenovo X220t)

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to the CP of Windows 8 and was surprised...

Mar 15, 2012

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Some initial impressions on Windows ...

Some initial impressions on Windows 8

Having played with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 and now running the...

Mar 14, 2012

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Lync WP7 minor update 4.1

Today the first update arrived for the Windows Phone 7 Lync client. There is...

Mar 8, 2012

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Metro (WP7) inspired PowerPoint temp...

Metro (WP7) inspired PowerPoint template

For two of the community Lync talks (NxtGenUG & NEBytes) I’d given...