Tag: Windows 7

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)

To be honest, I hadn’t heard of this MBAM toolset until this morning; it’s tucked away in MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack).  In Microsoft’s words: “Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) provides a simplified administrative interface to BitLocker drive encryption (a feature included in Windows 7 Enterprise/Ultimate). MBAM lets you select BitLocker encryption policy options…

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Windows 7 Overtakes Windows XP

There’s a story on pingdom that says, based on web analysis: “Windows 7 launched in October of 2009, then… Within three months, it overtook Mac OS X. Within 10 months, it overtook Windows Vista. Now, two years after its launch, it’s finally overtaken Windows XP”. They’ve got more info and some nice graphs that tell…

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Software Benefits as a Microsoft Partner

Another common question that is popping up in my day job so I reckon it’s another subject that I need to blog about. Microsoft partners are consumers of the technology too.  They face all the same challenges as their customers: money is tight and software can be expensive.  Good news: you can get it either…

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RemoteApp for Hyper-V

I’ve either completely forgotten this application compatibility solution or it escaped by my attention.  RemoteApp for Hyper-V is a VDI solution that allows you to publish apps from the following VDI VM guest operating systems to end users via RDP: Windows XP SP3: Professional Windows Vista SP1 and above: Enterprise and Ultimate Windows 7: Enterprise…

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Dual Booting Windows 7 with Hyper-V

I’ve started in my new job and I’m in “personal” hardware heaven.  I’ve a snazzy HP Eltitebook 8740w with an i7 processor, on the way, and have a 256 GB SSD, 512 HB hybrid (SSD cache) drive (in a DVD slot caddy), and additional 8 GB RAM (to bring the laptop to half it’s 32…

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BitLocker & My Personal Laptop

My personal laptop contains some stuff that I don’t want to lose control of, including the original Word documents for a few books.  As such,I take precautions to protect that content. My laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.  That includes a feature called BitLocker which can encrypt an entire disk.  With a TPM 1.2 chip…

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