MMS 2012 Keynote 4/18: Summary for Geeks

The second keynote of MMS 2012 focused on users and their connected devices. Specific points from the keynote include the following items: Announcements: MMS 2013: New Orleans in June Brad Anderson said Microsoft will be providing "Deep integration with Windows, IOS and Android" Windows InTune Pre-Release announced GeekNotes: InTune: All lab systems at MMS 2012…

Lync Win for Austin Office!

A Texas state agency has engaged Catapult Systems to assist them in planning, designing, and implementing a Unified Communications (UC) solution based on Microsoft Lync. Already using Office Communications Server 2007 for IM and presence, the agency wishes to enhance their existing environment by upgrading to Lync Server 2010. Catapult has designed a Proof of…

Managing Drivers for Operating System Deployments

Deployment gurus Michael "Knowledge House" Niehaus and Johan Arwidmark are on stage now for a discussion on incorporating drivers within your operating system deployment process. One of the biggest challenges with operating system deployment today involves correctly deploying drivers for all models of machines in your organization. The issues that stand in the way include…

Empty’n the noggin – MMS Day 1

  Headed down to registration around 0800 – HOLY COW, the line was long!  It took about an hour to get through registration.  The Shwag is pretty nice:  The shirt is a gray Nike polo, the bag is pretty understated and functional – good stuff. I started my day first thing with SD-IL306 System Center…