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Configuring virtual desktops

By Idea 11 Consulting / April 18, 2011

Since the introduction of Windows 2000, IT departments have used group policies to control and configure workstations. A corporate workstation build will typically contain the operating system, service packs and hotfixes and core applications common to all user groups – Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and the like. Whilst some configuration of…

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The Consumerisation of Enterprise IT Part 1

By James Kahn / March 30, 2011

Yesterday there was an article in the Australian about Suncorp allowing staff to BYO their own computers and tablets. This isn’t an anomaly – it’s part of a growing trend within corporate IT. There is more focus on end user experience and less on rigid control. Enterprise IT is being consumerised.…

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The easiest way to create a bootable USB flash drive for MDT

By Idea 11 Consulting / February 21, 2011

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is an excellent – and free – tool for automated desktop and server builds. We use it all the time. Sometimes, for whatever reason, installing a PXE server or using a boot CD ISO isn’t desirable. Using a boot USB flash drive is the best bet…

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