ReadTip: Enhanced Branch Office Productivity and WAN Bandwidth Savings with Microsoft BranchCache

For those who are in the decision making process of using BranchCache, I strongly recommend to read the Enhanced Branch Office Productivity and WAN Bandwidth Savings with Microsoft BranchCache Report from Edison. Microsoft commissioned the Edison Group to create and run a series of tests designed to provide quantified data to illustrate the effects of the file transfer acceleration provided by using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with BranchCache enabled. The result of Read More …

BookTip: Group Policy – Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop

Today I’ve received a signed copy of Jeremy Moskowitz latest Book “Group Policy – Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop”, so instead of using my laptop I guess I’ll be holding a real book in my hands this weekend. Jeremy also published 3 FREE chapters: Bonus Chapter 1 – Scripting Group Policy Operations with Windows PowerShell (co-written with PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks.) Bonus Chapter 2 – Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPMv4) Bonus Chapter 3 – Read More …

What you should know about Office 2010 64-bit

If you are in the process of deciding whether to deploy Office 2010 32-bit or 64-bit, I recommend to read through the following content. Note that Microsoft recommends installing Office 32 Bit even on Windows 7 64 bit. TechNet – 64-bit editions of Office 2010 Understanding 64-Bit Office Compatibility Between the 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Office 2010 64-bit Client Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Office Resource Kit Blog – Office 2010 64-bit editions 4SysOps Read More …

ReadTip: Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model

If you’re planning on deploying App-V, but still busy with thinking of how you will get the virtualized applications to your end users I strongly recommend that you read the whitepaper “Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model” from Ment van der Plas. The document provides an excellent overview of the different App-V delivery scenarios and their pros and cons.

ReadTip: BranchCache Design Guide

Source: Microsoft This design guide provides information about BranchCache in both distributed cache mode and hosted cache mode that assists you in determining the best way to deploy BranchCache on your network. The Guide can be downloaded from here Related content: Windows7 BranchCache test results Playing with BranchCache BranchCache Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Applocker Documentation

The AppLocker Technical Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 provides technical guidance about understanding how AppLocker works and how to effectively plan and deploy AppLocker policies. The download contains two documents: BETA – AppLocker Frequently Asked Questions.pdf BETA – Planning and Deploying Windows AppLocker Policies.pdf Download here