* Posts by Chris1984

9 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jun 2011

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Seems to be affecting Sophos Endpoint too, when peripheral control is enabled, no wireless networks are shown after the update is installed on Windows 10.

Smart meter benefits even crappier than originally thought


Never worked

Had them for about a year, the gas meter has only ever connected about 5 times, apparently its too far away, which means it never updates. Looks like been paying 3x too much for gas as well!

Australian pub to serve beers for bitcoin


Don't need to go around the world for a pint...

My Local accepts it already!

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/ norwich_pub_one_of_the_first_in_country_to_accept_virtual_payment_1_2255332

Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive




Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again


Number of business downgrades

The really interesting figure would be how many of the Windows 8 Pro licences sold on a machine have been downgraded to Windows 7 Pro?

I can say EVERY machine we have sent out has been downgraded. They may have had poor sales on licences, but I'd imagine the actual use of Windows 8 (Professional) would be substantially lower.

iPads in education: Not actually evil, but pretty close


We actually manage them for schools

I won't get involved in the good/bad debate. But a lot of schools will just buy iPads expecting them to work without any IT management as they are sold as CONSUMER devices with fancy TV adverts.

1. Does the LEA firewall actually allow you to use App Store, FaceTime, APNS, etc. ? Headteacher: I can facetime another head teacher now. US: No you can't, LEA don't allow it.

2. How are you licencing apps? Don't forget ownership of the app passes to the apple id that is on the device, unless it's supervised. Are the school happy to give away apps as they do paper and pens?

3. You can only register for an Apple ID if you are over 13...Student iPads need to be "institutional"

4. Tell the school to purchase a Mac with optional MDM service and have them setup correctly.

Don't forget they are NOT a replacement for a PC.

Don't ask to plug them in to a projector...unless you have an Apple TV and HDMI projector (or POWERED converter).

Don't ask to print unless it's an AirPlay printer.

8m health records go walkabout


Truecrypt and USB

You can even set truecrypt to automatically decrypt and mount an encrypted USB stick using the password that is entered on boot-up - so easy for users now there is no excuse!

Where do all the Free Schools go?


But not for long...