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Deploying Internet Explorer

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jul 20, 2012 5:32:00 AM

Oh the times they are a’changin. It seems like it was only yesterday that I loaded up Windows 7 and had my nice comfortable Internet Explorer 8, but alas, they grow up so fast and now it is time to bid a fond farewell to IE 8 and look to IE 9. As administrators this presents a whole slew of problems for us. Should we deploy the new version? Will all of our web interfaces work with it? Let us not forget the most frequent question that is voiced mostly by IT professionals and my five year old alike: DO I HAVE TO?

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Topics: Virtualization, Windows 7, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Win7, Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 6, XP End of Life, IE6, MDOP, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Med-V, Blog, Windows XP

Integrating APP-V and SCCM 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Some things were just meant to be…

It’s been a long road getting to here I’m sure. You’ve got a perfectly tuned SCCM 2007 infrastructure, you’ve upgraded to R2, and that installation of service pack 2 is now nothing but a quaint memory. Now you’ve decided to take things to the next level by virtualizing some of your applications. The App-V installation that was on the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack was a breeze, and then your greatest dreams are realized! App-V integrates with SCCM! Now you can push virtualized applications and stream them from your distribution points! Offline availability? Not a problem here friends. Life is good.

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Topics: Virtualization, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Sysctr, Microsoft SCCM, App-V SCCM, System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM, App-V and System Center, Blog, Application Virtualization, App-V

Making the Case for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 3, 2011 5:00:04 AM

SCVMM with SP1 introduces multiple benefits for managing a virtual environment. Business leaders and product acquisition teams might be looking at this product to help their organizations manage both Hyper-V and ESX platforms. It’s simple to see the ROI by deploying both VMware and Microsoft admins together to manage sometimes sprawling and often heterogeneous environments. This is all done through a platform that’s built on the System Center framework, which is becoming increasingly popular with IT admins, no matter the organization.

But what about the big picture? Business leaders are still asking IT teams for a virtualization strategy, a cloud strategy, or just to become more ‘green.’ SCVMM helps to resolve these issues. So an important question for admins to ask is, ‘How will this product steer my virtualization strategy?’

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Topics: Virtualization, Microsoft Security Partner, VMM, Microsoft SCCM, Virtual Machine Manager, SCCM, Blog

CSS and Microsoft's SCVMM 4-Part Webinar Series

Posted by CSS Marketing on May 26, 2011 11:37:16 AM

As organizations invest more in datacenter virtualization solutions, CSS has heard the need from customers to be able to provide robust management, especially around heterogeneous management of multiple virtualization technologies. If your organization has or is looking to implement Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology, or are migrating from VMware ESX to Hyper-V, Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Manager is the must have toolset.

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, part of Microsoft’s System Center family of management products, is built to enable centralized management of an organization's virtualized datacenter infrastructures, and provide a singular management interface capable of managing both Hyper-V and VMware solutions. Virtual Machine manager enables organizations to increase your physical and virtual server utilizations, perform and dynamic resource optimization across your environment. Simply stated, Virtual Machine Manager is the tool to use for managing the lifecycle of your virtual environment.

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Topics: Virtualization, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft VMM, SCVMM, Blog

So Long Internet Explorer 6?

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 6, 2011 4:56:55 PM

Microsoft Stresses that “friends don’t let friends use IE6”

With the introduction of IE9, Microsoft is encouraging users and organizations across the globe to move on and upgrade from Internet Explorer 6. Microsoft has even launched a website to further the cause, www.ie6countdown.com.

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Topics: Virtualization, VMWare, Windows 7, Microsoft Security Partner, Industry Trends, ie6countdown.com, PonTovia, Microsoft IE9, Microsoft IE6, Blog

CSS Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

Posted by CSS Marketing on Mar 15, 2011 5:52:40 PM

Certified Security Solutions Achieves Microsoft Gold for Three Competencies; Desktop, Identity & Security, and Virtualization in the Microsoft Partner Network

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Topics: Virtualization, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Partner Network, News, Gold Competency, Desktop, Identity & Security, Press Releases

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