How to enable Lync audio within a Remote Desktop session

I've been working from home a bit more lately, and with that, I've been fine-tuning how I work. For instance, I've been using the "Use all my monitors" setting in order to stretch my remote desktop session across two screens. In Windows 8 this is a big improvement, as your monitors can be different resolutions [...]

Ditching the Tablet: Windows 8 Revives Netbooks

Soon before Windows 8 tablets became available I wrote about my selection process, focusing on some of the key decisions that helped narrow my choices. This was largely a consideration of WindowsRT on ARM vs. Windows on Atom vs. Windows on i-Series processors. My first few weeks with this device have been a mixed bag. [...]

Choosing a Windows 8 Tablet

Note: since writing this, I've changed my view on a few of these requirements, and returned the machine I selected. I'd suggest reading this second post for more information. Since the first Windows 8 devices were announced and I had a chance to work with the Developer Preview I've been looking forward to the day [...]

Office 365 Single Sign Out with ISA or TMG as the ADFS Proxy

Over the last year I've spent a decent chunk of my time shaping and delivering Identity and Access Management workshops for Office 365 projects at Content and Code. This is generally underpinned by Active Directory Federation Services v2.0 (ADFS). In fact I don't think we've done a single Office 365 project without it. Along the way [...]

Failed Detection of PeopleILM Components and User Profile Synchronisation Service DCOM 10016 Errors

In my last post, I described some of the security considerations that influence an administrator's response to event log clutter generated by DCOM errors. There are known remedial steps for most of these errors, but the impact of fixing them is often poorly understood, so I tried to clear some of that up. In this [...]

DCOM Security for SharePoint Administrators

In a server administrator's never-ending battle with log clutter, DCOM errors have proven to be some of the most persistent and poorly-understood events - especially with SharePoint. Our community has been building up remedial practices for the most common of these errors, but changes to the number and complexity of these fixes over the last [...]