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iOS 4 iPhone Configuration Utility

Apple recently released its iPhone Configuration Utility 3.0 for the iPhone and iPod.  This new version offers support for the new iOS 4.  If you plan on using either these devices in an enterprise network this is a must have.

From Apple’s website “iPhone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs.”

For the MAC version click here – iPhone Configuration Utility 3.0 Mac OS X

For the Windows version click here – iPhone Configuration Utility 3.0 Windows

For more information about deploying the iPhone in the enterprise check out Apple’s Support page – iPhone Support – Enterprise


July 28, 2010 Posted by | Apple, iphone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X | Leave a comment

Ride the Virtualization Wave

Virtualization is becoming the norm.  Most organizations I talk with already have virtualized some of their servers or have plans to roll out virtual servers.  I get questions frequently on the process for going to virtual email servers.  Micheal Noel over at Windows IT Pro has written a great article on the requirements and some best  practices for virtualizing Exchange 2010.  Check it out below

Going Virtual with Exchange 2010

July 27, 2010 Posted by | Exchange 2010, Hyper V, Microsoft, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 | 1 Comment

Back to the Basics

Cisco Small Business has put together a great short video on “Understanding CAT Cables”.

Check it out

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Cisco, Networking | Leave a comment

Who Doesn’t Love Free Networking Tools

Check out a list of some great free network monitoring and management tools over at

Free Networking Tools

July 21, 2010 Posted by | Networking, Server | Leave a comment

A True Virtualization Success Story

Wells Fargo has taken on the challenge of turning their IT department into an energy saver.   Heather Clancy over at ZDNET has a great article on how Wells Fargo has gone green and how virtualization played a major role.

Virualization core to Wells Fargo green IT initiative

July 6, 2010 Posted by | Virtualization | Leave a comment