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We Need to Lock These Down! – Migration and Deployment (Part 19 of 19)

Try Windows 8 with this evaluation downloadIt’s the end of February, and the end of what I hope you will agree was a very satisfying series of 19 “Migration and Deployment” articles by my teammates and me – the U.S. based IT Pro Technology Evangelists.

“So what’s the last topic?”

I’m glad you asked.  Now that you know (or have the resources to further learn) everything there is to know about deploying operating systems (client and server), deploying virtual machines and services, and deploying applications, you might finally wonder what kind of control you have over these applications you’ve deployed. 

“Yeah.. didn’t Microsoft have software restriction policies that could enforce limits on what can be installed or run?”

Exactly.  The most recent version was technology called AppLocker.  In Windows Vista and Windows 7 it allowed you to set those kinds of restrictions through Group Policy.  But what about the new Windows 8 applications?

“Yeah!  What about those?!”

Well, that’s what my friend Matt Hester writes about in this last, part 19, article in our series.



Did you enjoy the series?  Did you know that we have another series starting immediately?  Yep.  In March, you’re all going to become Microsoft Virtualization (and Hyper-V) experts.  …or at least well on your way there.

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.