Updating Third Party Software on Domain Workstations and Laptops with Ninite Pro

In this brief guide I will show you how to set up Ninite to automatically update, install and remove applications on Workstations and Laptops on a Windows active directory domain.

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Can you Move from an Office 365 Enterprise Plan to a Midsize Business Plan?

The short answer is, yes.
The long answer is that it will require a lot of work on your behalf.

The new Office 365 midsize business plan is very similar to the E3 plan (bar some advanced features which most users probably won’t need anyway) without the more expensive price tag attached to it; for UK users this is £9.80 per user per month as compared to £15 per user per month… if you have a lot of users the cost adds up very quickly.

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vCenter 5.1 Single Sign On Failure to Authenticate Active Directory Users

After a painstaking few months with the fairly buggy release of vCenter 5.1 and new counterpart module called Single Sign On (how did this ever get past QA I will never know), there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

If you were having trouble adding active directory users or groups via the vSphere client to manage your hosts via vCenter, it is likely you face the same issue with single sign on (SSO).

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Increasing the Spam Score for a Particular Rule Using Spam Assassin

This article will show you very briefly how to assign your own scores for Spam Assassin tests or simply influence the default rule set.

I write this article because I know some hosting providers (such as Namecheap) provide Spam Assassin as an ‘out of the box’ anti-spam solution and I know that some of the cpanel menus that support Spam Assassin aren’t as intuitive or helpful as they could be to help guide this process.

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Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Contactless Bank Card and Oyster Card in the Same Wallet

If you’re like me and you’ve recently had a new/replacement bank card, you will have probably noticed a slight change in the appearance of your new card.

Oyster Card and Contactless Bank Card with RFID symbol. Source: londonist.com
Oyster Card and Contactless Bank Card with RFID symbol. Source: londonist.com

The new wireless-looking symbol represents contactless payment capabilities based on radio frequency technology. This means that, in theory, you can make low transaction payments (up to £20 as of this article I believe) simply by tapping on an EPOS terminal without entering your PIN, probably saving you about half a minute every time you make such a payment.

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