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Adventures in Streaming - AppleTV vs Chromecast

by Norphy on 24th March 2014 at 10:29 PM
So, in the fruity corner we have the Apple TV. In the red, green and yellow corner we have the Google Chromecast. Which is better? There's only one way to find out!

Ahem, sorry.

I've owned an AppleTV since just after Apple released the second generation iOS version so probably for two and a half years. It's been sitting underneath my TV ever since doing stirling service

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Further Adventures in Macland - Parallels SCCM Agent a few months later

by Norphy on 24th February 2014 at 03:23 PM

Assuming that you're interested in this, I would suggest that you read my previous three blog posts first. This will put this new post into some context and it saves me having to write it all again! Links to the previous posts:

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Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Conclusion

by Norphy on 15th May 2013 at 12:36 PM
So, At the end of my last blog entry I asked which agent is better: The Microsoft or the Parallels one? This isn't really very clear cut but lets try to answer the question.

So in the blue corner, we have the Microsoft native client. Its advantages are:

  1. Native Solution
  2. On the whole, easier to create and add applications to the ConfigMgr console
  3. A Client side GUI

Disadvantages are:
  1. Treats the Macs as mobile clients so therefore requires

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Updated 15th May 2013 at 12:41 PM by Norphy


Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 2

by Norphy on 14th May 2013 at 06:19 PM
I actually started writing this just after I finished my last blog entry. However, a nasty bout of the flu and other things have got in my way since then and I just hadn't gotten around to finishing this post. Well, no more!

In Part One of this blog, I talked about the new Mac client for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 (God, that's a mouthful!). I talked about my impressions of it and how well it's been working so far. I also mentioned that

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Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 1

by Norphy on 22nd March 2013 at 06:12 PM
I've mentioned on the forums a few times that we're in the planning stages of implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I'm now at the end of the planning stage and am moving towards implementation.

During the planning stages, we have been evaluating the Mac component of the product. My colleague @Roberto has written a little about it on his blog at It's Always My Problem. You should go read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Have you

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