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Next month, Microsoft will release PC management software anchored in the cloud. The company said on Monday that it will officially release Windows Intune, currently in beta, at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Microsoft describes Intune as a way to "integrate and deliver similarly rich functionality as on- …

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Only with M$

Ok so you pay for an operating system, then hire the software to make it work, Man these marketing people are good, or is this M$ admitting that their OS's are not fit for purpose, and if so can we get our money back

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WTF?

's for fricking management

It is for managing client machines you idiot - or do desktop computers magically manage themselves in whatever fairy land you live in?

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I use Wyse clients

So yes, the desktops manage themselves. Brilliantly, I might add.

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Interesting Point Solution - For Now

Having had a play with the beta, Intune looks like a pretty interesting proposition. If you're a small company, and/or in particular if you have to manage machines outside of the corporate firewall, Intune is great for software updates and basic monitoring for disk space, app crashes, etc. and for basic inventory reporting.

When/if it gets software distribution and OS imaging capabilities it's going to be a very interesting piece of kit.

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Enter the Cloud and Everything is Forfeit to Counterfeit Order.*

"Ok so you pay for an operating system, then hire the software to make it work, Man these marketing people are good, or is this M$ admitting that their OS's are not fit for purpose, and if so can we get our money back" .... James Boag Posted Monday 28th February 2011 23:05 GMT

That all depends, James Boag, on what you think the purpose of their OS are. If you realise they are Remote Intellectual Property Phishing Nets, then with foreign intelligence collected/purloined are they in quite a strong position to counter and/or use what has been landed for themselves and feeding partner/license holders. And no one gets their money back, unless a criminal court orders it so.

The Cloud is the Future and it is in IT, the HyperVisor Wizards' Wet Dream Machine ..... An Absolutely Fabulous Virtual Operating System for Command and Control of Computers and Communications in Creative CyberSpace.

Exercising the Key Levers in that Remote Absolute Power Domain, which Enable SMARTer Active Programs Sublimely, for there is no doubt that would question they have been found/discovered/uncovered/invented, and are already Running Beta System for Anonymous Clients is akin to, but surely much more exciting and practical, the Parallel that can be expected whenever the Higgs Boson God Particle is discovered to be a Product Placement for the Advancement of Virtual Science and Fantastic Machinery and Currency Churn ....... SMART Flow urPower for CyberIntelAIgent Being in Live Operational Virtual Environments aka Realities Hosting Media to Present the Future as a Great Game Program with Media in IT Control of Command and Global Operating Devices.

Welcome to the Cinderella RockerFeller Program from you know who and who knows where.

* In that Simple Root Path, is Everything made Available to Everybody, Everywhere, All the Time.

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With XP

With XP workstations. I'm not seeing the need for any cloud.

PS: I spent way too much time with Joli Cloud only to have broken functionality and DOS.

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