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Rammurti Vyas
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
Sharing data between bindings in Specflow When performing Acceptance tests, you sometimes need to pass data between the individual steps within a scenario. In other words, data needs to be exchanged between different bindings during the execution of the test. SpecFlow provides several ways of sharing data between bindings. If all our step definitions are
Saurabh Vij
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
Now, I know that everyone reading this blog is an intellectual with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of CPU, but for the sake of completeness, and to help further the understanding of those who we might consider laymen (in software terms!) I would like to start with a clear explanation of CPU. Right now,
Matt Hart
Friday, 15 May 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, IT Security, Uncategorized
Since the early days of computer viruses, signature based detection of malicious software has been a key component of many anti-malware solutions. What do elks have to do with all of this? I’ll explain at the end. Signature based malware detection identifies executables based on small numeric sequences generated by an arithmetic compression of the
Richard Chandler
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
We’ve recently made the decision with the product I’m working on that in addition to everything working with the Cloud, it now also has to work On-Premise. This instigated a quick proof of concept, which our architect put together using a PHP driven Web Api. This was an unusual choice for a Microsoft house and
Sankalp Singhal
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 / Published in Digital Disruption, Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
Modern App-stores have evolved very quickly but the pricing models are very much out-dated and static in the sense that there is no quantitative way to intelligently estimate the price of an app depending upon the demand and usability of the app. In this article I have tried to answer the question ‘at what price
Duane Gardiner
Friday, 27 March 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Nomad, Products, SCCM, Uncategorized
When planning a System Center ConfigMgr Manager and Nomad implementation or when integrating Nomad into an existing ConfigMgr environment, I’m often asked “How big does the ConfigMgr client cache need to be to accommodate Nomad?” Or, “Do we need to change the ConfigMgr client’s cache size to accommodate Nomad?” The short answer is, “It doesn’t
Brent Hunter
Monday, 16 March 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
When using ConfigMgr to perform OS Deployments, a convenient method in an OSD Task Sequence (TS) is to pre-install any necessary drivers using the “Auto Apply Drivers” action. This action relies on using Plug and Play (PnP) detection to discover hardware devices using the Vendor IDs and Device IDs. The automatic detection works reasonably well
Sankalp Singhal
Friday, 06 March 2015 / Published in Insidev1ew, Uncategorized
One of the most common recurring problems in scaling your servers is deciding how many servers or how many cores you will need. Do I really need this many servers or is there something wrong with the way I implemented the server Architecture? Remember how flipkart.com failed to scale their servers. Horizontal vs Vertical vs
Adrian Todd
Monday, 02 March 2015 / Published in Free Tools, Insidev1ew, Products, Uncategorized
A few days ago a small utility I created, called UpdateBootImageGUI, was published to the 1E free tools site. This utility is used internally at 1E by Consultants and Solution Engineers to help with creating the long and complex command line that is used when implementing 1E PXE Everywhere. The command line tool UpdateBootImage.exe is
Shawn Cardamon
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 / Published in Free Tools, Insidev1ew, Products, Uncategorized
For almost two years now I have worked for 1E and seen first-hand how much this organization cares for the systems management community. It is one of the major reasons I came here and why I am very proud to call 1E my professional home and extended family (no, seriously). However, one of the things