Review: Windows 7 BitLocker to Go – Part 2: Manageability

In my last article I discussed the BitLocker to Go features from a user’s perspective. Today I will take a closer look at the features that are of interest from a system administrator’s point of view. I think it is important to have just one USB stick encryption solution in a corporate environment because it […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, January 30, 2009 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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Review: Windows 7 BitLocker to Go – Part 1: Usability

BitLocker to Go is a new feature in Windows 7 that allows you to encrypt data on removable drives such as USB sticks. I believe that BitLocker to Go will be more popular than BitLocker for fixed-drive encryption, which I reviewed in my last article. Portable drives get lost much easier simply because they are […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, January 29, 2009 - 6 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Windows 7 BitLocker Review

This article reviews Windows 7 BitLocker and BitLocker to Go in detail and gives tips how to install and configure BitLocker.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, January 28, 2009 - 19 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

How to turn off balloon notification messages in Windows 7

One of the most often criticized features of Windows XP and Windows Vista are the constant, work-interrupting balloon messages in the notification area. Usually they pop up when you are in the midst of something that requires your full attention. Often they keep complaining about things you are quite aware of anyway, such as the […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, January 27, 2009 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Review: Windows 7 Action Center and the Control Panel

The Action Center is a new feature in the Windows 7 Control Panel that could prove useful for system administrators. It is a replacement of Vista’s Security Center and gives an overview of security and maintenance-related status messages. Before I start reviewing the Action Center, I want to say a word or two about the […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, January 26, 2009 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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