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Check if your Critical Software Programs are Compatible with Microsoft's Windows 10 Before Migrating

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:50:00 +0000

The last thing any organization wants to do when upgrading to Windows 10 is discover one of their critical pieces of software is not compatible with the latest version of Windows.

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Resources: Handling SMB v1 in Managed Environments with Group Policy

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:02:00 +0000

Learn the background behind SMB vulnerabilities in Windows and how you can deal with it in your organization.

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How to Configure Active Directory Group Policies of Microsoft Edge with Administrative Template for Windows Server 2016

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:31:00 +0000

There is no default group policy support for Microsoft Edge browser in active directory domain Windows Server 2016. In this article, I’ll show you to install an administrative template on active directory domain Windows Server 2016 for group policies of Microsoft Edge.

Installing Administrative Template on Windows Server 2016

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Resources: Learning More About Microsoft Teams for Education Users

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:16:00 +0000

With the availability of Office 365 for Education at no cost now for eligible education institutions, many organizations will not only be looking into that service but also Microsoft Teams to maximize the benefits of this collaboration tool from Microsoft.

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Security Sense: The Internet Remains a Fragile Beast

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:17:00 +0000

The WannaCry ransomware made a mess of a bunch of bunch of machines, but it could have been so much worse. Given the nature of the web and the dependencies we've created on it, one day it probably will be.

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How to Install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 10

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:00 +0000

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is used to remotely manage Windows Servers (such as Server 2008/2012/2016) from client machines (such as Windows 7/8/10). In this article, we will look into installation method of RSAT version 1.2 on Windows 10.

The RSAT for Windows 10 include the following:

1. Server manager

2. Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins

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How to Remotely Manage Windows Server 2016

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:48:00 +0000

In this article, I have explored the possible ways you can use to remotely manage your Windows Server 2016 on network. 

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Researcher's tweet sparks Windows 10 telemetry concerns; Here's what you should know

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:39:00 +0000

This handy resource document from Microsoft can help you better understand and control the various connections that elements of Windows 10 makes out to Microsoft services during OS operations.

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Skype for Business 2015 – Dive into the Skype for Business WAC Server

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:46:00 +0000

The Web Application Server is not a true Skype for Business Server 2015 (SFBS 2015) role, but a SharePoint role that SFBS 2015 leverages for its document rendering of Office related applications.  The Microsoft Skype team went with a more formidable approach to document rendering in turn is accomplishing several things at the same time with regards to standardizing the way various products present Office based documents to non-standard devices such as tablets, IPhones, MACs, and other mobile devices as well.

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Firmware used with Hyper-V Generation 2 VM

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:05:00 +0000

Which firmware is used in a Generation 2 VM

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Key workloads to use in Azure IaaS guest clusters

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000

Learn key technologies to enable certain guest cluster scenarios in Azure.

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Set an image for user in AD

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Set user images in Active Directory with PowerShell

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Remove string from string in PowerShell

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:43:00 +0000

Learn how to simply remove a string from another string!

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Set photo for users in Azure AD replicated from on-premises AD

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:02:00 +0000

Set the photo for Azure AD users from an on-premises AD user

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Create missing objects in complex OU structure

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:45:00 +0000

Create an object in a complex OU structure if not already present.

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Microsoft Clarifies if Linux Distros Can Run on Windows 10 S

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:21:00 +0000

Microsoft is getting asked about running Linux on Windows 10 S and while the answer is a resounding bold type face no - there are good reasons behind that answer.

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Find objects at a base level in AD only

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:54:00 +0000

When searching AD, here's how find objects at a certain level only.

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NewSQL CockroachDB Ready for Prime Time

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:25:00 +0000

CockroachDB may not have an inviting name, but it took center stage at last week's OpenStack Summit.

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Microsoft Expands Azure Global Footprint with Two New Datacenters Planned for Africa

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:51:00 +0000

When these two data centers come online in South Africa in 2018 that will bring the companies total number of global Azure facilities to 40. They are also the first company to expand into this region of the world.

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IT Pros Lose 1/3 of Daily Productivity Due to Crisis Response: Study

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:41:00 +0000

Enterprise IT workers have plenty of tasks to accomplish each day, from managing and updating computer systems to configuring machines for new users, but as much as one-third of what they try to do daily is often put off to another time due to more important systems emergencies that pop up with users.

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With beefier TPUs, Google wants to lay claim to Machine Learning kingdom

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:17:00 +0000

There were a lot of interesting announcements coming out of Google I/O today, particularly if you're an Android fan. But maybe one of the most interesting initiatives is something the vast majority of Google's users will never use directly: It's big push to speed up machine learning tasks with improved TensorFlow performance.

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Microsoft Details SharePoint Progress and Updates During Virtual Summit

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:53:00 +0000

A two hour virtual summit held by Microsoft this week provided several updates about SharePoint and its associated services.

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As WannaCrypt Recovery Continues, Analysts Back Microsoft's Leader

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:50:00 +0000

Microsoft president Brad Smith says the attacks were partly the fault of companies that don't patch their systems. Analysts agree.

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How to defend against DDoS attacks like the one on the Dyn DNS service

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

On October 21, 2016, the Dyn Managed DNS service experienced three DDoS attacks; two of these were successful at overwhelming the service and preventing access to major websites. While news reports focused on the attacks’ impact on Eastern U.S.

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What is Redeploy Me Now in Azure?

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:58:00 +0000

Understand the redeploy me now Azure feature.

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Resources: Windows 10 Update Related Information and Links

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:00 +0000

Each new feature update to Windows 10 introduces changes, most of them very slight, to the process of updating Windows 10. The recently released Creators Update has added a few tweaks to the process so here is a collection of resources to help you become familiar with them.

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Build 2017: Prepare for an Ecosystem of Devices Connected Through Windows

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:49:00 +0000

During their annual Build 2017 developers conference last week in Seattle, Microsoft showed the future of Windows as the connector between all of the mobile devices we own.

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Can China Azure AD users be linked to Global AD resources

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:06:00 +0000

Understand how geo-fenced regions can interact with global AD resources

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As hospitals and countries recover from WannaCry, Microsoft president blames poor patching practices and government stockpiles

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:47:00 +0000

The scenes from around the world were like a bad movie: Amateurish ransom notes, international chaos, and "absolute carnage" in some hospitals that were particularly hard hit.

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