FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

  The Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview book from Microsoft Press is now available. You can download it for FREE and it’s available in both standard and mobile PDF formats. This is a great way for you and our valued customers and partners to see what’s new in Windows Server 2016. There are ways you… Read more

So what exactly is the CLIUSR account?

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account is a local user account created by the Failover Clustering feature when it is installed… Read more

CROSS POST: Windows 10, WindowsUpdate.log and how to view it with PowerShell or Tracefmt.exe

In the not far back point in time, there was a blog done by Charles Allen that we felt needed to also be on the AskCore site due to the nature and the popularity of the article.  So we are going to cross post it here.  Please keep in mind that the latest changes/updates will… Read more

Invitation to provide feedback through UserVoice

I am not sure if everyone is aware of UserVoice but I am here to tell you about it.  UserVoice is where you can provide feedback to the Microsoft Product Groups who are now monitoring these forums.  Do you have idea or suggestion on how to make Windows Server 2016 better or a feature you… Read more

Microsoft Ignite sessions dealing with what we do in AskCore

Early in the month of May, Microsoft held it’s Ignite Conference (formally known as TechEd) in Chicago, Illinois.  This conference was a huge success with over 23,000 attendees.  There are a lot of new things coming out with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 over the next year.  I wanted to provide you some of… Read more

Free Webcasts from Microsoft’s US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO)

The US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO) here at Microsoft is putting on a new and improved webcast and I wanted to put them up for those who wish to view them.  Each webcast will stream live with interactive Q&A and will be made available on demand.  These webcasts run for about 30-60 minutes.  Please feel… Read more

Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: https://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16th & Thursday July 17th– 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Join us for an exploration of Windows… Read more

Introducing Script Browser – A world of scripts at your fingertips

To reuse script samples on the Internet, the following steps seem quite familiar to IT Pros: wandering through different script galleries, forums and blogs, switching back and forth between webpages and scripting environment, and countless download, copy and paste operations. But all of these will drive one as dizzy as a goose. Need a simpler… Read more

Windows XP support ending April 8, 2014

I’m sure you already know this, but if you don’t, XP Support Ends on April 8th, 2014.  That is 15 days from this post.  Below are a couple of links that will give you more information on moving forward: Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends Support is ending soon <SNIP from the second link… Read more