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AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving by the end of March 2019 to our new home at (hosted at Please bear with us while we are still under construction!

We will continue bringing you the same great content, from the same great contributors, on our new platform. Until then, you can access our new content on either as you do today, or at our new site Please feel free to update your bookmarks accordingly!

Why are we doing this? Simple really; we are looking to expand our team internally in order to provide you even more great content, as well as take on a more proactive role in the future with our readers (more to come on that later)! Since our team encompasses many more roles than Premier Field Engineers these days, we felt it was also time we reflected that initial expansion.

If you have never visited the TechCommunity site, it can be found at On the TechCommunity site, you will find numerous technical communities across many topics, which include discussion areas, along with blog content.

NOTE: In addition to the AskPFEPlat-to-Core Infrastructure and Security transformation, Premier Field Engineers from all technology areas will be working together to expand the TechCommunity site even further, joining together in the technology agnostic Premier Field Engineering TechCommunity (along with Core Infrastructure and Security), which can be found at!

As always, thank you for continuing to read the Core Infrastructure and Security (AskPFEPlat) blog, and we look forward to providing you more great content well into the future!


Hey y’all, Mark here again with a quick post. Did you attend Tech Ed this year but miss a chance to see Xperf stealing the show? Great news, the session is online along with many others!



This is a great session led by Stephen Rose ( @stephenlrose), PFE’s own Matthew Reynolds who absolutely kills it in the Xperf demo department and MSIT Vadim Arakelov.


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This is the type of amazing content you miss as well as the fantastic networking opportunities with peers as well as meeting and asking Microsoft experts your toughest questions. You can view more sessions here,

So save the date of June 3-6 for Tech Ed 2013, now you have a reason to visit Gambit’s home town of New Orleans if you’ve never been.


Finally, I’m on twitter too! Ask me stuff! (@markmorow)

Update: If you want to download the video below for offline viewing. I should have put that up there to begin with. Sorry guys.


-Mark Morowczynski