What is RAP as a Service? Is That a Real Acronym?



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 https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). 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 https://aka.ms/askpfeplat as you do today, or at our new site https://aka.ms/CISTechComm. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com. 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 https://aka.ms/PFETechComm!

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!


I hope you enjoy the blogs we provide at AskPFEPlat.  We love sharing our passion for Microsoft Technologies.  But, believe it or not, we do have day jobs.  As Premier Field Engineers we spend most of our time with Microsoft Premier Support customers, helping them learn, test, deploy and troubleshoot the technology.  It’s this hands-on experiences with customers that helps drive the content that we deliver in our blogs.

One of the dimensions of a Microsoft Platforms PFE includes delivering Risk Assessments for Microsoft Platforms-related technologies, such as Active Directory (ADRAP), Failover Clustering (CSRAP) or the Windows Desktop (WDRAP). 

Fellow platforms PFE, Yong Rhee, has a great blog that describes an evolution in our traditional Risk Assessments – RAP as a Service.  The blog does a great job of explaining RAP as a Service and includes details for requesting more information.  If you do engage PFE services, remember to tell them that AskPFEPlat sent you.  We might even be able to arrange to have one of our blogging superstars deliver for you.  And if they’re not available, maybe we can send Mark Winking smile.


Doug "Cheap Shot" Symalla