IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS!
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!
In a previous post, we mentioned how to create recovery images using DaRT 8.0 SP1. However, that version didn’t support creating recovery images for Windows 8.1. This week we released MDOP 2013 R2 which includes DaRT 8.1 that adds this functionality and more!
So what exactly is new in MDOP 2013 R2?
In addition to support for 8.1 as well as multi-language support, most of the improvements are around application and virtualization settings. Application virtualization (App-V) 5.0 SP2 adds Office 2013 support, shell extension support, and sequencing enhancements. User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0 adds support for Windows Store apps, new Company Settings Center, and synchronization enhancements.
MDOP 2013 R2 also includes Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0 SP1 and Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 SP2.
Stay tuned for future posts on these new technologies.
James Klepikow Platforms PFE