The Hierarchy of Cyber Needs

Hi, The Captain here from Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group's Global Incident Response and Recovery team.  The kind curators of the Platforms PFE blog invited me to share some thoughts about building a strong security foundation in your enterprise. It takes a lot of time, effort, expertise and money to protect an enterprise network against today’s… Read more

Mailbag: The Windows 10 Double-Bubble Edition (Issue #13)

Welcome to the last Friday before Windows 10 launches! If you’ve been playing along at home, you likely realized that we did a mailbag post just a few days ago – on Monday of this week. Well, what can we say? It’s busy-times here at Microsoft.  Many of us are involved in some form of… Read more

How To Provide Feedback On Windows Server

Hey y’all, Mark here. Today is a national holiday in the USA which means technically, for me, Dante from Clerks would say, “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” That being said we had a real quick thing to share out with you. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish Windows Server did… Read more

You Use Storage? We Want To Hear From You

Hey y’all, Mark here asking all our great readers for a real quick favor. Friend of the blog/the internet’s punching bag Ned Pyle on the Windows Server team has just posted a quick 12 question survey looking for feedback around storage solutions. You use storage don’t you? Of course you do! To be clear this… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2014

Hey y’all, Mark back again to help close out another successful year of blogging. We’ve been at this for three years, which feels insanely long as well as feeling like this just started up a few weeks ago, which is weird. Trust me. We want to thank you the reader again for sticking with us… Read more

Surface Pro 3 Hibernation Update You’ll Want To Apply

Hey folks Joao Botto with a quick link to some very important Surface Pro 3 information that Scott McArthur published on the AskCore blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2014/11/05/surface-pro-3-hibernation-doesn-t-occur-on-enterprise-install.aspx If have used a Surface Pro 3 you may have noticed that after 4h of sleep it just goes into hibernation by default. That is because (1) It wakes up… Read more

Lingering Object Liquidator for Active Directory is now live

Hey y’all, Mark back with some news about a new tool you might want to take a look at. Up until today, there hasn’t been a really easy way to scan for and remove lingering objects. Friend of the blog and all around Active Directory expert Justin Turner breaks it all down for you on… Read more

Active Directory: Mixing Server 2003 DCs and Server 2012 DCs May Result In Kerberos Authentication Errors

Hey y’all, Mark here again with a  quick announcement. Our brothers in arms at AskDS have just posted something that you need to be made aware of if you have a mix of 2003 DCs and 2012 R2 DCs in your environment. Head over for all the details and we’ll keep you updated with any… Read more

It’s The End of FRS as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Hey y’all, Mark here with a quick post you should check out. Friend of the blog Ned “wears the black hat” Pyle has put up a post everyone needs to read, and subscribe to their blog while you’re there it’s quite good, on FileCab http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2014/06/24/the-end-is-nigh-for-frs.aspx Read the full post above but a good snippet to… Read more

How to Clean up the WinSxS Directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2008 R2 with New Update

It’s finally here! After pages and pages of comments from you requesting the ability to clean up the WinSxS directory and component store on Windows Server 2008 R2, an update is available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386 As a refresher, the Windows Server 2008 R2 update is directly related to my previous blog post announcing a similar fix for… Read more