How to Manage Surface Pro 3 UEFI Through PowerShell

Hi, Kyle Blagg here. I’m a Premier Field Engineer who works with enterprise customers for everything Surface. Recently the Surface Engineering team released a firmware update that enabled some new capabilities in the UEFI that are of significant importance for a lot of customers. We now allow you to enable/disable features like the Front and/or… Read more

How to Update the Surface Pro 3 Firmware Offline using a USB Drive

Today’s blog post is a collaboration between our PFE group and premier support. Joao Botto (PFE), Kyle Blagg (PFE), and Scott McArthur (Support) are writing about their favorite device. You will see this post in the askpfeplat and askcore blogs. Some of you may know that we launched Surface Pro 3 before its gigabit network… Read more

MDT 2013 – Part II: Create a Deployment Task Sequence and Deploy a Custom Windows Server 2012 R2 Base OS Image

Hey there Mike Hildebrand here with Part Two of this MDT series. To catch up, go here and read Part One and then come back … http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/08/04/mdt-2013-part-i-mdt-configuration-capture-a-windows-server-2012-r2-base-os-image.aspx Picking up where we left off, we had MDT setup and running and we'd captured an image of a reference server system. In Part Two, we'll create a… Read more

Exploring Windows 8.1 Update – Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements

Welcome to Ask PFE Plat's coverage of the next chapter in Microsoft's on-going refinement of Windows. As with 8.1, we continue to evolve and improve the OS and last week, at the Build 2014 conference, we released "Windows 8.1 Update" to MSDN. On Tuesday, April 8th, the Update will be released to the Windows Update… Read more

Migrate from Windows XP to the future with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Hello, Jeff Stokes here, the dude as it were…so, if you hadn't noticed, XP end of life is quite soon. If you are still trying to find the random XP machine in your environment, Ashley McGlone, Mr. PowerShell, GoateePFE, wrote this awesome post on how to find it quick and dirty like: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ashleymcglone/archive/2014/01/30/use-powershell-to-find-windows-xp-computers-still-alive-in-your-active-directory-domain.aspx We looked… Read more