Research: Improving Literacy With Learning Tools

This morning I read a research paper entitled Leveling the Playing Field with Microsoft Learning Tools written by Katherine McKnight PhD and was published by the Center for Evaluation & Study of Educational Equity RTI International. The focus is squarely on asking the question “Does the use of Learning Tools improve literacy outcomes, with both reading and…


What’s Hybrid Identity?

Hello everyone, Now that I’ve got Azure AD, how can I take advantage of my investments on ADDS? This is the main use case for Azure AD, ie. to extend your on-prem Active Directory to the cloud by means of synchronizing your identities from ADDS to Azure AD. Azure AD Connect is the tool that…


POC: PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Since PowerShell went open source, I’ve been asked a lot about running PowerShell on Linux. Lately, I’ve been asked more and more about configuring Linux machines with DSC (Desired State Configuration). So here goes a quick and dirty How-to download, install, and use DSC to configure your Linux machines (In my case, I used Ubuntu…


Introducing Idle Session Timeout in SharePoint and OneDrive (Coming to Preview)

There’s a new culture of work; one that is increasingly diverse, geographically distributed, and mobile.  Connectivity is ubiquitous and the ability to work remotely has become an ingrained part of the work practice. People have come to expect to be able to access email and documents from anywhere on any device – and for that…


Why do I need Azure AD?

This is an Ice breaker and a question I get all the time and I see it maybe in the same way an electrician would see it 100 years ago… Today we all know about its benefits and mostly take it for granted however at that time only a few knew it could become a……


Windows 10 Blue Screens (BSOD) after Applying Monthly Updates

Hello again fellow Windows 10 users!   I’d like to dedicate this post to discussing a reoccurring problem that I am seeing crop up in more and more customer environments as of late. Before I get too entrenched in discussing the details of the issue, see if this scenario hits home for any of you….


SharePoint: Profile Synchronization – some users are missing their manager

Important: This little quirk only occurs with the “SharePoint Profile Synchronization” (aka: FIM Sync) option in SharePoint 2010 and 2013.  It does not occur with the “Active Directory Import” (aka: AD Import) option available in SharePoint 2013 and 2016. Consider the following scenario: You have an Active Directory forest that consists of 4 domains: NA…


Configuring a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V Hosts. I was always looking for a way to ensure my team and I knew…


Updated SharePoint Server 2016 Architectural Models poster

The SharePoint Server 2016 Architectural Models poster describes the key configurations for SharePoint, including SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure and on-premises, for business decision makers and solution architects. This poster has been updated with the following: Removed the Azure Access Control Service (ACS) Links to key SharePoint Online scenarios (isolated team sites, secure…


Medientage München 2017: Ein Blick in die Zukunft von Mixed Reality und künstlicher Intelligenz

Mehr als 100 Panels, 400 Speaker, 6000 Besucher und 80 Aussteller – das bedeutet, es ist wieder Zeit für die Medientage München. Vom 24. bis 26. Oktober 2017 sind wir dort mit verschiedenen Panels und Mixed Reality Demos vertreten. Alles unter dem Motto: Die Zukunft der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion mit Mixed Reality und künstlicher Intelligenz.