Most Common Mistakes in Active Directory and Domain Services – Part 1

As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I encounter new challenges on a daily basis. Every customer has its own uniqueness, and each environment is different from the other. And yet, there are several things I repeatedly encounter over and over again. Common mistakes that IT administrators make because lack of knowledge or changes…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (December, 2018)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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…


This content is moving…

  Thanks for visiting.   I’ve decided to move all of this content to my own site: https://joshroark.com/   All the posts you see here should also be available there. I’ll keep this site on Technet available for a while until the migration is complete.


Microsoft Japan IIS / Azure Bot Service Support Team Blog 終了のお知らせ

こんにちは、Microsoft Japan IIS / Azure Bot Service Support Team サポートチームです。 2019 年 1 月をもちまして、弊社システム刷新の都合により、本 Blog を終了いたします。 今後のサポートチームからの情報発信は、以下のフォーラムにて行ってまいります。   Internet Information Services (IIS) サポートチーム フォーラム https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/home?forum=iissupportteamja ASP.NET サポートチーム フォーラム https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/home?forum=aspnetsupportteamja Azure Bot Service サポートチーム フォーラム https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/ja-jp/home?forum=azurebotsupportteamja   フォーラムの運用については、以下のお知らせをご一読ください。本ブログの過去の記事もフォーラムへの移行を進めております。   【お知らせ】 Internet Information Services (IIS) サポートチーム フォーラムについて https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/27c33f55-75e3-45c0-aae5-16cedc531dda/-internet-information-services-iis-?forum=iissupportteamja 【お知らせ】 ASP.NET サポートチーム フォーラムについて https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/1a1d7909-fa6a-4623-bd34-76270e34fa77/-aspnet-?forum=aspnetsupportteamja  【お知らせ】 Azure Bot Service…


Learn how to build end-to-end cloud scale analytics solutions in Azure

Do you need insight on how to deliver intelligent actions? In attending this technical webinar, available to you as a Partner Network member at no cost, you will explore how to utilize analytic services in Azure (such as analyzing massive amounts of data in real-time) to improve customer engagement, increase revenue and lower costs. Adopting…


Interview with a Wiki Ninja and Backup/Recovery Expert – Leon Laude

It’s New Year’s Eve! I wish you all a great 2019! Now on to business! Today’s interview is with the Wiki Ninja… Leon Laude    Find Leon’s personal blog here. Leon is a datacenter system consultant in Sweden. He is a Microsoft enthusiast and works a lot with System Center, Azure Monitoring,  Hyper-V, and Windows Server…

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2018: Azure Security Center Year in Review

Last day of the year, and this was a great year for Azure Security Center. Looking back to all improvements that were introduced since the beginning of the year, it shows that we are going in the right direction. These improvements were based on customer’s feedback, and to address key Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)…


Most Popular Blog Posts For 2018

Hello to 2019!  Just like last year, let’s take a peek at the top 10 most popular blog posts based on hit count. As previously noted, there is more of a demand for Office 365 and Exchange Online content.  The steps to run a manual sync cycle was the most popular post.  Remaining current on…


Assigning Autopilot profiles by exception

I mentioned in my previous blog that I typically use an “All Autopilot Devices” dynamic group to assign an Autopilot profile automatically to most devices, while using two additional groups to let me manually assign devices that I want to deploy differently.  Given that there were several questions around that, I though it would be…

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