Tip of the Day: Windows Hello Setup on Lock Screen

Today’s tip… Set up Windows Hello faster and more securely in Windows 10 April 2018 Update! No longer do you have to run through Settings. Set up the following right on the lock screen by clicking the Windows Hello button under the sign-in options: Windows Hello Face Fingerprint PIN There’s a GIF on the blog that…


Tip of the Day: Migrating Windows Server Roles and Features….

Today’s tip… Question: My customer is looking at upgrading their older server to Windows Server 2016. They use a wide array of Windows Servers built-in Roles such as Hyper-V, Active Directory, Print Server, and File and Storage Services for starters. They are looking for guidance. Does Microsoft provide guidance for migrating Windows Server Roles and…


Tip of the Day: Upgrading a Domain

Today’s tip… Question: My organization is running an older Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 Domain Controller. We want to upgrade to Windows Server 2016. What is the Microsoft recommended way to upgrade a domain? Answer: The recommended way to upgrade a domain is to promote domain controllers that run newer versions of Windows Server and…


Tip of the Day: Helping Customers Shift to a Modern Desktop Blog Post

Today’s tip… Three announcements are included in this blog post: Cloud-based analytics tools to make modern desktop deployment even easier. A program to ensure app compatibility for upgrades and updates of Windows and Office. Servicing and support changes to give you additional deployment flexibility. Check out the full article for more information! Reference: “Helping customers…


Tip of the Day: Great Blog on Windows 10 Update Servicing Cadence

Today’s tip… This blog covers the following topics: Monthly quality updates Simplicity and predictability of B release updates Agility of out of band releases Transparency for testing in advance History of Patch Tuesday  Reference: Windows 10 update servicing cadence” – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Windows-10-update-servicing-cadence/ba-p/222376


Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Servicing Changes

Today’s tip… Just over a year away from the end of support for Windows Server 2008 SP2!   Make sure that you are aware of the changes coming this month.   Latest update on the blog dated 8/31/2018:   “To help ensure a quality release, we will now start the rollup model on Update Tuesday…


Tip of the Day: Mute that tab!

Today’s tip… Have you ever had a bunch of tabs open in Edge, switching back and forth between them, and then all of the sudden an advertisement starts. You have to find the right tab and then find the mute button to stop it? There’s faster way to “shut down that sound”. New in Windows…


Tip of the Day: Emoji Panel Overhaul

Today’s tip… In the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you may have noticed that the Emoji Panel: Included support for more languages, in more than 190 locales 151 of which have tooltip support when you hover over an emoji Has the ability to insert multiple emojis Will stay open until you close it or press…


Tip of the Day: Subscribe to Support Content Updates

Today’s tip… RSS feeds to get the latest support content for Microsoft products that you want information about. Here’s how to do subscribe: Choose the product from the “Support content updates” link below. 2. Click on the Generate Feed button.  3. Copy the URL that pops up. 4. Launch Outlook 2016 (or any other feed…


Tip of the Day: AzureSavesMoney PowerShell Module

Today’s tip… Clean up old and unused resources in Azure. Reports on the following resource types: Report on the following resource types: Unused Network Interfaces Unused Network Security Groups Unused Public IP addresses Empty Resource Groups Old Resource Group Deployments Classic Alerts on resource no longer available Log Alerts on resource no longer available Unused…