Windows 2016 Domain Controllers – Nothing stopping you now!!!

One of the biggest roadblocks environments have moving to Windows 2016 Domain Controllers has finally been removed!!!! This is great news for me, hopefully it is for you.  Read the article Released: June 2018 Quarterly Exchange Updates Support for Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 22 and later…


Exchange 2010 Support For Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers

Previously Exchange 2010 was not supported with Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers.  The support position was discussed in  the Exchange Support For Windows Server 2016 post back in 2016.  This was a challenge for organisations who still had Exchange 2010 deployed yet wanted to move forward with AD DS upgrades so that they could take…


Windows Server 2016 Reverse DNS Registration Behavior

Greetings everyone! Tim Beasley (Platforms PFE) coming back at ya from the infamous Nixa, Missouri! It’s infamous since it’s the home of Jason Bourne (Bourne Identity movies). Anyways, I wanted to reach out to you all and quickly discuss the behavior changes of Windows Server 2016 when it comes to reverse DNS records. Don’t worry,…

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MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit supports latest version of ESXI, SCCM and Skype for Business . MAP 9.9 is updated with Usage tracking of Skype for Business and SCCM, Support latest version of Oracle , VMWare ESXI. We have also included few minor bug fixes which will improve user…


How Healthy is your LAPS Environment?

Hi all. I’m Michael Rendino, Senior Premier Field Engineer, based out of the Charlotte, NC campus of Microsoft! Previously, I’ve helped you with some network capture guidance (here and here), but today, I want to talk about something different. Over the last couple of years, one of the hottest tech topics has been security (as…

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Windows Server – What’s New and What’s Next BRK1038

Hello all, It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new summary on the 2017 Ignite sessions, work is an all-encompassing thing. As a reminder, Microsoft Ignite was held in Orlando, Florida from September 25th to the 29th 2017. Here are all the sessions for you to browse and watch at your convenience. The sessions…


Are My RDP Connections Really Secured by a Certificate?

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley – Platforms PFE coming at you live from the funky fresh jam known as LAS VEGAS! That’s right people! I’m having a blast by the pool at the MGM Grand and loving life!! …writing a blog post for Microsoft. At Vegas. In the sun poolside…writing…a…technical blog post…what’s wrong with me?! Okay…

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Hyper-V Integration Services – Where Are We Today?

Hyper-V Integration Services provide critical functionality to Guests (virtual machines) running on Microsoft’s virtualization platform (Hyper-V). For the most part, virtual machines run in an isolated environment on the Hyper-V host. However, there is a high-speed communications channel between the Guest and the Host that allows the Guest to take advantage of Host-side services. If…

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mstep は、マイクロソフト パートナー ネットワークへご参加のパートナー様がご利用いただける本格的なクラスルーム/オンライン トレーニングです。 お申し込みは先着順となり、定員に達し次第締め切らせていただきますので、お早めにお申し込みください。 mstep はMPNパートナー様の特典として提供しており、受講は無償となっておりますので、ぜひご活用ください。  


Simple PowerShell Network Capture Tool – Update

Hello all. Jacob Lavender here once again for the Ask PFE Platforms team to give you an update on the little sample tool that I put together at the end of last year. The original post is located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/12/04/simple-powershell-network-capture-tool/ But before you fly off to read that post – as good as it was,…