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Introducing #AzureAD Connect Health for Windows Server AD

Howdy folks, We’ve just turned on the preview of Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD. This new feature of Azure AD Premium gives IT admins the ability to monitor the health and performance of their on-premises Windows Server Domain Controllers from the cloud. This new capability has been a HUGE hit with our...

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FAQ: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

In December 2015, we made some major changes to System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) when we introduced our current branch model. This new model transformed the way we deliver ConfigMgr, moving from longer release cycles to regular updates designed to support the faster pace of updates for Windows 10 and Microsoft Intune. We’re flattered by...

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Recommended hotfixes and updates for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi everyone, it’s David Rankin again from the Remote Desktop team. Back at the end of February I provided you with information on Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS). As we release more hotfixes and updates to help improve Remote Desktop Services, those lists can become very long and maybe...

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Staying current with Windows Server updates for Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Hello everyone, I’m David Rankin, a Senior Supportability Escalation Engineer working primarily on Remote Desktop support. Often we get customer enquiries asking which RDS updates are available for a particular Windows Server platform; or when providing support we need to verify if certain hotfixes and servicing rollups are installed on the customers’ servers. To make it easier...

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Improved Remote Desktop Connection Broker Performance with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hotfix (KB3091411)

Hi everyone, this is Christian Montoya from the Remote Desktop team. I am writing to let you know of performance improvements we have made to the Remote Desktop (RD) Connection Broker in both Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Hotfix KB3091411). In particular, we have made changes to the...

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Introducing pen remoting for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

My name is David Bélanger, and I work in the Remote Desktop team. As we get closer to the release of Windows 10 and the next technical preview of Windows Server 2016, I want to bring attention to the new pen remoting feature available in the Remote Desktop Connection client (mstsc.exe) when connecting from a...

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Azure Resource Manager Template for RDS Deployment

Today we are happy to announce availability of the Azure Resource Manager Template for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Deployment based on our Azure Desktop Hosting Deployment Guides. The template location is: http://azure.microsoft.com/documentation/templates/rds-deployment/ The template allows you to easily deploy a basic session-based desktop collection including all the Server role services of a typical RDS deployment:...

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How to Create a (Mostly) Seamless Logon Experience For Your Remote Desktop Services Environment in Windows 2012 R2

Kristin Griffin, RDS MVP, wrote a great article answering one of the most often asked questions from RDS customers, “How do I provide access to my RD Session Host Session Collection(s) with the least amount of pop-up windows / SSL certificate warnings, and requiring the user to enter their credentials only once?” Check out her...

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System Center Customer-Product Team meet up at Ignite 2015

The System Center team would like to invite customers using System Center Configuration Manager to deploy software and updates to Windows Server, to a customer-product team meetup at Ignite 2015 to discuss your current challenges with configuration management.  You can find details of this event at this link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/04/20/system-center-customer-product-team-meet-up-at-ignite-2015.aspx. –Yvette O’Meally Configuration Manager Resources Documentation...

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Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Business: Prioritize Your Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning

Although 75% of IT professionals are aware that support for Windows Server 2003 is ending July 14, 2015, there are still a lot of questions about just how urgent the need to move is. Deprioritizing migration is not uncommon when there are other technology projects that are perceived to more directly benefit business groups. However,...

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