Why Microsoft has decided to Re-Architect everything when competitors wont

When I stepped in to the world of hybrid datacenters over a year ago , I was caught up by surprise with overwhelming influx of new technologies Microsoft has been working for years like all others. Its been over a year and continuous development wave of Hybrid technologies and the direction Microsoft has taken, I am so…

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Enabling Two Factor Authentication on your Microsoft Account

You can enhance Microsoft account security by enabling 2FA, here are the steps in case you are interested.   Enable Two Factor Authentication on your Microsoft account and this is how you set it up for the first time : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/two-step-verification-faq    Once done then to generate 2nd factor token , windows store has an…

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Windows Mobile Phone 7 Office Hub

There is a feature in Windows Phone 7 hidden in Office settings called “office hub”. this feature allows user to connect to corporate SharePoint server externally through UAG 2010. I noticed that its not been documented well as how to set this up and what’s required. Windows Mobile Phone site has documented few steps about…

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KB2649422 is available for RDG "maximum allowed connections" issue on UAG

I came across an issue on UAG Remote Desktop Gateway hitting connection limit to MAX few months ago. End users were not able to access the Remote Desktop becase UAG was disconecting them with an error message : “Your computer can’t connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server reached its maximum…

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Remote desktop or RemoteApps break when Session broker is behind UAG Server

For quite sometime I saw this question poping up on forums and cases as why UAG breaks the RDP traffic if Session broker or connection broker is sitting behind it to loadbalance the farm. I started investigating and took me some to establish foot print of this problem. UAG 2010 SP1 will fail to connect…

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Citirx XenApp WI 5.4 loops with 302 redirect through UAG

I came across quite few scnerio’s recently where I have seen WI 5.4 loops in 302 redirect issue through reverse proxies and in my case its UAG. I debugged the HTTP stream to understand the Citirx WI 5.4 behaviour and to me it looked bit different in flow as compared to previous WI 5.x builds. I tried…

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UAG Socket Forwarder on Windows 7×64 and RDP Tunnel

I got a case few days ago about UAG SP2 Socket forwarder not working and fails to launch the mstsc on windows 7 x64 bit client. I wasnt sure about it because as we know windows 7 x64 SF support got enabled with UAG update 2 release http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2288900 . So the problem scenario was as…

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UAG SSTP Split Tunnel

Network Connector in IAG used to have two different types of tunneling mode, split tunnel and non split tunnel you can find details here if not familiar with these options http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd278013.aspx . When Microsoft shipped UAG , it came up with windows 7 as an endpoint supporting full VPN tunnelling platform, however windows 7 came up…

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