Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Bitlocker

Today’s tip… Previously, BitLocker encryption has been an ‘all or nothing’.  Either a volume was completely encrypted or it was not.  Windows 8 brings us a new option, ‘Encrypt Used Disk Space Only’.  Just like it sounds, this option allows us to encrypt only the parts of the volume that are currently in use.  As…

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How to get Best Practice Analyzers to collect with PowerShell!

This update comes to us from Chuck Timon, a SSEE in CTS…   In PowerShell, run – Get-BPAResult –ModelId Microsoft/Windows/Hyper-V > c:\temp\hyper—vbpa.txt Or to get a filtered output Get-BPAResult –ModelId Microsoft/Windows/Hyper-V | fl ComputerName,Severity,Category,Title,Compliance > c:\temp\hyper-vbpa_formatted.txt   How cool is that?!

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Windows 8 Tip of the Day

Today’s tip… To quickly start your Windows8/Server 2012 machine – Bring up Charms (Winkey+I OR mouse around in bottom-right corner to bring up Charms) – Settings which brings up the below screens (at the regular desktop OR at the Modern Desktop)  

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Windows 8 Tip of the Day–NTFS changes in Windows 8

Good Morning Internet, todays tip of the day is on Windows 8 and NTFS changes made: There is a fundamental change to NTFS in how we handle file system inconsistencies.  Previously, there were a number of reasons that Windows would mark the file system dirty and urge the user to run a Chkdsk /f.  Depending…

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Tip of the Day for Windows 8!

A new blog series from the Great Robert Mitchell by way of the Dude!  Who is Robert Mitchell you may ask?!?!   He’s this guy: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/robert%20mitchell%20%5Bmsft%5D/ and http://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-mitchell/3/a0a/551 and http://www.windowsitpro.com/author/5787734/RobertMitchell Anyway, this is a series that runs internally for folks and the Dude said “hey, why don’t we socialize this?” and Robert was like “no…

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