Managing Hybrid Identities Across Portals

Greetings! Hilde here once again to bend your ear about hybrid identity. Just between you and me, I can be a bit of a slow learner. Some people can process new information and ideas at the speed of light, as electricity lights up the synapses in their brain. They are able to swing those new…


We Must Fundamentally Transform Our Approach to Security

This week, we have a different style of article.  In this post, folks step back and look at "big picture" strategy rather than the technical/tactical details of IT operations.  This broadly collaborative effort about Identity and Security was developed over a long period of time with input from many people across MCS, PFE and the Cybersecurity groups…


Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers

Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers Hi Everyone, Brandon Wilson here with you again to discuss how to use PowerShell to generate parsed data output for log files for Message Analyzer (otherwise known as .matp files). Today we will focus on the text log parsers available as of Message Analyzer 1.3.1, so depending…


PSA: Great Series on Windows Performance

  This is David Gregory and I wanted to share with you guys a great series on Windows Performance by Mark Renoden, Roger Southgate and Scott Duffey, some PFE’s from Australia. They did a good job of tying all the posts together so you can just read one after another:   http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrenoden/archive/2015/07/15/windows-enterprise-client-boot-and-logon-optimization-part-1-introduction.aspx   Enjoy! G'day,…


Leveraging Windows Native Functionality to Capture Network Traces Remotely

  Happy Monday everybody! Victor Zapata here again to share some network tracing and PowerShell love. Like many of you, I’m frequently called on to troubleshoot issues that involve network connectivity of some sort. These issues can range from poor network performance to complete network failure… and almost always require collecting network traces on two…


Diving into the Netlogon Parser (v3.5) for Message Analyzer

Brandon Wilson here again talking to you about the next generation of the Netlogon parser for Message Analyzer, which is available with the installation of Message Analyzer 1.3.1. Some of this is going to sound familiar if you read my blog on the v1.1.4 parser…you’ll also notice the format of this blog is pretty much…