Mailbag: Hi Mom! (Issue #12)

Greetings all – Mike Hildebrand, Mike Kline and a few others here with some musings for an out of sorts "Monday Mailbag."    It's the end of an era… Last week, Windows Server 2003 reached its "End of Extended Support" date (July 14, 2015). Hopefully, you have mostly fond memories of it; I know I…


Mailbag: Superbowl Superbag (Issue #6)

 Hey y'all, Mark, Tom and Lakshman are back for another mailbag. All of our NFL teams are out of the playoffs but I promise you this mailbag meets the proper inflation requirements for a blog post. Sorry Boston I had to.  Ok let’s jump into it.   Web Application Proxy Cert Renewal Static IPs on…


Mailbag: So Far Off To a Good Start (Issue #2)

Hey y’all, Mark and Tom back with our second Friday mailbag. So far so good on trying to keep our regularly scheduled mailbags. We even got a few other PFEs to join in for this one so let’s get right to it. This post will cover the following. Hosting DNS in something other than Active…


Surface Pro 3 Hibernation Update You’ll Want To Apply

Hey folks Joao Botto with a quick link to some very important Surface Pro 3 information that Scott McArthur published on the AskCore blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2014/11/05/surface-pro-3-hibernation-doesn-t-occur-on-enterprise-install.aspx If have used a Surface Pro 3 you may have noticed that after 4h of sleep it just goes into hibernation by default. That is because (1) It wakes up…


How to Update the Surface Pro 3 Firmware Offline using a USB Drive

Today’s blog post is a collaboration between our PFE group and premier support. Joao Botto (PFE), Kyle Blagg (PFE), and Scott McArthur (Support) are writing about their favorite device. You will see this post in the askpfeplat and askcore blogs. Some of you may know that we launched Surface Pro 3 before its gigabit network…


How to Use The Same External Ethernet Adapter For Multiple SCCM OSD

Hey, did you miss me? This is Joao Botto again, this time in collaboration with Configuration Manager PFE Neil Potter. You may have noticed that when Platforms PFEs talk about deployment the deployment scenarios are usually illustrated with MDT examples. That’s because System Center Configuration Manager does a lot more than just deployment, and we…


Bitlocker PIN on Surface Pro 3 and Other Tablets

Hey guys, here’s Joao Botto again. You may already know that I spend most of my time helping customers be safe and productive with Windows 8.1. Some of you may also have seen my name associated with Device Deployment – specifically Surface Pro. So here’s a post that discusses pre-boot recommendations for encrypted tablets. “To…