How to Troubleshoot Office 365 Service Slowness?

Hi Folks, Lakshman Hariharan here with a post to share with you one reason why Office 365 services might be perceived as “slow.”  In my role as a Premier Field Engineer, I perform many “Office 365 Network Performance Assessments” for our Premier customers. If you haven’t heard of the assessment and are planning to use…


Finding Pesky Stale DNS SRV Records

  Good day to you all – Dougga here with a simple post today using tools you know.   Stale DNS SRV records are common due to no scavenging on DNS zones and each zone has to be setup correctly to have this happen. So, I have often found the "contoso.com" setup correctly, but the…


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…


ADFS Deep-Dive: Troubleshooting

Just in case if you haven’t seen this series, I’ve been writing an ADFS Deep-Dive series for the past 10 months. Here are links to the previous articles: ADFS Deep-Dive- Primer ADFS Deep-Dive- Comparing WS-Fed, SAML, and OAuth ADFS Deep Dive- Planning and Design Considerations ADFS Deep Dive- Certificate Planning ADFS Deep-Dive- Onboarding Applications Before…


How to Force a Diagnostic Memory Dump When a Computer Hangs

Matthew Reynolds here. My job is to make Windows sing (figuratively) in large enterprises. If you have a machine which freezes you may need to generate a memory dump in order to find the cause. If you can generate the memory dump before calling Microsoft support you might speed up your diagnosis. Use this technique…


Common Troubleshooting Issues Encountered When Configuring MBAM 2.5

Hey! Bill Spears here. I'm a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in North Carolina and I specialize primarily in Windows Deployment and Client technologies. After completing many MBAM deployments and helping a client or two troubleshoot various MBAM setup issues, I wanted to share some of the most common things that I run into on…


How to (correctly) check file versions with PowerShell

Howdy folks Matthew Reynolds (@MatthewMWR) here. I focus on enterprise Windows optimization and security for Microsoft Services. You might remember me from How Many Coffees Can You Drink While Your PC Starts ( https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/WIN-B359 ) from TechEd or PowerShell Deep Dives ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/1617291315/ ) from Manning Press. The following should be simple questions, but I…