Random brain dump around Apps, Windows 10, and management options

What are Windows/Modern/UWP apps? The official term (at the time of this post 😉 ) is Windows Apps. These apps started in Windows 8 and can be added via the Store.  They do not have an old school msi or a homegrown ‘opps I installed spycrap’ installer, they follow a completely different set of APIs,…


Windows 10 1703 and DPI improvements

Signal boost for DPI improvements in Creator’s Update: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2017/P4085     Side note:  If  you are on the latest released build of Windows 10 and still come across DPI issues please use Feedback Hub and report or vote up the issue if its already there.  It really helps to prioritize fixes!


Windows 10 Spotlight may not show Tips

When users select Spotlight for their Lock screen setting, typically they will see Tips on the lock screen:   But these tips disappear when the Group Policy is set to disabled: Computer settings -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Interactive logon: Do not require Ctrl+Alt+Dlt Users will see…


Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)

Updated 11/27/2017 There are a few open issues with Lock screen setting on Windows 10 Enterprise build 1703 (Creator’s Update)   Resolved: The first is with the Group Policy setting “Force a specific default lock screen image” under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization In many cases trying to enabled, change or update this doesn’t appear to…


Working with Remote Desktop and High DPI issues

Hi, my name is Kim and I herd cats… where cats in this case are High DPI issues.  I’ve been working to get more information out there on DPI issues, like bribing the Product Group to write some awesome technical blogs about the fun of High DPI.  (Ok – didn’t have to bribe) getting public KB articles and…