IE Support Policy Information and Resources

We have been asked several times by partners what is the support policy and EOL of Internet Explorer.   There seems to be a lot of confusion over this questions and the announcements we made around Microsoft Edge (Formerly Spartan).  Here is some key information about Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge. The latest version of…

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ANNOUCEMENT: SCU is now available on Channel 9!

I am excited to announce the partnership between SCU and Channel 9, allowing for all SCU content and the live SCU US event feed available via Channel 9. SCU 2015 US will take place 2/4/15 in Dallas, TX. This year’s event includes two live tracks, one of which will be featured on Channel 9 live,…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Working with Task Sequences (Part 5)

In this part we will take a look at how to build a task sequence, that will allow you to put together all the components necessary for your Windows 8.1 deployment. Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2: https://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796  Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Working with Deployment Shares (Part 4)

In this part, you will get to take a look at the basic building block in an MDT environment, the deployment share.  This will house all the files to help provision and build your desktop. Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2: https://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796  Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) for…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Installing the Tools (Part 3)

In this part of the series we will take a look at how to install the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK).   Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2: https://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796  Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My peers in…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Deployment Pre-Requisites (Part 2)

In this part I talk about some of the under the hood requirements you need to have in place before you begin building your deployment environment.  Enjoy!   Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2:https://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) 2013:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796  Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My peers in Canada did an…

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Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or…

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Join our next Jump Start, “Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise” 6-17/ 6-19

Join our next Jump Start, “Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise” free online training event, June 17?19, featuring seasoned experts, who dive deep into Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Server, BYOD, and more. Explore virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), disk deduplication and tiering, and the Remote Desktop app. And prepare for MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure & MCSA: Windows 8.1….

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Join Early Experts: Enhance Your Skills And Career For Free!!

In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options…

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Windows 8.1 For Business: Remember Our Good Friend Group Policy

Hopefully you never forgot Group Policy! Whenever the topic of working with desktops in business is brought up, IT Pro’s always want to manage and maintain those desktops.  For me the first thing that always come to mind is Group Policy and hopefully does for you as well.  Group Policy is one of the primary…

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