Announced: improvements to Hybrid Publishing and Organization Configuration Transfer

What just happened? During a rousing presentation that was marked by wild cheers and standing ovations, we announced a few features designed to simplify hybrid Exchange deployments and speed onboarding to Exchange Online (EXO). The features we discussed focused on two key problems, hybrid administration and configuration as customers prepare to move to the cloud…


Council Spotlight: What would you want a Content Editor to be like?

First thing’s first; please read this post from Peter Laker (this explains the forward movement to dreaming up a new community platform): Help us shape the future of your community! We’re continuing our discussion with the community about the migration process and the new platform. We’re building on our last two related discussions: Council Spotlight:…

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Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

**Update: This feature is now generally available. Please see our latest blog post to learn more** Whether you’re a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users to run entirely separate operating system instances on a host. And despite being a separate OS, we feel there’s a great importance in…

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Interview with TechNet Ninja – Ramakrishnan Raman

Meet the people behind the scenes! The TechNet Wiki (TNWiki) Ninjas are the members who write the articles and share their knowledge with the community. Each week we interview one of the top TechNet Wiki Ninjas, who have impressed us. We write about their achievements and introduce them to the community, in our “Monday – Interview…

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VMQ Deep Dive, 1 of 3

Virtual Machine Queues (VMQ) is an incredibly powerful performance technology introduced in Windows Server 2012. A concern we’ve noticed as Windows Server 2012 is increasingly deployed in datacenter environments is misconceptions about VMQ, and even “tribal knowledge” that disabling VMQ solves networking issues. With a set of three blog posts on VMQ, we are going…


KMS Activation in Windows Server 2019

Hi! I’m Graeme Bray and you may remember me from previous articles such as KMS Activation for Windows Server 2016.  Today’s installment will coincide with a new Windows Server release.  I’m going to focus on getting you to enable AD Based Activation for those of you who have not yet done so.  The location for…


After applying .NET security fixes released in September 2018 to address CVE-2018-8421 SharePoint workflows stop working

After applying .NET Security Only patch to resolve CVE-2018-8421 (Remote Code Execution Vulnerability), all SharePoint out of the box Workflow fails to execute and the log will show an error like this: 09/13/2018 01:59:07.57 w3wp.exe (0x1868) 0x22FC SharePoint Foundation Workflow Infrastructure 72fs Unexpected RunWorkflow: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: <Error> <CompilerError Line=”-1″ Column=”-1″ Text=”Type System.CodeDom.CodeBinaryOperatorExpression is not marked as…

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Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Introduction Windows Server 2019 is once again generally available. You can pull the new Windows Server 2019 images—including the new ‘Windows’ base image—via: docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/nanoserver:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows:1809 Just like the Windows Server 2016 release, the Windows Server Core container image is the only Windows base image in our Long-Term Servicing…

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What’s new in Active Directory 2019? Nothing.

OK, so there is not precisely “nothing” new in AD 2019, but as a management summary it will do. Before you read on I would like to make it perfectly clear that: This information is not official in any way. All information here is based on public information. I had a look in our documentation…

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