Windows 10 and reserved storage

Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date Windows Insiders: To enable this new feature now, please see the last section “Testing out Storage Reserve” and complete the quest Starting with the next major update we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space. Through reserved storage, some disk space…

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Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

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How Domain Controllers are Located Across Trusts

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How to find expensive, inefficient and long running LDAP queries in Active Directory

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December 2018 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the December 2018 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with December 2018 CU. The latest language dependent fix was released with October 2018 CU. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and…

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The Microsoft Hybrid Agent Public Preview

Update 4/9/2019: to read about additional features released in the Hybrid Agent, please go here. The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! We are pleased to announce the Microsoft Hybrid Agent for Exchange Server is now available for preview! We talked in some depth about the Hybrid Agent back at Ignite 2018 in…


Exchange Online – Modern Authentication and Conditional Access Updates

We’re constantly improving the security of Office 365 products and services. Modern Authentication and Conditional Access are two of the best ways of ensuring that your clients can take advantage of authentication features like multi-factor authentication (MFA), third-party SAML identity providers, and are implementing automated access control decisions for accessing your cloud apps based on…


When Creating a New Resource or Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster, the Network Name Fails to Come Online or Failed to Create Associated Computer Object in Domain

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Exchange 2013 CU22 Released

Exchange 2013 CU22 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…


Security baseline (DRAFT) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the draft release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Please evaluate these proposed baselines and send us your feedback via blog comments below. (Note: the final version of this baseline was published here.) As usual, the content…

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