IaaSAntimalware Extension Status NotReady if Installed with no Configuration

The Microsoft Antimalware extension (IaaSAntimalware) requires a minimum configuration when installed, otherwise its status will be NotReady. When you add the IaaSAntimalware extension using the Azure management portal, that minimum configuration is included by default, but when you add the extension using PowerShell, you must remember to include it. For classic (a.k.a. V1) Azure VMs,…


Users can't access the desktop and other resources through Quick Access in Windows 10

If you use copyprofile when customizing your Windows 10 profiles, you may encounter a scenario where pinned icons, such as Desktop under Quick Access for Windows 10 will not be accessible and users may encounter an issue similar to the following when attempting to access or save an item to that location. “Location is not…


Display Scaling in Windows 10

Hope everyone is having a good day.  Today, we have a guest among us.  Steve Wright is a Senior Program Manager in the Developer Platform Group.  He is authoring this blog regarding scaling in Windows 10 with how it works and how users will benefit from the work we have done with scaling. Overview/Introduction Windows…


Speaking in Ciphers and other Enigmatic tongues…update!

Hi! Jim Tierney here again to talk to you about Cryptographic Algorithms, SCHANNEL and other bits of wonderment. My original post on the topic has gone through a rewrite to bring you up to date on recent changes in this space.  So, your company purchases this new super awesome vulnerability and compliance management software suite,…


Azure VM may fail to activate over ExpressRoute

Customers can advertise a default route (also known as forced tunneling) over their ExpressRoute circuit to force all traffic destined for the internet destined traffic to be routed through their on-premises infrastructure and out their on-premises edge devices. This enables you to leverage your existing on-premises investments such as security appliances or WAN accelerators to manage…