(RDS) Tip of the Day: New RDS Capabilities in Windows Server 2016 for Service Providers

Today’s Tip… Remote Desktop Services (RDS) were significantly improved with a release of Windows Server 2016. Service Providers now can build more functional and reliable Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions for their customers, including VDI scenarios with GPU acceleration. Here is the list of RDS 2016 new features and improvements, that can be interesting for service providers:…


Tip of the Day: Running a Network Trace on Nano Server

Today’s Tip… As diagnostic tools such as Netsh trace, Tracelog.exe, and Logman.exe are not available in Nano Server, you must use Windows PowerShell Network Event Packet Capture Cmdlets to gather network traces. After setting up a remote PowerShell session there are six basic steps required to perform a network trace: Add a new network event…


Tip of the Day: Remotely Managing Nano Server

Today’s Tip… Remotely Managing Nano Server Nano Server is 100% managed remotely. There is no local logon capability at all, nor does it support Terminal Services. Options for managing Nano Server remotely include: Windows PowerShell Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Windows Remote Management Emergency Management Services (EMS) To use any of these methods you will need…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Use PowerShell to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… To extend a previous tip on checking domain availability even further, one could use the following PowerShell function to check the domain name availability:   function Test-DomainAvailability {       param(              [Parameter(mandatory=$true)]              [string]$DomainName        )        $descriptions = @{               Unknown   = ‘Domain does not exist in Office 365/Azure AD’               Managed  …


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Key Vault Explorer

Today’s Tip… On October 25th the Azure Key Vault Explorer tool was released to the general public under a MIT license. The code is open sourced at GitHub. Azure Key Vault Explorer can be used to manage different Azure Key vault accounts, for managing keys and also to encrypt/decrypt content using the keys in the…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: How to sync preferred language for Office 365 portal

Today’s Tip… You can set the language for the Office 365 portal for each user when using identity synchronization. Well now this can be controlled by an Administrator and he can make sure that all users get MOP site in their preferred language without the end user having to change language option in this browser….


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 update

Today’s Tip… There is a huge update to Azure AD PowerShell. Check out the official announcement here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/11/03/new-enhancements-to-the-azuread-powershell-2-0-preview-manage-dynamic-groups-and-more/   To get Azure AD PowerShell v2.0, download it from here: http://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/AzureADPreview   Just to name a few of the cool updates: Manage dynamic groups and its processing state Create Office 365 groups Revoke user’s refresh token…


Tip of the Day: Security Updates Guide

Today’s Tip… Microsoft has release a preview of a single destination for security vulnerability information. Check it out! Rather than publishing bulletins to describe vulnerabilities, the new portal will let you view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database. The new portal enables you to do the following: Sort and filter security…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure is Gold: CSA STAR Certification achieved

Today’s Tip… We are happy to announce that Azure recently obtained the CSA STAR Certification. This is very exciting for us since Microsoft Azure is the only major public cloud service provider to earn this certification with the highest possible Gold Award for the maturity capability assessment. The CSA STAR Certification for Microsoft Azure can…


Tip of the Day: More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Servicing Changes

Today’s Tip… There is a lot that this article covers: What will be released each month Internet Explorer updates .NET Framework monthly rollups Update strategy choices What to expect if you install both the security-only fix and the monthly rollup Options if there is an issue Peer-to-peer to aid with update distribution Michael’s TechNet Blog…