Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Update History Page: Now Even More Compelling

Check out the recent blog post Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency describing some very cool things coming for Windows updates and the Windows 10 Update History page, including: New features that put customers more in control of updates Download and install now option Extended ability to pause updates Intelligent…


Tip of the Day: Yet Another MS Ready 2019 Session List

Yes, I know January was a long time ago and I’ve already tipped on Sessions on Demand once. But, as it a happens I recently complied a list for my own nefarious purposes and I thought I’d share it to save you (our valued ToTD® reader) the same hassle. Bear in mind that session lists…


Tip of the Day: Prepare Windows and Office for the new Japanese era change

On May 1, 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar began.  This change will require updates to Windows, Office, and .NET Framework. If you have automatic updates enabled for your Microsoft software, the updates to support the new era will install automatically and you will not need to take any action. The Help Article…


Tip of the Day: Join the Dark Theme Side

You wanted the dark theme added to File Explorer, we listened! Now, you get the dark theme in multiple legacy parts of the shell. How do you get it? Simple…. Click on the Windows button Click on the Settings button Select Personalization Select Colors Scroll down to Choose your default app mode and select Dark….


Tip of the Day: New announcement for the High Availability and Storage Product Group

Special thanks to John Marlin for today’s tip! Announcing new version of “Azure blob Storage on IoT Edge” with Auto-tiering and Auto-prune functionalities in public preview. Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/how-to-store-data-blob Blog: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2019/03/07/azure-blob-storage-on-iot-edge-now-includes-auto-tiering-and-auto-expiration-functionalities/ Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkprcfVidyM&feature=youtu.be Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Internet-of-Things-Show/Azure-Blob-Storage-on-Azure-IoT-Edge New Cluster Docs available from High Availability and Storage Product Group: Upgrading Failover Clusters on the same hardware: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/upgrade-option-same-hardware…


Tip of the Day: Microsoft System Center 2019

On March 14th, System Center 2019 became generally available. Media can now be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center or evaluated from the Microsoft Evaluation Center. What’s covered in this article? First-class tools to monitor  and manage data centers Support and manage capabilities in the latest versions of Windows Server Enable hybrid management and…


Tip of the Day: What was revealed at HP Reinvent?

What was revealed at HP Reinvent? New offerings galore! HP DaaS Proactive Securtiy Service – Ground-breaking security service HP Reverb – Cutting-edge commercial virtual reality (VR) headset New consumer and commercial PCs HP ProBook 445R G6 HP ProBook 455R G6 Both with: Ultra slim chassis 180-degree hinge HP Noise Cancellation HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Getting started with Windows Virtual Desktop

Thanks to Pieter Wigleven for today’s tip! [Pieter does a phenomenal job in this article by providing detailed walkthroughs and explaining every configuration option to setup Windows Virtual Desktop.  I encourage everyone to read the full article HERE] With the public preview for Windows Virtual Desktop now available, we wanted to provide a quick overview…


Tip of the Day: Get an official service issue root cause analysis with Azure Service Health

Thanks to Stephen Baron for today’s tip! Azure Service Health helps you stay informed and take action when Azure service issues like incidents and planned maintenance affect you by providing a personalized health dashboard, customizable alerts, and expert guidance. You can use Azure Service Health’s health history to review past health issues and get official…