(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

Today’s tip… Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. The value of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly aligned to increase the performance and reliability…


Tip of the Day: Avoiding Common PIN Patterns in Windows Hello

Today’s tip… Have you ever encountered the following warning when creating a new PIN for Windows Hello? If so, have you ever wondered what logic is used to distinguish a “common PIN pattern”? Common number patterns are PINs that have the same difference between multiple digits in the PIN. For example, in 123456 the difference…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Online training for Azure Data Lake

Today’s tip… We are pleased to announce the availability of new, free online training for Azure Data Lake. We’ve designed this training to get developers ramped up fast. It covers all the topics a developer needs to know to start being productive with big data and how to address the challenges of authoring, debugging, and…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

Today’s tip… You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure region of your choice within a geographical cluster without deploying any additional infrastructure components or software appliances in your subscription. This new capability, along with Azure Backup for IaaS virtual machines, allows you to create a…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Nested Virtualization in Azure

Today’s tip… We are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and hardware prerequisites, configuration steps and limitations for nested virtualization please see the document here.  Check out these…


Tip of the Day: Windows 10 1511 End of Service for CB and CBB Content

Today’s tip… KB 4036927 – “Windows 10 version 1511 end of service for CB and CBB (July 27, 2017)” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4036927/windows-10-version-1511-end-of-service-for-cb-and-cbb-july-27-2017 KB 4035050 – “Windows 10 version 1511 will no longer receive security updates” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4035050/windows-10-version-1511-will-no-longer-receive-security-updates Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet


Tip of the Day: August 2017 Windows Server Security Guide is Available

Today’s tip… This fifteen page document provides: The importance of Windows Server 2016 security Information pertaining to compromise prevention and detection How to build a secure foundation How to protect privileged identities How to harden Windows Server How to improve threat protection How to harden Hyper-V environments Direct Download: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/5/585DF9E9-D3D6-410A-8B51-81C7FC9A727C/Windows_Server_2016_Security_Guide_EN_US.pdf


Tip of the Day: WaaS – Simplified and Aligned

Today’s Tip… This blog post has great information on the Semi-Annual Channel and Long-Term Servicing Channel (replacing the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)), and even has a video!   References: “Windows as a Service: Simplified and Aligned” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/07/27/waas-simplified-and-aligned/ “Windows and Office align feature release schedules to benefit customers” – https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/20/windows-office-align-feature-release-schedules-benefit-customers/#DEqVj9McmuitrABs.97 “Windows 10 Creators Update fully…


Tip of the Day: Windows Phone 8.1 End of Support Information

Today’s Tip… Great links should you need them: FAQ   https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/11695/windows-phone-store-faq https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4036480/windows-phone-8-1-end-of-support-faq https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10650/get-started-with-windows-phone Lifecycle https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037870/support-for-windows-phone-8-1-has-ended-july-11-2017 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18404/lifecycle-support-policy-faq-windows-phone https://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle