Tip of the Day: Take a break and enjoy your holiday/time off!

Tip of the Day will be taking it’s annual Northern Hemisphere Winter break, returning Monday, January 4, 2016. The Tip of the Day team would like to thank all of you for continuing to follow us and checking out our posts. We look forward to bringing you more tips in the upcoming new year!


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Directory Sync Hard-Matching

Today’s Tip… In order to hard-match objects between on-premises Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, you need to set the Immutable ID in the cloud. You can use the following script to convert an Active Directory object GUID to an Azure Active Directory Immutable ID…. Convert DirSync/MS Online Directory Immutable ID to AD GUID (and…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: OWA + OneDrive

Today’s Tip…  You can now save email attachments in Outlook Web App to OneDrive… "In Outlook Web App, when you click Save to OneDrive or Save all to OneDrive, your files are added to a OneDrive for Business folder called Email attachments. Once they are stored in OneDrive you can move them to another folder,…


Tip of the Day: Files used Configuration Version 6.2

Today’s Tip… In Windows 10, Hyper-V has been changed in how it stores virtual machine information.  This is part of the new configuration version 6.2.  Windows 8.1 used configuration version 5.0. Here is a breakdown of the files used for both versions. NOTE:  Windows 10 does not automatically upgrade virtual machines to 6.2.  This must…


Tip of the Day: Napping Update

Today’s Tip… Yesterday, I sent out a tip concerning NAP (Network Access Protection).  A couple of readers provided me with some resources on the subject that you might find useful. Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303411.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2014/05/12/what-s-coming-next-with-windows-intune.aspx Conditional Access Policy When a user enrolls their device into Windows Intune, an organization’s…


Tip of the Day: No Napping

Today’s Tip… Another question that showed up on one of the aliases. Q: Do you know if there will be support for Microsoft NAP on Windows 10? A: NAP is not supported on the Windows 10 client. 


Tip of the Day: Hyper-V integration components update

Today’s Tip… This came across one of the aliases recently.  So I wanted to make sure all the TotD subscribers were made aware of it. Q: Is there any way to download the Windows 10 Hyper-V integration components for offline install? A: Yes there is, please check below link, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3071740


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Government Achieves Significant Compliance Milestones

Today’s Tip… In April Microsoft announced four new industry certifications for Microsoft Azure – CDSA for the digital media and entertainment industry, FISC for Japanese financial services organizations, DISA Level 2 for the US defense sector, and MTCS Level 3 for the Singapore government. Today I’m excited to share another four milestones specific to Azure…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Easy File Transfer from On-Premises to Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s Tip… A few months ago, Veeam released a free, full featured utility to quickly and securely transfer data from on-premises to Azure Virtual Machines without the need for a VPN, or a remote desktop connection. Some of the features include: Secure file copy over HTTPS with built-in encryption (no VPN needed) Manual file copy…


(Surface) Tip of the Day: Manually Crash Your Surface Pro 3

Today’s Tip… NOTE– Making any registry change should be done very carefully. As with everything, backup everything and make a registry change at your our risk, Ever notice how your Surface Pro 3 doesn’t have a RIGHT CTRL or Scroll-Lock key? So how would you configure it for a manual crash? Here’s how! And you’re…