Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update has been released

Today’s Tip… As of 8/16/2016, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has begun rolling out for Windows 10 Mobile, including additional features and improvements. To manually check for the update, on Start, swipe over to the All apps list, then select Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates. Note that availability…


Tip of the Day: Current Sysprep Content

Today’s Tip… Updated content has been released for Sysprep. This article contains: Feature description Practical applications New and changed functionality Dependencies Limitations Unsupported scenarios Reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/sysprep–system-preparation–overview?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 Additional information: “Sysprep Process Overview” – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/sysprep-process-overview “Sysprep (Generalize) a Windows installation” – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/sysprep–generalize–a-windows-installation “Customize the Default User Profile by Using CopyProfile” – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/customize-the-default-user-profile-by-using-copyprofile “Use Answer Files with Sysprep”…

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Tip of the Day: New MAP Toolkit v9.4 Available

Today’s Tip… The MAP Toolkit is used for multi-product assessment and planning. It assesses a network environment using agentless data collection technologies to gather inventory and performance information. Then provides assessment reports to aid organizations with their IT infrastructure planning. The main areas of planning covered by MAP: Migration Planning Consolidation/Virtualization Private/Public Cloud Planning Software…


Tip of the Day: Display Scaling Changes for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Today’s Tip… In August, Peter Felts, Senior Program Manager in the Developer Platform Group, released a blog on TechNet’s “Ask the Core Team” blog discussing Display Scaling improvements and changes with Windows 10 Version 1607 (Anniversary Update). Reference: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2016/08/16/display-scaling-changes-for-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Host desktops and apps in Remote Desktop Services on Azure

Today’s Tip… Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 lets users access computers, apps, and resources remotely. You can use Remote Desktop Services plus Azure services to create hosting solutions. Use the following information to get started with desktop hosting in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server. Microsoft Azure Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Create a…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Resource Manager Templates for RDS Deployment

Today’s Tip… Create Remote Desktop Session Collection deployment – (Creates AD) The template will deploy DC, join all virtual machines (VMs) to the domain and configure RDS roles in the deployment. This template deploys the following resources: storage account; vnet, public IP, load balancer; domain controller VM; RD Gateway/RD Web Access VM; RD Connection Broker/RD…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure N-Series Virtual Machines, the fastest GPUs in the public cloud, are now available in preview

Today’s Tip… N-Series instances are enabled with NVIDIA’s cutting edge GPUs to allow you to run GPU-accelerated workloads and visualize them. These powerful sizes come with the agility you have come to expect from Azure, paying per-minute of usage. Our N-Series VMs are split into two categories. The NC-Series (compute-focused GPUs) With the NC Series…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Application remoting and the Cloud

Today’s Tip… On August 15th, we are announcing the next step in our broad partnership with Citrix in the remote desktop and applications space, which we recently expanded to address new scenarios for our joint customers on the Azure cloud. Customers have provided us consistent feedback that they want a comprehensive, end-to-end, cloud-based solution for…


Tip of the Day: Configuring VPN Profiles using the SCCM/WMI Bridge – Part 4

Today’s Tip… In today’s tip we will finish the VPN script, considerations include: Providing the Profile name Providing the ParentID for the ProfileXML property Providing the escaped formatted profile XML Making sure all this executes properly at runtime Adding the Profile Name The profile name is set by the value of MDM_VPNv2_01’s InstanceID property.  This…

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Tip of the Day: Configure VPN Profiles using the SCCM/WMI Bridge – Part 3

Today’s Tip… Today’s tip continues the series on deploying VPN Connection Profiles using PowerShell with a look the new ProfileXML URI node (./Vendor/MSFT/VPNv2/ProfileName/ProfileXML) added to the VPNv2CSP in the Windows 10 v1607 Anniversary update.  This node allows the configuration of all fields of a connection profile in a single operation by marking an XML configuration…