Tip of the Day: Windows 10 and Windows Server Update History

Today’s Tip… Looking for information about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates? What was fixed and what improvements are included? Look no further! Here’s an example of the information available: “Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Update History” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history


Tip of the Day: Quick Guide to Windows as a Service

Today’s Tip… Looking for a quick guide for WaaS? Here you go! This article includes: Definitions of new terms Feature updates Quality updates Insider Preview Servicing branches Deployment rings Key concepts Current Branch (CB) releases Current branch for Business (CBB) Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Staying up to date “Quick Guide to Windows as a…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Shadow IT– Learn how to get control now

Today’s Tip… Shadow IT is here and it’s a threat to your organization. What is Shadow IT? It’s when your employees use unapproved devices, SaaS apps, or any other type of technology – without your consent- for getting their work done. As the traditional solutions do not have visibility to users’ actions, unfortunately, Shadow IT…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 Content On Microsoft Virtual Academy

Today’s Tip… There’s a six module course for Windows Server 2016 up on MVA which includes the following modules: Instructor Introductions and Prep Introduction to Windows Server 2016 The Software-Defined Datacenter Hyper-V Software-Defined Networking The Software-Defined Datacenter Software-Defined Storage Security and Authentication Application Platform Containers Nano Server Course information Instructor Introductions and Prep Video: Instructor…


(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… Note: This is a Community Project. This is not supported by Microsoft. 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…