Tip of the Day: Azure Reverse DNS

In the beginning of June, the Azure team published new and updated documentation for reverse DNS. There are 3 new pages: Overview, explaining what reverse DNS is, why it’s used, how it works, and the high-level scenarios supported in Azure Detailed guidance on hosting reverse DNS zones in Azure Detailed guidance on managing reverse DNS…

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Tip of the Day: Windows 10 S FAQ

We interrupt late week’s rundown of top Defrag Tools episodes to bring you something I found in my inbox: You may or may not have heard buzz around Windows 10 S.  If you haven’t, Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for…

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Tip of the Day: The Best of Defrag Tools – Debugging the Network Stack

Today’s tip… C’mon, you know you’ve long dreamt of having the Ninja skills to debug the network stack!  I mean, who hasn’t?  Well now you can grasshopper.  Simply watch the following very special Defrag Tools episode: Defrag Tools #177 – Debugging the Network Stack In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by…

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Tip of the Day: The Best of Defrag Tools – Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1

Today’s tip… This week we celebrate the best of “Defrag Tools”, a fantastic Channel 9 series packed with useful and timely information. In episode #177 Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Alex Ionescu and Pavel Yosifovich, authors of the Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1 book to talk about history of the Windows Internals…

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Tip of the Day: Introducing Public Preview of ‘DR for Azure VMs using ASR’

On June 1st, the public preview of Disaster Recovery (DR) for Azure VMs using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) was announced. This has been one of the most asked features from customers running production workloads on Azure. Given the increase in the willingness of customers to host mission critical production workloads on Azure in the recent past,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Create metric alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure services

Today’s tip… You can receive an alert based on monitoring metrics for, or events on, your Azure services. Metric values – The alert triggers when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold you assign in either direction. That is, it triggers both when the condition is first met and then afterwards when that…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Virtual Machine Assessment Tools

Today’s tip… Virtual Machine Assessment Tools Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment – Automatically inspect your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and provide you with a check list and detailed report on steps you need to take to move your environment to the cloud. Automated Assessment This tool will provide a high level checklist and…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server for Developers: News from Microsoft Build 2017

Today’s tip… “It’s never been a more interesting time to be a developer, with new application models, patterns and frameworks changing how we work and build great applications. Organizations around the world rely on Windows Server to be a great operating system on which to run their applications. As applications patterns change, our team is…

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Tip of the Day: Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)

Working lock screen issues in the latest build? Check out this blog post. Great information and screenshots!   Blog Location: “Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kimberj/2017/05/05/known-lock-screen-issues-1703/

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Introducing the Azure app public preview

Today’s tip… Microsoft Surface Dock Updater Content   Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/surface-dock-updater Includes: How to Update the dock using the tool Troubleshooting the tool Changes and updates Surface Dock Updater  The right tools you need as a IT Professional when you want to deploy, manage and secure a Surface device in your organization. Download Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46703

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