(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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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Tip of the Day: Improving Dual Scan on 1607

Today’s Tip… A very timely article pertaining to Dual Scan! This article includes: Mention of the policy discussed in the May 2017 “Demystifying ‘Dual Scan'” blog post with screenshots How Dual Scan works with this policy How to use this policy What’s on the horizon References: “Improving Dual Scan on 1607″ – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wsus/2017/08/04/improving-dual-scan-on-1607/ “Demystifying ‘Dual…

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Tip of the Day: How to Upgrade Windows Clients with Multiple Languages installed to Windows 10

Today’s Tip… Need to automate Windows 10 upgrades on systems with multiple language packs involved? Here’s a great article with lots of screenshots! Reference: “How to Upgrade Windows Clients with Multiple Languages installed to Windows 10” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/system_center_configuration_manager_operating_system_deployment_support_blog/2017/05/24/how-to-upgrade-windows-clients-with-multiple-languages-installed-to-windows-10/

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

Today’s Tip… We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. Now you can 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…

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Tip of the Day: An easy way to measure computer reboot and logon times

Today’s Tip… Process Monitor has evolved over the years from several different tools, into a single, “must have” tool for a wide variety of troubleshooting scenarios.  One of the great capabilities of Process Monitor is its ability to capture a computer trace from very early in the computer startup process.  The information collected from this…

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