(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs (Preview)

Today’s tip… On March 27th, we were excited to announce the public preview of soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs! The feature is available in all regions, both public and private.  When turned on, soft delete enables you to save and recover your data where blobs or blob snapshots are deleted. This protection extends to…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Virtual machine serial console (preview)

Today’s tip… The virtual machine serial console on Azure provides access to a text-based console for Linux and Windows virtual machines. This serial connection is to COM1 serial port of the virtual machine and provides access to the virtual machine and are not related to virtual machine’s network / operating system state. Access to the…


Tip of the Day: System Center Updates Publisher adds support for new OSes

Today’s tip… You’ve been asking for it. Well, it’s finally here! On March 21st, the SCUP update was released!  This release of SCUP adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.  For detailed information about supported operating systems and prerequisites, see the Install Updates Publisher topic.  While the core functionality in this release remains…


Tip of the Day: Storage Replica, Chelsio iWARP Performance, and a “Space Balls” Reference

Today’s tip… Do you have a need for speed? Check out this blog post to find out more. It covers the gear, the goal, the grades, and the rundown. Reference: “It’s Gone to Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2018/03/26/its-gone-to-plaid-storage-replica-and-chelsio-iwarp-performance/


Tip of the Day: Remote Desktop web client public preview

Today’s tip… As announced at Microsoft Ignite, a new web client is being developed to provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from a browser, without the need to install a local client. This provides a consistent experience across devices, minimizes installation or maintenance costs, and provides quick and easy access from kiosks and other…


Tip of the Day: Microsoft HoloLens and the Commercial Suite

Today’s tip… Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to test out the Microsoft HoloLens, “…the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10.” Microsoft HoloLens runs either Windows Holographic (Windows 10 designed for Developer Mode) or Windows Holographic for Business in the Commercial Suite. I have always been interested to see how HoloLens will be used…


What’s new in Windows 10, version ####

Today’s tip… Looking for a single location to find out what’s new in each Windows 10 version? Well, here you go! “What’s new in Windows 10” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/ Stay tuned for what’s new in the upcoming version! References: What’s new in Windows 10, version 1709 What’s new in Windows 10, version 1703 What’s new in…


Tip of the Day: New Group Policy Settings doc and Reference

Today’s tip… Looking for the new group policy settings in Windows 10, version 1709? Check out this doc: “New policies for Windows 10” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/new-policies-for-windows-10 Search over four thousand group policy settings in an Excel spreadsheet found here: “Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server” – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250  


(RDS) Tip of the Day: NCv3 VMs generally available, other GPUs expanding regions + NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference

Today’s tip… We are very excited to announce that the NCv3 virtual machines are now generally available in the US East region. We’ll be adding NCv3 to EU West and US South Central later this month. We’ll add AP Southeast in April and UK South and IN Central in May. But this isn’t the only…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

Today’s tip… On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, we are delighted to announce Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program. Join the program to ensure you have access to the bits. For more…