(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage now generally available

Today’s tip… We are announcing the general availability of Firewalls and Virtual Networks (VNets) for Azure Storage along with Virtual Network Service Endpoints. Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks uses Virtual Network Service Endpoints to allow administrators to create network rules that allow traffic only from selected VNets and subnets, creating a secure network boundary…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Microsoft Azure StorSimple Data Manager generally available

Today’s tip… Microsoft Azure StorSimple is a hybrid cloud storage solution that addresses the complexities of unstructured data commonly associated with file shares. StorSimple uses cloud storage as an extension of the on-premises solution and automatically tiers data across on-premises and cloud storage.   Use StorSimple Data Manager to: Seamlessly access StorSimple data in the…


Tip of the Day: Blog Post – Device Guard and Credential Guard Demystified

Today’s tip… Today I find myself tasked with a project that requires me to understand a bit more of Device Guard. Getting started is easy really as, because I knew absolutely nothing before, even the most basic concepts represent a step forward. This led me to want to share this ‘most excellent’ article written by…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Standard support now offers the highest value support for production workloads amongst major cloud providers

Today’s tip… Our Azure customers have three common needs from their cloud support plan: A fixed monthly cost that is affordable and simple to forecast Fast response time for critical cases A plan that covers their entire organization and eliminates guesswork in how many support plans are needed and who can use them We are…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Keeping your environment secure with Update Management

Today’s tip… The Azure Update Management service is included as part of an Azure Subscription. Update management allows you to manage updates and patches for your machines. With Update management, you can quickly assess the status of available updates, schedule installation of required updates, and review deployment results to verify updates that apply successfully. This…


Tip of the Day: Windows AutoPilot Links from an MVP and more!

Today’s tip… Some people like screenshots, some people like simple steps, and some people want all of the information. Here’s a list of content that should satisfy most when they are looking for all things AutoPilot. AutoPilot and Intune   MVP Blog “First look at Windows AutoPilot Intune integration” – https://osddeployment.dk/2017/10/20/first-look-at-windows-autopilot-intune-integration/ Great screenshots of the…


Tip of the Day: PowerShell Core, generally available and supported!

Today’s tip… As of January 10th, 2018: PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. The blog article below addresses the following: Where do you get it? How do you update a pre-existing PowerShell Core installation to…


Tip of the Day: Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure

Today’s tip… Are you a Windows Server admin who has not yet tried Azure? If so, we have the “Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure” available for download. Direct download – Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure For additional information on Windows Server in Azure, start here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/campaigns/windows-server/.  


Tip of the Day: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question: With the changes in Windows Server to the new Semi-Annual Channel release, my customer is wondering if anything has changed with regard to patch management? Is there a public document that discusses this topic?   Answer: Yes. Windows Server patching is simpler, more predictable and will reduce costs by delivering: Predicable monthly…