(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure CycleCloud – the simplest way to execute HPC on Azure

Today’s tip… We are excited to announce the general availability of Azure CycleCloud, a tool for creating, managing, operating, and optimizing HPC clusters of any scale in Azure. With Azure CycleCloud, we are making it even easier for everyone to deploy, use, and optimize HPC burst, hybrid, or cloud-only clusters. For users running traditional HPC…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Hello Setup on Lock Screen

Today’s tip… Set up Windows Hello faster and more securely in Windows 10 April 2018 Update! No longer do you have to run through Settings. Set up the following right on the lock screen by clicking the Windows Hello button under the sign-in options: Windows Hello Face Fingerprint PIN There’s a GIF on the blog that…

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Tip of the Day: Migrating Windows Server Roles and Features….

Today’s tip… Question: My customer is looking at upgrading their older server to Windows Server 2016. They use a wide array of Windows Servers built-in Roles such as Hyper-V, Active Directory, Print Server, and File and Storage Services for starters. They are looking for guidance. Does Microsoft provide guidance for migrating Windows Server Roles and…

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Tip of the Day: Upgrading a Domain

Today’s tip… Question: My organization is running an older Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 Domain Controller. We want to upgrade to Windows Server 2016. What is the Microsoft recommended way to upgrade a domain? Answer: The recommended way to upgrade a domain is to promote domain controllers that run newer versions of Windows Server and…

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Tip of the Day: Helping Customers Shift to a Modern Desktop Blog Post

Today’s tip… Three announcements are included in this blog post: Cloud-based analytics tools to make modern desktop deployment even easier. A program to ensure app compatibility for upgrades and updates of Windows and Office. Servicing and support changes to give you additional deployment flexibility. Check out the full article for more information! Reference: “Helping customers…

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(Skype) Tip of the Day: Skype Insider Preview – You can now easily find messages in the current conversation

Today’s tip… The Skype team is glad to announce an update that gives ability to easily find messages in the current conversation! To download go to https://www.skype.com/en/insider/  and select desired operating system: Feature Details: There are 2 ways you can start searching in the current conversation Like the good old times, in any open conversation…

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

Today’s tip… SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates. Using SCUP, you can: Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs). Modify update definitions including applicability, and deployment metadata. Export updates to external catalogs. Publish updates to an update server. An updated version of System…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Turn your whiteboard sketches to working code in seconds with Sketch2Code

Today’s tip… Introducing Sketch2Code, a web based solution that uses AI to transform a handwritten user interface design from a picture to a valid HTML markup code. User interface design process involves a lot a creativity that starts on a whiteboard where designers share ideas. Once a design is drawn, it is usually captured within…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: General availability of instance size flexibility for Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances

Today’s tip… Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances is a new feature that makes your reserved instance purchasing and management even simpler by applying reservation discounts to different virtual machine (VM) sizes within the same VM group. With instance size flexibility, you don’t have to deploy the exact same VM size to get the benefit of…

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Tip of the Day: Bringing Device Support to Windows Containers

Today’s tip… I’m really excited about today’s tip. Why? Because it’s nerdy coolness and I like it! Oh, and it also represents a great leap forward in the support of Ccontainer technologies on the Windows platform. Summary When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to…

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