[RDS] Tip of the Day: Windows Virtual Desktop Learning and Readiness Resources

Today’s tip… Interested in Windows Virtual Desktop? Below are links to learning and readiness resources to get started. Helpful Links: Windows Virtual Desktop Documentation (Tutorials, How-Tos, etc..) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/ Windows Virtual Desktop Tech Community – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Virtual-Desktop/bd-p/WindowsVirtualDesktop What is Windows Virtual Desktop? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30dOLcZ4_9U Windows Virtual Desktop: New remote desktop and app experience on Azure -…

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Tip of the Day: Gathering Network Configuration Information using Get-NetView

Today’s tip… Do you need to collect network information from a customer’s server for a quick and easy analysis?  Then why not try the Get-NetView PowerShell script available on GitHub? Simply copy and execute the code on the target system. Just like a lightweight version of an SDP (or an MPS Report for those old…

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Tip of the Day: Keeping up with Windows Client/Server Monthly Updates Rollups

Today’s tip… Did you know you can hit the following links to see a complete history of Windows Client and Server monthly rollups by product version? Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 Windows 10 v1803 Windows 10 v1709 Windows 10 v1703 Windows 10 v1607 and Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 v1511 Windows 10 (initial version)…

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Tip of the Day: 2019SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS

Today’s tip… To protect your security, Windows operating system updates are dual-signed using both the SHA-1 and SHA-2 hash algorithms to authenticate that updates come directly from Microsoft and were not tampered with during delivery. Due to weaknesses in the SHA-1 algorithm and to align to industry standards Microsoft will only sign Windows updates using…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Resource Manager template language additions

Today’s tip… Here are some new changes in the Azure Resource Manager template language: Deployment outputs now support the condition property to help avoid deploy-time errors from conditional resources (documentation and sample). The copy() function will support non-object string inputs to produce an array result (documentation and sample). The newGuid() function will generate a globally…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

Today’s tip… A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal. Each video in the series demonstrates how to take advantage of a portal feature or capability, such as: How to work with multiple accounts, directories,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: AzCopyV10.0.8 Preview Release

Today’s tip… AzCopy (V10.0.8) has recently been released.  It contains some major improvements, including a complete rewrite of the sync command. Rewrote sync command to eliminate numerous bugs and improve usability (see wiki for details) Implemented various improvements to memory management Added MD5 validation support (available options: NoCheck, LogOnly, FailIfDifferent, FailIfDifferentOrMissing) Added last modified time…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Repository of quality tested Kubernetes Operators

Today’s tip… As we continue to see a lot of growth in Kubernetes on Azure, I wanted to make sure everyone saw that Microsoft is part of a consortium led by Red Hat (also includes Google and AWS) to provide reliable, quality tested Kubernetes Operators: Repository: https://www.operatorhub.io/

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Tip of the Day: Refresher on How to Install Language Packs

Today’s tip… Quick steps: Click Start  Select Settings Select Time & Language In the left pane, select Language Then select Add a language Got questions on redistribution? That’s covered in this article as well. Reference: “Language Packs” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14236/language-packs

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Tip of the Day: 3D Embedded Animations

Today’s tip… Liven up your PowerPoint presentations and Word docs with 3D animation thanks to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. How do you do it? Open Word or PowerPoint on your Windows 10 October 2018 Update system. Open your presentation or doc, or create a new one. Once in the presentation or doc, click…

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