Tip of the Day: Announcing Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

Today’s tip… You knew this day would come. ‘Project Honolulu’ is now officially released as Windows Admin Center. Windows Admin Center is a locally deployed, browser-based app for managing servers, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructure, and Windows 10 PCs. It comes at no additional cost beyond Windows and is ready to use in production. For the official…

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Tip of the Day: More on Latest Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build

Today’s tip… What’s New in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17639: In-place upgrades Storage Migration Service Storage Replica Available Content How to Download Known Issues Take a look at this updated blog post on what to expect from the latest Windows Server 2019 build. Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17639

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Tip of the Day: The Panther Folder Mystery

Today’s tip… I’ve always wondered about the Panther directory myself. Perhaps this bit of trivia might also satisfy others with similar curiosity. Why are Windows setup logs stored in a Panther directory? The top rated answer appears to be the following: “Panther” was the code name for the new setup/servicing engine that first shipped in…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Hello, now with Synchronous Certificate Enrollment

Today’s tip… In the past, Hello (hybrid scenario) users had to wait thirty minutes after first creating a PIN before they could use it to logon due to the time it takes for a public key to sync back to the on-premises AD using AAD Connect. If the user tried to logon before the sync-back…

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Tip of the Day: Say Hello to FIDO Devices

Today’s tip… The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) alliance is a collection of companies including Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and hundreds of others, all working together to solve the shortcomings of passwords. Motivations driving this work include: Weak or stolen passwords account for approximately 76% of all network intrusions. In surveys, 81% of respondents reported using the…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016, DDA and CUDA…

Today’s tip… Questions of the Day: Question #1: My customer is interested in using Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V for the feature where you can allocate a physical GPU to a virtual machine because they want use CUDA features of the GPU. Can this this physical GPU be assigned to multiple VMs at once? It’s a…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Hyper-V SR-IOV and SDN

Today’s tip… Question of the Day: Question: My customer has a variety of applications in its organization and some have low latency networking requirements. The customer is interested in setting up a private cloud using Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. The main purpose of the cloud is to offer IaaS/VMs to some tenants…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 and IPv6…

Today’s tip… Question of the Day: Question: My customer has a question about the use of IPv6. Microsoft guidance for the past few releases of Windows Server is to leave IPv6 enabled even if you’re only using an IPv4-enabled network. Has that guidance changed at all for Windows Server 2016? Does that guidance differ if…

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Tip of the Day: Free eBook – Introduction to Windows Containers

Today’s tip… Need or want to know more about Windows Containers? Download this free eBook from Microsoft Press. Synopsis: With the introduction of container support in Windows Server 2016, we open a world of opportunities that takes traditional monolithic applications on a journey to modernize them for better agility. Containers are a stepping stone that…

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Tip of the Day: Understanding which Update Sources are Configured

Today’s tip… We often get questions from customers who want to know from where their clients are receiving updates when multiple sources are configured (including, online, WSUS and other). It can be quite cumbersome to determine which source is offering a particular update. Recently, I learnt that there are two simple PowerShell Cmdlets that enable…

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