(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

Today’s tip… Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. The value of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly aligned to increase the performance and reliability…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Nested Virtualization in Azure

Today’s Tip… We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. Now you can enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and hardware prerequisites, configuration steps and…

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Tip of the Day: An easy way to measure computer reboot and logon times

Today’s Tip… Process Monitor has evolved over the years from several different tools, into a single, “must have” tool for a wide variety of troubleshooting scenarios.  One of the great capabilities of Process Monitor is its ability to capture a computer trace from very early in the computer startup process.  The information collected from this…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Detailed troubleshooting steps for remote desktop connection issues to Windows VMs in Azure

Today’s Tip… You may encounter a Remote Desktop error message that does not resemble any of the specific error messages covered in the basic Remote Desktop troubleshooting guide. Follow these steps to determine why the Remote Desktop (RDP) client is unable to connect to the RDP service on the Azure VM. Components of a Remote…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Upcoming Architecture Investments for RDS Hosting

Today’s Tip… See our upcoming investments focused on making your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the future architecture improvements that help you create compelling services for your customers, while taking your business to a higher level of efficiency and growth. These improvements will extend the current Windows Server 2016 RDS to…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Protect your RDS Deployment! Configure disaster recovery for Remote Desktop Services

Today’s tip… When you deploy Remote Desktop Services into your environment, it becomes a critical part of your infrastructure, particularly the apps and resources that you share with users. If the RDS deployment goes down due to anything from a network failure to a natural disaster, users can’t access those apps and resources, and your…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques

Today’s tip… The Cloud and Enterprise Red Team introduced how to apply traditional network attack techniques to the cloud along with mindset trends seen in Azure to address them. The presentation was given at the Infiltrate 2017 conference and is now available online. Presentation Cloud Post Exploitation Technique References: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-post-exploitation-techniques/…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Which graphics virtualization technology is right for you?

Today’s tip… You have a range of options when it comes to enabling graphics rendering in Remote Desktop Services. In Windows Server 2016, you have two graphics virtualization technologies available with Hyper-V that let you leverage the GPU hardware: Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) – For the highest performance using one or more GPUs dedicated to…

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