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

Today’s tip… You’ve been asking for it. Well, it’s finally here! On March 21st, the SCUP update was released!  This release of SCUP adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.  For detailed information about supported operating systems and prerequisites, see the Install Updates Publisher topic.  While the core functionality in this release remains…


Tip of the Day: Storage Replica, Chelsio iWARP Performance, and a “Space Balls” Reference

Today’s tip… Do you have a need for speed? Check out this blog post to find out more. It covers the gear, the goal, the grades, and the rundown. Reference: “It’s Gone to Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2018/03/26/its-gone-to-plaid-storage-replica-and-chelsio-iwarp-performance/


Tip of the Day: Microsoft HoloLens and the Commercial Suite

Today’s tip… Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to test out the Microsoft HoloLens, “…the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10.” Microsoft HoloLens runs either Windows Holographic (Windows 10 designed for Developer Mode) or Windows Holographic for Business in the Commercial Suite. I have always been interested to see how HoloLens will be used…


What’s new in Windows 10, version ####

Today’s tip… Looking for a single location to find out what’s new in each Windows 10 version? Well, here you go! “What’s new in Windows 10” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/ Stay tuned for what’s new in the upcoming version! References: What’s new in Windows 10, version 1709 What’s new in Windows 10, version 1703 What’s new in…


Tip of the Day: New Group Policy Settings doc and Reference

Today’s tip… Looking for the new group policy settings in Windows 10, version 1709? Check out this doc: “New policies for Windows 10” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/new-policies-for-windows-10 Search over four thousand group policy settings in an Excel spreadsheet found here: “Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server” – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250  


Tip of the Day: More on included Windows 10 Apps

Today’s tip… Today’s blog post provides more information on included Windows 10 apps and several links and screenshots. Check it out! Reference: “More on included Windows 10 apps” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2018/03/13/more-on-included-windows-10-apps/ For more articles like this one, make sure to check out Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office Deployment Ramblings.


Tip of the Day: Windows 10, version 1607 Semi-Annual Channel end of support on April 10,2018

Today’s tip… On February 1st, Microsoft release a Help Article pertaining to the upcoming end of support for Windows 10, version 1607 SAC. Read the article for the latest information! Reference: “Windows 10,version 1607 Semi-Annual Channel end of support (February 1, 2018)” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4076503/windows-10-version-1607-semi-annual-channel-end-of-support


Tip of the Day: Help Article for End of Support – Windows 7

Today’s tip… Here’s another article covering a great deal of information pertaining to the January 14, 2020 end of support for Windows 7. It covers: Reference: “Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020


Tip of the Day: Changes to Office and Windows Servicing and Support

Today’s tip… Did you miss this article, release on February 1st? If so, check it out! Servicing extensions for Windows 10 Updates on the Office 365 ProPlus systems requirements New details on the next perpetual release of Office and LTSC release of Windows 10 Reference: “Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2018/02/01/changes-to-office-and-windows-servicing-and-support/


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

Today’s tip… Question: My customer has older Windows Server Domain Controllers running older functional levels and would like to upgrade them, but is unclear what the different domain functional levels provide. Is there a document that provides the differences? Also, does Microsoft have recommendations about domain and forest functional levels for AD?   Answer: Microsoft…