Tip of the Day: Ten Reasons You’ll Love Windows Server 2016

Today’s Tip… Reason #1 – PowerShell and Desired State Configuration Reason #2 – Active Directory and Identity Reason #3 – Server Management Tools Reason #4 – Remote Desktop Services Reason #5 – Software-Defined Storage Reason #6 – Software-Defined Compute Reason #7 – Software-Defined Networking Reason #8 – Security Reason #9 – Containers Reason #10 –…


Tip of the Day: What Could Cause Bitlocker to Start in Recovery Mode?

Today’s Tip… What Could Cause Bitlocker to Start in Recovery Mode? We see this question pop up frequently enough that I thought it would be beneficial to send this out. Changing any boot configuration boot entry data type settings with the exception of the following: Description RAMDiskImageOffset PassCount TestMix FailureCount TestToFail Note: When installing a…

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Tip of the Day: Convenience Rollup Releasing on 5/16/2016 for Win7/Server 2008 R2

Today’s Tip… Tired of seeing hundreds of updates? On May 16th, Microsoft released the convenience rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 containing all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016. Only one update needed to get…

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Tip of the Day: Linux in Windows

Today’s Tip… Hopefully you have already heard the announcement that Windows 10 will have Bash on Ubuntu (already available to Windows Insiders on Build 14316 or higher). Have you played around with it yet? It’s pretty cool. Want to get started? Check out these! Blogs Mike Harsh – https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/03/30/run-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows/ Scott Hanselman – http://www.hanselman.com/blog/DevelopersCanRunBashShellAndUsermodeUbuntuLinuxBinariesOnWindows10.aspx Ubuntu News…


Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Today’s Tip… What are the big ticket items coming in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update? Windows Hello brings biometric security to apps and Microsoft Edge Windows Ink brings the power of Windows to the tip of your pen Cortana, now more helpful than ever with over 1,000 apps Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps come to Xbox…


Tip of the Day: Microsoft Surface Deployment Accelerator

Today’s Tip… Know anyone looking for a quick and easy way to image a bunch of Surfaces? Why not point them to the Microsoft Surface Deployment Accelerator! A wizard walks you through the creation, configuration, and automation of a deployment solution with FREE Microsoft deployment tools. Create a Windows reference image Capture a Windows reference…


Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Branching

Today’s Tip… Are you ready to talk LTSB, CB, and CBB? If not, here are a couple of links to help you out. References: “Windows 10 Release Information” – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/mt679505.aspx “Windows 10 servicing options for updates and upgrades” – https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/manage/introduction-to-windows-10-servicing


Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Roadmap

Today’s Tip… Stumbled on this website and wanted to share it. The roadmap of what Microsoft has recently made generally available, released in public preview, is still working on, and what we are no longer developing. Reference: “Windows 10 Roadmap” – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/windows-roadmap

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