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June 11, 2016
Need remote access and forgot to turn RDP access on? Argh, how to get to that server (or workstation)? PSExec comes to the rescue in…

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January 9, 2016
Hey Guys, here are some must have downloads and reading for you Exchange Admins. Preferred Architecture, Exchange Server 2016 Preferred Architecture Exchange Server 2013 Preferred Architecture …

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January 9, 2016
Network bandwidth is  a critical factor when assessing and planning Office 365 for your organisation. Microsoft has some great resources for you to analyse your environment…

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New Social Features on Gallery

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

We are excited to announce new social features on the PowerShell Gallery: share buttons and discussion boards.   Share Buttons We have added share buttons on each item page. You can now share items in the gallery on your social networks. The buttons are located on the side panel of the page. Click on the... Read moreRead more

PowerShellGet and PackageManagement in PowerShell Gallery and GitHub

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

As of today, PowerShellGet is an open source project, and both the PowerShellGet and PackageManagement modules are available in the PowerShell Gallery. Moving PowerShellGet to Open Source PowerShellGet is now a repo under github.com/PowerShell. Of course, the PackageManagement module is already open-sourced as it is part of the OneGet project.  Check out the new PowerShellGet repo at github.com/PowerShell/PowerShellGet...Read more

PowerShell Security at DerbyCon

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

Many people have commented over the past couple of years that they’d love to see a PowerShell Security conference. Well, that conference arrived: DerbyCon 2016. DerbyCon is an incredible security conference, held in Louisville Kentucky each year. Despite the calibre of all that attend, the humbleness and approachability of everyone there is outstanding. Perhaps to... Read moreRead more

DSC Resource Kit September Release

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! Since our last release on August 10, we have added 2 brand new modules from the community: OfficeOnlineServerDsc by Brian Farnhill (@BrianFarnhill) SystemLocaleDsc by Daniel Scott-Raynsford (@PlagueHO) Thanks Brian and Daniel for all your hard work! This release includes updates to 14 DSC resource modules, including 15 new... Read moreRead more

PowerShell DSC and implicit remoting broken in KB3176934

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

On August 23, Windows update KB3176934 released for Windows Client. Due to a missing .MOF file in the build package, the update breaks DSC. All DSC operations will result in an “Invalid Property” error. In addition, due to a missing binary in the build package the update breaks PowerShell implicit remoting. Implicit remoting is a... Read moreRead more


Ignite Recap: My Session on “Protect & Manage Your Digital Transformation”

On September 28, 2016

You can now watch my entire Ignite session right here and, for reference, included below is an in-depth summary of everything I talked about on stage. For most of us, the recent Zero Day vulnerabilities in iOS, as well as the recent attacks on organizations like the group responsible for testing the Olympic athletes, Continue readingRead more

Can’t-miss OMS Operations Management Suite Sessions at Ignite

On September 27, 2016

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. If you are attending Ignite or watching the event live and are interested in maximizing the management of your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments, you should strongly consider attending the below sessions. Discover how Accenture and Time Warner manage hybrid environments today: This 45-minute session Continue readingRead more

Taking backup of encrypted Azure VMs with ADE (Azure Disk Encryption) using Azure Backup in OMS

On September 16, 2016

We see customers migrating or deploying workloads on Azure have started encrypting their virtual machines using ADE (Azure Disk Encryption) and looking for a backup solution that supports protecting those encrypted VMs in a simple and cost effctive manner. We also heard, loud and clear, that Azure Backup (ABU) is the one which customers prefer... Read moreRead more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Troubleshooting IaaS in Azure Stack

On August 9, 2016

Hello Readers! This blog is part 8 (and the last) of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss and share troubleshooting techniques and resources that we have learned when working with customers and partners that are actively validating Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to... Read moreRead more

Don’t Miss These Sessions at Ignite

On September 25, 2016

Ignite is a particularly great event for a lot of reasons but one of the best is the unbelievable number of sessions offering deep dives on dozens of topics. Included below is a list of the sessions I personally recommend for IT Pros that want to further extend their Intune/ConfigMgr/RDS expertise. I work with Continue readingRead more

New ideas, new solutions, new technical preview of Azure Stack

On September 26, 2016

Were pleased to announce the next step in delivering the power of Azure in your datacenters:Azure Stack Technical Preview 2! Since we released the first Technical Preview, weve been blown away by the conversations with customers about the solutions they want to build and the problems they want to solve with Azure Stack. They see Continue readingRead more

Enabling Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V virtualization based security features on other platforms

Source: Server & Management Blogs

This post was authored by Mike Schutz, General Manager, Cloud Platform. Security is a top-of-mind topic for every organization. This is why Microsoft is investing deeply to provide advanced security across our technology portfolio. With the launch of Windows Server 2016 this week, we introduced new advanced multi-layer security capabilities to provide additional ways to safeguard infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 helpsRead more

New Social Features on Gallery

Source: Server & Management Blogs

We are excited to announce new social features on the PowerShell Gallery: share buttons and discussion boards.   Share Buttons We have added share buttons on each item page. You can now share items in the gallery on your social networks. The buttons are located on the side panel of the page. Click on the share button and a new share window will open:   Discussion Boards We have also added a discussion board at the bottomRead more

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V large-scale VM performance for in-memory transaction processing

Source: Server & Management Blogs

This post was authored by Liang Yang, Principal Performance Engineer on the Hyper-V team and Jos de Bruijn, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server team. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has significantly bumped up the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) scale limit to embrace new scenarios such as running e-commerce large in-memory databases for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Data Warehousing (DW) purposes. In thiRead more

Ignite Recap: My Session on “Protect & Manage Your Digital Transformation”

Source: Server & Management Blogs

You can now watch my entire Ignite session right here and, for reference, included below is an in-depth summary of everything I talked about on stage. For most of us, the recent Zero Day vulnerabilities in iOS, as well as the recent attacks on organizations like the group responsible for testing the Olympic athletes, Colin Powells e-mails, or the massive Yahoo breach are still fresh in our minds. To think that by simply tRead more

PowerShellGet and PackageManagement in PowerShell Gallery and GitHub

Source: Server & Management Blogs

As of today, PowerShellGet is an open source project, and both the PowerShellGet and PackageManagement modules are available in the PowerShell Gallery. Moving PowerShellGet to Open Source PowerShellGet is now a repo under github.com/PowerShell. Of course, the PackageManagement module is already open-sourced as it is part of the OneGet project.  Check out the new PowerShellGet repo at github.com/PowerShell/PowerShellGet. YRead more