Posted by David TennenhouseCorporate Vice President, Microsoft Technology Policy
The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s recent announcement of its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community is a significant and welcome development.
Unlike the other major international communications networks (e.g., the telephone system and postal systems), there has been no single government-led organization that has guided the evolution and growth of the Internet.
Beginning Tuesday, March 18, customers can purchase Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), a 64GB mobile broadband-ready device, for $679 (estimated retail price) in the U.S. at Microsoft retail stores, www.MicrosoftStore.com, and BestBuy.com and all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores.
Along with cellular connectivity via AT&T’s 4G LTE network, customers will receive 200 GB of free OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) storage for two years.
With Microsoft support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ending April 8, small businesses and consumers are upgrading to newer devices with updated technology. For people still using technology from more than a decade ago, Microsoft’s new operating system and productivity software — Windows 8.1 and Office 365 — will look and feel a little different. But knowing a few simple tips will make for an easy transition.
In Windows 8.1 -- Meet the Start screen. Start is where Windows 8.1 displays apps, contacts and more in an easy-to-navigate tile format, which can be organized by dragging and dropping the tiles into labeled groups. It’s easy to navigate back to Start from anywhere in Windows by swiping inward from the right edge of the touchscreen and tapping Start — or by pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard. Moving the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen also brings up a direct shortcut to the Start screen.
Today's post gives you a script to crawl your file shares and document the AD users and groups referenced in NTFS permissions. I’m sure others have published similar scripts, but I want to approach it from the angle of Active Directory group cleanup. Using this output together with the script from my last post will give you plenty of insight to go after stale groups.
Finish this familiar quote, “I can’t delete that group, because ______________ .” Multiple choice:
What would we do without file shares? Well, actually, we would use SharePoint or OneDrive. The truth is file shares have been around for decades, and in most cases mission critical data resides there. But who can access that data? That is the big question, and many of us cannot give a complete answer.