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I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft.

January, 2013

  • Windows 8 Tip of the day - How to recover ~6GB of space on your Microsoft Windows Surface

    Here is how you can recoup ~6GB of space on your 32GB Surface. Here is what you need to do: (edited to fix link, add comment about removing the recovery partition.) 1. Note this will prevent the machine reset from being able to happen. If you don...
  • The Dude does AngelBeat!

    Check it out, the Dude will be presenting at Atlanta’s AngelBeat on Monday the 28th.  http://www.angelbeat.com/events/492/   Also presenting at the Birmingham Alabama one on Tuesday the 29th.  http://www.angelbeat.com/events/493  ...
  • 20 minute delay deploying Windows 7 on 802.1x? Fix it here!

    Someone mentioned to me that he has a 20 minute delay deploying Windows 7 to 801.1x EAP networks.  They noted http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978152 which is “A Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer does not respond to 802.1X...
  • The network impact of a Windows 8 RT device on your network.

    Edited! So someone had this question.  It’s a good one.  I didn’t know the answer so I found out….   Articles here and here would indicate that network traffic should be both intermittent and light.  So….lets check it out. The Test...
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Bitlocker PIN

    Today’s tip… While it still requires administrative privileges to configure BitLocker, with Windows 8, standard users can now by default change their own PIN/Password.  It is recommended that this be used in conjunction with the ‘Configure use of...
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Bitlocker

    Today’s tip… Previously, BitLocker encryption has been an ‘all or nothing’.  Either a volume was completely encrypted or it was not.  Windows 8 brings us a new option, ‘Encrypt Used Disk Space Only’.  Just like it sounds, this option allows...
  • How to get Best Practice Analyzers to collect with PowerShell!

    This update comes to us from Chuck Timon, a SSEE in CTS…   In PowerShell, run – Get-BPAResult –ModelId Microsoft/Windows/Hyper-V > c:\temp\hyper—vbpa.txt Or to get a filtered output Get-BPAResult –ModelId Microsoft/Windows/Hyper-V | fl ComputerName...
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day

    Today’s tip… To quickly start your Windows8/Server 2012 machine - Bring up Charms (Winkey+I OR mouse around in bottom-right corner to bring up Charms) – Settings which brings up the below screens (at the regular desktop OR at the Modern Desktop)  
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day–NTFS changes in Windows 8

    Good Morning Internet, todays tip of the day is on Windows 8 and NTFS changes made: There is a fundamental change to NTFS in how we handle file system inconsistencies.  Previously, there were a number of reasons that Windows would mark the file system...
  • Tip of the Day for Windows 8!

    A new blog series from the Great Robert Mitchell by way of the Dude! Who is Robert Mitchell you may ask?!?! He’s this guy: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/robert%20mitchell%20%5Bmsft%5D/ and http://www.linkedin...