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  • Tip of the Day: What Do You Know About Intune?

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… Enterprise mobility, and with it the need for convergent management solutions, is a part of today’s reality. Mobile Device Management (MDM), which involves the administration of devices using platform-independent protocols developed...
  • Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Network and Internet Settings

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… The Settings App in Windows 10 provides access to all of your connections in one convenient place. To get there simply launch the Network fly-out from the taskbar and click Network settings. Figure 1: Windows 10 Network fly-out...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AD Conditional Access for Apps

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You can now add Conditional Access policies to LOB apps added to Azure Active Directory. With Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory, here is what you can do… You can limit the MFA requirement to specific security-sensitive...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: How to perform full password sync with AAD Sync

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… There may be a time when you have started using Azure Active Directory Sync Services or Azure Active Directory Connect, then you later decide to turn on Password Hash Sync. Simply turning on Password Hash Sync will not sync all passwords...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: AAD features included with Office 365?

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… We have recently enabled some Azure Active Directory Basic edition features you would have normally paid an additional cost to be included free with Office 365 subscriptions. Self-service password reset for cloud users Sign-in page...
  • Tip of the Day: NTFS File Growth (p2)

    Today’s Tip… A few years ago Rob wrote a blog entry entitled, “The Four Stages of NTFS File Growth”. This attempted to explain what happens to a file as it gains complexity. Complexity being akin to fragmentation. Since its posting, Rob has answered a...
  • Tip of the Day: Creating a Bootable USB Device

    Today’s Tip… Interested in a faster method to install an Operating System that does not require booting from a DVD? Using a bootable USB device is your answer. A properly prepared USB Boot Device loaded with Operating System boot files, will allow you...
  • Tip of the Day: Support for Code Regions

    Today’s Tip… One of the cool things about the Windows PowerShell ISE is that it supports code regions. This allows you to collapse areas of your code to get them out of your way without changing the functionality of what you are writing. The regions can...
  • Tip of the Day: Shutting down the Charms

    Today’s Tip… With Windows 8.1, you can disable charms easily. For me this was an issue because I normally close my programs by clicking on the X in the upper right-hand corner and I was always accidentally bringing up the charms which ended up in my way...
  • Tip of the Day: Understanding KVP in Hyper-V

    Today’s Tip… While not new, some people have confusion about how the Hyper-V host communicates simple string data with the VM. This is part of the Integration Services, specifically Data Exchange. <VM Properties as seen from the host> <Services...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: Deploy Office Applications Using Azure RemoteApp

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You can now deploy Office applications using the Shared Computer Activation licensing available through Office 365 subscriptions E3 and E4 licenses. We have two default Office 2013 templates available to use in the Azure RemoteApp...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure RemoteApp Create a Hybrid Collection

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… If your applications need communicate with on-premises or other Azure based resources you can create a Hybrid collection within a virtual network. This will involve a couple different steps but once again we start by going to the...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure RemoteApp Create a Cloud Collection

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… If you do not require applications to talk to backend servers the easiest way to get started with Azure RemoteApp is by creating a stand-alone Cloud collection. This can be done in the RemoteApp workspace in the Azure Management Portal...
  • Tip of the Day: How Many Screens Can You Connect to Your Surface Pro 2/3?

    Today’s Tip… You can make photos, videos, and presentations bigger by connecting Surface Pro to a TV, monitor, or projector. Or, connect to an HDTV and watch movies on a big screen. The number of external screens your Surface Pro 2 or Surface Pro 3 will...
  • Tip of the Day: Internet of Things with a side of Raspberry Pi

    Today’s Tip… On February 2nd, the Raspberry Pi 2 was released to the public. Windows 10 will support the new board and will be free for the Maker community via the Windows Developer Program for IoT expected later this year. “Raspberry Pi has quickly become...
  • Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Phone Technical Preview Release

    Today’s Tip… Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview released on February 12th. Just a few of the new features: “Reply of the Fly” messaging Centralize photos and videos with the Photo app no matter where things are stored New look and more offerings under...
  • (SQL) Tip of the Day: Power BI Q & A Bar

    Today’s (SQL) Tip… Recently one of my coworkers and I were attempting to build a simple report in Power BI. We had been having trouble getting a simple count from our data source for the dashboard. After working on this for a while we realized you can...
  • (SQL) Tip of the Day: Check this out for some great BI tips

    Today’s (SQL) Tip… Today I would like to point out a great resource for information about SQL BI including SSRS, Power BI, and other technologies. Guy in a Cube Guy in a Cube is ran by Adam Saxton who is amazing in all things BI. His videos are quick...
  • (SQL) Tip of the Day: You shouldn’t be using Auto Export anymore

    Today’s (SQL) Tip… Automatic export is a tool built into SQL Azure. It was formerly used as the primary way to back up SQL Azure databases in an automated way. In fact for a long time it was the only way to automate backup. It works by first creating...
  • Rob is the coolest cat

    And here is why. He meows a bunch and doesn’t share his milk bowl or any yummies. Back Story: Rob brought me onto the Tip of the Day team awhile ago. This was my first test post. He said to set a publish date of some time in the future. I set it for today...
  • Tip of the Day: Network Abstraction Demystified

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… Network Abstraction Demystified Yesterday's tip talked about the abstraction of the network overlay from the network underlay. Easy enough to say, but how is this actually done? Relocation of Traffic Shaping Policies Abstraction...
  • Tip of the Day: Understanding Network Virtualization - Part 2

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… Understanding Network Virtualization - Part 2 Yesterday's provided a very high level explanation Network Virtualization. Before going deeper, let's sneak in a little surrounding context and define a few new terms. Why...
  • Tip of the Day: Understanding Network Virtualization

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… Understanding Network Virtualization The Virtualization Paradigm Server virtualization allows multiple server instances to run on a single physical host, with each running as if it were the only instance on the hardware. Network...
  • Tip of the Day: Private Cloud Recipe

    Today’s (Networking) Tip… Private Cloud Recipe Looking for something new to serve at an upcoming gathering? Wow your guests with this quick and easy Private Cloud recipe! Ingredients Datacenter Fabric Mix A heaping helping of STORAGE! Any flavor will...
  • (Cloud) Tip of the Day: Bulk license assignment

    Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You have learned lots about license management using PowerShell. Now you are thinking, how can I apply this to many users instead of one at a time… Assign licenses to a group IMPORTANT This will not automatically assign licenses to...