Because it’s December all of a sudden and what the heck, this edition of Short Takes focuses Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition, Windows 10 usage, faux outrage at the Microsoft shareholder meeting, and more.
Customize Windows 10 deployment in MDT using a task sequence, and configure Windows Deployment Services.
Microsoft announced that Azure Backup Server (MABS) added support for ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 (with or without vCenter) with the recently released Update 1 for Azure Backup Server. Find out what this means for VMware users.
Microsoft’s no-limit archive mailboxes were supposed to be available throughout Office 365 by now. As previously reported, the feature is available in some Office 365 datacenter regions but not others. Now word comes that Microsoft has paused the roll-out of the feature until sometime in the first quarter of 2017. What’s going on?
Aidan Finn introduces you to the new GUI-based tool for deploying Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Nano Server.
Learn why containers are more efficient than virtual machines, and the benefits of using Docker images with containers.
If you examine the network connections opened by an Outlook 2016 client, you might find many connections established to the mailboxes belonging to Office 365 Groups. Using connections to grab data is fine, but why are the connections quite so persistent and what do they do anyway?
Learn how to deploy the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and import a Windows 10 image ready for distribution over the network using Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
Walk through the troubleshooting steps for when you are unable to log into a Windows virtual machine (VM) in Azure via a remote desktop connection (aka RDP).
Take a look at Microsoft’s newest contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP), which gives us a peek behind the curtain and suggests what the next generation of Azure hosts will look like.
Microsoft has announced that its Anniversary update for Windows 10 has graduated to the Current Branch for Business.
If you need to ensure that users have the correct Office 365 licenses assigned, and that licenses are automatically revoked as users are deprovisioned, then look to a third-party solution, such as Softerra Adaxes, to automating licensing.
Microsoft CVP Julia White says that it’s time to dispel the top cloud myths of 2016. It’s good to have an opinion on these matters, but when an interested party like Microsoft advances a case that something is a myth, you have to ask yourself whether the myths are true or not. So here’s a look at those six top cloud myths in the context of Office 365.