Because it’s such a great time to be alive, this edition of Short Takes looks at a ton of Coronavirus-related news, including Azure capacity issues, Microsoft/Office 365 service throttling, certification retirement extensions, unprecedented Xbox Live demand, and much, much, more.
As we enter a time of crisis that will see a significant number of employees asked to work from home, organizations need to provide effective but secure remote access to corporate resources. The tried and tested virtual private network (VPN) might seem like the obvious choice. But so called 'zero trust' is gaining popularity and could surpass traditional VPN access.
Our next MJFChat is all about the resurgence of handheld PCs. My special guest is Mike Halsey, a Windows Experience MVP and Windows book author and course creator.
Microsoft recommends applying an out-of-band emergency patch for SMB remote code execution flaw as soon as possible.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has passed a significant milestone, the OS is running on more than 1 billion PCs around the globe. This is a considerable benchmark for the company and shows that customers are migrating from Windows 7 to 10 but you can expect this number to continue to climb higher.
Because of the Coronavirus, this edition of Short Takes looks at a lot of virus-related collateral damage, including Microsoft Build 2020, Apple’s retail stores, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s ability to manufacture hardware, and even the DOD JEDI contract. OK, that one isn’t related to the Coronavirus.
Microsoft is expanding support for passwordless logins to devices that are hybrid joined to Azure AD domains. In this article, I explain how FIDO2 security keys work in hybrid Azure AD environments.
Windows App Installer was first introduced in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) to make sideloading UWP apps easier. Since then, Microsoft has gradually been improving App Installer to provide most of the features found in the Microsoft Store. In this article, I look at how App Installer has developed and how it fits into the bigger picture.
How account synchronization works in the new version of Microsoft Edge.
This month sees Microsoft pull a standalone security update, release a Windows 10X emulator so that developers can start adapting apps to work with the upcoming dual-screen SKU, we get more details on the container architecture in Windows 10X, a public preview of FIDO2 support for hybrid Azure Active Directory deployments, and much more.
Microsoft and its hardware partners have new device security requirements to protect against targeted firmware attacks.
How to configure Windows for the best experience when using an external monitor and how to reset the graphics stack without restarting Windows.
In today's Ask the Admin, I look at how to set up Your Phone in Windows 10 so that you can use it to make and receive calls via an Android handset.
This month sees a bumper crop of 99 patches from Microsoft, including a fix for the IE zero-day announced last month and a change in default configuration for new Windows Server Active Directory deployments.
Because I want you to be my Valentine, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft finally doing the right thing, Amazon’s legal challenge to Microsoft’s JEDI contract, some real news about Windows 10X, the schedule for Windows 10 version 2004, and much, much more.