Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Microsoft Ignite: The Attendee Backpack Swag Hands On Review http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-attendee-backpack-swag-hands-review <div class="node-body article-body">One of the side benefits of attending a conference like Ignite is the swag that you can collect on the Expo show floor plus for Ignite the ever popular backpack that is given out to attendees. In this video from Microsoft's Patch and Switch guys you will learn more about every zipper and pouch on this years attendee backpack.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-attendee-backpack-swag-hands-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-attendee-backpack-swag-hands-review#comments Ignite Atlanta backpack Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite Atlanta Patch and Switch swag Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:48:00 +0000 180871 at http://windowsitpro.com Those colors look pretty familiar... Podcast Provides Actionable Tips for Driving BI Awareness, Adoption http://windowsitpro.com/windows/podcast-provides-actionable-tips-driving-bi-awareness-adoption <div class="node-body article-body">Business intelligence solutions can help companies make sense of data in order to make more informed business decisions—if there’s critical mass in terms of adoption and awareness.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/podcast-provides-actionable-tips-driving-bi-awareness-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/podcast-provides-actionable-tips-driving-bi-awareness-adoption#comments Windows Business Intelligence BI BI BI Brainz BI Brainz Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Kimberly-Clark Kimberly-Clark podcast podcast Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:57:00 +0000 180861 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Ignite: Keynote Viewing Options and Bringing the Value Back to Work http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-keynote-viewing-options-and-bringing-value-back-work <div class="node-body article-body">Two key elements of Microsoft Ignite will be the keynotes where all the big product announcements happen and then bringing back what you learn to your own company and co-workers. Patch and Switch bring you some key information about those items in these videos.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-keynote-viewing-options-and-bringing-value-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-keynote-viewing-options-and-bringing-value-back-work#comments Ignite Ignite Keynote Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Patch and Switch value Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0000 180851 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft now offering Azure services from Microsoft Cloud Germany http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-now-offering-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft announced further expansion of their Azure cloud based services with two new data centers in Germany.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-now-offering-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-now-offering-azure-services-microsoft-cloud-germany#comments Azure Azure Azure services EFTA EU Europe European Free Trade Association Germany Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft Cloud Germany services Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +0000 180751 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Ignite: Transportation, Sessions Options and Expo Floor http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-transportation-sessions-options-and-expo-floor <div class="node-body article-body">Check out these tips concerning transportation in and around Atlanta, the different session types and the massive Expo Floor and Microsoft Showcase.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-transportation-sessions-options-and-expo-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-transportation-sessions-options-and-expo-floor#comments Ignite Expo expo floor Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite sessions transportation Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:27:00 +0000 180721 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Brings Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) in Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-brings-resilient-change-tracking-rct-windows-server-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Microsoft finally brings a long-awaited feature in Windows Server 2016 that enables native change block tracking. Learn how it helps you dramatically save storage space and reduce the risks of VM failure.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-brings-resilient-change-tracking-rct-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-brings-resilient-change-tracking-rct-windows-server-2016#comments Sponsored Change Block Tracking Change Block Tracking Change Tracking Change Tracking Hyper-V 2016 Hyper-V 2016 RCT RCT Resilient Resilient veeam Veeam Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:39:00 +0000 180571 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Ignite: Grab the mobile app to stay connected on the go during the conference http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-grab-mobile-app-stay-connected-go-during-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">If you are attending Microsoft's Ignite conference in Atlanta this year then you definitely want to make sure you have your entire Ignite schedule and other key conference information at your fingertips by grabbing the mobile app for your device.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-grab-mobile-app-stay-connected-go-during-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-grab-mobile-app-stay-connected-go-during-conference#comments Ignite Android App Apps Ignite iOS Microsoft Microsoft Ignite MS Ignite Windows 10 Windows Mobile Windows Phone Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +0000 180611 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype Business Server 2015 Planning Tool Conferencing Values http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/skype-business-server-2015-planning-tool-conferencing-values <div class="node-body article-body">Whenever I see a customer going through the Skype for Business Server 2015 Planning tool I always pause for a moment and make sure that there are not changing too many default options in the user profile section; one of those areas in particular is the conferencing section. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/skype-business-server-2015-planning-tool-conferencing-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/skype-business-server-2015-planning-tool-conferencing-values#comments Microsoft Office skype Skype Skype 2015 Skype 2015 Skype for Business Skype for Business Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 180601 at http://windowsitpro.com Create JSON file from existing Resource Group in Azure http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-json-file-existing-resource-group-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Easily create JSON templates for Azure!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-json-file-existing-resource-group-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-json-file-existing-resource-group-azure#comments Azure JSON JSON Resource Group Resource Group Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:50:00 +0000 180241 at http://windowsitpro.com Learn what Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/learn-what-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection <div class="node-body article-body">Understand exactly what Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is and how to get it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/learn-what-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/learn-what-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection#comments Windows 10 Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:48:00 +0000 180231 at http://windowsitpro.com Does Remote Credential Guard work with 8.1 client? http://windowsitpro.com/windows/does-remote-credential-guard-work-81-client <div class="node-body article-body">Find out if Remote Credential Guard works with Windows 8.1 as group policy may make you think it does!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/does-remote-credential-guard-work-81-client" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/does-remote-credential-guard-work-81-client#comments Windows Remote Credential Guard Remote Credential Guard Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:39:00 +0000 180211 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Ignite: What to expect and managing your time at the conference http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-what-expect-and-managing-your-time-conference <div class="node-body article-body">If you are already finalizing your schedule for Microsoft Ignite you might want to check out some advice about what to expect and learn some time management skills as well to survive Ignite in Atlanta later this month.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-what-expect-and-managing-your-time-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-what-expect-and-managing-your-time-conference#comments Ignite Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:21:00 +0000 180591 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand why connections to systems may fail once you set policy to prefer Remote Credential Guard. http://windowsitpro.com/windows/understand-why-connections-systems-may-fail-once-you-set-policy-prefer-remote-credential-gua <div class="node-body article-body">Learn exactly what the policy related to preferring Remote Credential Guard really means.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/understand-why-connections-systems-may-fail-once-you-set-policy-prefer-remote-credential-gua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/understand-why-connections-systems-may-fail-once-you-set-policy-prefer-remote-credential-gua#comments Windows Policy Policy preferred preferred Remote Credential Guard Remote Credential Guard Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:43:00 +0000 180221 at http://windowsitpro.com Countdown to Microsoft Ignite: What I will be paying attention to during that week http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/countdown-microsoft-ignite-what-i-will-be-paying-attention-during-week <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Ignite, the companies annual mega conference, begins in just 10 days and we will be there to cover it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/countdown-microsoft-ignite-what-i-will-be-paying-attention-during-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/countdown-microsoft-ignite-what-i-will-be-paying-attention-during-week#comments Ignite Atlanta Atlanta conference Conference Ignite Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:09:00 +0000 180541 at http://windowsitpro.com Adobe Decommissioning Flash Player Download Links on September 29 http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the majority of providers working to free the world from one of Adobe&rsquo;s most unsecure products, Flash Player, Adobe is finally doing something itself.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29#comments Security Adobe Adobe Flash Player Flash Player Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:02:00 +0000 180501 at http://windowsitpro.com Remote Credential Guard and RDP client domain requirements http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/remote-credential-guard-and-rdp-client-domain-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Find out the requirements between the RDP client and the server with Remote Credential Guard.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/remote-credential-guard-and-rdp-client-domain-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/remote-credential-guard-and-rdp-client-domain-requirements#comments Windows Server 2016 Remote Credential Guard Remote Credential Guard Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000 180191 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand the credentials protected with Remote Credential Guard http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/understand-credentials-protected-remote-credential-guard <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the credentials protected with Remote Credential Guard.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/understand-credentials-protected-remote-credential-guard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/understand-credentials-protected-remote-credential-guard#comments Windows Server Remote Credential Guard Remote Credential Guard Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +0000 180181 at http://windowsitpro.com IT/Dev Connections 2016 Speaker Highlight: Liam Cleary http://windowsitpro.com/connections/itdev-connections-2016-speaker-highlight-liam-cleary <div class="node-body article-body">Part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the excellent speakers we have handpicked to present phenomenal and extremely valuable content at the IT/Dev Connections conference. Want more? Get the Insider’s Scoop about IT/Dev Connections 2016 in the on-demand replay of our September 8 webinar.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/connections/itdev-connections-2016-speaker-highlight-liam-cleary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/connections/itdev-connections-2016-speaker-highlight-liam-cleary#comments Connections IT/Dev Connections 2016 IT/Dev Connections 2016 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:50:00 +0000 180481 at http://windowsitpro.com Assistive Technology Users Free Upgrade Still Available for Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/assistive-technology-users-free-upgrade-still-available-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has continued to offer the free Windows 10 upgrade to customers who use Assistive Technologies even though the consumer version of the offer expired on 29 July of this year.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/assistive-technology-users-free-upgrade-still-available-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/assistive-technology-users-free-upgrade-still-available-windows-10#comments Windows 10 assistive technologies Assistive Technology customers free free upgrade Microsoft upgrade Windows 10 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 180471 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft’s Last Standard Patch Tuesday Comes with 13 Patch Sendoff http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today marks the end of an era. As someone who was on the original team that delivered the strategy and documentation for Patch Tuesday it&rsquo;s sort of a sad day. The updates delivering today are the last we&rsquo;ll see where they are separated into individual patches.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:48:00 +0000 180461 at http://windowsitpro.com The sneaky solution the Windows team took to getting leaked copies updated http://windowsitpro.com/windows/sneaky-solution-windows-team-took-getting-leaked-copies-updated <div class="field-deck"> Sometimes, beauty needs to be skin deep </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Leaks are and probably always have been the reality of working on any large software project, and short of&nbsp;sequestering staff (and a precipitous&nbsp;drop in morale), they are hard to stop completely, especially when dealing with something as exciting as a new version of Windows.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/sneaky-solution-windows-team-took-getting-leaked-copies-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/sneaky-solution-windows-team-took-getting-leaked-copies-updated#comments Windows Leaks Leaks security Security Windows Windows Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:23:00 +0000 180451 at http://windowsitpro.com MySQL Exploit Evidently Patched http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched <div class="node-body article-body"><p>News began circulating yesterday that the popular open source database MySQL contains a publicly disclosed vulnerability that could be used to compromise servers. The flaw was discovered by researcher Dawid Golunski and began getting media attention after he published a <a href="http://legalhackers.com/advisories/MySQL-Exploit-Remote-Root-Code-Execution-Privesc-CVE-2016-6662.html">partial proof-of-concept</a> of the exploit, which is purposefully incomplete to prevent abuse.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched#comments Security Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:40:00 +0000 180431 at http://windowsitpro.com Going beyond the password: past, present and future technologies http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">We have a love/hate affair when it comes to using passwords. The average person has to remember dozens of them for various logins, and many of us try to cope by reusing our favorites.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies#comments Security Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:24:00 +0000 180441 at http://windowsitpro.com Un-stuck: moving past the garbage in your technical life http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life <div class="field-deck"> DevOps Deliveries </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">One of the reasons I like the metaphor of &quot;<a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/technical-debt-and-devops" target="_blank">technical debt</a>&quot; is because I see it causing in the datacenter the same paralysis as personal debt yields in households: people who lament for extended periods how awful it is, to the point that they miss out on the action to correct it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life#comments Industry Fall Cleaning Fall Cleaning Technical Debt Technical Debt Wiring Wiring Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0000 180411 at http://windowsitpro.com Integrated Business Software: Zoom productivity, reduce mistakes, and improve morale http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated software suites provide for comprehensive support to businesses large and small. Various modules enable support to multiple business functions that are frequently related; often woven so tightly that making comprehensive effort to business via separate apps is extremely cumbersome. The alternative to integrated apps is broken routes through multiple apps, often leading to mistakes, plummeting productivity, and frustration.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale#comments Industry integration integration software Software Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:16:00 +0000 180401 at http://windowsitpro.com Resource: Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-interactive-azure-platform-big-picture <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for a single spot to see what services are offered under Microsoft's Azure cloud service? Well this "big picture" is a perfect one stop spot to see everything they offer and to find more more information on each service.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-interactive-azure-platform-big-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-interactive-azure-platform-big-picture#comments Azure Azure Big Picture Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture Microsoft Microsoft Azure resource Resources Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:11:00 +0000 180391 at http://windowsitpro.com What is Mimikatz http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-mimikatz <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what Mimikatz is</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-mimikatz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-mimikatz#comments Windows Mimikatz Mimikatz Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000 180171 at http://windowsitpro.com HP Replaces Salesforce with Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Sales and Partnership Management http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a knock to Salesforce, Microsoft <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-selected-by-hp-to-transform-sales-and-partner-engagement-300325807.html" target="_blank">has announced</a> a major win against its &ldquo;soft&rdquo; competitor. HP, Inc. has just signed a 6-year deal where the company will utilize Microsoft Dynamics CRM, replacing Salesforce.com.</p> <p>Jon Flaxman, COO for HP said&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management#comments Industry HP HP Salesforce Salesforce Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:32:00 +0000 180381 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Launches a New Online Tech Community for IT Pros http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This has been rumored for some time, but it now seems that Microsoft&rsquo;s latest iteration of online community is live. Launched on September 2<sup>nd</sup>, but in beta testing for months, the <a href="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft Tech Community</a> asserts to bring multiple communities together in a central location. Sound familiar? That&rsquo;s essentially what Microsoft did by ending 5 different conferences and merging them into Microsoft Ignite.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros#comments Industry Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft Tech Community Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:19:00 +0000 180371 at http://windowsitpro.com Small footprint computing and security: boost your career http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career <div class="node-body article-body">Serverlessness and data governance and chatbots, oh my! ITPro has a special focus this month on where our industry is headed in 2017 and beyond; several of the emerging trends are already apparent. As has been true since IT began, we have a lot to learn. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career#comments Security development Development Nano Server Nano Server security Security Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:08:00 +0000 180351 at http://windowsitpro.com