Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Nesting Azure Resource Groups http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nesting-azure-resource-groups <div class="node-body article-body">Learn whether you can nest resource groups in Azure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nesting-azure-resource-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nesting-azure-resource-groups#comments Azure Azure Azure nesting nesting Resource Group Resource Group Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122971 at http://windowsitpro.com Azure Virtual Network Resource Groups http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-virtual-network-resource-groups <div class="node-body article-body">Find out whether virtual machines can be in a different resource group than the virtual network they are part of.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-virtual-network-resource-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-virtual-network-resource-groups#comments Azure Azure Azure Resource Group Resource Group virtual network Virtual Network Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122961 at http://windowsitpro.com Staying in Tune with Intune Service Updates http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/staying-tune-intune-service-updates <div class="field-deck"> Cloud services don’t stay the same for long </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Intune is now Microsoft Intune--but there's more news than a name change. Here's how to stay updated on all of the news and new features in System Center Configuration Manager's little brother in the cloud. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/staying-tune-intune-service-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/staying-tune-intune-service-updates#comments Microsoft Intune Cloud Service Cloud Service cloud system administration service cloud system administration service Documentation features Intune Intune Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Windows Intune Windows Intune Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:23:00 +0000 123551 at http://windowsitpro.com Viewfinity Version 4.5 Broadens Server Threat Analysis, Detection and Prevention http://windowsitpro.com/security/viewfinity-version-45-broadens-server-threat-analysis-detection-and-prevention <div class="field-byline"> Jayleen Heft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Viewfinity Version 4.5 for Servers is now available with enhanced threat prevention, detection and analysis through network vendor and reputation database integrations.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/viewfinity-version-45-broadens-server-threat-analysis-detection-and-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/viewfinity-version-45-broadens-server-threat-analysis-detection-and-prevention#comments Windows Server Security breaches breaches Network security network security privilege management privilege management threat prevention threat prevention Viewfinity Viewfinity Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:25:00 +0000 123531 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes: November 21, 2014 http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-november-21-2014 <div class="field-deck"> An often irreverent look at this week's other news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including Azure going down for the count, Intel's celebration of flat PC sales in 2015, an NSA prediction of a "dramatic" cyber-attack against the US in the next decade, Xiaomi's plot to unseat Samsung and Apple, Google settles mobile patent suit with industry group, Android is the new Windows, and GameStop misunderstands why they're doing poorly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-november-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/short-takes-november-21-2014#comments Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:29:00 +0000 123501 at http://windowsitpro.com Region Boundaries for Azure Resource Groups http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-boundaries-azure-resource-groups <div class="node-body article-body">Find out whether a region is a boundary for an Azure resource group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-boundaries-azure-resource-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-boundaries-azure-resource-groups#comments Azure Azure Azure region region Resource Group Resource Group Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122951 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Server 2003 Migrations: Locally hosted or Cloud VMs? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/windows-server-2003-migrations-locally-hosted-or-cloud-vms <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When migrating workloads from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, should you deploy them locally as VMs on a virtualization host that you manage, or should you host them in the public cloud?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/windows-server-2003-migrations-locally-hosted-or-cloud-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/windows-server-2003-migrations-locally-hosted-or-cloud-vms#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Windows Server 2003 EOL Windows Server 2003 EOL Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:38:00 +0000 123491 at http://windowsitpro.com System Center Update Rollup Release Notes http://windowsitpro.com/system-center/system-center-update-rollup-release-notes <div class="node-body article-body">Learn why you always need to RTFM for update rollups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/system-center/system-center-update-rollup-release-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/system-center/system-center-update-rollup-release-notes#comments System Center System Center System Center update rollups update rollups Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 122941 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 Groups problem exposes the seamy side of evergreen software http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-groups-problem-exposes-seamy-side-evergreen-software <div class="node-body blog-body">The smell of something quite not right gathered around Office 365 Groups this week as users found that they could not access the OneDrive for Business sites used for document storage because of an obscure SharePoint Online setting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-groups-problem-exposes-seamy-side-evergreen-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-groups-problem-exposes-seamy-side-evergreen-software#comments Office 365 bug bug file access file access Groups Groups issue issue Office 365 Office 365 OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business problem problem Scripting Scripting SharePoint Online SharePoint Online sites sites Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000 123241 at http://windowsitpro.com Android Users Join iOS Users in Dropbox Support in Office 365 Mobile http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/android-users-join-ios-users-dropbox-support-office-365-mobile <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft has released an update Office Mobile for Android that brings Dropbox integration.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/android-users-join-ios-users-dropbox-support-office-365-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/android-users-join-ios-users-dropbox-support-office-365-mobile#comments Office 365 Android Android Office 365 Office 365 Office Mobile Office Mobile Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:29:00 +0000 123291 at http://windowsitpro.com Versions of ESX Supported by InMage Scout http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/versions-esx-supported-inmage-scout <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what ESX versions are support by InMage Scout, used by aspects of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and migration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/versions-esx-supported-inmage-scout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/versions-esx-supported-inmage-scout#comments Virtualization ASR ASR esx ESX InMage Scout InMage Scout migration migration Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122931 at http://windowsitpro.com ControlNow http://windowsitpro.com/community-sponsor/controlnow <div class="node-body article-body">ControlNow is an easy to use IT management platform that is accessible from any web browser at any time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/community-sponsor/controlnow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Sponsor Sponsored Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:56:00 +0000 123321 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi Really Broken? http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-wi-fi-really-broken <div class="node-body article-body">Reports of broken Wi-Fi on the Surface Pro 3 have plagued us for months. But, is it really broken?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-wi-fi-really-broken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-wi-fi-really-broken#comments Microsoft Surface Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:27:00 +0000 123281 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Gets Another Taste of Real IT with Cloud Outage http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-gets-another-taste-real-it-cloud-outage <div class="node-body article-body">A major Azure outage on Tuesday evening left many services unavailable, even in the strangest places.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-gets-another-taste-real-it-cloud-outage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-gets-another-taste-real-it-cloud-outage#comments Azure Azure Azure outage outage Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:49:00 +0000 123271 at http://windowsitpro.com Mozilla Ousts Google from Firefox in the US, Picks Yahoo Search http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/mozilla-ousts-google-firefox-us-picks-yahoo-search <div class="field-deck"> A plan that could backfire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Six months after usage of Google Chrome surpassed that of its own web browser, Mozilla has replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search experience in Firefox in the United States. The move was a long time coming—the two long-time partners have been at odds since Google launched Chrome back six years ago—but was waiting on the expiration of a 10-year search agreement between the two firms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/mozilla-ousts-google-firefox-us-picks-yahoo-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/mozilla-ousts-google-firefox-us-picks-yahoo-search#comments Cloud Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:40:00 +0000 123261 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Prepping a Windows 10 Build 9879 Hotfix, Slow Ring'ers Rejoice http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-prepping-windows-10-build-9879-hotfix-slow-ringers-rejoice <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is preparing a hotfix for Windows 10 Build 9879 that will be included in the delivery to Slow Ring testers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-prepping-windows-10-build-9879-hotfix-slow-ringers-rejoice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-prepping-windows-10-build-9879-hotfix-slow-ringers-rejoice#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:15:00 +0000 123251 at http://windowsitpro.com GridVision: Small and Medium Business's New Best Friend for Management http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/gridvision-small-and-medium-businesss-new-best-friend-management <div class="field-deck"> An easy-to-use, cloud-based management and automation service for SMBs with compelling pricing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud computing has transformed what small businesses can accomplish. SaaS applications require little to no infrastructure, no up-front capital expenses, and provide enterprise-class capabilities, thus removing many of the barriers associated with traditional software suites that kept this customer segment from using them. A new SaaS company, GridVision, has made SMB management and automation super easy, and taken a bold step in its product pricing model to make it very attractive for the whole segment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/gridvision-small-and-medium-businesss-new-best-friend-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/gridvision-small-and-medium-businesss-new-best-friend-management#comments Systems Management Automation automation Management Management SaaS SaaS SMB SMB Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:58:00 +0000 123231 at http://windowsitpro.com Back Up and Restore Lync Contacts Using PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/lync/back-and-restore-lync-contacts-using-powershell <div class="field-deck"> How to easily backup and restore missing contacts for a user or an entire pool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you regularly back up Lync contacts, you can easily restore missing contacts for a user or an entire pool.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/lync/back-and-restore-lync-contacts-using-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/lync/back-and-restore-lync-contacts-using-powershell#comments Lync backing up Lync contacts backing up Lync contacts Lync Server 2013 Lync Server 2013 restoring Lync contacts restoring Lync contacts Windows PowerShell Windows PowerShell 3.0 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 123141 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Lync Server 2013</p> Use PowerShell to Obtain Azure Storage Account Key http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-powershell-obtain-azure-storage-account-key <div class="node-body article-body">Use a few lines of PowerShell code to store the secure key in a variable for an Azure storage account.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-powershell-obtain-azure-storage-account-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-powershell-obtain-azure-storage-account-key#comments Azure Azure Azure key key storage account storage account Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 122921 at http://windowsitpro.com Stop Using Office Upload Center with OneDrive http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/stop-using-office-upload-center-onedrive <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to stop using Office Upload Center with OneDrive and when it's OK to use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/stop-using-office-upload-center-onedrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/stop-using-office-upload-center-onedrive#comments Windows Client Office Upload Center Office Upload Center OneDrive OneDrive Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 122331 at http://windowsitpro.com Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Released, Brings VM Console Connection Support http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remote-desktop-connection-manager-27-released-brings-vm-console-connection-support <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released version 2.7 of RDCMan, bringing new functionality and new supported configurations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remote-desktop-connection-manager-27-released-brings-vm-console-connection-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remote-desktop-connection-manager-27-released-brings-vm-console-connection-support#comments Windows RDCMan RDCMan remote desktop connection manager Remote Desktop Connection Manager Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:55:00 +0000 123201 at http://windowsitpro.com Samsung to Cull Smart Phone Lineup in 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/samsung-cull-smart-phone-lineup-2015 <div class="field-deck"> I recommend cutting even deeper than that </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reeling from the impact of cheaper Chinese rivals at the low-end of the market and Apple at the high-end, Samsung said this week that it would cut the number of smart phone models it makes next year by 25 to 30 percent. The firm is still the world's largest maker of smart phones, but it has seen its profits and growth plummet this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/samsung-cull-smart-phone-lineup-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/samsung-cull-smart-phone-lineup-2015#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:51:00 +0000 123191 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview for November 2014 Released http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/windows-management-framework-50-preview-november-2014-released <div class="node-body article-body">The latest revision of the Windows Management Framework Preview is available and adds some significant new PowerShell capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/windows-management-framework-50-preview-november-2014-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/windows-management-framework-50-preview-november-2014-released#comments PowerShell PowerShell PowerShell Windows Management Framework Windows Management Framework WMF WMF Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:22:00 +0000 123181 at http://windowsitpro.com Cortana Becomes Even More Helpful with Windows Phone Help Integration http://windowsitpro.com/windows-phone/cortana-becomes-even-more-helpful-windows-phone-help-integration <div class="node-body article-body">The Help+Tips app for Windows Phone has been updated with Cortana integration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-phone/cortana-becomes-even-more-helpful-windows-phone-help-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-phone/cortana-becomes-even-more-helpful-windows-phone-help-integration#comments Windows Phone Cortana Cortana Windows Phone Windows Phone Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:23:00 +0000 123171 at http://windowsitpro.com Department of Homeland Security issues alert about end of Windows Server 2003 support http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/department-homeland-security-issues-alert-about-end-windows-server-2 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has released an alert reminding people about the impending end of extended support for Windows Server 2003.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/department-homeland-security-issues-alert-about-end-windows-server-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/department-homeland-security-issues-alert-about-end-windows-server-2#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Windows Server End Of Support Windows Server End Of Support Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:46:00 +0000 123161 at http://windowsitpro.com Update Rollup Released for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/update-rollup-released-windows-81-windows-rt-81-and-windows-server-2012-r2 <div class="node-body article-body">November's Update Rollup for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/update-rollup-released-windows-81-windows-rt-81-and-windows-server-2012-r2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/update-rollup-released-windows-81-windows-rt-81-and-windows-server-2012-r2#comments Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Rollup Update Rollup Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Windows RT 8.1 Windows RT 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:50:00 +0000 123131 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Identity Manager 2015 Released into Public Preview http://windowsitpro.com/identity-management/microsoft-identity-manager-2015-released-public-preview <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released its next revision of identity management as a public preview.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/identity-management/microsoft-identity-manager-2015-released-public-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/identity-management/microsoft-identity-manager-2015-released-public-preview#comments Identity Management Azure Security Forefront Identity Manager Forefront Identity Manager identity identity Microsoft Identity Manager Microsoft Identity Manager Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:25:00 +0000 123121 at http://windowsitpro.com Setting Reserved IP Address During Cloud Service Creation http://windowsitpro.com/azure/setting-reserved-ip-address-during-cloud-service-creation <div class="node-body article-body">Find out whether you can set a reserved IP address for a cloud service during initial creation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/setting-reserved-ip-address-during-cloud-service-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/setting-reserved-ip-address-during-cloud-service-creation#comments Azure Cloud Service Cloud Service reserved IP address reserved IP address Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 122321 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Updates Intune Company Portal App for Windows Phone 8.1 http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/microsoft-updates-intune-company-portal-app-windows-phone-81 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated the Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1, coinciding with major updates for Microsoft Intune.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/microsoft-updates-intune-company-portal-app-windows-phone-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/microsoft-updates-intune-company-portal-app-windows-phone-81#comments Windows Phone Microsoft Intune Company Portal Company Portal Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:50:00 +0000 123111 at http://windowsitpro.com A Fixed MS14-066 Being Reoffered to Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 http://windowsitpro.com/security/fixed-ms14-066-being-reoffered-windows-server-2008-r2-and-2012 <div class="node-body article-body">A fixed MS14-066 update is heading out through the Windows Update wires.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/fixed-ms14-066-being-reoffered-windows-server-2008-r2-and-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/fixed-ms14-066-being-reoffered-windows-server-2008-r2-and-2012#comments Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 Security TLS TLS windows server windows server Windows Update windows update Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:43:00 +0000 123101 at http://windowsitpro.com