Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Join the Surface IT Pro Bulletin Mailing List for Announcements, Resources, and other Alerts http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/join-surface-it-pro-bulletin-mailing-list-announcements-resources-and-other-alert <div class="node-body article-body">You can now join this mailing list to get informed about new information, drivers, and other resources for Microsoft Surface.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/join-surface-it-pro-bulletin-mailing-list-announcements-resources-and-other-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/join-surface-it-pro-bulletin-mailing-list-announcements-resources-and-other-alert#comments Systems Management Alerts announcements Bulletins Drivers IT Pro Resources Surface updates Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:13:00 +0000 184331 at http://windowsitpro.com Resource: Preparing for Windows 10 Deployment (Gartner) http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resource-preparing-windows-10-deployment-gartner <div class="node-body article-body">This 2016 Gartner reports focuses on what business need to be aware of when it comes to preparing for a migration to Windows 10.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resource-preparing-windows-10-deployment-gartner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resource-preparing-windows-10-deployment-gartner#comments Windows 10 deployment Education Management migration planning preparation upgrade Windows 10 Windows 7 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:41:00 +0000 184321 at http://windowsitpro.com The Success Culture, Part I: A critical need http://windowsitpro.com/windows/success-culture-part-i-critical-need <div class="node-body article-body">A Success Culture happens by design; not by default. David Strain explains how your IT organization can build on success.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/success-culture-part-i-critical-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/success-culture-part-i-critical-need#comments Windows culture culture Management Management Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:12:00 +0000 184311 at http://windowsitpro.com How does Delivery Optimization with Windows 10 work http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-does-delivery-optimization-windows-10-work <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how Delivery Optimization works with Windows 10</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-does-delivery-optimization-windows-10-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-does-delivery-optimization-windows-10-work#comments Windows 10 delivery optimization delivery optimization DoSvc DoSvc patching patching Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:33:00 +0000 184291 at http://windowsitpro.com AI labs provide a training ground for tomorrow's bots http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/ai-labs-provide-training-ground-tomorrows-bots <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two new AI training grounds &mdash; one from Google, the other from the non-profit OpenAI &mdash; hope to help jumpstart general AI that can quickly gain competency across a variety of tasks, from driving a car to juggling your calendar for you.</p> <p>The first is Universe, from OpenAI. With just a few lines of code, you can set a given AI agent to work on almost any application.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/ai-labs-provide-training-ground-tomorrows-bots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/ai-labs-provide-training-ground-tomorrows-bots#comments Business Intelligence Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:20:00 +0000 184301 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Websites Need to be More Resilient to Password Reuse http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-websites-need-be-more-resilient-password-reuse <div class="node-body article-body">We often see account compromises occur en masse on other websites after a data breach due to customers reusing credentials. How responsible should those other sites be for defending against this pattern?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-websites-need-be-more-resilient-password-reuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-websites-need-be-more-resilient-password-reuse#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Data Breach Data Breach security Security Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:47:00 +0000 184181 at http://windowsitpro.com Storage Spaces Direct storage planning aid http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/storage-spaces-direct-storage-planning-aid <div class="node-body article-body">Get help understanding how much storage you need and will be able to use with Storage Spaces Direct with this handy tool</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/storage-spaces-direct-storage-planning-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/storage-spaces-direct-storage-planning-aid#comments Windows Server 2016 S2D S2D Storage Spaces Direct Storage Spaces Direct tool Tool Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000 184001 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch a Nano Server WIM file http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server-wim-file <div class="node-body article-body">Apply the latest CU to your Nano Server WIM so all new instances are already patched.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server-wim-file" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server-wim-file#comments Windows Server 2016 Image Image Nano Server Nano Server Patch patch Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:55:00 +0000 183981 at http://windowsitpro.com How can I extract the CAB file from a MSU file http://windowsitpro.com/windows/how-can-i-extract-cab-file-msu-file <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to get a CAB file from a downloaded MSU file</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/how-can-i-extract-cab-file-msu-file" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/how-can-i-extract-cab-file-msu-file#comments Windows CAB CAB extract extract Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:51:00 +0000 183961 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Nano Server http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server <div class="node-body article-body">Find out the patch options for Nano Server</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/patch-nano-server#comments Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Nano Server Patch patch Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:53:00 +0000 183971 at http://windowsitpro.com HP EliteBook 1040 G3 - Product Gallery http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">We just received this Enterprise ready EliteBook 1040 G3 from HP for review and wanted to begin by sharing some product images of the very high end business laptop.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery#comments Hardware 1040 EliteBook G3 Hewlett Packard HP HP EliteBook 1040 G3 images product product images review Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:57:00 +0000 184141 at http://windowsitpro.com Manage 2012 and 2012 R2 from Server Management Tools http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/manage-2012-and-2012-r2-server-management-tools <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to manage Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 from the Azure-based Server Management Tools.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/manage-2012-and-2012-r2-server-management-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/manage-2012-and-2012-r2-server-management-tools#comments Windows Server Server Management Tools Server Management Tools SMT SMT Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:00 +0000 183991 at http://windowsitpro.com What version of PowerShell is used by Nano Server http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/what-version-powershell-used-nano-server <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how PowerShell is supported in Nano Server</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/what-version-powershell-used-nano-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/what-version-powershell-used-nano-server#comments Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Nano Server PowerShell PowerShell Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:48:00 +0000 183941 at http://windowsitpro.com Amazon Promotes New Tool to Protect Cloud Customers From Attacks http://windowsitpro.com/security/amazon-promotes-new-tool-protect-cloud-customers-attacks <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new security tool for cloud customers, part of a slew of product announcements this week designed to fend off competition from Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.&rsquo;s Google and others in the fast-growing cloud computing market.</p> <p>Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels announced Amazon Shield, new layers of protection designed against service interruptions like the cyber attack that took down top websites and affected some Amazon Web Services customers in October.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/amazon-promotes-new-tool-protect-cloud-customers-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/amazon-promotes-new-tool-protect-cloud-customers-attacks#comments Security Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:28:00 +0000 184121 at http://windowsitpro.com Download the latest Cumulative Update for Windows http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-latest-cumulative-update-windows <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how to download the latest Cumulative Update rather than deploying via Windows Update.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-latest-cumulative-update-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-latest-cumulative-update-windows#comments Windows cumulative update cumulative update Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:50:00 +0000 183951 at http://windowsitpro.com Graphical tool to help create Nano Server images http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/graphical-tool-help-create-nano-server-images <div class="node-body article-body">PowerShell is great but sometimes you just want a GUI. Use one to create Nano Server images!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/graphical-tool-help-create-nano-server-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/graphical-tool-help-create-nano-server-images#comments Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Image Builder Nano Server Image Builder Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:45:00 +0000 183931 at http://windowsitpro.com Does Storage Replica work with Nano Server http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-storage-replica-work-nano-server <div class="node-body article-body">Find out if you can use the awesome new Storage Replica with Nano Server</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-storage-replica-work-nano-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-storage-replica-work-nano-server#comments Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Nano Server Storage Replica Storage Replica Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:43:00 +0000 183921 at http://windowsitpro.com Resource: Microsoft Office 2016 Quick Starts http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/resource-microsoft-office-2016-quick-starts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The new <a href="https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-2016-Quick-Starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e" target="_blank">Quick Starts for Office 2016 page</a> list guides for both the business and consumer versions so here are the consumer focused items many of you will be interested in.</p> <p><u><strong>Online Versions</strong></u></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/resource-microsoft-office-2016-quick-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/resource-microsoft-office-2016-quick-starts#comments Microsoft Office Access excel Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 2016 Office Office 2016 Office 365 OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Word Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:27:00 +0000 184091 at http://windowsitpro.com Amazon Unveils Image Recognition, Voice-Activated Cloud Services http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-unveils-image-recognition-voice-activated-cloud-services <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Amazon.com Inc. introduced an image recognition service, a speech-to-text service dubbed Polly and &ldquo;Lex,&rdquo; which will let customers build conversational apps similar to its Alexa voice-activated platform.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-unveils-image-recognition-voice-activated-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-unveils-image-recognition-voice-activated-cloud-services#comments Business Intelligence Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:55:00 +0000 184071 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 10 Anniversary Update Designated as Current Branch for Business (CBB) http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-designated-current-branch-business-cbb <div class="node-body article-body">The designation of a feature update for Windows 10 as the Current Branch for Business sets in motion several items for business and organizations.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-designated-current-branch-business-cbb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-designated-current-branch-business-cbb#comments Windows 10 CBB Current Branch for Business Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:29:00 +0000 184061 at http://windowsitpro.com Quick Tip: How To Prevent Microsoft Teams from Automatically Starting Up http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-tip-how-prevent-microsoft-teams-automatically-starting <div class="node-body article-body">In the current preview versions of Microsoft Teams there is no option to stop the program from starting up when your computer reboots however, we can disable this process so that you can manually start the program up when you need to use it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-tip-how-prevent-microsoft-teams-automatically-starting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-tip-how-prevent-microsoft-teams-automatically-starting#comments Office 365 collaboration how to How-To Microsoft Teams Quick Tip Teams Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:51:00 +0000 184041 at http://windowsitpro.com Fedora 25 and the Internet time scale http://windowsitpro.com/security/fedora-25-and-internet-time-scale <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium;">Just in time for (the US) Thanksgiving, the&nbsp;<a href="https://start.fedoraproject.org/" target="_blank">Fedora Project</a>&nbsp;released&nbsp;<a href="https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-25-released/" target="_blank">Fedora 25</a>&nbsp;on 22 November 2016. This is a major IT milestone, although explaining why is a challenge, particularly in a brief comment like this one.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/fedora-25-and-internet-time-scale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/fedora-25-and-internet-time-scale#comments Security Fedora Linux Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:21:00 +0000 184031 at http://windowsitpro.com Switch to PowerShell Overdue http://windowsitpro.com/windows/switch-powershell-overdue <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Move past <span class="geshifilter"><code class="text geshifilter-text">BAT</code></span> files.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/switch-powershell-overdue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/switch-powershell-overdue#comments Windows Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:11:00 +0000 183881 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Debunks Top Cloud Myths of 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-debunks-top-cloud-myths-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Julia White wants to clear the air about the myths surrounding the cloud and its role/impact for the IT Pros, Managers, and other key members of Enterprise leadership.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-debunks-top-cloud-myths-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-debunks-top-cloud-myths-2016#comments Cloud AWS Azure cloud debunk IT Myths Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:40:00 +0000 184021 at http://windowsitpro.com A detailed look at Android Nougat's latest advances in encryption, and where they fall short http://windowsitpro.com/security/detailed-look-android-nougats-latest-advances-encryption-and-where-they-fall-short <div class="field-deck"> Cryptographer and professor Matthew Green has a detailed breakdown of the state of encryption on Google's mobile operating system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Security is only as good as the weakest link, but unfortunately, even improvements in the latest version of Android appear to leave much to be desired.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/detailed-look-android-nougats-latest-advances-encryption-and-where-they-fall-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/detailed-look-android-nougats-latest-advances-encryption-and-where-they-fall-short#comments Security Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:47:00 +0000 184011 at http://windowsitpro.com Can Configuration Manager manage Windows Defender in Windows 10? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-configuration-manager-manage-windows-defender-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how Windows Defender is managed by Configuration Manager</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-configuration-manager-manage-windows-defender-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-configuration-manager-manage-windows-defender-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Windows Defender Windows Defender Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:58:00 +0000 183821 at http://windowsitpro.com Can I use an Azure AD account with Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-i-use-azure-ad-account-cortana-windows-10-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the account requirements to use Cortana in Windows 10</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-i-use-azure-ad-account-cortana-windows-10-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/can-i-use-azure-ad-account-cortana-windows-10-anniversary#comments Windows 10 Azure AD Azure AD Cortana Cortana Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:52:00 +0000 183791 at http://windowsitpro.com Solve remote PowerShell errors trying to enable cluster aware updating. http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-remote-powershell-errors-trying-enable-cluster-aware-updating <div class="node-body article-body">Solve common remote PowerShell issues when enabling cluster aware updating.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-remote-powershell-errors-trying-enable-cluster-aware-updating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-remote-powershell-errors-trying-enable-cluster-aware-updating#comments Windows Server cluster cluster updating updating Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:44:00 +0000 183781 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand the enterprise management options for Windows Defender in Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/understand-enterprise-management-options-windows-defender-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">What are the options to manage Windows Defender in an organization? Find out!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/understand-enterprise-management-options-windows-defender-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/understand-enterprise-management-options-windows-defender-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Management Management Windows Defender Windows Defender Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000 183831 at http://windowsitpro.com 4TB item shown in Disk Cleanup. What is it? http://windowsitpro.com/windows/4tb-item-shown-disk-cleanup-what-it <div class="node-body article-body">Understand why you may see a 3.99 TB Windows Update item to cleanup in Disk Cleanup and why you don't need to worry about it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/4tb-item-shown-disk-cleanup-what-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/4tb-item-shown-disk-cleanup-what-it#comments Windows Disk Cleanup Disk Cleanup Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:57:00 +0000 183811 at http://windowsitpro.com