Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Exchange says no to .NET Framework 4.6.1 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-says-no-net-framework-461 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The disclosure on the EHLO blog that <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2016/02/10/on-net-framework-4-6-1-and-exchange-compatibility.aspx" target="_blank">Exchange on-premises servers will run into some known issues if .NET Framework 4.6.1 is installed</a> might surprise some, especially because it has become a recommended update distributed by Windows Update, but it&rsquo;s not really much of a shock.</p></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/exchange-says-no-net-framework-461" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-says-no-net-framework-461#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 .NET Framework 4.6.1 .NET Framework 4.6.1 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Windows Update windows update Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:35:00 +0000 162321 at http://windowsitpro.com AWS' exhaustive terms of service covers zombie outbreaks http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/aws-exhaustive-terms-service-covers-zombie-outbreaks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As companies are pushing more of their data to the cloud, it pays to read through the Terms of Service of your mission critical data&#39;s future home. It could impact everything from uptime and availability to which countries&#39; police can demand access to your data. In Amazon&#39;s case, the AWS Terms of Service even gives you extra rights in the event of a zombie outbreak.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/aws-exhaustive-terms-service-covers-zombie-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/aws-exhaustive-terms-service-covers-zombie-outbreaks#comments Cloud amazon Amazon AWS AWS Terms of Service Terms of Service Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:27:00 +0000 162291 at http://windowsitpro.com Image by Drew Stephens, licensed under Creative Commons — ShareAlike 2.0 Office 2016 Branches Renamed to Channels, Deferred Channel Now Available http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-2016-branches-renamed-channels-deferred-channel-now-available <div class="field-deck"> Office, know thyself. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"What's in a name? That which we call a Branch by any other name would smell as sweet."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-2016-branches-renamed-channels-deferred-channel-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-2016-branches-renamed-channels-deferred-channel-now-available#comments Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:53:00 +0000 162271 at http://windowsitpro.com Dealing with Difficult Apps http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/dealing-difficult-apps <div class="node-body article-body">How to move pesky legacy systems to virtual environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/dealing-difficult-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/dealing-difficult-apps#comments Desktop-VDI legacy systems legacy systems VDI VDI virtualization virtualization Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:26:00 +0000 162261 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Innovators: Navigating the Challenges of Integrating Cloud Technologies into Your Organization http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-navigating-challenges-integrating-cloud-technologies-your-organization <div class="field-byline"> Christy Peters, IT Innovators Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Q&A with Hostway’s GM of Managed Hosting & Cloud Services, Tony Savoy, on Taking to the Cloud</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-navigating-challenges-integrating-cloud-technologies-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-navigating-challenges-integrating-cloud-technologies-your-organization#comments IT Innovators cloud cloud hybrid cloud hybrid cloud private cloud private cloud public cloud public cloud Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:56:00 +0000 162281 at http://windowsitpro.com Web-based Server Management Tools Hit Public Preview http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/web-based-server-management-tools-hit-public-preview <div class="node-body article-body">Web-based server management tools are now available for public testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/web-based-server-management-tools-hit-public-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/web-based-server-management-tools-hit-public-preview#comments Windows Server 2016 windows server windows server Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:01:00 +0000 162231 at http://windowsitpro.com Why Converged Infrastructure is the Future of Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-converged-infrastructure-future-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">We’re seeing a shift happen within the data center and business world. Organizations are now directly tying their business and IT strategies together. That means more virtualization, and cloud deployments, as well as accommodations for the ever-mobile user.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-converged-infrastructure-future-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-converged-infrastructure-future-cloud#comments All About Converged Architecture cloud deployment converged architecture converged infrastructure virtualization Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:58:00 +0000 162241 at http://windowsitpro.com Eye on Updates: New Quick-glance Windows 10 Servicing Resource Available http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/eye-updates-new-quick-glance-windows-10-servicing-resource-available <div class="node-body article-body">Another new resource available today gives IT Pros a valuable resource to ensure Windows 10 devices are running the latest servicing branch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/eye-updates-new-quick-glance-windows-10-servicing-resource-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/eye-updates-new-quick-glance-windows-10-servicing-resource-available#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:37:00 +0000 162221 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft February 2016 Patch Tuesday Delivers Unlucky 13 Security Fixes http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-february-2015-patch-tuesday-delivers-unlucky-13-security-fixes <div class="node-body article-body">13 different security updates have been released and are ready to test and install.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-february-2015-patch-tuesday-delivers-unlucky-13-security-fixes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-february-2015-patch-tuesday-delivers-unlucky-13-security-fixes#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:06:00 +0000 162211 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 10 February 2015 CU Rolling Out Now, Addresses Edge Caching for InPrivate Browsing http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-february-2015-cu-rolling-out-now-addresses-edge-caching-inprivate-browsing <div class="node-body article-body">Two versions of a Cumulative Update are rolling out for Windows 10 right now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-february-2015-cu-rolling-out-now-addresses-edge-caching-inprivate-browsing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-february-2015-cu-rolling-out-now-addresses-edge-caching-inprivate-browsing#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:28:00 +0000 162201 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Update History Page for IT Pros http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-launches-windows-10-update-history-page-it-pros <div class="node-body article-body">Windows 10 finally gets its own update history information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-launches-windows-10-update-history-page-it-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-launches-windows-10-update-history-page-it-pros#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:13:00 +0000 162191 at http://windowsitpro.com The Place of Wearables in Technology Planning http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/place-wearables-technology-planning <div class="node-body article-body">Wearables may have a future as a workplace device, but IT pros need to focus on strategies that avoid hype while allowing flexibility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/place-wearables-technology-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/place-wearables-technology-planning#comments Hardware IT Manager planning strategy Systems Administrator Wearables Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:56:00 +0000 162161 at http://windowsitpro.com Enterprise State Roaming public preview makes device hopping a little easier http://windowsitpro.com/windows/enterprise-state-roaming-public-preview-makes-device-hopping-little-easier <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s the little things like configuration settings and app permissions that can make swapping devices so frustrating: Sure, a blank slate is nice, but it&#39;s even nicer when things just work like you expect them to, with minimal fuss.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/enterprise-state-roaming-public-preview-makes-device-hopping-little-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/enterprise-state-roaming-public-preview-makes-device-hopping-little-easier#comments Windows Active Directory Active Directory Azure Azure Business Decision Maker IT Manager Network Administrator Systems Administrator Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:41:00 +0000 162151 at http://windowsitpro.com Quick Tip: Testing Windows 10 Changes by Refreshing Windows Explorer http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/quick-tip-testing-windows-10-changes-refreshing-windows-explorer <div class="node-body article-body">Use Task Manager in Windows 10 to restart the Windows Explorer process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/quick-tip-testing-windows-10-changes-refreshing-windows-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/quick-tip-testing-windows-10-changes-refreshing-windows-explorer#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:40:00 +0000 162141 at http://windowsitpro.com Kingston Acquires Ironkey Assets from Imation http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/kingston-acquires-ironkey-assets-imation <div class="node-body article-body">Ironkey, the company which produces tamper proof and durable Windows To Go USB keys, has been sold to Kingston for an undisclosed sum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/kingston-acquires-ironkey-assets-imation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/kingston-acquires-ironkey-assets-imation#comments Hardware Imation Imation IronKey IronKey Kingston Kingston Windows To Go Windows To Go WTG WTG Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:33:00 +0000 162131 at http://windowsitpro.com Replacing Command Prompt with PowerShell in the Windows 10 Start Menu http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/replacing-command-prompt-powershell-windows-10-start-menu <div class="node-body article-body">If you'd like to replace the Command Prompt option with PowerShell for multiple computers, use this registry key.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/replacing-command-prompt-powershell-windows-10-start-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/replacing-command-prompt-powershell-windows-10-start-menu#comments Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:23:00 +0000 162121 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 Planner FAQ http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-planner-faq <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many questions followed my article <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/office-365-planner" target="_blank">introducing Office 365 Planner</a>, so clearly I didn&rsquo;t do such a good job explaining the topic. Here&rsquo;s an attempt to do so in a question and answer format. If you have other questions, try asking them in the <a href="https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&amp;feedId=6393600" target="_blank">Planner group in Microsoft&rsquo;s Office 365 Network</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>What is Office 365 Planner?</em></strong></p></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-planner-faq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-planner-faq#comments Office 365 buckets buckets dependencies dependencies Exchange Online Exchange Online Groups Groups Office 365 Planner Office 365 Planner Outlook Outlook Plans Plans Project Online Project Online Project Server Project Server scheduling scheduling tasks tasks Wunderlist Wunderlist Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 162051 at http://windowsitpro.com Ballmer on Microsoft: Nadella's done a very good job ... with a few, tiny caveats http://windowsitpro.com/industry/ballmer-microsoft-nadellas-done-very-good-job-few-tiny-caveats <div class="field-deck"> It's hard letting go, as Steve Ballmer's discovered </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Ballmer has never been one to be quiet, and his time since stepping down as CEO of Microsoft has been no exception. Even though he now describes himself as an “outsider” at the company who sits down with his successor Satya Nadella a few times a year, he still has plenty of thoughts on how the company is doing — and where its head should be at.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/ballmer-microsoft-nadellas-done-very-good-job-few-tiny-caveats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/ballmer-microsoft-nadellas-done-very-good-job-few-tiny-caveats#comments Industry Business Decision Maker IT Manager Microsoft Microsoft Satya Nadella Satya Nadella Steve Ballmer Steve Ballmer Systems Administrator Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:40:00 +0000 162111 at http://windowsitpro.com Adding "Run as a Different User" Option to Apps in Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/adding-run-different-user-option-apps-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">By making a simple registry modification you can enable the ability to run apps under a specific user account.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/adding-run-different-user-option-apps-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/adding-run-different-user-option-apps-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:31:00 +0000 162101 at http://windowsitpro.com Free eBook: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/free-ebook-introducing-windows-10-it-professionals <div class="node-body article-body">A new free eBook gives a pretty good overview of the features of Windows 10 that might interest IT Pros.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/free-ebook-introducing-windows-10-it-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/free-ebook-introducing-windows-10-it-professionals#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:31:00 +0000 162091 at http://windowsitpro.com Apple has all the pieces to reshape the retail experience. That doesn't mean it will. http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-has-all-pieces-reshape-retail-experience-doesnt-mean-it-will <div class="field-deck"> Is Apple sneaking into an SMB near you? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Apple&#39;s enterprise ambitions are well known at this point, <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ibm-help-apple-develop-enterprise-market-through-partnership">with a big IBM deal to develop and support enterprise applications</a> and <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/apple-highlights-ios-8-enterprise-features-0">better support for enterprise necessities in recent iOS versions</a>.</p> <p>But perhaps things are about to get a lot more interesting at the mid-market, where a few of Apple&#39;s core technologies are coming together to potentially reshape commerce.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-has-all-pieces-reshape-retail-experience-doesnt-mean-it-will" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-has-all-pieces-reshape-retail-experience-doesnt-mean-it-will#comments Business Intelligence Apple Apple Business Intelligence Professional IT Manager payments payments retail retail Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:50:00 +0000 162071 at http://windowsitpro.com Third party disk encryption use with Windows 10 upgrade http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/third-party-disk-encryption-use-windows-10-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">How does third party disk encryption impact Windows 10 upgrade. Find out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/third-party-disk-encryption-use-windows-10-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/third-party-disk-encryption-use-windows-10-upgrade#comments Windows 10 disk encryption disk encryption Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:27:00 +0000 161941 at http://windowsitpro.com Change members of a Remote Desktop managed group. http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/change-members-remote-desktop-managed-group <div class="node-body article-body">Modify the target systems available as part of a resource authorization policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/change-members-remote-desktop-managed-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/change-members-remote-desktop-managed-group#comments Windows Server remote desktop services Remote Desktop Services Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0000 161411 at http://windowsitpro.com Can I move an Azure VM between virtual networks? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-i-move-azure-vm-between-virtual-networks <div class="node-body article-body">Want to move an Azure VM between virtual networks? Get ready for some manual work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-i-move-azure-vm-between-virtual-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-i-move-azure-vm-between-virtual-networks#comments Azure Azure Azure virtual network Virtual Network VM VM Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:56:00 +0000 161391 at http://windowsitpro.com Unable to disable SMB negotiation in Windows 10. http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/unable-disable-smb-negotiation-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Learn why you cannot disable SMB negotiation in Windows 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/unable-disable-smb-negotiation-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/unable-disable-smb-negotiation-windows-10#comments Windows 10 SMB SMB Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:54:00 +0000 161381 at http://windowsitpro.com Region pairings for Azure India. http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-pairings-azure-india <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the pairings of regions for Azure in India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-pairings-azure-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/region-pairings-azure-india#comments Azure Azure Regions Azure Regions India India replication replication Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:51:00 +0000 161371 at http://windowsitpro.com Check if your Azure VM is about to reboot http://windowsitpro.com/azure/check-if-your-azure-vm-about-reboot <div class="node-body article-body">Quickly check from inside your Azure VM if its about to reboot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/check-if-your-azure-vm-about-reboot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/check-if-your-azure-vm-about-reboot#comments Azure Azure Azure IaaS IaaS reboot reboot Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:47:00 +0000 161351 at http://windowsitpro.com Lifespan Assumptions: Converged Architecture and Long-Term Workloads http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/lifespan-assumptions-converged-architecture-and-long-term-workloads <div class="node-body article-body">When many IT professionals first got into server administration, Moore’s Law meant that servers hosting critical workloads had a very limited effective lifespan. Newer processors outpaced those being used for specific server workloads within months. And it was only a matter of years before a formerly cutting-edge server was relegated to a less-processor-intensive role--such as a file server or, in smaller environments, a domain controller. Times sure have changed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/lifespan-assumptions-converged-architecture-and-long-term-workloads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/lifespan-assumptions-converged-architecture-and-long-term-workloads#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure Moore's Law Moore's Law Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:37:00 +0000 161831 at http://windowsitpro.com Delivering Better Mobility with VDI http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/delivering-better-mobility-vdi <div class="node-body article-body">User demands for mobility and the devices that enable it introduce business risks including security, productivity and performance. VDI makes all this easier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/delivering-better-mobility-vdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/delivering-better-mobility-vdi#comments Desktop-VDI desktop VDI desktop VDI mobility mobility Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 161841 at http://windowsitpro.com Take a trip down malware memory lane with Archive.org's Malware Museum http://windowsitpro.com/security/take-trip-down-malware-memory-lane-archiveorgs-malware-museum <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ever pine for the good old days, where instead of holding all your data for Bitcoin ransom or running your machine as part of a bot network, viruses had a slightly&nbsp;more artistic vision?</p> <p>You can now relieve those not-quite-glory days thank to Archive.org and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/mikko">Mikko Hypponen</a>, chief research officer at F-Secure.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/take-trip-down-malware-memory-lane-archiveorgs-malware-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/take-trip-down-malware-memory-lane-archiveorgs-malware-museum#comments Security F-Secure F-Secure IT Manager security Security Systems Administrator Viruses Viruses Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:40:00 +0000 161811 at http://windowsitpro.com