Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Why I can't get my head around the Send App http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-garage-send-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I confess to being totally underwhelmed at the prospect of being able to use &ldquo;<a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/07/22/introducing-send-designed-for-in-and-out-email/"><u>Send</u></a>&rdquo;, the new email application from the Microsoft Garage that is &ldquo;<em>built specifically for those brief, snappy communications</em>.&rdquo; Apparently it&rsquo;s not good enough to have Outlook on mobile devices when you just want to send a line or so to update a single user about some news. Old-fashioned SMS won&rsquo;t do either, nor will WhatsApp or even an IM application.</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/microsoft-garage-send-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-garage-send-app#comments Office 365 Android Android EWS EWS Exchange Online Exchange Online Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services IM IM iOS iOS Microsoft Garage Microsoft Garage Office 365 Office 365 Send App Send App SMS SMS WhatsApp WhatsApp Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 145221 at http://windowsitpro.com Why did people stick with Windows Server 2003? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-did-people-stick-windows-server-2003 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the interesting questions around why so many organizations hadn’t migrated from Windows Server 2003 by the time the end of support date rolled around was “what on earth made people stick with a 12 year old server operating system so long?”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-did-people-stick-windows-server-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-did-people-stick-windows-server-2003#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:33:00 +0000 145281 at http://windowsitpro.com Storage-Defined Networking: Best practices http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/storage-defined-networking-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">A detailed look at Storage-Defined Networking and its best practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/storage-defined-networking-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/storage-defined-networking-best-practices#comments IT Innovators Microsoft Networking Storage-Defined Networking Storage-Defined Networking technology Technology Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:11:00 +0000 145261 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Innovators: How to Determine How Much Software-Defined Storage You Need http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-determine-how-much-software-defined-storage-you-need <div class="node-body blog-body">The Software-Defined Storage Design Calculator is a useful tool to help users determine how much SDS they really need.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/windows-it-pro-guest-blogs">Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-determine-how-much-software-defined-storage-you-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-determine-how-much-software-defined-storage-you-need#comments IT Innovators Microsoft Microsoft SDS SDS SDS calculator SDS calculator software-defined storage Software-Defined Storage Software-Defined Storage Design Calculator Software-Defined Storage Design Calculator storage storage Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:09:00 +0000 145201 at http://windowsitpro.com Linux Holds Its Own in VDI http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/linux-holds-its-own-vdi <div class="node-body article-body">As virtualized desktops gain the ability to handle graphics-intensive work, Linux is coming along for the ride because it's an option for many of the most powerful graphics programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/linux-holds-its-own-vdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/linux-holds-its-own-vdi#comments Desktop-VDI Linux Linux VDI VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktop infrastructure Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:04:00 +0000 145141 at http://windowsitpro.com Automating Your Operations with VMM Services http://windowsitpro.com/virtual-machine-manager/automating-your-operations-vmm-services <div class="field-deck"> Learn how you can use VMM to automate your server deployments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how you can use VMM services to automate your server deployments</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtual-machine-manager/automating-your-operations-vmm-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtual-machine-manager/automating-your-operations-vmm-services#comments Virtual Machine Manager Exchange Exchange multi-tier application multi-tier application service service System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:33:00 +0000 145131 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 Deployment TechGuide http://windowsitpro.com/okta/office-365-deployment-techguide <div class="node-body article-body">This TechGuide details the identity and mobility management challenges associated with migration and guides you through the tools provided by Microsoft to address these challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/okta/office-365-deployment-techguide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Okta Resources Sponsored Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000 138501 at http://windowsitpro.com KiXtart Updated with Support for Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/scripting/kixtart-updated-support-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">KiXtart has been updated to version 4.66, providing support for Windows 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/scripting/kixtart-updated-support-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/scripting/kixtart-updated-support-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Scripting kixtart KiXtart Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:19:00 +0000 145031 at http://windowsitpro.com Incorrect subscriptions showing after Add-AzureAccount http://windowsitpro.com/azure/incorrect-subscriptions-showing-after-add-azureaccount <div class="node-body article-body">Solve inconsistent subscriptions shown after Add-AzureAccount.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/incorrect-subscriptions-showing-after-add-azureaccount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/incorrect-subscriptions-showing-after-add-azureaccount#comments Azure Add-AzureAccount Add-AzureAccount subscriptions subscriptions Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:45:00 +0000 144761 at http://windowsitpro.com Get Help Implementing Microsoft Intune for Your Organization Directly from Microsoft http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/get-help-implementing-microsoft-intune-your-organization-directly-microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">If you are planning to onboard more than 150 users to Microsoft Intune, Microsoft is available to provide assistance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/get-help-implementing-microsoft-intune-your-organization-directly-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/get-help-implementing-microsoft-intune-your-organization-directly-microsoft#comments Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:25:00 +0000 145001 at http://windowsitpro.com Three Sysinternals Utilities Updated: Sysmon, LogonSessions, and VMMap http://windowsitpro.com/windows/three-sysinternals-utilities-updated-sysmon-logonsessions-and-vmmap <div class="node-body article-body">Three Sysinternals utilities have been updated, bringing new features and bug fixes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/three-sysinternals-utilities-updated-sysmon-logonsessions-and-vmmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/three-sysinternals-utilities-updated-sysmon-logonsessions-and-vmmap#comments Windows Sysinternals Sysinternals Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:31:00 +0000 144991 at http://windowsitpro.com Presenting the PowerShell Pipeline http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/presenting-powershell-pipeline <div class="node-body article-body">Little makes sense in PowerShell without an understanding of the pipeline.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/presenting-powershell-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/presenting-powershell-pipeline#comments PowerShell pipeline pipeline PowerShell PowerShell Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:43:00 +0000 144961 at http://windowsitpro.com With GPUs, Virtualized Desktops Become Firefighter Training Tools http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/gpus-virtualized-desktops-become-firefighter-training-tools <div class="node-body article-body">With some adjustments to its VDI setup, a Texas fire department is able to deliver training to firefighters on staggered shifts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/gpus-virtualized-desktops-become-firefighter-training-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/gpus-virtualized-desktops-become-firefighter-training-tools#comments Desktop-VDI Desktop virtualization desktop virtualization firefighters firefighters training Training VDI VDI virtualized desktops virtualized desktops Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:01:00 +0000 144951 at http://windowsitpro.com Azure VM network egress speeds http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-vm-network-egress-speeds <div class="node-body article-body">See the different egress caps for various Azure VM sizes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-vm-network-egress-speeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-vm-network-egress-speeds#comments Azure network speeds network speeds Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:56:00 +0000 144801 at http://windowsitpro.com Copy content from one Azure Storage account to another http://windowsitpro.com/azure/copy-content-one-azure-storage-account-another <div class="node-body article-body">Copy everything from one Azure storage account container to another.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/copy-content-one-azure-storage-account-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/copy-content-one-azure-storage-account-another#comments Azure Azure Storage account Azure Storage account copy copy Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:46:00 +0000 144771 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Deleting Ain't Deleting http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-deleting-aint-deleting <div class="node-body article-body">Just because a site says it's deleted your data, doesn't mean it's really deleted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-deleting-aint-deleting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-deleting-aint-deleting#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Breach Breach secrets Secrets security Security Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:47:00 +0000 144901 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2016 (preview) now available for testing http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-preview-now-available <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft has made a <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48210" target="_blank"><u>preview version of Exchange 2016 available for download</u></a>. The code is on track for final release later on this year as part of the Wave 16 set of Office server applications, probably in the late October timeframe, which would match the release cadence for the last few versions.</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-2016-preview-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-preview-now-available#comments Exchange Server 2016 Beta Beta Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2016 preview Exchange 2016 preview test test unsupported unsupported Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:00:00 +0000 144931 at http://windowsitpro.com Tip: Sourcing Information for WSUS Content Changes http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/tip-sourcing-information-wsus-content-changes <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft provides a resource that shows the content that it delivers to WSUS servers and Windows Update, and Microsoft Update services</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/tip-sourcing-information-wsus-content-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/tip-sourcing-information-wsus-content-changes#comments Patch Tuesday patching patching WSUS WSUS Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:41:00 +0000 144911 at http://windowsitpro.com When Seconds Count, Hospitals Favor Quick, Secure Logins http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/when-seconds-count-hospitals-favor-quick-secure-logins <div class="node-body article-body">In hospitals, the staff moves from room to room all day long and needs access to graphics-intensive data at each bedside, while privacy of patient data is regulated by strict federal laws. It's a tricky puzzle for IT managers, one they're solving with virtualized desktops, identity-management tools and a strong dose of ingenuity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/when-seconds-count-hospitals-favor-quick-secure-logins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/when-seconds-count-hospitals-favor-quick-secure-logins#comments Desktop-VDI desktop VDI desktop VDI hospital IT hospital IT identity management identity management VDI VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktop infrastructure Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:33:00 +0000 144921 at http://windowsitpro.com ASR failback of a physical server http://windowsitpro.com/azure/asr-failback-physical-server <div class="node-body article-body">How can a failback from a physical server occur and does it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/asr-failback-physical-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/asr-failback-physical-server#comments Azure ASR ASR Failback Failback Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:43:00 +0000 144751 at http://windowsitpro.com VM sizes to use with Azure Site Recovery http://windowsitpro.com/azure/vm-sizes-use-azure-site-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how to size VMs in Azure to use with ASR.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/vm-sizes-use-azure-site-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/vm-sizes-use-azure-site-recovery#comments Azure ASR ASR infrastructure infrastructure Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:42:00 +0000 144741 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell Module Manifests: An Underutilized Asset http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-module-manifests-underutilized-asset <div class="node-body article-body">Modules can be built without manifests but there are a lot of benefits to creating one. I don’t ever recommend building a module and sharing it with others without first creating a an accompanying manifest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-module-manifests-underutilized-asset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-module-manifests-underutilized-asset#comments PowerShell Automation automation Management Management Systems Administration Systems Administration Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:46:00 +0000 144861 at http://windowsitpro.com Getty Images Microsoft says bring your data home as the Office 365 Import Service ingests everything http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Office-365-import-service-ingests-everything <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You&rsquo;re probably well aware of the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-declares-war-symantec-enterprise-vault" target="_blank"><u>Office 365 Import Service</u></a> and the way that it can import PSTs to mailboxes that are provided either on drives shipped to a Microsoft datacenter or uploaded over the network. Well, as it turns out, PSTs are just the first type of data to be ingested and brought into Office 365 by the Import Service.</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-import-service-ingests-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/Office-365-import-service-ingests-everything#comments Office 365 actiance Actiance archive mailboxes archive mailboxes BlackBerry IM BlackBerry IM box Box Dropbox Dropbox Exchange Online Exchange Online file shares file shares Globanet Globanet Jabber Jabber Mailbox Replication Service Mailbox Replication service MRS MRS Office 365 Import Service Office 365 Import Service SharePoint sites SharePoint sites Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 144711 at http://windowsitpro.com Send object to multiple targets in PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/send-object-multiple-targets-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to send output from PowerShell to multiple targets such as pipeline, variable and files.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/send-object-multiple-targets-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/send-object-multiple-targets-powershell#comments PowerShell object redirection object redirection PowerShell PowerShell Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:54:00 +0000 144791 at http://windowsitpro.com Save output from a PowerShell pipeline to a variable http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/save-output-powershell-pipeline-variable <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to save output from the end of a PowerShell pipeline to a variable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/save-output-powershell-pipeline-variable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/save-output-powershell-pipeline-variable#comments PowerShell PowerShell PowerShell Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:51:00 +0000 144781 at http://windowsitpro.com Implementing and Optimizing Microsoft Azure for your Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/rackspace/implementing-and-optimizing-microsoft-azure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rackspace </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, August 13th, 2015 @ 12pm ET - Implementing and Optimizing Microsoft Azure for your Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud webinar</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/rackspace/implementing-and-optimizing-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Rackspace Webcasts Sponsored Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:21:00 +0000 145021 at http://windowsitpro.com TLS and SSL: What you need to know http://windowsitpro.com/geotrust/tls-and-ssl-what-you-need-know <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Geotrust </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 @ 12pm ET - TLS and SSL: What you need to know webinar</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/geotrust/tls-and-ssl-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webcasts Database Security Resources Sponsored Geotrust Security Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:45:00 +0000 145191 at http://windowsitpro.com Modernizing and securing your online sales process using SSL http://windowsitpro.com/geotrust/securing-online-sales-process <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Geotrust </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 @ 12pm ET - Modernizing and securing your online sales process using SSL</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/geotrust/securing-online-sales-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webcasts Database Security Resources Sponsored Geotrust Security Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:45:00 +0000 145011 at http://windowsitpro.com Out-of-Band Critical Security Release MS15-078 Now Available http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/out-band-critical-security-release-ms15-078-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Rumored over the weekend to release today, an out-of-band update is being made available to day to patch the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/out-band-critical-security-release-ms15-078-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/out-band-critical-security-release-ms15-078-now-available#comments Patch Tuesday Windows Client Critical Critical Vulnerability Vulnerability Windows Windows Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:40:00 +0000 144841 at http://windowsitpro.com Prep Your Vulnerability Patching Engines as an OOB Update Delivers Today http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/prep-your-vulnerability-patching-engines-oob-update-delivers-today <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say that a critical flaw in all supported versions of Windows will be patched today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/prep-your-vulnerability-patching-engines-oob-update-delivers-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/prep-your-vulnerability-patching-engines-oob-update-delivers-today#comments Patch Tuesday OOB OOB Vulnerability Vulnerability Windows Update windows update Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:26:00 +0000 144831 at http://windowsitpro.com