Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Karl Popper and Technical Troubleshooting http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/karl-popper-and-technical-troubleshooting <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in the 1930’s a philosopher named Karl Popper came up with the idea that scientists should attempt to falsify their hypotheses rather than to verify them. This is known as Falsification and it can be quite useful as a troubleshooting tool for IT Professionals</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/karl-popper-and-technical-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/karl-popper-and-technical-troubleshooting#comments Windows Server Systems Administrator Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 52351 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrating Windows Server 2003 Service Accounts to Group Managed Service Accounts http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-windows-server-2003-service-accounts-group-managed-service <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ask Windows Server administrators about the security of their service accounts and many will start avoiding eye contact.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-windows-server-2003-service-accounts-group-managed-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-windows-server-2003-service-accounts-group-managed-service#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Fri, 22 May 2015 06:59:00 +0000 139321 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes Daily: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/short-takes-daily-whats-going-world-microsoft-thursday-may-21-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>​Hello! We&#39;ll be tweaking the format and name for this daily news round-up, so brace for some changes. Our first shake-up: the name. Let&#39;s leave the downloads to software and focus on the point of this daily blog, which is to provide you all with short yet informative takes on what&#39;s happening in the world of Microsoft as it affects both users and IT pros. So ... meet Short Takes Daily.</p> <p>Second, please note that we will be formatting hyperlinks so they open in a new window if the source is not on Windows IT Pro or SuperSite for Windows.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/short-takes-daily-whats-going-world-microsoft-thursday-may-21-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/short-takes-daily-whats-going-world-microsoft-thursday-may-21-2015#comments Windows bing Bing Clutter Clutter Microsoft Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Office 365 Office 365 Sway Sway Thu, 21 May 2015 20:03:00 +0000 139281 at http://windowsitpro.com Bing blog Q. Does Azure Premium Storage use sparse storage? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/q-does-azure-premium-storage-use-sparse-storage <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how Premium Storage differs from regular storage</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/q-does-azure-premium-storage-use-sparse-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/q-does-azure-premium-storage-use-sparse-storage#comments Azure Azure Premium Storage Azure Premium Storage Thu, 21 May 2015 18:31:00 +0000 137901 at http://windowsitpro.com Solve Storage Space direct error related to eligible disks. http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-storage-space-direct-error-related-eligible-disks <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the number of disks required for various Storage Spaces Direct configurations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-storage-space-direct-error-related-eligible-disks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/solve-storage-space-direct-error-related-eligible-disks#comments Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct Storage Spaces Direct Thu, 21 May 2015 18:25:00 +0000 137871 at http://windowsitpro.com Getty Images Q. Can I remove a file from System Center DPM backups? http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-can-i-remove-file-system-center-dpm-backups <div class="node-body article-body">If removing a file from DPM replicas possible</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-can-i-remove-file-system-center-dpm-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-can-i-remove-file-system-center-dpm-backups#comments Data Protection Manager Data Protection Manager Data Protection Manager remove file remove file Thu, 21 May 2015 18:23:00 +0000 137031 at http://windowsitpro.com Getty Images IT Innovators: Is Your Data Center Efficient? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-your-data-center-efficient <div class="node-body blog-body">If operational efficiency is a key concern for you, this recently released report and conference may offer you some insight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-your-data-center-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-your-data-center-efficient#comments IT Innovators Efficient IT Efficient IT hyperconvergence hyperconvergence Operational efficiency Operational efficiency Uptime Institute Symposium Uptime Institute Symposium Thu, 21 May 2015 17:18:00 +0000 139241 at http://windowsitpro.com 2015 IT Skills & Salary Survey: Do IT Certifications Really Matter Anymore? http://windowsitpro.com/windows/2015-it-skills-salary-survey-do-it-certifications-really-matter-anymore <div class="node-body article-body">Bring up the topic of IT certifications, and there’s a good chance that it will incite some heated discussion. Are they worth the time and trouble? What’s the real value in terms of salary and career growth potential? Which ones matter most? Do any really matter when technology is changing more rapidly than ever before? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/2015-it-skills-salary-survey-do-it-certifications-really-matter-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/2015-it-skills-salary-survey-do-it-certifications-really-matter-anymore#comments Windows certification certification Cisco certification Cisco certification CompTIA CompTIA IT Salary IT Salary IT skills IT skills ITIL certification ITIL certification Microsoft certification Microsoft certification security certification security certification Thu, 21 May 2015 16:16:00 +0000 139231 at http://windowsitpro.com Updates make Office 365 Groups more useful http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On Tuesday, I discussed how <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365" target="_blank">changes in engineering practices are driving innovation within Office 365</a>. One of the more interesting areas is the use of Office 365 Groups to provide a single identity for access to applications and data drawn from across the service.&nbsp;Microsoft spent a lot of time discussing what they&rsquo;re up to with Office 365 Groups at the recent Ignite conference.</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/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-make-office-365-groups-more-useful#comments Office 365 SharePoint 2013 Android Android Exchange Online Exchange Online iOS iOS Microsoft Ignite Microsoft Ignite Mobile Mobile Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups PowerShell support PowerShell support REST API REST API SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 138791 at http://windowsitpro.com Retiring WINS after migrating from Windows Server 2003 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/retiring-wins-after-migrating-windows-server-2003 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I sometimes think that WINS will be the service that out lasts every other role available on Windows Server. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/retiring-wins-after-migrating-windows-server-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/retiring-wins-after-migrating-windows-server-2003#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Thu, 21 May 2015 11:57:00 +0000 139211 at http://windowsitpro.com Daily download: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-wednesday-may-20-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">​Today in Microsoft news: What patches you need, what Flow looks like and how to hop off and on the Windows 10 Insider Preview fast track.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-wednesday-may-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-wednesday-may-20-2015#comments Windows flow flow Power BI Power BI Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Insider Windows Insider Wed, 20 May 2015 22:58:00 +0000 139191 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft News Service Q. How do I add more disks to a Storage Pool? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/q-how-do-i-add-more-disks-storage-pool <div class="node-body article-body">Add more disks to a Storage Pool</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/q-how-do-i-add-more-disks-storage-pool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/q-how-do-i-add-more-disks-storage-pool#comments Windows Server disks disks Storage Pool Storage Pool Wed, 20 May 2015 15:45:00 +0000 137891 at http://windowsitpro.com Getty Images What is the default OS template size in Azure? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-default-os-template-size-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Find out about the default OS disks sizes in Azure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-default-os-template-size-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-default-os-template-size-azure#comments Azure Azure Azure OS template OS template Wed, 20 May 2015 15:33:00 +0000 137911 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Innovators: Securing an IT Solution That Slashed Hosting and Infrastructure Cost by 50 Percent http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-securing-it-solution-slashed-hosting-and-infrastructure-cost-50-percent <div class="field-byline"> Renee Morad, IT Innovators Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When self-hosting proved too much, AMD turned to a hosted service provider for answers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-securing-it-solution-slashed-hosting-and-infrastructure-cost-50-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-securing-it-solution-slashed-hosting-and-infrastructure-cost-50-percent#comments IT Innovators hosted service provider hosted service provider self-hosting self-hosting web software web software Wed, 20 May 2015 09:59:00 +0000 138871 at http://windowsitpro.com <p><span>Jim Trudeau, Senior Manager of Developer Outreach at AMD</span></p> Daily download: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-tuesday-may-19-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Today in the news you need to know: Android users now have their very own Office preview; Microsoft wants to change how you do email (yes, again); and maybe HoloLens isn't just for assembling Ikea furniture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-tuesday-may-19-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-tuesday-may-19-2015#comments Windows Android Android HoloLens HoloLens Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 19 May 2015 23:25:00 +0000 139101 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft News Service Surface Pro Series Firmware Rolling Out Today, Here's What's in It http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-series-firmware-rolling-out-today-heres-whats-it <div class="node-body article-body">Included in a firmware update releasing today, the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2 will get better Miracast support and new audio and UEFI drivers to support the new graphics driver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-series-firmware-rolling-out-today-heres-whats-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-series-firmware-rolling-out-today-heres-whats-it#comments Microsoft Surface Microsoft Surface Microsoft Surface Tue, 19 May 2015 20:47:00 +0000 139091 at http://windowsitpro.com Q. Does DPM perform encryption/compression on the data it stores? http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-does-dpm-perform-encryptioncompression-data-it-stores <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the options for compression and encryption with DPM</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-does-dpm-perform-encryptioncompression-data-it-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/data-protection-manager/q-does-dpm-perform-encryptioncompression-data-it-stores#comments Data Protection Manager compression compression encryhption encryhption Replica Replica Tue, 19 May 2015 19:01:00 +0000 137041 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Confirms KB3020369 the Culprit for Stuck Installations http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-confirms-kb3020369-culprit-stuck-installations <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has finally confirmed a problem with one of this month's updates and has since modified the KB article to reflect the problem and short term fix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-confirms-kb3020369-culprit-stuck-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-confirms-kb3020369-culprit-stuck-installations#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Tue, 19 May 2015 18:23:00 +0000 139071 at http://windowsitpro.com What is Storage Spaces Direct? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/what-storage-spaces-direct <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about Storage Spaces Direct</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/what-storage-spaces-direct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/what-storage-spaces-direct#comments Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct Storage Spaces Direct Tue, 19 May 2015 18:21:00 +0000 137861 at http://windowsitpro.com Getty Images IT Innovators: Hyper-Convergence 101 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-hyper-convergence-101 <div class="node-body blog-body">So you've heard a lot about hyper-convergence, but do you know what it is?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-hyper-convergence-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-hyper-convergence-101#comments IT Innovators converged converged hyper-converged infrastructure hyper-converged infrastructure Hyper-convergence Hyper-convergence Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:00 +0000 138861 at http://windowsitpro.com Can you mix single and multi-NICs in an Azure VM? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-you-mix-single-and-multi-nics-azure-vm <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the mixing options for single NIC and multi-NIC VMs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-you-mix-single-and-multi-nics-azure-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-you-mix-single-and-multi-nics-azure-vm#comments Azure multi-NIC multi-NIC vmNIC vmNIC Tue, 19 May 2015 17:05:00 +0000 137841 at http://windowsitpro.com New Android-heavy Microsoft Intune Features Rolling Out Starting Today http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/new-android-heavy-microsoft-intune-features-rolling-out-starting-today <div class="node-body article-body">The monthly update for Microsoft Intune is rolling out starting today, bringing some bigger capabilities for those tasked with managing Android devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/new-android-heavy-microsoft-intune-features-rolling-out-starting-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-intune/new-android-heavy-microsoft-intune-features-rolling-out-starting-today#comments Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Tue, 19 May 2015 16:24:00 +0000 139001 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 Groups – Allowing users to collaborate. http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-groups-allowing-users-collaborate <div class="node-body blog-body">Providing ways to empower employees in the enterprise to collaborate has always presented quite the challenge. Microsoft made the point abundantly clear at Microsoft Ignite, that Groups are now the glue that can bring users, business information, and enterprise applications together to increase productivity.</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/office-365-groups-allowing-users-collaborate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-groups-allowing-users-collaborate#comments Community Sponsor Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Office 365 Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Tue, 19 May 2015 13:06:00 +0000 138821 at http://windowsitpro.com New engineering philosophies drive innovation within Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Office 365 means different things to different people. Someone who moved from Exchange on-premises probably takes an email-centric view of Office 365 while those who now use it for SharePoint Online see Office 365 through a different lens. This is natural because each of us views the world from our own personal perspective.</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/New-technology-innovation-Office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/New-technology-innovation-Office-365#comments Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Office Delve Office Delve People Experiences People Experiences SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Video Portal Video Portal Yammer Yammer Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 135391 at http://windowsitpro.com With less than 60 days to go, 135,000 instances of Windows Server 2003 still running in Australia. http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/less-60-days-go-135000-instances-windows-server-2003-still-running-australia <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to a recent report in Computerworld, quoting data from Hewlett Packard’s South Pacific business, Australian businesses still have around 135,000 instances of Windows Server 2003 still in production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/less-60-days-go-135000-instances-windows-server-2003-still-running-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/less-60-days-go-135000-instances-windows-server-2003-still-running-australia#comments Windows Server Tue, 19 May 2015 11:35:00 +0000 138901 at http://windowsitpro.com Daily download: What's going on in the world of Microsoft for Monday, May 18, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-monday-may-18-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">​Hello, and welcome to the beginning of another work week. In today's news round-up: OS X users rethink their choice of platform, admins learn how to keep email when a user leaves, and America's productivity is about to circle the drain in celebration of a very important Microsoft milestone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-monday-may-18-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/daily-download-whats-going-world-microsoft-monday-may-18-2015#comments Windows Office 365 Office 365 OneDrive OneDrive os x OS X Outlook Outlook Solitaire Solitaire Tue, 19 May 2015 01:24:00 +0000 138891 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft News Service Best Practices for Repurposing Old Hardware http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-practices-repurposing-old-hardware <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a little concerning. Hardware failure is common and it might make you wonder why you’d ever use old hardware at all. If a piece of equipment is past its prime, are you tempting fate by continuing to use it? How long before you can reasonably expect something to continue without problems? Here are some things to consider before repurposing old hardware.</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/best-practices-repurposing-old-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/best-practices-repurposing-old-hardware#comments Community Sponsor Hardware Failure failure Hardware hardware Repurpose Repurpose Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Mon, 18 May 2015 14:06:00 +0000 138811 at http://windowsitpro.com Scalability changes in ESX 6 http://windowsitpro.com/vmware/scalability-changes-esx-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the scalability changes in ESX 6.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/vmware/scalability-changes-esx-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/vmware/scalability-changes-esx-6#comments VMware ESX 6 ESX 6 scalability Scalability Mon, 18 May 2015 13:19:00 +0000 137081 at http://windowsitpro.com Encryption of ExpressRoute content http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-expressroute-content <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about encryption with ExpressRoute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-expressroute-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-expressroute-content#comments Azure encryption encryption ExpressRoute ExpressRoute Mon, 18 May 2015 13:08:00 +0000 137061 at http://windowsitpro.com Viewing RMS protected content http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/viewing-rms-protected-content <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how RMS content can be consumed across devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/viewing-rms-protected-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/viewing-rms-protected-content#comments Windows Client RMS RMS Mon, 18 May 2015 13:05:00 +0000 137051 at http://windowsitpro.com