Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Tip: How to Transfer Files to Azure VMs http://windowsitpro.com/azure/tip-how-transfer-files-azure-vms <div class="field-deck"> See how to transfer files to Azure VMs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how to transfer files to Azure VMs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/tip-how-transfer-files-azure-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/tip-how-transfer-files-azure-vms#comments Azure Azure Azure Azure VM Azure VM RDP RDP Remote Desktop Connection Remote Desktop Connection Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:19:00 +0000 130341 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes: February 27, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-27-2015 <div class="field-deck"> An often irreverent look at this week's other news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: Lenovo lawsuits, Google swiping Softcard from Windows Phone and Android users, Wireless electricity for your gadgets, Bing Predicts the Oscars, StarDock has already decided the unfinished Windows 10 Start Menu needs to be replaced, Waffles and deliveries with strangers and an Xbox burger in Hong Kong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-27-2015#comments WinInfo Android Android bing Bing Bing Predicts Bing Predicts burger burger deliveries deliveries fast food fast food gadgets gadgets Google Google Lenovo Lenovo Oscars Oscars Roadie Roadie Softcard Softcard StarDock StarDock Start menu Start Menu Waffle House Waffle House Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Phone Windows Phone Wireless electricity Wireless electricity Xbox XBOX Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:50:00 +0000 130281 at http://windowsitpro.com Why PowerShell is often not the best tool for reporting Exchange data http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After I discussed the topic of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/reporting-office-365" target="_blank">reporting Office 365</a> in January, some folks contacted me to ask whether it was really necessary to go to the bother and expense of buying an additional software package to generate reports about Office 365 data.</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/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-often-not-best-tool-reporting-exchange-data#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange reports Exchange reports Get-MailboxStatistics Get-MailboxStatistics mailbox reports mailbox reports Office 365 reports Office 365 reports PowerShell PowerShell Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 129751 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Superfish and Nasty Root Certs Are Bad, but It’s Worse than That http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-superfish-and-nasty-root-certs-are-bad-it-s-worse <div class="node-body article-body">Is Superfish really that bad? By now we’ve come to expect what is uncharitably referred to as “crapware” on a new machine. Isn’t this just more of the same? No, this is in a class of its own and not because of the technology itself, but rather because of what it signals both on Lenovo’s behalf and that of the industry in general.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-superfish-and-nasty-root-certs-are-bad-it-s-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-superfish-and-nasty-root-certs-are-bad-it-s-worse#comments Security Sense Troy Hunt's Security Sense Security Lenovo Lenovo malware Superfish Superfish Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 130271 at http://windowsitpro.com Should IT Pros be excluded from BYOD? http://windowsitpro.com/security/should-it-pros-be-excluded-byod <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IT Pros, by their nature, are highly computer literate. They know how to manage their computers, why not allow them to bring their own laptops to the office and use them for work?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/should-it-pros-be-excluded-byod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/should-it-pros-be-excluded-byod#comments Security Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:02:00 +0000 130261 at http://windowsitpro.com Map a Network Drive Using PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/windows/map-network-drive-using-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Map a network drive with PowerShell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/map-network-drive-using-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/map-network-drive-using-powershell#comments Windows PowerShell PowerShell Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:17:00 +0000 128461 at http://windowsitpro.com How Office 365 Groups could be so much better - and probably will be in the future http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I recently discussed <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/confusion-around-yammer-and-office-365-groups" target="_blank">the confusion that I see how Office 365 Groups (or &ldquo;modern groups&rdquo;) and Yammer appear to serve much the same purpose</a> (albeit in different ways) might be taken as overly critical of Yammer.</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/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/how-office-365-groups-could-be-so-much-better#comments Office 365 Compliance Compliance Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Groups Office 365 Groups Public Folders Public Folders retention retention search search SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 126801 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrating WSUS From Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-wsus-server-2003-server-2012-r2 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can migrate a WSUS deployment hosted on Windows Server 2003 to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 as long as you follow a particular set of steps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-wsus-server-2003-server-2012-r2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-wsus-server-2003-server-2012-r2#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:11:00 +0000 130251 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand Azure Guest OS Families http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-azure-guest-os-families <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about Azure Guest OS Families.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-azure-guest-os-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-azure-guest-os-families#comments Azure Azure Guest OS Families Guest OS Families Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:20:00 +0000 128471 at http://windowsitpro.com Assessing WSUS Infrastructure http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/assessing-wsus-infrastructure <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most networks with Windows Server 2003 deployed have a couple of WSUS servers deployed. Prior to migrating to Server 2012 R2, you should evaluate your WSUS infrastructure and decide how to transition WSUS so that it is hosted on the new operating system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/assessing-wsus-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/assessing-wsus-infrastructure#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:42:00 +0000 130111 at http://windowsitpro.com Common Criteria Certification for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/common-criteria-certification-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012 <div class="node-body article-body">Understand Common Criteria certification for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/common-criteria-certification-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/common-criteria-certification-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012#comments Windows Common Criteria Common Criteria NIAP NIAP Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:36:00 +0000 129071 at http://windowsitpro.com The most important skill to pick up after migrating from Windows Server 2003 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003/most-important-skill-pick-after-migrating-windows-server-2003 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chances are that if a big part of your organization’s environment involves Windows Server 2003, then you’ve probably not spent much time exploring PowerShell. And at this point, you’re probably tired of people talking about how you should get around to learning PowerShell. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003/most-important-skill-pick-after-migrating-windows-server-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003/most-important-skill-pick-after-migrating-windows-server-2003#comments Windows Server 2003 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:12:00 +0000 130101 at http://windowsitpro.com Support Tools for Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/support-tools-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Find the support tools for Windows 10.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/support-tools-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/support-tools-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Support Tools Support Tools Windows 10 Windows 10 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 128491 at http://windowsitpro.com Disabling Windows Connected Standby http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/disabling-windows-connected-standby <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to disable Connected Standby--and why you likely shouldn't.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/disabling-windows-connected-standby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/disabling-windows-connected-standby#comments Windows Client Connected Standby Connected Standby Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 128451 at http://windowsitpro.com Highly Available Direct-Attached Storage Options in Windows Server 2012 R2 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/highly-available-direct-attached-storage-options-windows-server-2012-r2 <div class="node-body article-body">Understand options in Windows Server 2012 R2 for resilient direct-attached storage and how this will change in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/highly-available-direct-attached-storage-options-windows-server-2012-r2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/highly-available-direct-attached-storage-options-windows-server-2012-r2#comments Windows Server highly available storage highly available storage Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:32:00 +0000 129671 at http://windowsitpro.com Upgrading to Windows 10 in the Real World http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/upgrading-windows-10-real-world <div class="node-body article-body">Old school Windows deployment methods will prevail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/upgrading-windows-10-real-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/upgrading-windows-10-real-world#comments Windows 10 upgrade Upgrade Windows 10 Windows 10 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 130091 at http://windowsitpro.com ReFS and Multi-disk Resiliency Failure http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/refs-and-multi-disk-resiliency-failure <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to enable multi-disk resiliency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/refs-and-multi-disk-resiliency-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/refs-and-multi-disk-resiliency-failure#comments Windows Windows Server refs ReFS Storage Spaces Storage Spaces windows server windows server Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:28:00 +0000 129661 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday: Available Font Fix Will Also Rollout in March http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-available-font-fix-will-also-rollout-march <div class="node-body article-body">A fix released this week to repair fonts for some customers, will also join the stack of updates coming in March for Patch Tuesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-available-font-fix-will-also-rollout-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-available-font-fix-will-also-rollout-march#comments Patch Tuesday font font KB3013455 KB3013455 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:42:00 +0000 130081 at http://windowsitpro.com Performing Concurrent Actions on a Cloud Service http://windowsitpro.com/azure/performing-concurrent-actions-cloud-service <div class="node-body article-body">Understand why only one major action can be performed concurrently on an Azure cloud service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/performing-concurrent-actions-cloud-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/performing-concurrent-actions-cloud-service#comments Azure action action Azure Azure Cloud Service Cloud Service Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:33:00 +0000 129051 at http://windowsitpro.com Create a Scheduled Task Using PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/windows/create-scheduled-task-using-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Create a scheduled task using PowerShell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/create-scheduled-task-using-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/create-scheduled-task-using-powershell#comments Windows PowerShell PowerShell Scheduled Task Scheduled Task Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:34:00 +0000 129061 at http://windowsitpro.com Forced Tunneling Exceptions with ExpressRoute to Internet http://windowsitpro.com/azure/forced-tunneling-exceptions-expressroute-internet <div class="node-body article-body">Understand what forced tunneling means with ExpressRoute in Azure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/forced-tunneling-exceptions-expressroute-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/forced-tunneling-exceptions-expressroute-internet#comments Azure Azure Azure ExpressRoute ExpressRoute Forced Tunneling Forced Tunneling Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:22:00 +0000 128481 at http://windowsitpro.com Latest Endpoint Protection Client Update Breaks Browser Downloads http://windowsitpro.com/endpoint-protection/latest-endpoint-protection-client-update-breaks-browser-downloads <div class="node-body article-body">An update for Microsoft's Endpoint Protection products is reporting viruses for every download.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/endpoint-protection/latest-endpoint-protection-client-update-breaks-browser-downloads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/endpoint-protection/latest-endpoint-protection-client-update-breaks-browser-downloads#comments Endpoint Protection Endpoint Protection Endpoint Protection Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:19:00 +0000 130061 at http://windowsitpro.com Goverlan's WMI Explorer Gets Full PowerShell Support http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/goverlans-wmi-explorer-gets-full-powershell-support <div class="node-body article-body">An update to Goverlan's WMIX adds full support for PowerShell scripting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/goverlans-wmi-explorer-gets-full-powershell-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/goverlans-wmi-explorer-gets-full-powershell-support#comments Windows PowerShell Goverlan Goverlan PowerShell PowerShell WMI Explorer WMI Explorer WMIX WMIX Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:25:00 +0000 130041 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Makes a Fix It Available to Repair Cisco AnyConnect http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-makes-fix-it-available-repair-cisco-anyconnect <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released a temporary solution to fix issues with Cisco AnyConnect caused by February's Internet Explorer cumulative security update.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-makes-fix-it-available-repair-cisco-anyconnect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-microsoft-makes-fix-it-available-repair-cisco-anyconnect#comments Patch Tuesday Cisco AnyConnect Cisco AnyConnect Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:23:00 +0000 130031 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes: February 20, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-20-2015 <div class="field-deck"> An often irreverent look at this week's other news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: dating digital assistants, bigger smart glasses or Terminator implants, 100 finalist for a one-way trip to Mars, the OEM crack that is junkware on PC’s, do not adjust your eyeglass prescription because it is just a Windows Patch Tuesday Update making your fonts fuzzy, ORION Spacecraft making some data and BlackBerry ships a big update to their users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-february-20-2015#comments WinInfo Blackberry digital assistants font fuzzy junkware Lenovo Mars OEM Orion Patch Tuesday smarteyeglass Sony Superfish terminator Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:20:00 +0000 130011 at http://windowsitpro.com Pixabay Improving Windows Firewall Configuration http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/improving-windows-firewall-configuration <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, you should take some time do reassess the way that client firewalls are configured for the servers in your organization. The uncomfortable reality is that on many internal organizational networks, server (and client) firewalls are disabled entirely.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/improving-windows-firewall-configuration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/improving-windows-firewall-configuration#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:05:00 +0000 130021 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday: There's a Fix for KB2553154, But it May Not Work http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-theres-fix-kb2553154-it-may-not-work <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft quietly released a KB article that provides a Fix It solution for problems with KB2553154. It works for some.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-theres-fix-kb2553154-it-may-not-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-theres-fix-kb2553154-it-may-not-work#comments Patch Tuesday Fix It Fix It KB2553154 KB2553154 KB3025036 KB3025036 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +0000 129991 at http://windowsitpro.com State of the Cloud's Real Story Isn't About Who is Winning http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/state-clouds-real-story-isnt-about-who-winning <div class="node-body article-body">The latest report for the State of the Cloud from RightScale shows a fight for dead last.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/state-clouds-real-story-isnt-about-who-winning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/state-clouds-real-story-isnt-about-who-winning#comments Cloud amazon Amazon AWS AWS Azure Azure cloud cloud Google Google HP HP IBM IBM Microsoft Microsoft Rackspace Rackspace RightScale RightScale VMware VMware Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:41:00 +0000 129981 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Management Framework 5.0 February Preview is Available Now http://windowsitpro.com/windows/windows-management-framework-50-february-preview-available-now <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has refreshed Windows Management Framework 5.0 and includes updates for Windows PowerShell 5.0.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/windows-management-framework-50-february-preview-available-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/windows-management-framework-50-february-preview-available-now#comments Windows Windows Management Framework Windows Management Framework WMF WMF Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:35:00 +0000 129961 at http://windowsitpro.com Compliance and hybrid problems loom as Microsoft plans to keep every deleted item in Exchange Online http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The <a href="http://roadmap.office.com/en-us?legRedir=true&amp;CorrelationId=73cd5eb7-d8a0-4252-bdcf-ac672bb90a19" target="_blank">Office 365 Roadmap item</a> telling us that Microsoft is &quot;Removing the Deleted Items Retention Period&quot; might cause some brows to furrow, especially when you read the description:</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/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Deleted Items Deleted Items Exchange Online Exchange Online Managed Folder Assistant Managed Folder Assistant MFA MFA Office 365 Office 365 Recoverable Items Recoverable Items Retention Policies Retention Policies retention tag retention tag Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:30:00 +0000 129761 at http://windowsitpro.com