Network Management


Windows 10 Update KB3176934 Breaks PowerShell

The update to Windows 10 version 1607 that was released on Aug. 23 breaks PowerShell and should be deferred, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows Ink, Cortana and Security

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update makes it possible to interact with a system when locked. This can have both security advantages and disadvantages.

Windows 10 Update Flaw Brings Back Removed Apps

Microsoft this week warned that applications already removed from Windows 10 version 1511 images may reappear when systems get updated to Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update."

Microsoft Expands Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview with User Risk Policy

Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.

Cisco Firewall Products Targeted by NSA Hacking Tools

Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Points to Windows 10 Privacy Missteps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken a position on Windows 10, stating that "Microsoft blatantly disregards user choice and privacy" for those persons using the operating system.

SolarWinds' Take on the Borderless Datacenter and Cloud DBAs

Thomas LaRock, tech evangelist, discusses the company's vision of the changing datacenter.

Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 Peer-to-Peer Update Controls

Organizations have some Group Policy control options over Microsoft's recently described "Delivery Optimization" update service for Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Bringing Monthly Update Model to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft will be imposing a monthly update servicing model for users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems, starting in October.

How To Back Up Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services

A guide to configuring the AWS Gateway to back up your Hyper-V VMs in the Amazon public cloud.

Microsoft Reinstates Skylake Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Support Policies

Microsoft's truncated support policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users of Intel "Skylake" processors has been rolled back.

Microsoft Offers Tips To Eliminate Code-Based Sandbox Use in SharePoint

Microsoft this week offered some guidance for organizations dealing with the coming demise of code-based sandbox support in SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Bringing 'Delivery Optimization' with Windows 10 Version 1607

Organizations planning to get the Windows 10 "anniversary update" may also experience a somewhat different client update scheme.

RC4 Support in Microsoft Edge and IE Going Away with August Patch

Microsoft announced today that it really is ending RC4 support in its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.

How To Create an Active Directory Account in PowerShell

Going the PowerShell route will save you time when creating a large batch of new Active Directory users.

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