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Dell EMC Recognized by Microsoft as Its #1 Deployment Partner for Windows 10

Dell
Windows 10 is on track to be the fastest Windows operating system in history. I’ve heard it referred to as “the best of Windows 7 and 8,” “the most secure Windows,” and the “best PC operating system ever.” That’s pretty impressive. You would think everyone would want that, especially big and successful companies looking for […]

How Can IT Teams Catch Incompatibilities Before Systems Are at Risk?

Lakeside Software
Millions of PCs currently running Windows 10 will lose support in 2018 due to incompatible drivers according to ZDNet. The issue affects systems with certain Intel Atom Clover Trail processors that were designed to run Windows 8 or 8.1, but were offered free OS upgrades as part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 push. The support loss […]

Understanding the “WannaCry” Ransomware Attack

LUA
One of the worst global malware attacks to date has infected nearly 200,000 computer systems in almost 150 countries. The malware attack, referred to as “WannaCrypt” or “WannaCry”, encrypts or freezes all files on computers and requests $300 in Bitcoin currency in exchange for returned access to the files (bgr.com). If the ransom isn’t paid […]

VMware: Secure Boot for ESXi 6.5

VMware
I’ve talked about how vSphere has been moving towards a “secure by default” stance over the past few years. This can clearly be seen in the new vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide where the number of  “hardening” steps are growing smaller with every release. In this blog post we will go over another “secure by […]

Windows 7 Downgrade Options

ComputerWorld Group
Most organisations today purchase additional and replacement Windows PCs on a rolling basis, rather than replacing the entire desktop estate in one go. It just makes sense. As Microsoft continues to release new iterations of Windows on the desktop, from time to time the version of Windows that is shipped with new PCs will change. […]

The Last Thing You Need is a Windows 10 Migration Headache

Workspot
Windows 10: Painful affliction or rare opportunity? Everyone knew that the Windows 10 release would be unique.  Initially driven by the offer of free upgrades from Windows 7 and 8, consumers were once again in the IT driver’s seat. Many of us thought this consumer momentum would force corporate IT departments to rush their OS […]

Download FREE Service Account Usage Tool from Wedel IT

Wedel IT
After a couple of feature requests, we have now included search for IIS Application Pool Identities. We have also added an improved Help form. The exports will now include date stamps and the application now has a new cleaner design. This tool makes it possible to search through your environment’s services, tasks and IIS AppPool […]

Citrix: Windows 8 & Server 2012 Optimization Guide

Citrix Systems
With the recent release of XenDesktop 7, we put together a list of recommended optimizations for Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 virtual desktops on XenDesktop 7.x. The purpose of this post is to provide a list of commonly applied optimizations and provide assistance with their implementation through a script — yes, you read that correctly, a […]

LoginVSI – VDI Reference Architecture Monthly

Login VSI
Here we are again with another post for the Reference Architecture Monthly. I’m finding that there is a lot of great information with respect to proofs of claim and sizing, which is incredibly useful if you are trying to architect your own solution. In most cases these documents will carry this information, but what is […]

Getting started with Microsoft OMS Service Map and Wire Data 2.0

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
Today Microsoft announced the public availability of Service Map (Previously known as Application Dependency Monitor) and a rewamped Wire Data 2.0 solution pack which is now available in Microsoft OMS. I’ve blogged about Wire Data solution pack before which is a great way to get an overview of what kind of  traffic is going in […]

New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report: Windows Operating Systems vs. Non-Microsoft Applications – A Tale of Contrasting Vulnerability Risk

Flexera Software
The percentage of unpatched Microsoft Windows operating systems on private PCs seems to be stabilizing after a year of steady decline. But the level of unpatched non-Microsoft applications on private PCs continues to rise. These conclusions can be drawn from just-released Country Reports covering Q3 2016 for 12 countries, published by Secunia Research at Flexera […]

New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report: Windows Operating Systems vs. Non-Windows Applications – A Tale of Contrasting Vulnerability Risk

Flexera Software
Microsoft® Windows OS vulnerabilities appear to be stabilizing after year-long decrease, while non-Windows application vulnerabilities still on the rise The percentage of unpatched Microsoft Windows operating systems on private PCs seems to be stabilizing after a year of steady decline.  But the level of unpatched non-Windows applications on private PCs continues to rise. These conclusions […]

Microsoft: Configuration Manager and Simplified Windows Servicing on Down Level Operating Systems

Microsoft
Applicable Windows versions: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 As you are probably aware, Microsoft previously announced Windows servicing changes on down level operating systems aiming to have a more consistent and simplified servicing experience to down level operating systems.  There is a […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 09/29/16

VMware
VMware ESXi Disabling Hardware Accelerated Init (WRITESAME) in ESXi (2146566) Date Published: 9/26/2016 Disabling Hardware Accelerated Move (XCOPY) in ESXi (2146567) Date Published: 9/26/2016 VMware Horizon Client Session disconnects when using PCoIP and toggling the Allow Display Scaling setting in Horizon Client (2146966) Date Published: 9/28/2016 VMware Horizon Flex Limiting Virtual Switch Connectivity with VMware […]

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