FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release

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Last month, the FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release was made generally available. The fix can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=104396. The following changes are included in this fix: Resolved an issue that would cause a system crash while reading from meta tracking files in a Cloud Cache configuration. Resolved an issue where a logon would … Read more

Internet Explorer 11 retirement

Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 retirement announcement As per Microsoft MC378271 announcement, the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and … Read more

Windows DCOM hardening

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Introduction The Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Remote Protocol is a protocol for exposing application objects by way of remote procedure calls (RPCs). The protocol consists of a set of extensions layered on Microsoft Remote Procedure Call Protocol Extensions as specified in [MS-RPCE]. The DCOM Remote Protocol is also referred to as Object RPC or … Read more

The Microsoft Inside Track

The Microsoft Inside Track

Introduction When implementing IT solutions which are complex and require proper in-depth planning, it is crucial to perform technical assessments and creating an inventory of the “as-is” situation as well as assess the organization’s operational and business requirements alongside the technical requirements. Implementing an IT solution, especially when this involves some sort of migration, requires … Read more

FSLogix 2201 release is generally available

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FSLogix 2201 release is generally available Following the public preview release, the FSLogix 2201 release is now generally available for all Microsoft customers. As part of the GA release, Microsoft provides a new build that you can download here:https://aka.ms/fslogix/download. Bug fixes The following items have been fixed in this release. Fixed issue where the FSLogix … Read more

Microsoft TCO calculator overview

Azure TCO calculator

Introduction When planning your on-premise to Azure migration there are a lot of technical and business factors which need to be taken into account. First off, you need to assess your existing on-premises infrastructure and make decisions as to whether or not to migrate everything to Azure or keep a hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc … Read more

Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more

FsLogix 2201 Public Preview release

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The FsLogix 2201 Public Preview release is now available for download from Microsoft. The change log is as follows: Fixed issue where the FSLogix Profile Service would crash if it was unable to communicate with the FSLogix Cloud Cache Service. The OfficeFileCache folder located at %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache is now machine specific and encrypted so we now … Read more

Azure database for MySQL zone and region disaster recovery

Azure database for MySQL

Introduction The Azure database for MySQL instance can be scaled up and down depending on your organization requirements without downtime, as described at: https://docs.microsoft.com/enus/azure/mysql/concepts-high-availability. This article describes all possible failure events (except for region-level failure), which are automatically managed by the Azure database for MySQL service, without admin intervention. Azure database for MySQL offers zone-level … Read more

Hosting SQL Server workloads in the Azure Cloud

Azure SQL Server databases

Introduction Microsoft Azure offers a handful of cloud services for hosting your SQL as well as NoSQL databases and in-memory databases. The supported SQL databases are SQL Server, Oracle database, MySQL, PostGreSQL and MariaDB. Hosting SQL databses in Azure comes in the form of either IaaS or PaaS service. An example of IaaS implementation is … Read more

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Introduction Most Microsoft 365 migration projects have an Exchange Online (EXO) portion. Whether that be an on-premises Exchange Server to Exchange Online migration task or a migration from a third party POP3/IMAP email hosting provider, there are a number of design considerations you need to take into account in every EXO project. Exchange Online migration … Read more

Mainboard TPM 2.0 hardware support for Windows 11

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For upgrade instructions from Windows 10 to Windows 11, review the following article: https://stefanos.cloud/blog/upgrade-to-windows-11/. Mainboard TPM 2.0 hardware support Many Windows 10 PC owners these days are looking for ways to upgrade their PC to Windows 11. One mandatory preparation step is to ensure there is support for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. … Read more

Microsoft FsLogix new version announced

fslogix

Microsoft FsLogix new version Microsoft has recently announced a new stable version (General Availability – GA release) of the FsLogix profile container solution. The new Fslogix version release number is FSLogix 2105 (2.9.7838.44263). This release can be installed over any previous version of FSLogix. You can download the new Fslogix release from the following location: … Read more

Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11

Introduction Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC. Windows 11 offers new productivity features and functionality designed to … Read more

Windows Failover Clustering Design Handbook

Windows Failover Clustering Design Handbook

This post is also available in my podcast. Book introduction Windows Failover Clustering (WFC) is one of the oldest technologies utilized by Windows Server for the high availability of systems and services, whether that be traditional on-premise IT infrastructures or hybrid and multi cloud infrastructures in Microsoft Azure. Failover clustering and other relevant Microsoft technologies … Read more