FsLogix logging and tracing


FsLogix logging The various components of the FSLogix create comprehensive logs. Examination of log files is the first place to look when diagnosing system behavior. At the top of each log file, the system records basic information including versions of the FSLogix agent components. Each operation performed by FSLogix components will create a section that … Read more

Yubico and Lastpass

Yubico and Lastpass

In 2016, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords. The most common way credentials are stolen is through phishing, and these attacks often take advantage of the prevalence of password reuse. Turning on multi-factor authentication (MFA) and maintaining good password hygiene greatly strengthen account security. Together, LastPass and Yubico’s second factor technology eliminate … Read more

Cryptography in the era of quantum computers

cryptography with quantum computing

The promise of quantum computing is that it will help us solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. When designed to scale, quantum systems will have capabilities that exceed our most powerful supercomputers. We’re seeing this begin to take shape even today, with early breakthroughs in material design, financial risk management, and MRI technology. … Read more

Announcing Microsoft Powershell 7.0


Powershell version 7.0 GA has been recently announced by Microsoft this month. What is PowerShell 7? For those unfamiliar, PowerShell 7 is the latest major update to PowerShell, a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation tool and configuration framework optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. … Read more

Office365 best practices for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops


Introduction This article summarizes the Citrix best practices for deploying Microsoft Office 365 applications in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (VAD) environments. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a bundled software plus subscription-based offering focused on user productivity-based applications. Office 365 ProPlus includes a combination of online-based applications that are accessed from anywhere via a web … Read more

Microsoft and AT&T alliance on Cloud, AI and 5G


Multiyear collaboration will accelerate AT&T’s “public cloud first” internal transformation and deliver new customer offerings built on AT&T’s network and Microsoft’s cloud. AT&T Communications and Microsoft Corp. are embarking on an extensive, multiyear alliance where the two companies will apply technologies, including cloud, AI, and 5G, to improve how people live and work today and … Read more

SysInternals tool review – TCPView

Introduction TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows Server 2008, Vista, and XP, TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint. TCPView provides a more … Read more

Cloudyn Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management licensed by Cloudyn, a Microsoft subsidiary, allows you to track cloud usage and expenditures for your Azure resources and other cloud providers including AWS and Google. Easy-to-understand dashboard reports help with cost allocation and showbacks/chargebacks as well. Cost Management helps optimize your cloud spending by identifying underutilized resources that you can then … Read more

Beyond bullet points in Microsoft Powerpoint

An old time classic book now reaches its fourth edition available at: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2018/03/28/new-book-beyond-bullet-points-using-powerpoint-to-tell-a-compelling-story-that-gets-results-4th-edition/ More details and free presentation tools can be found at the official book website at: https://www.beyondbulletpoints.com/  Contents at a glance 1     A Theater of Persuasion 2     Busting the Top 3 Myths About PowerPoint 3     The 5 Principles and 10 Building Blocks of Persuasive Visual … Read more

Joining the Microsoft SME database

Microsoft needs your help creating our learning and exam content. To facilitate this, we have created the SME Profile database where you can provide us with information about your skills and abilities. We’ve been in the process of transitioning that database from Microsoft Connect to Microsoft Collaborate, and we now have the capability to let … Read more

How to query the Microsoft Knowledge Base with keywords and query words

To quickly find an article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, you can search by using keywords and query words. This article lists keywords and query words that you can use in your searches. You can also find keywords and query words by looking in the “Keywords” and “Additional query words” sections that are found in … Read more

Microsoft docs on Github

Microsoft Docs

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This was one of MS considerations as they built docs.microsoft.com on top of the open GitHub platform. The next step was to move to a new GitHub-based documentation feedback system. While MS documentation has been on GitHub since the beginning, … Read more