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

security and privacy

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

FSLogix 2201 release is generally available

fslogix

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

Azure Virtual Desktop support for Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop support for Windows Azure Virtual Desktop follows the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy and supports the following x64 operating system images: Windows 11 Enterprise multi-session (Preview) Windows 11 Enterprise (Preview) Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise Windows Server 2022 Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure … Read more

Windows licensing options for cloud service providers

microsoft windows licensing

Open licensing The Open licensing scheme provides an one-off purchase of Windows Server licenses and the customer must buy the Software Assurance (SA) maintenance contract separately on additional cost. The SA is optional but if the customer changes their mind in the future and wish to buy SA at a later point in time, they … Read more

The new Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 Preview

New Windows Server 2022 announcement On March 2nd 2021 Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2022 is in preview, the next release in our Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), which will be generally available later this calendar year. It builds on Windows Server 2019, our fastest adopted Windows Server ever. This release includes advanced multi-layer security, hybrid … Read more

Windows Admin Center

What is Windows Admin Center? If you’re an IT administrator managing Windows Server and Windows, you probably open dozens of consoles for day-to-day activities, such as Event Viewer, Device Manager, Disk Management, Task Manager, Server Manager – the list goes on and on. Windows Admin Center brings many of these consoles together in a modernized, … Read more

Understanding the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel

Microsoft has made major changes to the way that they build and release their operating systems. The new Windows Server “Semi-Annual Channel” (SAC) marks a substantial departure from the familiar release pattern that Microsoft has established. The change has pleased some people, upset many, and confused even more. With all the flash of new features, … Read more