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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Latest Win 8.1 Update - the information you need

I've been searching about details about the latest Win 8.1 update. And the best reference I've found is here:

 http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/04/07/exploring-windows-8-1-update-start-screen-desktop-and-other-enhancements.aspx

It is great information and a "one-stop-shop" since it has links to further information.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Is your infrastructure outgrowing your current networking strategy? Want to simplify the process for managing your datacenter? Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. Intrigued? Bring specific questions, and get answers from the team who built this popular solution!

More information: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/software-defined-networking-with-windows-server-and-system-center-jump-start#?fbid=pIqPeldRtsY

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Windows Azure now allows to set fixed IP-addresses for virtual machines



Untill recently IP-addresses of Azure virtual machines were not static/fixed. A VM which had been shutdown (for example to reduce costs, think test/dev scenario’s) could receive a different IP-address at boot than orginally assigned at creation. This leads to all kinds of issues. A new Powershell for Azure version solves this issue.


Read more here:

http://up2v.nl/2014/03/05/windows-azure-now-allows-to-set-fixed-ip-addresses-for-virtual-machines/

Twenty-five years chasing the dream of enterprise social networking.

A very interesting read, made me think...

http://thoughtsofanidlemind.com/2014/03/04/twenty-five-years-chasing-the-dream-of-enterprise-social-networking/

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Exchange 2013 SP1

Exchange 2013 SP1 is now available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41994

Read more on the Exchange Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/02/25/exchange-server-2013-service-pack-1-available.aspx

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 32-Bit Edition

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 32-Bit Edition contains new updates which improve security, performance, and stability. Additionally, the SP is a roll-up of all previously released updates. 

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42017

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

MS is adding Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365 to Office 365 Midsize Business, Enterprise plans, Academic plans, Nonprofit plans, and standalone Office 365 plans, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. This will allow organizations with these subscriptions to enable multi-factor authentication for their Office 365 users without requiring any additional purchase or subscription.

Read more:
http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/10/multi-factor-authentication-for-office-365/

HP to begin charging for firmware updates and service packs for servers

HP server customers are about to get an unwelcome surprise when they need to update firmware or apply a service pack. Effective later this month, those downloads, which often fix critical bugs, will require either a current warranty or an extended support agreement.

http://www.techinvestornews.com/HP/HP-Enterprise/hp-to-begin-charging-for-firmware-updates-and-service-packs-for-servers#.UvsaodKx654.facebook

HP tar betalt för firmware-uppdateringar

Läs mer här:

http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.546432