Testing Windows Defender MAPS Connectivity with PowerShell

Whenever I work with customers on Windows Defender or Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, one of the first things I usually review are the current Windows Defender settings. Having Windows Defender properly configured is key, because otherwise you might not be able to make use of all the capabilities Defender and Defender ATP provides. One of them is MAPS (Microsoft Active Protection Service) or also known as Windows Defender Antivirus cloud-delivered protection service. Quite often Read More …

Deploying ConfigMgr Current Branch in Azure Dev Test Lab

Remember the days when you spend hours if not days just to get a lab environment in place and any time you wanted to use the environment again, you spend another couple of hours to get It updated. About 3 years ago I started to make more use of Azure based compute to run my virtual machines, that I use for technology learning and research activities. Initially created the virtual machines through the portal, but Read More …

Installing Microsoft Azure AD Connect

Last week Microsoft anounced GA for Azure AD Connect. To get a better understanding of how this all works, I installed it in my Cloud based lab that is hosted in Azure. I was supposed to demonstrate this to a colleague at work this week, but simply couldn’t find time for it, so here’s a short description on how to get started for him and for anyone else. First I recommend to read through the Read More …

XenApp Demos from the Cloud

In these days we hear a lot about Desktop Virtualization and Application Virtualization. Last week-end someone asked me what I was currently doing and I told him that beside my normal day job, I am doing a number of Citrix trainings. Now let me mention that this person is just a regular user who doesn’t know anything about managing an Enterprise IT infrastructure, leave alone he would understand what Virtualization technology is about. Heck… how Read More …

Live Mesh – A review

It’s been in May this year that i first wrote about Microsoft Live Mesh, later in July I was able to get it installed and since then i have been using it on a regular basis. Not that there is anything new in remote controlling a PC and sharing documents, but it is the simplicity how it is done and how it can be used. Once you have added your clients to live mesh, you Read More …

Cloud Printing

We all have heard about Cloud Computing, now there is Cloud Printing ! Check out HPs CloudPrint. It’s still in BETA but worth to take a look.

Windows Azure an introduction

Curious about Windows Azure ? Manuvir-Das-Introducing-Windows-Azure More information about Windows Azure can be found here