Microsoft Partners Archives

  1. Windows Server 2016 – New Features & Innovations: What you should pay attention too

    As predicted, this year has been another big one for Microsoft. I think this will be a continual trend moving into the future as the company aligns more and more of its product release cycles together and we see release cycles becoming shorter. Most notable to date has been the release of the Windows 10 operating system. Everyone I…

  2. System Center Endpoint Protection Client reporting issues after installing KB3025417 on Windows 8.1

    I though this recent article posted on the SCCM Team’s blog might be worth sharing. I decided to copy the article and modified it slightly with credit to the original author below. Several customers have reported that the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) client stops reporting any status to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites when the following update is installed…

  3. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  4. What is the Update KB3035583 you might ask?

    We all get confused by some of the non-specific information Microsoft puts out on the knowledge base when it comes to documenting patches issued through its Windows Update service. Sometimes the generalisations made on security fixes for privately reported vulnerabilities are made on purpose. This is to keep some integrity on the actually attack vector patched or so that particular technical…

  5. Windows 10 Technical Preview Announcement

    Yesterday Microsoft gave us a first look at a very early Technical Preview of the next version of Windows. So much speculation has been floating around the web on what is coming next, many thought the name was going to be Windows 9, and others speculated on UI changes. One thing is for sure, Joe and his…

  6. Office 365 Demo Site for Partners

    If you’re a Microsoft partner and have been looking for a way to demonstrate the Office 365 cloud services to potential customers; this new site allows just that. Microsoft have set up a self provisioning demo site that lets you (the partner) configure a demo tenant account on the Office 365 platform and provide all the sales and demo…

  7. Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop speaks about how Nokia is making a comeback in the smartphone market

    I had planned to write a blog post reviewing my Nokia Lumia 920 that I had recently purchased back in January,  but never got around to it. I made my purchase decision with the intent of buying a Windows Phone 8 device. Currently there is only select few manufacturers who have developed WP8 devices and having owned HTC Windows Phones for the last 6 or…

  8. Microsoft launches Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production

    I was a bit slow on the pick up of this news, but today learnt that Microsoft have finally launched the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production for the general public to subscribe! What’s better and you may not know this, they are also offering up to 5 users for free, and for a limited time…

  9. SharePoint 2013 Pre-Requisites Configuration Error on Windows Server 2012

    This morning I came across a small problem when running the pre-requisites tool for configuring a new SharePoint 2013 farm, specifically when the tool was attempting to install “Application Server and IIS Web Server roles” it would fail with no detail as to why? Not being documented all that well on TechNet I wasted some time trying to figure out…

  10. Windows Phone 8 Launch Event

    Yesterday’s launch of Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system is a significant milestone for the company. Many have been waiting for this day, maybe for some, more so than the Windows 8 launch that occurred last week. Either way you look at it 2012 marks a major year in history for the company – seeing the Windows Server 2012 RTM, Office 2013 RTM,…

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