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Windows Server – The new Windows Server version is now available

As you may be aware, a new version of Windows Server – Windows Server 2022 – was underway (preview announced in June this year – https://t.co/28b6hPZYGH). Well, good news, it is now generally available. You can now plan your deployment and upgrade of your on-premises infrastructure. If you have an MSDN subscription, you can download […]

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well,

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Windows – Windows Server 2022 is now available in preview

The next version of Windows Server – Windows Server 2022 – is now available in preview for download for MSDN subscribers (https://my.visualstudio.com/) and the evaluation center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server).   If you have a Software Assurance, you will be entitled to upgrade your server to Windows Server 2022 when available. If you want to know more, you

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Intune – You can now enroll and manage Windows Virtual Desktop (preview)

By now, you already know that Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager is the Microsoft solution for managing devices (either Windows, iOS or Android) by deploying configuration policies (configuration profiles), deploying applications to the devices or protect your corporate data with application protection policies. You may already know the Windows Virtual Desktop, the Windows 10 multi session solution

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Windows – The latest build of Windows 10 – 21H1 – is now available

As you know, every 6 months a new build of Windows 10 is being released. Well, the latest one – 21H1 – is now available for download from MSDN, Volume License or the download center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) from which you can get an ISO or create a bootable USB. The good news is the upgrade process

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Windows – Still handful of outdated Windows version out there

An analysis from NetMarketShare (https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx) shows that there is still quite a few devices still running outdated Windows version, including the long time retired Windows XP (still 0.87%). These devices (from Windows XP to Windows 7 – out of support since January 2020) are in high risk of being targeted and/or infected by malware as

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Intune / Windows 10 – Unable to turn on BitLocker with conflicting group policy error

Recently I came across an issue turning on BitLocker with the error on a Windows 10 device BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because there conflicting Group Policy settings for recovery options on fixed data drives. Also got the error before starting the troubleshooting You can’t create both a recovery password and

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Intune – You can now define update locations for Windows Defender

As you know you can control some settings of Windows Defender through Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, you can now also define update locations to get the definition updates for Windows Defender Antivirus. To configure the locations, logo to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Endpoint security\Antivirus configuration blade Then create (or update)

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Intune – Migrate your Windows Defender Firewall GPO’s rules for use with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager

As you know, you can manage and configure your Windows Defender Firewall with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, including rules. But what about if you already had configured GPO’s (Group Policy Objects) to manage and configure Windows Defender Firewall? Until now you had to manually replicate these rules into Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, good new, you can

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Outlook – New action buttons in Windows 10 Notifications for Outlook

If you use Outlook on Windows 10 and have notifications enabled (for at least Outlook), you will now have the possibility to quickly delete, flag or dismiss the message directly from the notification.    

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