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While I sometimes long for the day when I no longer have to deal with unexpected Windows 10 behavior, there’s something rewarding about quickly finding a solution. In the process, I often end up with an idea for a blog post I can share with thousands three regular readers. Yesterday I successfully solved an interesting case that opened when a customer contacted me a month ago and reported that the Photo app was no longer working on their 1709 reference image.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:12

Group Policy Changes in Windows 10 1803 Preview

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As Windows 10 Redstone 4 Update (1803) development winds down, it’s the grandiose time to examine updated and new Group Policy settings. There is (obviously) no official documentation from the Group Policy team at this point and there might be quite a few changes to Group Policy settings before Windows 10 Spring Update hits RTM. Still, it can't hurt to poke around current ADMX files because there are truly several things duller in our line of work than comparing thousands of lines of text. Right?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:50

Image Factory for VMware Workstation

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There are many reasons why an organization would spend a lot of time on image creation and maintenance. Often, it’s due to the lack of a standardized image engineering methodology. Whatever the cause, the experience of manually creating Windows images quickly deteriorates and becomes a time-consuming and difficult to manage organizational nightmare. However, using free Microsoft deployment tools and PowerShell you can greatly simplify the task of building and maintaining Windows images.

Monday, 19 February 2018 21:44

Join Me at Microsoft Tech Summit Frankfurt

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Join me at Microsoft Tech Summit on February 21 – 22 in Frankfurt, Germany, where experts from around the world present discussion panels, ask-the-experts sessions and breakout sessions and cover the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365 at a free, technical learning event for IT professionals and developers. The conference will be held at Messe Frankfurt. If you aren’t familiar with it, the Messe Frankfurt is a great venue in a fantastic city that is located in the heart of Europe and entire Germany’s road network convenes here, along with the largest German airport and train station connected to the venue. The Messe Frankfurt enjoys a central location, hotels and shopping areas are close.

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