For many smaller companies and organizations, operating system deployment is always a small to medium problem. Some use the pre-installed operating system, some install by hand, others clone the hard drives and a few use other tools. There are many methods and reasons. I compare the different methods and a few tools in the article “Possibilities of computer installations for companies“. Continue reading “Network installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 1: Guidelines, preparation and setup”
I have already addressed the question of the correct handling of the Microsoft Store several times, for example in the article “Windows 10 and the Microsoft Store“. Now it is all more important that the IT departments deal with the topic again. Continue reading “Microsoft identified a critical vulnerability and closed it via the Microsoft Store”
Active Directory Group Policy Object (GPO) is one of my core topics. I have a lot to do with it in various projects and as a Microsoft trainer. I have collected some templates and links. This link collection should make your search a little easier. Only templates of the vendors or of the projects are listed here. I have consciously avoided third-party policies. Continue reading “List of different Group Policy Templates (Updated)”
The Windows 10 Insider and Office Insider programs are again subject to changes. On Windows, rings will become channels, so it will be adapted to the Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser. This will also be the case for Microsoft teams. Microsoft Office already had channels, but the names and some other details will change. Continue reading “Changes in Windows 10 Insider and Office channels”
At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced the Connected Cache (previously known as Delivery Optimization In-Network Cache (DOINC)). I’ll take a closer look at it now. But what do you really need it for? Continue reading “Implement Microsoft Connected Cache with SCCM”
Since I was often asked about my “coffee” BlueScreens pics, I make them available for download. I use them not only as wallpaper, but also for a little distraction in my presentation slides when it is time for a coffee break. Continue reading “BlueScreen Coffee Wallpaper”
Changes in the life cycle of Microsoft products due to Corona / COVID-19.
Microsoft is extending the current lifecycle for some products to relieve the burden on IT departments. I took this opportunity to update the LifeCycle Diagrams from the articles “Microsoft Lifecycle Diagrams” and “Other Lifecycle Diagrams” from last year. Continue reading “Changes in the LifeCycle of Microsoft products due to Corona”
This time I translated them directly into English.
The charts of the Microsoft Product Lifecycle as a clearly arranged PDF for free download. Status 15.04.2020 incl. Corona Update.
The files are available under the license CC-BY 2.0
The Microsoft Windows Client Lifecycle diagram for free download. Status 15.04.2020 incl. Corona Update.
The files are available under the CC-BY 2.0 license.
Soon it is time, for Windows 7 the extended support ends on 14.01.2020. As with every end of operating system support the end comes “completely surprising”, okay, not really. At the beginning everything looks so far in the future, it is still x years time. But in the end, the problems appear.
I already saw this at the “surprising” end of XP. But there are also cases where migration is not so easy. Special problem areas can be interfaces to special Hardware. For instance, measuring workstations or production control systems. If a measuring instrument with current Windows 10 support directly costs a few tens of thousands of Euros, then you consider the investment. Continue reading “End of the Windows 7 Life-Cycle – Migration approaches from the field”