Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Announcing the WordPress Security Learning Center

About 4 months ago we decided to deliver what the community clearly needs: A WordPress Security Learning Center. We all put our noses to the grindstone and worked as quickly and effectively as we could. We brought in video producers, designers, copywriters and security experts from around the community.
Today we are ready to announce the completion and official launch of our WordPress Security Learning Center.

Source : Wordfence

Friday, December 11, 2015

Want to break your WSUS? Don’t install KB 3095113 for Windows 10 upgrades - 4sysops

Microsoft released KB 3095113 to enable future Windows 10 feature upgrades. Whether you will deploy upgrades or not, you need to know what this hotfix does and how not applying it can break WSUS.
Source : 4sysops

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Microsoft's popular blogging tool Windows Live Writer is now open source | Microsoft content from SuperSite for Windows

Well today's news gives WLW a fresh lease on life as open source software. That means the opportunity is once again available to build a robust community around the software and see it thrive.
Source : SuperSite for Windows

Friday, November 20, 2015

Offline activate the built-in administrator on Windows 10 without signing in

A must read article by 4sysops on how to active the administrator account or change the password of any account without logging in !
Offline activate the built-in administrator on Windows 10 without signing in - 4sysops

Thursday, October 15, 2015

How to get the most from the Windows 10 command prompt

If you tried out the previews of Windows 10, you may have seen the experimental options in the command prompt. Now that it's released, the Experimental tab in the Properties dialog is gone, but the key features are still there – just slotted into the other tabs.

To see what's available, right-click on the title bar of a command prompt window and choose Properties if you want to only change the current command window, or Defaults if you want to change every command window you open.

Source : www.techradar.com

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Windows 10 Enterprise vs. Windows 10 Pro - 4sysops

Windows 10 Enterprise comes with quite a few interesting features that Windows 10 Pro lacks. In this post, I summarize these additional features and link to further information.
Source : 4sysops

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO) in Windows 10

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of reading these sensational headlines: “Windows 10 is Stealing Your Bandwidth!” and “Windows 10 is Costing You Extra Money!” and so forth. By the end of this article, you’ll understand a thing or two about Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO), how to control its behavior, and what you can do to minimize the likelihood of running over your ISP account’s bandwidth limit.
Source  : 4sysops

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Active Directory migration overview – Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 - 4sysops

If you have the task of performing an Active Directory migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, there are a number of steps that you must complete for a smooth transition.
Source : 4sysops

Thursday, June 18, 2015

#PSTip Compress files and folders with System.IO.Compression.FileSystem class

Using the CreateFromDirectory and ExtractToDirectory methods, it is possible to compress and extract files. In this tip I will show different constructors that can be used to either compress or extract files using this class. The following example will compress the files stored in the c:\testing folder:

Source : PowerShell Magazine

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Warning – Microsofts Outlook app for iOS breaks your company security

Excellent article that explain in details my the new Outlook app (Android and iOS) should not be used in enterprises.

Microsoft has released their iOS app “Outlook” today. And it will break your companies security for mobile PIM access in multiple ways! No matter if you’re a Microsoft Exchange or IBM Notes Traveler customer. I cannot believe that Microsoft has done what they’ve done. Even as a non-Microsoft guy I would have expected that they obey the rules of common company security rules.
Read it : {rene.winkelmeyer}
Also look at the follow up post : Updates on the latest Outlook iOS App issues

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Office Remote Comes to Android

Microsoft has quietly added Office Remote—previously a Windows Phone exclusive—to the Google Play Store, allowing users of that platform to remotely control PowerPoint 2013 presentations on a Windows PC. There’s no official announcement about the app yet, so it’s possible that an iOS version of the app is coming as well, perhaps as soon as today.

Source : Office Remote Comes to Android - Thurrott.com

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Reducing Windows Deployment time using Power Management

While studying up on Windows 10, I came across a technique that has been shown to reduce the time it takes to apply an OS WIM to disk by 20 – 50%*.  That’s a fairly significant savings in time and the implementation of this technique is relatively easy and does not require you to change how you deploy Windows.  Believe it or not, the savings come from adjusting the OS power management settings during a deployment.  While there are multiple ways to implement these power management settings, below I’ve outlined what I consider the most non-intrusive to existing deployment methods.

Source : Reducing Windows Deployment time using Power Management - The Deployment Guys

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Office 2013 Tip: Skip the Cloud Integration

In its drive to integrate OneDrive deeply with all of its core products, Microsoft has made the open and save operations in Office 2013 a bit ponderous. If you’re already syncing your OneDrive content to the PC—or if you intend to only use local folders regardless—you can configure various Office applications to open and save files more efficiently. Here’s how.

Source : Office 2013 Tip: Skip the Cloud Integration - Thurrott.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones

DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones NedPyle [MSFT] 21 Aug 2013 5:18 PM 9 Hi folks, Ned here again. By now, you know that DFS Replication has some major new features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Today I talk about one of the most radical: DFSR database cloning. Prepare for a long post, this has a walkthrough…

Source : DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

MS15-011 & MS15-014: Hardening Group Policy

Today we are releasing MS15-011 & MS15-014 which harden group policy and address network access vulnerabilities that can be used to achieve remote code execution (RCE) in domain networks. The MS15-014 update addresses an issue in Group Policy update which can be used to disable client-side global SMB Signing requirements, bypassing an existing security feature built into the product. MS15-011 adds new functionality, hardening network file access to block access to untrusted, attacker controlled shares when Group Policy refreshes on client machines. These two updates are important improvements that will help safeguard your domain network.

Source : MS15-011 & MS15-014: Hardening Group Policy - Security Research & Defense - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Friday, January 30, 2015

A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android

Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, chances are that you’re using the built-in email and calendaring capabilities of your device. Why use the new Outlook app instead? We’re glad you asked!

Source : A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android - Office Blogs