Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I am no longer a Setup & Deployment MVP

But now an Windows Expert-IT Pro MVP  (and still a drama queen, obviously)

After 6 1/2 year as an Setup & Deployment MVP (lately know as Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing) I have now changed expertise area to be become an Windows Expert-IT Pro MVP

I will still do setup & deployment, but the Windows Expert-IT Pro will be a better fit for how I work and still have lots of great connections into the deployment communities. Looking forward to be a member of this new cool group of people



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deploying Windows 10 Preview with MDT 2013

For now MDT doesn't support deploying Windows 10. That is related too the new version number Windows got with build 9926.

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Windows 10 Gives better control for Windows update

Playing around with the new Windows 10 Technical preview build 9926 I went in to check for updates since I was missing my display drivers, figuring out that it's better too check if Windows update have them, then installing the Windows 8.1 version (this will in most cases work, and this is what I had to do on the previous public build). There was some updates, so I started to install them, and after it was finished I got a real positive news about the update feature in Windows 10

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Unlimited retention time on deleted items on Exchange online in Office 365

Currently in Office 365's Exchange online, your users items in the delete folders will be automatically "deleted" after a maximum of 30 days.

Even though you can go into the management in Exchange admin center and change the values to something higher or to use never it will actually not be more than 30 day retention time for the items in delete items box (or junk mail folder)

Monday, November 3, 2014

How to boot from VHD file (Windows 10 Preview)


Although it is now easy to test things in a virtual machine it is still something that require, or work better, on a physical installation. Among other Hyper-V or devices with touch screen.

So now when "Windows 10 Technical Preview" is here it is an appropriate time to go through how to use the VHD files as a disk to install the OS. Which makes it possible to start the OS directly without going through a hypervisor, even though we use a VHD file as disk.
You need to have the Pro or Enterprise version of Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1


 

I will assume that you have downloaded the required ISO file, links can be found in my blog post

Windows 10 - Modify The "Start Menu" Or Change To The "Start Screen"?



With Windows 10 you get your "Start Button" back if you are using a device with a keyboard. On devices without keyboard (touch display) or with devices with removable keyboard with the keyboard deattached, it will be started with just about the same start screen as in Windows 8.1. It is now even better than the old Windows 7 button.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Microsoft jumps over the number 9, Windows 10 Technical Preview are here

Windows 10 can now be downloaded from MSDN or from http://preview.windows.com/ if you dont have MSDN access.


 
 


Preview site don't have the enterprise version, but it should soon be ready for download from the Technet evaluation center HERE.

MSDN contains Windows 10 Enterprise and the Windows Server preview too. Server will be available later and also as a Azure VM :-)

 And the version number are adding up to 10 (6+4)


 
:-)

More info in Technet can be found here HERE

Friday, March 7, 2014

Extending the number of cpu cores in Azure


As default, every customer in Azure gets twenty CPU cores.
 
Creating new computers will quickly need more than this. My experience is that most of the small computers still needs to be run as “Medium” you will then use two cores. That gives you ten VM’s in total.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Changing Windows product key (license) for a MDT OS deployment task

Creating a new OS deployment task in MDT you will be asked to specify product key


That’s easy enough, but what if you type in the wrong key or just want to change it (add it) later? You might even have gotten a new MAK.

That is not as easy, you cannot do it from the graphical interface, you have to do it from one of the configuration files. Well you might to it from graphical interface by typing it in every time deploying a computer gets deployed but that is not a great solution.