Microsoft 365 Knowledge Series Episode 1: Hello World, Hello Microsoft 365

In this first episode, Stephen and Paul describe the history of Microsoft 365 and how it enables a modern desktop that replaces Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Feb 3, 2020|Petri Staff

Windows Server 2008

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – January 2020

In January we finally said goodbye to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Microsoft made its new Edge browser generally available, fixed a search bug in File Explorer, and started rolling out Calls in Your Phone for Windows 10 19H1 and newer.

Feb 3, 2020|Russell Smith

Windows Server 2008

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition

Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.

Jan 31, 2020|Paul Thurrott


Microsoft’s Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Reinforce Office and Cloud Growth

It's that time of the year again and Microsoft has released its earnings for Q2 fiscal / Q4 calendar and the company beat estimates for revenue and earnings per share. The company brought in $36.9 billion in revenue with $11.6 billion of that being Net Income.

Jan 29, 2020|Brad Sams

Office 365

Managing OneDrive for Business File Upload Requests

The new Request Files feature in OneDrive for Business is great for users but comes with no admin controls. You can block the feature completely with a kludge and use Office 365 audit records to know when people are requesting files. However, Microsoft could make the feature so much better by extending some existing controls to make requesting files work better and more securely.

Jan 28, 2020|Tony Redmond


MJFChat: Everything sysadmins and devs need to know about task automation

Our next MJFChat is all about PowerShell, and task-automation in general. My special guest is Adam Bertram, a Microsoft MVP, trainer and founder of the IT career-development platform TechSnips.

Jan 23, 2020|Petri Staff

Office 365

The Need to Manage Office 365 Feature Deprecations

Everyone gets very excited about new Office 365 features, but how do we handle the dark side of change - deprecated features and functionality? The answer is that we probably don't do such a good job of managing features out of tenants. Maybe it's not the most exciting topic or work to do, but the simple fact is that deprecations happen and will continue to happen.

Jan 16, 2020|Tony Redmond

Windows 10

Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1) – Renaming Virtual Desktops and Restart Apps Feature

Most of the changes in Windows 10 version 2004, which is due to land in the first half of 2020, are under-the-hood. And the Windows 10 November 2019 Update got some of the changes that were in development as part of 20H1, like enhancements to search in File Explorer. This first article in a two-part series looks at the productivity improvements coming as part of Windows 10 version 2004.

Jan 15, 2020|Russell Smith

Windows Server 2019

What’s in Store for Windows in 2020

Windows 7 reaches end-of-life, Microsoft throws Windows a lifeline with Windows 10X, Windows 10 gets another major feature update, and Windows Server continues to support Azure.

Jan 13, 2020|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Windows – A Year in Review

It's been another busy year for Windows and here is a summary of the most important events from the last twelve months.

Jan 9, 2020|Russell Smith

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