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#Microsoft Debug Diagnostic Tool v2 Update 2 for #ITPro #DevOps #MVPbuzz #Developers


Microsoft Debug DiagTool

The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or memory fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes built-in analysis rules focused on Internet Information Services (IIS) applications, web data access components, COM+, SharePoint and related Microsoft technologies. Debugdiag 2.0 introduces a new analysis engine host with built-in reporting framework that can be accessed from .NET. This new analysis engine simplifies analysis rule development in .NET. Starting with Debugdiag 2.0, the analysis engine relies on Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime for .NET analysis.


Add your Data files to Analyse


Use ? for Help to get the job done


Collect your Information for Trouble shooting


Make your Own Debug Diag Rules


The Help Function in the Tool can Help you understand the DiagTool

Here you can download the Microsoft Debug Diagnostic Tool v2 Update 2

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#Microsoft Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview #Powershell #DSC #Winserv #WMF

World Cloud

This release includes new features and functionality in Windows Management Framework 5.0, including the following:

  • Windows PowerShell 5.0
  • Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment
  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Network Switch Cmdlets
  • Package Management
  • Software Inventory Logging

WMF 5.0 Production Preview differs from older previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways:

  • It is fully supported until three months after WMF 5.0 RTM. By fully supported, we mean we will investigate production-blocking issues, and provide workarounds or updates as necessary.
  • All features in the Production Preview are production-ready. No experimental features are in this package.
  • You must uninstall all previous releases of WMF 5.0 previews before installing the WMF 5.0 Production Preview.

Your feedback about Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview is valuable to us; we invite you to provide feedback at all times. For important information about changes in behavior from Windows PowerShell 4.0, and a list of known issues with this release, be sure to read the release notes that are available for download with this package. You can log bugs and suggestions by using the Microsoft Connect website.

Windows Management Framework 5.0 makes updated management functionality available for installation on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Please read also the awesome Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview Release Notes !

Here you can download the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview




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Getting Started with Microsoft #Windows10 for IT Professionals

MVA Windows 10 Deployment

Azure AD ConnectLogon directly with Windows 10 in Microsoft Azure Active Directory

As an IT Pro, how can you securely enable your organization with Windows 10? Find out, in this practical and informative course. Windows offers management features that empower IT professionals to address the current shift toward a mobile workplace, a realization of heterogeneous ecosystems, bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) scenarios, and the cloud.

Walk through what’s new in Windows 10 deployment and management, with a team of experts. Look at runtime provisioning, mobile device management (MDM), secure authentication, and much more. Plus, find out what Windows as a Service means for you and your organization.

01 | What’s New in Windows 10 deployment
Focus on upgrading, provisioning, and Wipe-and-Load installations of Windows 10. Take a look at the tools that IT Professionals can use to make Windows 10 deployment happen.
02 | What’s New in Windows 10 Management and the Windows Store

Explore traditional management, with Group Policy, System Center and related components, and mobile device management, which we added in Windows 8.1 and enhanced in Windows 10.

03 | Runtime Provisioning in Windows 10

Since it’s time-prohibitive to re-image a machine, find out the benefits of runtime provisioning (and get precious time back).

04 | Windows 10 Mobile Device Management MDM

Take a closer look at today’s MDM challenges, through more granular device management capabilities.

05 | Protecting Your Data with Containers Without Boxing Yourself In

Since a majority of data leaks happen accidentally, learn how Windows 10 addresses this, without additional cumbersome steps.
06 | A New Era of Threat Resistance for the Windows 10 Platform
Get the details on how Windows 10 addresses ​evolving cyber-threats, with a new approach.

07 | Secure Authentication with Windows Hello
Find out how easy multifactor authentication is now. Learn how to secure your organization via included biometric capabilities made available in Windows 10​. ​

08 | Windows as a Service: What does it mean for your business?
Find out how easy multifactor authentication is now. Learn how to secure your organization via included biometric capabilities made available in Windows 10​. ​

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#Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap Site #Cloud #Azure #HybridCloud

Microsoft Cloud Roadmap

The Microsoft Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in the Cloud Platform business. Use the roadmap to find out what Microsoft  recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing on.

Here you go to the Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap site

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#Microsoft Virtual Academy is the place to be……. #Learning #sysctr #Azure #SQL #Office365 #Sharepoint #MVA

MVA Learning

What is MVA?

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of Microsoft training courses, in 14 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. Through MVA, we offer free Microsoft training, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.

Become an MVA member so that you can earn points for your learning, achieve different levels of badges and status relative to others in your country or around the world, and get certificates when you complete an entire online training course. Your personal dashboard helps you track your progress against your personal learning plans.

MVA learning opportunities combine on-demand Microsoft training courses and live events:
•On-demand, free Microsoft training courses help you learn at your own pace, and when the time is right for your busy schedule.
•MVA’s exciting live online courses include Jump Start training, where you can interact with experts and a worldwide audience of learners from around the world. Through this method of interactive online training, our instructors and subject matter experts will answer the questions you pose in real time chat sessions so that you can apply what you learn right away.

Developers who want to learn how to build apps for the web, Windows or Windows Phone can explore our free Microsoft training courses on App Development training, HTML5 training, C# training including XAML, Game Development training, Cloud Development, Mobile App Development, Web Development and mobile development training.

IT Pros who are looking to evaluate, deploy, administer, update, and manage infrastructure in their organization should checkout our hundreds of online IT training courses. Topics include Management and Security training, Windows Server training, Office 365 training, Windows 8 training, Windows Azure training, Virtualization, Hybrid Cloud Training and Business Intelligence.

From here you go to Microsoft Virtual Academy

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Go to Microsoft Virtuallabs for Virtual environments

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview #Windows #Windows10 #Winserv #Hyperv

RSAT Windows Server Technical Preview

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server Technical Preview.

In this preview release of Remote Server Administration Tools, there are some known issues, and tools that are unavailable.

The following management tools are not available in this release of Remote Server Administration Tools.

  • BitLocker Drive Encryption administration utilities
  • Direct Access
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Cluster Aware Updating
  • Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Best Practices Analyzer

Here you can download RSAT for Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

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What’s New in the Windows Server Technical Preview #Windows #Winserv #Hyperv #sysctr #SCVMM

Windows 10 Family

What’s New in the Windows Server Technical Preview :

  • What’s New in Active Directory Federation Services. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server Technical Preview includes new features that enable you to configure AD FS to authenticate users stored in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories. For more information, see Active Directory Federation Services Overview.
  • What’s new for Hyper-V in the Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of the Hyper-V role in Windows Server Technical Preview, Client Hyper-V running on Windows 10 Technical Preview, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server Technical Preview.
  • Windows Defender Overview. Windows Defender is installed and enabled by default in Windows Server Technical Preview, but the user interface for Windows Defender is not installed. However, Windows Defender will update antimalware definitions and protect the computer without the user interface. If you need the user interface for Windows Defender, you can install it after the operating system installation by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
  • What’s New in Remote Desktop Services in the Windows Server Technical Preview. For the Windows Server Technical Preview, the Remote Desktop Services team focused on improvements based on customer requests. We added support for OpenGL and OpenCL applications, and added MultiPoint Services as a new role in Windows Server.
  • What’s New in Storage Services in Windows Server Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of Storage Services. An update in storage quality of service now enables you to create storage QoS policies on a Scale-Out File Server and assign them to one or more virtual disks on Hyper-V virtual machines. Storage Replica is a new feature that enables synchronous replication between servers for disaster recovery, as well as stretching of a failover cluster for high availability..
  • What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of Failover Clustering. A Hyper-V or Scale-out File Server failover cluster can now easily be upgraded without any downtime or need to build a new cluster with nodes that are running Windows Server Technical Preview.
  • What’s New in Web Application Proxy. Web Application Proxy now supports preauthentication for applications using the HTTP Basic protocol, wildcards in external URLS of applications, redirection from HTTP to HTTPS, use of pass-through authentication with HTTP applications, publishing of Remote Desktop Gateway apps, a new debug log, propagation of client IP addresses to backend applications, and improvements to the Administrator console.
  • What’s New in Windows PowerShell 5.0. Windows PowerShell 5.0 includes significant new features—including support for developing with classes, and new security features—that extend its use, improve its usability, and allow you to control and manage Windows-based environments more easily and comprehensively. Multiple new features in Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) are also described in this topic.
  • What’s New in Networking in Windows Server Technical Preview. With this topic you can discover information about new networking technologies, such as Network Controller and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunneling, and new features for existing technologies, including IP Address Management (IPAM), DNS, and DHCP. Detailed information about what’s new is available for these networking technologies:

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Microsoft Windows Server Automation with Windows #PowerShell #Windows #WS2012R2 #Azure

Powershell for Automation

Windows and Windows Server Automation with Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

This topic lists the Windows PowerShell modules included with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. The Windows PowerShell modules in the list support automating the features of those operating systems and provide links to the cmdlet references for each module. These modules enable you to use Windows PowerShell to administer, maintain, configure, and develop new features for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Module Name (sorted by) Title and link to Web version
ActiveDirectory Active Directory Directory Services Administration (AD DS) Cmdlets
ADCSAdministration Active Directory Certificate Services Administration (AD CS) Cmdlets
ADCSDeployment Active Directory Certificate Services Deployment (AD CS) Cmdlets
ADDSDeployment Active Directory Domain Services Deployment (AD DS) Cmdlets
ADFS Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Cmdlets
ADRMS Active Directory Rights Management (AD RMS) Services Deployment Cmdlets
ADRMSAdmin Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Administration Cmdlets
AppBackgroundTask Background Application Task Management Cmdlets
AppLocker AppLocker Cmdlets
AppX App Installation Cmdlets
AssignedAccess Assigned Access Cmdlets
BestPractices Best Practices Analyzer Cmdlets
BitLocker BitLocker Drive Encryption Cmdlets
BitsTransfer Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Cmdlets
BranchCache BranchCache Cmdlets
CimCmdlets Common Information Model (CIM) Cmdlets
ClusterAwareUpdating Cluster-Aware Updating Cmdlets
DcbQos Data Center Bridging (DCB) Quality of Service (QoS) Cmdlets
Deduplication Data Deduplication Cmdlets
Defender Defender Cmdlets
Dfsn Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace Cmdlets
Dfsr Distributed File System (DFS) Replication Cmdlets
DhcpServer DHCP Server Cmdlets
DirectAccessClientComponents DirectAccess Client Cmdlets
Dism Deployment Imaging Servicing Management (DISM) Cmdlets
DnsClient Domain Name System (DNS) Client Cmdlets
DnsServer Domain Name System (DNS) Server Cmdlets
FailoverClusters Failover Clusters Cmdlets
FileServerResourceManager File Server Resource Manager Cmdlets
GroupPolicy Group Policy Cmdlets
Hardware Certification Hardware Certification Cmdlets
Hyper-V Hyper-V Cmdlets
International Interational Settings Cmdlets
IpamServer IP Address Management (IPAM) Server Cmdlets
iScsi iSCSI Cmdlets
iScsiTarget iSCSI Target Cmdlets
Kds Key Distribution Server (KDS) Cmdlets
MMAgent Memory Management Agent Cmdlets
Mpio MultiPath I/O (MPIO) Cmdlets
MSDtc Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) Cmdlets
MsMq Message Queuing Cmdlets
MsOnlineBackup Windows Azure Backup Cmdlets
NetAdapter Network Adapter Cmdlets
NetConnection Network Connection Profile Cmdlets
NetEventPacketCapture Network Event Packet Capture Cmdlets
NetLbfo NIC Teaming – Load Balancing and Failover Cmdlets
NetNat Network Address Translation (NAT) Cmdlets
NetQoS Network Quality of Service (QoS) Cmdlets
NetSecurity Network Security – IPsec and Windows Firewall Cmdlets
NetSwitchTeam Network Switch Teaming Cmdlets
NetTcpip TCP/IP Protocol Cmdlets
NetWnv Network Virtualization Cmdlets
NetworkConnectivityStatus Network Connectivity Status Cmdlets
NetworkLoadBalancingClusters Network Load Balancing (NLB) Cmdlets
NetworkTransition Network Transition (IPv4 to IPv6) Cmdlets
NFS Network File System (NFS) Cmdlets
NPS Network Policy Server (NPS) Cmdlets
PcsvDevice Physical Computer System View (PSCV) Cmdlets
PEF Message Analyzer Cmdlets
PKI Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Client Cmdlets
PowerShellWebAccess Windows PowerShell Web Access
PrintManagement Print Management Cmdlets
RemoteAccess Remote Access Cmdlets
RemoteDesktop Remote Desktop Cmdlets
RemoteDesktopServices Remote Desktop Services Cmdlets
ScheduledTasks Scheduled Tasks Cmdlets
SecureBoot Secure Boot Configuration Cmdlets
ServerCore Server Core Cmdlets
ServerManager Server Manager Cmdlets
ServerManagerTasks Server Manager Tasks Cmdlets
ServerMigration Server Migration Cmdlets
SmbShare Server Message Block (SMB) Share Cmdlets
SmbWitness SMB Witness Cmdlets
SmisConfig Storage Management Initiative – Specification (SMI-S) Cmdlets
SoftwareInventoryLogging Software Inventory Logging Cmdlets
StartScreen Start Screen Configuration Cmdlets
Storage Storage Cmdlets
Storage Storage Spaces Cmdlets
SyncShare Sync Share Cmdlets
TLS Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authentication Cmdlets
TroubleshootingPack Troubleshooting Pack Cmdlets
TrustedPlatformModule Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Cmdlets
UpdateServices Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Cmdlets
UserAccessLogging User Access Logging (UAL) Cmdlets
VAMT Volume Activation Management Toolkit
VpnClient VPN Client Cmdlets
WasPSExt Windows Assessment Services Cmdlets
Wdac Windows Data Access Components (WDAC) Cmdlets
Wds Windows Deployment Services Cmdlets
WebAdministration Web Server (IIS) Administration Cmdlets
WebApplicationProxy Web Application Proxy Cmdlets
WHEA Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) Cmdlets
WindowsDeveloperLicense Windows Developer License Cmdlets
WindowsErrorReporting Windows Error Reporting Cmdlets
WindowsSearch Windows Search Cmdlets
WindowsServerBackup Windows Server Backup Cmdlets
WSSCmdlets Windows Server Essentials Cmdlets
WSSSetupCmdlets Windows Server Essentials Setup Cmdlets

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UPDATE on Video : Microsoft Introducing the Windows 8.1 Update #BLDWIN #BUILD2014

The Windows 8.1 Update is available on now for MSDN subscribers, and will begin to roll out to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 customers via Windows Update on April 8. The majority of users will receive the update automatically. If you’re still on Windows 8, you can get the Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store on April 8 as well.