Introduction to Azure for the SMB: the presentations

Here are the presentations of the introduction to Azure for the SMB session

Presentation Didier D’Joos:


Presentation Mike Martin:


Azure Files Demo Mike Martin:


Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 Released! Great New Features!

A great update to the aged version 2.2

2.7 Fixes & Features

From the above help file.  Please review the help file for details.

New features

  • Virtual machine connect-to-console support
  • Client size options come from the application config file (RDCMan.exe.config) rather than being hard-coded.
  • View.Client size.Custom menu item shows the current size
  • View.Client size => From remote desktop size
  • Option to hide the main menu until Alt is pressed. Hover over the window title also shows the menu.
  • Added Smart groups
  • Support for credential encryption with certificates
  • Better handling of read-only files
  • Added recently used servers virtual group
  • New implementation of thumbnail view for more predictable navigation
  • Thumbnail view remembers scroll position when changing groups, etc.
  • Performance improvements when loading large files
  • Allow scale-to-fit for docked servers (Display Settings.Scale docked remote desktop to fit window)
  • Allow scale-to-fit for undocked servers (Display Settings.Scale undocked remote desktop to fit window)
  • “Source” for inheritance in properties dialog is now a button to open the properties for the source node.
  • Focus release pop up => changed to buttons, added minimize option.
  • Added command-line “/noconnect” option to disable startup “reconnect servers” dialog
  • Session menu items to send keys to the remote session, e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Session menu items to send actions to the remote session, e.g. display charms
  • Domain=”[display]” means use the display name for the domain name.


Bugs fixed

  • Application is now DPI aware
  • Undocking a server not visible in the client panel resulted in the client not being shown in undocked form.
  • Ctrl+S shortcut didn’t work at all. It now works and always saves, even if there are no detected changes to the file.
  • Shortcut keys didn’t work when focus was on a thumbnail.
  • Add/delete profile in management tab. In same dialog instance, profiles are not updated. Similarly adding a new profile from combo doesn’t update the tab.
  • Window title was not updated when selected node is removed and no new node selected (open a file, close the file.)
  • Connect via keyboard didn’t always give focus when it should.
  • Connected Group would always show itself upon connecting to a machine, regardless of setting.
  • Selecting a built-in group then hiding via menu option didn’t work properly.
  • Editing server/group properties did not always mark a file as changed.
  • Non-changes could result in save prompts at exit. This should no longer happen.
  • Activating the context menu via the keyboard button was not always operating on the correct node.
  • Changing a server/group name doesn’t change window title if the server/group is currently selected.
  • ALT+PAGEUP and ALT+PAGEDOWN hotkeys were switched. This is fixed for new installs—for existing files you’ll want to change on the [Tools.Options.Hot Keys] tab.
  • /reset command line option wasn’t resetting all preferences
  • “Server Tree” option from “Select server” focus release dialog didn’t show the server tree if it was hidden.
  • New file directory now defaults to “Documents”.
  • ListSessions dialog sometimes popped up in a weird location. Now placed within the main window

Source: MS Blog

Download: MS Download Center

Introducing Office 365 Video

Microsoft adds video to Office 365 to make sharing and sending video easy for enterprise

check out the MS Blog here



Windows 10: Technical Preview build 9879 released, download it now

New Build has been released for the Technical Preview of Windows 10 to update if you’re running a previous build go to update and recovery in pc settings and select preview builds

To update Windows To Go recreate your stick with the new iso as source: (This can also be done from a 8.1 Enterprise Windows)

Enterprise iso download

What’s new in this build?

MS Blog

New Event : 4 December : introduction to azure for SMB

introduction to azure for SMB

Location: The Clubhouse, Groeningenlei 16, 2550 Kontich

T9Timing: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CET)

6H30 pm : welcome

7H00 pm :Didier D’Joos – TechNine core member (

  • IAAS Introduction
  • Hands- on VMcution Azure
  • Pricing & legal

8H00 pm : Break & networking and network creation
8h15 pm : Mike Martin – Azure MVP ( )
“Protecting your online and on premises assets “Cloud Style”: OOTB and practices for backup management and strategy with…

9H15 pm :
Aftertalk and networking

Drankjes & hapjes zijn voorzien :-)

Registry tweak enables faster start-up for Apps in Windows 10


You may have come across a nag from the Windows Action Center that asks you to consider disabling some apps from the start-up process when Windows boots; this is all part and parcel of Microsoft trying to ensure speedy boot times, and as a result — from Windows Vista onward — it added a “Start-up delay” for apps. This is especially apparent in Windows 8,  which was geared mainly toward touch and tablets.

This start-up delay can be disabled with varying results, to reduce the delay, do the following:

  1. Right click on the Start button, select Run
  2. Type regedit and hit the Enter key (or OK button)
  3. Go to the following Registry key:

    If the “Serialize” key does not exist, you should create it in “Explorer” by right clicking on Explorer: New > Key (name it Serialize).

  4. Create a new DWORD value in the Serialize key called StartupDelayInMSec and set it to 0:

That’s it! Depending on how many items you have in your start-up folder, you may notice a significant boost in the speed of how apps start on boot. Of course this could result in longer boot times if you have lots of start-up processes.

Give it a try and if it’s not for you simply follow the steps above again, this time deleting the Serialize key to revert back to the start-up delay.

This tweak will also work on Windows 8 and 8.1, if you are not familiar with regedit, we recommend that you skip over this tweak.

Source: Neowin By Steven Parker

Citrix Receiver Enterprise not working after Upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview

Enjoying the Technical Preview the last few days, only downside was my Citrix Receiver didn’t survive the upgrade…


– error message at startup

– uninstall fails

Luckily there’s an easy fix if you’re in the same situation.

– Download the latest Receiver Clean-Up Utility from Citrix here

– Run it as admin


– (Re)install the latest version of the Receiver Enterprise 3.4.300.10


Windows 10 Enterprise Preview Available on Technet

The Windows Insider Program is Now Live

It’s time go to to sign up for the Windows Insider Program and get your hands on Windows 10 Technical Preview!

Introducing Windows 10

Windows 10 is also the next version of Windows Phone, following Windows Phone 8.1