Windows Server 2012 R2

New in Hyper-v 2012 R2:

VM Replication to 3rd location

VM Replication with 30s increments

Faster live migration thanks to compression of SMB Direct

Online vm export / cloning

Online VHDX resizing

Server 2012 R2 improvements:

Automated Tiering ( store frequent accessed files on SSD and archives on standard HD)

source: http://www.cio.com/article/734509/Windows_Server_2012_R2_Bulks_Up_on_Storage_and_Networking

Community Day 2013

On Thursday, June 20th 2013, the Belgian Microsoft Community will bring you a full day of sessions for both developers and IT Professionals! The event will take place in Utopolis, Mechelen.

14 user groups will outperform themselves to bring you their view on Microsoft products in more than 25 sessions.

Click here for more details.

But we have 5 tickets to give away and it could not be easier. Just e-mail us at coreteam @ technine.be and the first five respondents will be winners.

“Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update

Windows Codename ‘Blue’ to be called Windows 8.1 will be a free update through the windows store.

Release date is set for the end of the year, public preview will be available in June 26th.

source:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/14/windows-keeps-getting-better.aspx

Microsoft releases KB2839011 to address Windows 7’s infinite reboot bug caused by KB2823324 update

During April 2013 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 (KB2823324) which was a security update for the Windows 7 file system kernel-mode driver. Unfortunately for some users, this update has resulted in an infinite reboot loop.

Microsoft is aware of this issue and has issued a formal statement. “We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download center,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Microsoft has released KB2839011 to address this issue, which helps Windows 7 users uninstall the update, if it was already installed. Microsoft ha since removed KB2823324 from Windows Update to avoid any further problems.

Microsoft has provided two ways to remove the update. First is via the Control Panel, under programs and installed updates, simply select and remove “Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2823324).” If that does not work, you can use command prompt to remove the update. Hit the source link for technical details on how to remove it.

 

Wintalks Chalktalk : 30 april

From our friends from the wintalks community :
It’s time to free up a time slot in you busy calendar as the next Wintalks usergroup ChalkTalk data is set!

Wintalks “ChalkTalk “

Thursday, april 30, 2013, 18u30

Combell Group NV
121 Skaldenstraat
Gent, Vlaams Gewest 9042 BE

I hope you can all be there, i’m sure this ChalkTalk will be even better than the last one giving a unique environment to “speak Geek“

Register now at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6175504099

Windows 8: What IT Pros Should Know

Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user p… More Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user productivity, DirectAccess, BranchCache, Windows To Go, sideloading apps, and performance. Get valuable tips for deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise and take a walk through the latest Windows 8 devices.

Video by: Windows

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New Microsoft Virtual Academy Course: Windows Server 2012 Essentials

https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/Windows-Server-2012-Essentials

.Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Fails to Download

This occurs when your 8 / 2012 is behind a WSUS, to fix this you need to set an extra policy.

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair

This can be set to either bypass the wsus for there components or to use a local share to retrieve them.

(In Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012, the .Net Framework 3.5 is a Feature on Demand. The metadata for Features on Demand are included in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. However, the binaries and other files associated with the feature are not included. When you enable the feature, Windows tries to contact Windows Update to download the missing information to install the feature.

The network configuration and how computers are configured to install updates in the environment can affect this process. Therefore, you may encounter errors when you first install such features. )

more info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782?wa=wsignin1.0

Infected PC? use Defender Offline!

This tool will let you create a bootable USB-stick/CD/ISO to boot your infected pc and do an offline scan for malware

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

Display / Export Wlan Profiles in Windows 7/8

To display all wireless profiles on your windows start a dos-prompt an type the following command:

netsh wlan show profile

To export/backup all profiles:

create a backup folder

md c:profiles

netsh wlan export profile folder=c:profiles

(This will export all profiles in separate .xml files)

To export specific profiles add name=”profilename”

netsh wlan export profile name=”profilename” folder=c:profiles

To export the keys in clear text add key=clear

netsh wlan export profile folder=c:profiles key=clear

To import the xml file to another system (works only if exported with key=clear)

netsh wlan add profile filename=”c:profilesprofilename.xml’