I am All About Microsoft on ZDNet (blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft). Oh, and I am also sometimes (more often than not) all about craft beer.
Microsoft has published some details about last Friday's MFA issue which affected Azure/O365 users in North America for about 3 hours. "The trigger of the issue was severe packet loss between Microsoft and a third-party service." Updated post: https://www.zdnet.com/article/multifactor-authentication-issue-hitting-north-american-azure-office-365-users/
Just a reminder: If you have an MSDN subscription, you already can get Windows 1909 (client and server) as ISOs. The thinking is MSDN is for developers, but anyone who has MSDN can get the 19H2 releases already: https://twitter.com/mdreinders/status/1184887886749097985 (h/t @mdreinders)
About a year ago, former Acompli co-founder and Microsoft Corp. Vice President Javier Soltero left Microsoft. Today he announced his new job: Running G Suite at Google: https://www.zdnet.com/article/former-microsoft-exec-javier-soltero-to-lead-the-google-g-suite-team/
Microsoft acquires cloud file-migration specialist Mover: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-acquires-cloud-file-migration-specialist-mover/
What is "Secured-core"? More about a new layer of security for high-end Windows PCs (including the ARM-based Surface Pro X): https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-security-microsoft-reveals-secured-core-to-block-firmware-attacks/ (by ZDNet's @LiamT)
RT @PetriFeed: #MondayPoll: With #MSIgnite in 2 weeks, what are you looking forward to? This year we are hosting our first ever Great Igni…
The latest #MJFChat -- all about MDM, Group Policy and Intune with special guest @jeremymoskowitz -- is now live. Audio here: https://www.petri.com/mjfchat-modern-management-using-mdm-services-and-intune Transcript: https://www.petri.com/forums/topic/modern-management-using-mdm-services-and-intune#post-624229
I'm looking forward to Ignite, and only partially so @maryjofoley can make fun of me trying to use a Surface Pro 7 on my lap.
RT @maryjofoley: Microsoft says it will provide a root-cause analysis of its latest MFA issues with O365/Azure "in the coming days." Proble…
Microsoft says it will provide a root-cause analysis of its latest MFA issues with O365/Azure "in the coming days." Problem resolved. Post updated: https://www.zdnet.com/article/multifactor-authentication-issue-hitting-north-american-azure-office-365-users/
Another update on the Azure/O365 MFA outage hitting North American users. MS says problems began 9:30 a.m. ET and the root cause has yet to be isolated. Updated post: https://www.zdnet.com/article/multifactor-authentication-issue-hitting-north-american-azure-office-365-users/
Update: Microsoft engineers are working on the MFA problem now and acknowledge that it's affecting "multiple O365 services." Latest here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/multifactor-authentication-issue-hitting-north-american-azure-office-365-users/
Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users: https://www.zdnet.com/article/multifactor-authentication-issue-hitting-north-american-azure-office-365-users/
New Windows Weekly is out. We talk about the xCloud preview; do a refresh on where we are with Win 7, Office 2010 and Win 10 1909; and make a whole lot of educated guesses (and some pie-in-the-sky predictions) about what Microsoft will show at Ignite: https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/643
Microsoft introduces new open-source specs for developing cloud and edge applications https://zd.net/33BDPFx via @ZDNet & @maryjofoley
Microsoft announces two new open-source projects, Open Application Model and Dapr, to make it easier for developers to build cloud, edge, and Kubernetes apps (@maryjofoley / ZDNet) https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-introduces-new-specs-for-developing-platform-agnostic-cloud-and-edge-applications/ http://www.techmeme.com/191017/p2#a191017p2
RT @RicksterCDN: You get to VOTE on who you think will win? *cough* - previous OpenWheelGoKart - Higher then @DonovanBrown in the "Gartn…
Ignite 2019 attendees: What are you doing Tuesday night? Microsoft dev advocates (esp. the Power Platform team) and friends are having a meetup. Hyatt Regency Orlando lobby bar 5:30 to 7 pm. No RSVP needed. Join us!
RT @Hoorge: I'm taking part in The Great Ignite Race at #MSIgnite with some key tech industry leaders. Thanks @PetriFeed @maryjofoley - htt…
RT @mfussell: I will be at @MS_Ignite all week to meet and talk on @DaprDev, @ServiceFabric, AKS and all things compute. @markrussinovich's…
RT @ZDNet: Microsoft introduces new open-source specs for developing cloud and edge applications https://zd.net/2OU5yNM by @maryjofoley
RT @twitlive: Windows Weekly is next on the Live Stream with @maryjofoley @thurrott & @leolaporte. http://www.twit.tv/live
Microsoft's Desktop Analytics service for assessing Windows 10 feature update compatibility is now generally available: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-desktop-analytics-service-for-assessing-compatibility-of-windows-endpoints-is-generally-available/
RT @PetriFeed: Here's a snippet of one of our favorite #MJFChat episodes about social media for IT pros featuring @Hoorge! Get caught up on…
Microsoft to start nagging Windows 7 Pro users (on non-domain-joined devices) about January 2020 end of support deadline: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-start-nagging-windows-7-pro-users-about-january-2020-end-of-support-deadline/
RT @PetriFeed: #MondayPoll: With 3 months left, how’s your Windows 7 migration going?
Microsoft Defender 'Tamper Protection,' which prevents malware from disabling Windows Defender features, is now generally available: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-defender-tamper-protection-reaches-general-availability/ (by ZDNet's @campuscodi)
RT @ZDNet: What to expect from Windows 10 November 2019 Update: A pleasant surprise https://zd.net/33t7D7g by @edbott
ICYMI: Latest Windows Weekly (recorded Friday last week) is available. We talk about Windows 10 1909; ponder Microsoft's hardware announcements (after a week of reflection); speculate on the dev story for Surface Neo and Duo and lots more: https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/642
If you're a Windows Weekly fan and haven't heard yet, there's a new community site for TWiT with your favorite shows, hosts and discussions. Check it out: http://twit.community
RT @PetriFeed: Join our next #MJFChat with Jeremy Moskowitz, Founder and CTO of http://ow.ly/bivu50wGNOu and PolicyPak Software. This chat i…
RT @twitlive: We have a busy day to make up for the past two days without electricity. First up is Windows Weekly, starting soon on the @TW…
RT @campuscodi: Microsoft and NIST partner to create a NIST-approved guide for the patching process in enterprise environments https://t.c…
RT @TheRichWoods: Big fix for Surface Book 2 owners https://twitter.com/NeowinFeed/status/1182699394367406081
Reminder: Though MSFT didn't talk about Windows Server 1909 in its new blog post about Windows 10 1909 client, there will be a server release, too, in November. See latter half of this post for more info: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-windows-10-1903-is-officially-ready-for-broad-deployment/
RT @cinnamon_msft: Hey Windows Terminal fans! We're currently working on polishing the Terminal to prepare it for v1.0. We would love to he…
Windows Weekly is happening today at 1:30 PM ET. Join us live then at http://twit.tv/live https://twitter.com/TWiT/status/1182456133719642113
ICYMI: Microsoft announced that Windows 10 build 18363.418 is likely the version it will be rolling out in November 2019 as Windows 10 1909/19H2. It's in RElease Preview ring now: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-meet-windows-10-november-2019-update-and-this-is-the-final-build/
RT @TWiT: We have power @TWiT @insideTWiT. Now to turn everything back on!
RT @tomwarren: Microsoft’s CVP of gaming is leaving after 20 years at MSFT. Big departure as Microsoft approaches a challenging 2020 from G…
Not recording Windows Weekly today because of planned power outages in California. I feel like I'm playing hooky.
RT @maryjofoley: Our next #MJFChat on Oct. 14 is all about managing devices using MDM and Microsoft Intune. The MDM master @jeremymoskowitz…
ICYMI: Microsoft is bringing the Your Phone 'Calls" functionality for answering/making phone calls on PCs to all users with Android phones running 7.0 Nougat or higher and Win 10 PCs running 1903 or newer: https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-now-you-can-take-calls-to-an-android-phone-from-your-pc/ (by ZDNet's @LiamT)
Due to power issues in California today (more info here: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/10/08/power-outage-quarter-million-bay-area-residents-pge-red-flag-winds/), no Windows Weekly today. We'll be doing the show Friday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 pm ET. See you then! http://twit.tv/ww
RT @jeremymoskowitz: Woot.. This. See ya there ! https://twitter.com/maryjofoley/status/1181627610176118784
Another new Windows Server 20H1 test build (18995) is available to Insiders. No info on what's new or in it: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/10/08/announcing-windows-server-vnext-insider-preview-build-18995 Word is that Server 19H2 will be rolling out to mainstream by mid-Nov. or so (still no Insider builds of that one): https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-windows-10-1903-is-officially-ready-for-broad-deployment/
Our next #MJFChat on Oct. 14 is all about managing devices using MDM and Microsoft Intune. The MDM master @jeremymoskowitz will be taking questions, so get yours in ASAP. More info on how to participate: https://www.petri.com/mjfchat-modern-management-using-mdm-services-and-intune
RT @WZorNET: 😼📢October 8, 2019 #PatchDay #CU Windows 10 NFO👉 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10/release-information 1903 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4517389 1809 https://t.co/SbStG0b…
Microsoft is readying a ruggedized version of its Data Box Edge data-transfer appliance and service, targeted heavily at government customers: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-azure-data-box-edge-gets-rugged-portable-option/
What should Microsoft call the next Xbox? https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/10/8/20904484/microsoft-project-scarlett-xbox-one-successor-name-playstation-5?utm_ca mpaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
 
Microsoft 365 Box, or M365 Box for short. With different plans (X1, X3, X5). Just to keep branding consistent and all...
MIcrosoft's unified Office Mobile app, codenamed 'Unity,' could be coming to more Android phones and iOS phones soon. But what will happen on Windows? https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-unified-office-mobile-app-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters/
What IT pros need to know about Microsoft's Business Central (ERP for SMBs) with special guest @eHougaard (who has a new Business Central field guide out: https://leanpub.com/dynamics). Chat audio is here: https://www.petri.com/mjfchat-microsofts-dynamics-365-business-central-what-it-pros-need-to-know Transcript: https://www.petri.com/forums/topic/microsofts-dynamics-365-business-central-what-it-pros-need-to-know #MJFChat
Microsoft is on a hunt for a new head for its Windows insider program, as Dona Sarkar takes a new position focused on advocacy for Microsoft's Power Platform: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-windows-insider-chief-sarkar-is-is-moving-to-a-new-developer-relations-role/
What's Microsoft's developer story for its newest dual-screen Surface devices? Here are some thoughts/guesses: https://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-microsofts-developer-story-for-its-new-surface-devices/
 
 
 
 
 
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