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Microsoft Ignite 2020 – What’s your track?

Ignite 2020 is around the corner. If you have not decided yet what sessions to attend, the various product teams have posted their lists of sessions to attend. I created this list of links to the specific tracks. Windows deployment … Continue reading

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My first big Microsoft conference

Here is a lightly edited repost of a story I once wrote for the Springboard Series Newsletter in 2012. The story is still very true for those attending Ignite for the first time.   I’ll never forget the arrival at … Continue reading

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Publishing Work Folders with Web Application Proxy

Work Folders and the Web Application Proxy are probably two of the most exciting new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. These features create a whole lot of new possibilities for Bring Your Own Devices to provide … Continue reading

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Building the PKI for the Workplace Join Lab with an OCSP Responder

Last month I have been busy building the lab environment to demonstrate Workplace Join with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft created an excellent walkthrough to build the lab environment starting with AD FS. While working my way … Continue reading

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Demystifying AppContainers (Part II)

In my previous post I explained how Windows 8 uses AppContainers to create a sandbox for Modern UI Apps. Capabilities define what an App can do outside of the sandbox. An app is required to use use specific API calls … Continue reading

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Demystifying AppContainers in Windows 8 (Part I)

The introduction of Modern UI apps in Windows 8 has added a whole new layer of security in the operating system. Modern UI apps can be installed by standard users. In order to keep the system secure with all this … Continue reading

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Case of the unexplained: whoami.exe and the Deny flag

In my TechEd sessions “Raiders of the Elevated Token” I used to demo the group memberships contained in the user token using whoami.exe. Whoami.exe is a part of Windows since Windows Vista and seemed a valid tool for this purpose … Continue reading

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A TechEd Story

My contribution to the Springboard Series Insider – June 2012 I’ll never forget the arrival at my first TechEd at the Côte d’Azure in France, 1997. My first international business trip ever. Completely prepared for business. Sharply dressed, I went … Continue reading

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BitLocker Recovery tab missing from the Computer properties after installing the BitLocker Password Recovery Viewer

Symptoms You’re domain is running on pre-Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers. After enabling the BitLocker Password Recovery Viewer feature on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the Recovery Password tab may not show in the computer properties dialog … Continue reading

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How to delegate access to BitLocker Recovery information in Active Directory

  Symptoms When you use Active Directory to store BitLocker Recovery passwords, this information by default is only available for members of the Domain Administrators group. Adding Read permissions to the Recovery Information objects does not enable other groups to … Continue reading

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