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New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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Configuration Manager and the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility First, if you are using Configuration Manager and interested in deploying Windows 10, version 1607, you should first read the recent FAQ post, especially the topic: “Will previous update versions support newer builds of Windows 10” under the “Application Compatibility (AppCompat)” section. This page explains...

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Improved Remote Desktop Connection Broker Performance with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hotfix (KB3091411)

Hi everyone, this is Christian Montoya from the Remote Desktop team. I am writing to let you know of performance improvements we have made to the Remote Desktop (RD) Connection Broker in both Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Hotfix KB3091411). In particular, we have made changes to the...

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Windows 10 ADK and Configuration Manager

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is now officially available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (The page also includes other Windows kits; remember for deployment you only need the Windows ADK for Windows 10.) If you are using either System Center...

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June updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of June 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: Added IP address range checking for Hybrid deployments using an existing VNET Added limited public preview of Forced Tunneling.  Forced tunneling ‘forces’ all internet bound traffic back to the customer’s on premise network through the VPN tunnel. Read...

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How to Create a (Mostly) Seamless Logon Experience For Your Remote Desktop Services Environment in Windows 2012 R2

Kristin Griffin, RDS MVP, wrote a great article answering one of the most often asked questions from RDS customers, “How do I provide access to my RD Session Host Session Collection(s) with the least amount of pop-up windows / SSL certificate warnings, and requiring the user to enter their credentials only once?” Check out her...

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Revised content for the Windows 10 in-place upgrade via task sequence for Configuration Manager

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility Soon after the initial release of the first Windows Technical Preview last year we posted instructions on how to deploy a Windows 10 in-place upgrade via task sequence, and received a lot of excellent feedback! Recently we shipped service packs for Configuration Manager to provide...

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May updates to Azure RemoteApp

Within the month of May 2015, we released the following new features and capabilities for Azure RemoteApp: We fixed an issue when publishing applications using path which showed a generic icon and now displays the proper application icon. Fixed issue when users are removed from Azure Active Directory prevents adding or removing users to same...

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