Windows 10 S Now available !

Hi everyone

I wanted to inform that Windows 10 S is now available on MSDN to download.

Its a new build with security and simplicity in mind.

The biggest change in it is it’s a lightweight berion of Windows 10, booting faster and allowing it to be installed on small PC. The main drawback is it allow only app from windows store to be installed into it.

Official link

Windows 10 S is streamlined for security and performance, and works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store.


Windows Server 2016 NTFS sparse file/Data Deduplication Important KB!

Hi everyone

If you are using Windows Server 2016 with dedup an important KB is to install; KB4025334 !

There is a quote why;

KB4025334 prevents a critical data corruption issue with NTFS sparse files in Windows Server 2016. This helps avoid data corruptions that may occur when using Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2016, although all applications and Windows components that use sparse files on NTFS benefit from applying this update. Installation of this KB helps avoid any new or further corruptions for Data Deduplication users on Windows Server 2016.

Quote from there


Best Practice for Securing an Active Directory


I wanted to share a new doc Microsoft released, really interesting! As the last doc was dating from the 2008’era 🙂

This document provides a practitioner’s perspective and contains a set of practical techniques to help IT executives protect an enterprise Active Directory environment. Active Directory plays a critical role in the IT infrastructure, and ensures the harmony and security of different network resources in a global, interconnected environment. The methods discussed are based largely on the Microsoft Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) organization’s experience, which is accountable for protecting the assets of Microsoft IT and other Microsoft Business Divisions, in addition to advising a selected number of Microsoft Global 500 customers

The doc can be found there