Released: Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server v3.1

We are pleased to announce the latest generally-available (GA) of Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server. Get it here: Download Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server Kerberos authentication provides a highly secure method to authenticate client and server entities (security principals) on a network. To use Kerberos authentication with SQL Server, a Service…


Using SQLPackage to import or export Azure SQL DB

Purpose: Explain how to easily and quickly use SQLPackage to import or export your Azure SQL Database. Locating the SQLPackage.exe: The SQLPackage.exe is part of the DacFramework which installed with SSMS or with SQL Server Data Tools Or you can download only the DacFramework if you do not have already the management tools Once the…


Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Some of you may have noticed that yesterday we posted an RC update, but took it down because of a setup issue. The issue is now fixed so please give it a try. To try out the newest version, you can either click on…


How to unconfigure TFS vNext Build Agent Service

There may be times when you need to unconfigure, or remove a build agent configured as a service  TFS 2015 and above and there are a few steps missing from the online documentation. UNCONFIGURE AGENT: The steps to configure/unconfigure are located here https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/admin/agents/v1-windows Open a command prompt in admin mode and navigate to the folder…


Booting Windows 10 natively from a .VHDX drive file

This post is an update (using Windows 10 and a newer version of Convert-WindowsImage.ps1) of a similar post I had in my blog about booting natively from a .VHDX file: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cesardelatorre/2014/10/18/booting-windows-8-1-update-natively-from-a-vhdx-image/ I’m also publishing this for my own records and folks asking me about it, as it is not a super straight forward procedure.. This…


Announcing Dynamics 365 for Operations – Warehousing

We’re very happy to announce that Dynamics 365 for Operations – Warehousing has been made available on Windows Store and Google Play store. This app empowers warehouse workers in your organization to complete tasks in a warehouse by using mobile devices. It enables material handling, receiving, picking, putting, cycle counting, and production processes with your…


Showcase Classroom FAQs – Demonstrating learning through Sway

We have seen thousands of educators, colleges and universities come through the Showcase Classroom, each at a different stage in their journey of digital transformation, and in every session we are asked a range of questions about our technology and how it can make a real impact in the classroom. These questions and discussions will form the basis of our Showcase Classroom blog series, where we will be sharing the insights, experiences, tips & tricks and more, from those who pass through the Showcase Classroom.


Hello world! Welcome to AzureCAT Guidance!

Welcome to the AzureCAT Guidance blog! What is AzureCAT? CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions! We then have unique lessons we’ve learned from those solutions. And, thus, we publish them back…


How to configure multiple Home Pages using GPO?

In this blog post, we are covering a few methods you could used to manage secondary home pages on your environment using Group policy objects. Applies to: IE running on Windows 10, Windows 2016, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 R2 Requirement: To a local or domain administrator and be familiar with GPMC.MSC console…