Author: drewn

Avoiding Common PIN Number Patterns in Windows Hello

Have you ever encountered the following warning when creating a new PIN for Windows Hello? If so, have you ever wondered what logic is used to distinguish a ‘common PIN pattern’?   Common number patterns are PINs that have the same difference between multiple digits in the PIN. For example, in 123456 the difference between […]

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. We know that power users have unique needs to run efficiently and we take the feedback we hear seriously. […]

Windows Defender Application Guard overview

Applies to: Windows 10, Windows Insider Program (Enterprise edition, Build 16188 or later) The threat landscape is continually evolving. While hackers are busy developing new techniques to breach enterprise networks by compromising workstations, phishing schemes remain one of the top ways to lure employees into social engineering attacks. Windows Defender Application Guard (Application Guard) is […]

Windows productivity tip: File Explorer – Command Prompt and back from the current directory

  This is a great tip, you learn something new every day… Original Article: This has been one of my productivity tips within Windows for a few years now, still surprises me not many users are aware of this little feature. Often some of the stuff we do is quicker/easier to do from the command line, though […]

Finding the latest Windows’ Updates

Need the links for your customer? Here you go! Windows 10 Version RS2  – Windows 10 RS1 and Windows Server 2016 – Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – Windows Server 2012 – Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 –

TPM Readiness Verification

The objective is to verify the TPM is ready for BitLocker encryption before an image is laid down. This is so that if the technician forgets to ready the TPM, it won’t go through the entire build process and then fail near the end, thereby wasting a lot of time. There are five steps to verifying […]

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