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Managing Your Greatest Asset – People

2021-01-23 KENNETH 0

Managing Your Greatest Asset – People One of the best managers I ever worked under as a network engineer had a knack for helping me understand which projects and tasks were important to the business, and which were not. I was working for a medical manufacturing company, and during team meetings, we would hear, “Upper management is putting a focus on this project. Let’s talk about the rumors … now let’s talk about what’s real.” Following those discussions, Richard would start divvying out project assignments to meet the business goals. This management method has some fantastic benefits for individual contributors: It points the team towards a common goal. Most network engineers want to be proud of the work they do and have it contribute to the business. When direct‑line managers can help separate the wheat from the chaff, work requirements [ more… ]

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Releasing Windows 10 Build 19042.782 (20H2) to Beta and Release Preview Channels

2021-01-22 KENNETH 0

Releasing Windows 10 Build 19042.782 (20H2) to Beta and Release Preview Channels Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.782 (KB4598291) to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update). This update includes the following fixes and improvements: We updated the default values for the following Internet Explorer registry keys: svcKBFWLink = “ ” (empty string) svcKBNumber = “ ” (empty string) svcUpdateVersion = 11.0.1000. In addition, these values will no longer be updated automatically. We enabled administrators to disable standalone Internet Explorer using a Group Policy while continuing to use Microsoft Edge’s IE Mode. We enabled you to configure certain policies that support Microsoft Edge IE Mode using mobile device management (MDM). We fixed an issue in the Universal C Run-time Library (UCRT) that causes printf() to incorrectly [ more… ]

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21296

2021-01-22 KENNETH 0

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21296 Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21296 (RS_PRERELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This build is being offered to ALL Insiders in the Dev Channel. All Insiders in the Dev Channel will now receive the same build going forward. Changes and Improvements We’re starting to roll out an update to our converged clipboard history design (WIN + V) to support pinning, unpinning, deleting, and syncing individual entries. Appreciate your patience and feedback while we’ve been working on this. If you have any other feedback in this space, we welcome it in the Feedback Hub under Input and Language > Clipboard. The ability to manage and create Storage Spaces from within Settings is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel. If you have [ more… ]

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Self-Service Application Delivery Bridges the Divide Between Developer Productivity and Infrastructure Reliability

2021-01-22 KENNETH 0

Self-Service Application Delivery Bridges the Divide Between Developer Productivity and Infrastructure Reliability The modern market demands agility, flexibility, and above all, speed. The faster you crank out new applications and features, the better – and companies are taking note. As of 2018, 72% of enterprises planned to implement DevOps methodologies within the next year, and the DevOps market will reach $9.4 billion by 2023. But as organizations put their DevOps visions into action, infrastructure teams are facing a new development‑centric reality, one in which they must work at the same pace as development teams to deliver the services and policies required across a complex web of data centers, cloud, and virtualized environments – all without getting in the way. The Infrastructure Bottlenecks that Developers Dread Many organizations feel the pain of balancing faster development with operational requirements like reliability, scalability, stability, and security. The rise of [ more… ]

This year, let’s resolve to make the most of our time online and better protect ourselves from online threats

2021-01-22 KENNETH 0

This year, let’s resolve to make the most of our time online and better protect ourselves from online threats While the holiday season has come and gone, the new year brings a renewed opportunity for reflection, goal-setting and personal growth. The start of the new year makes me appreciate our team’s progress and I’ve got to tell you, there’s a lot of great stuff coming in 2021! This month marks the one-year birthday of the new Microsoft Edge and to celebrate this milestone, you’ll see some beautiful new designs and visual themes so you can customize Microsoft Edge to reflect your unique personality. Thanks for your feedback and continued support over the last year! Over the holidays, I hope you’ve had a chance to experience why Microsoft Edge is the best browser for shopping with built-in coupons, the ability to [ more… ]