Keyboard Shortcuts – Azure Portal

The Azure Portal is the go-to place to manage your Azure resources. I spend a lot of time in the portal. I’m sure a lot of you do the same. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you to make the most out of your time in the Azure portal.

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Azure Free Account via Azure Friday

The new Azure free account provides Azure customers US $200 credit for first 30 days to experiment with a combination of services. Now it also includes 12-months of popular free services and 25+ always free services to learn and explore Azure further.

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Microsoft Azure Data Box – Mail up to 100 TB to Azure Cloud

The Azure Data Box service is available in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances. We accelerate the movement of your data by shipping you a proprietary, secure, and tamper-resistant transfer appliance, and by handling the end-to-end logistics.

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IBM IMM (Integrated Management Module) Default Username and Password

Default login credentials for IBM IMM (Integrated Management Module) are as follows:

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Enable file downloads in Internet Explorer on Windows Servers

If you have created a cloud server on Microsoft Windows but are having problems downloading files from your server, you might need to enable file downloads in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft disables file downloads by default in Internet Explorer as part of its security policy. To allow file downloads in Internet Explorer, follow these steps.

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Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

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Ultimate Guide to DIY End-User Troubleshooting

Help end-users help themselves with this handy tool that walks them through basic troubleshooting steps – before calling in your team to save the day.

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Wi-Fi Connection Shows Limited or No Connectivity – Windows 8/8.1:

What happens when Windows 8 or 8.1 shows the following mysterious message whenever you try to connect to your wireless network?

This connection has limited or no connectivity.  No internet access

Or maybe you’ve seen this short message:

The connection is limited

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DHCP Server Displaying IP address 169.254.xx.xx instead of Server Name in Windows 2012

Installed Windows Server 2012 with roles for DNS, DHCP and AD DS. Server is set-up with static IP 192.168.1.100

Setting up DHCP is showing IP address169.254.xx.xx as the DHCP Server Name instead of actual server Name. Removed the DHCP roles and added it back it still shows the same IP address.

Everything is working fine between workstations and server, no known issues. All the workstations are getting IP address within the DHCP scope i.e. from 192.168.1.1-60

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Bypass WSUS Server and use Windows for Updates

In many companies the network has been configured for Windows PC’s to connect to a local server for Microsoft Updates. Usually running Windows Server Updates Server or WSUS for short.

If it [WSUS] has an issue and updates aren’t being pulled down, but you need to update a PC urgently, then you can do the following to turn off WSUS for that PC, which will then permit you to get updates directly from Microsoft Servers.

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