We have been fighting for months with a weird behaviour where Windows Server 2022 all of sudden was becoming no more accessible via RDP after a while. That was happening only on some VMs, not all of them.
The symptom was simple: you were trying to connect to a Windows Server 2022 server hosted in a VM, the RDP connection screen was showing to you the classic certificate warning and when you decide to go on server was logging you in for a very short time then the connection crashed. We were able to login via Hyper-V console but RDP was no-go. Nothing was working while the fact you were correctly logging in was proved by the fact that another session started from Hyper-V [...]
Microsoft released Windows Server 2022 a few weeks ago. It did so earlier than expected, which is pretty odd, but it seems that the development of new features was already complete and mature so there was no point to wait a few months more. The last sentence pretty much explains the current status of Windows Server: so few changes, albeit interesting ones, that the product can be released months earlier than planned and without much fanfare.
While generally speaking the development of new features and functionalities for server applications mostly moved out of the base operating system and while we can also concede that Windows Server has many features at the OS level so [...]
A couple of weeks ago, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Microsoft is not “focusing” on Windows 10 Mobile anymore, essentially giving up the whole phone strategy of Microsoft. While Redmond is not officially retiring the platform, Belfiore told us that there will be no new features and no new devices, suggesting to switch to competing platforms. I almost instantly commented that it is a huge error made by Microsoft that had and has the resources to run a niche mobile platform while it waits for “the new generation of mobile devices”, as they call it.
The first casualty of that error could be the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) framework that promised to help [...]
Windows sys admins have long relied on the very wide range of tools that Windows, especially its Server versions, made available to manage the operating system. Unlike many think, such tools were not black boxes but they have been built on APIs that were available to developers, in most cases, so that they could write their own tools and access the very same information that Microsoft tools have been providing and also perform the same actions. But the tools themselves were good enough so that admins have been using them in a way or another, even when implementing their own.
Microsoft also provided Server Manager, a tool that in its latest versions allowed to manage multiple [...]