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Journal, a Microsoft Garage project #Windows10 #Journal #Garage #Wimvp #WindowsInsiders @MSFTGarage   Leave a comment

What is the Journal app ? it is a Windows  10 app helping people who love to journal to evolve their ideas and express themselves quickly with the power of their digital pen.

Description

Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is an app for Windows that invites people who love to journal to pick up their digital pen, express themselves quickly, and evolve their ideas. Of all the different methods of device interaction, digital ink is unique in the speed and degree of natural expression and in aiding memory. With Journal, disparate ideas can be connected, drawings can be sketched, annotations can be freely inserted, information can be located with search, and you can easily connect your ink across other apps to grow your best ideas. Journal provides an ink-first solution that delivers new AI, intuitive gestures, and connected experiences for Microsoft 365 for work and school (subscription required, sold separately) . It’s designed for people who thrive when writing out their ideas, notes, and sketches. The Microsoft Garage is an outlet for experimental projects for you to try. Learn more at https://garage.microsoft.com

https://garage.microsoft.com

Download the Journal tool from the Store

https://garage.microsoft.com

There is a quick introduction play guide.

Features

  • An ink-first experience for those who write with a digital pen
  • A page-based canvas for easy scrolling, optimized for tablet and 2-in-1 devices
  • New intuitive Ink Gestures that don’t require mode switches
  • Drag and drop your content between pages, or to your favorite applications
  • Microsoft 365 Integration to access your Calendar for faster meeting notes (Subscription required, sold separately)
  • Import and markup PDF documents and images
  • Search using keywords or filters

https://garage.microsoft.com

What’s new in this version

Improved ability to open journals from Documents folders stored on networks – Fixed issue with sending email for M365 Work and School users – Improvements to Scratch Out – Improvements for signing in with Microsoft 365 Work or School account – General bug and performance tweaks with ink AI, undo, and opening/closing journals

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Try it out https://aka.ms/TryJRNL
Learn more https://aka.ms/JRNLblog

 

 

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Posted February 25, 2021 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows 10

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Windows 10 tips and tricks #windows10 #ITPRO #Assist #keyboard #tricks   Leave a comment

Now days I hardly see Windows 7 or older in the wild anymore. It’s all Windows 10 but in that I see all builds around from 1511 to the latest build. And I must say a lot is changed and it is almost hard to keep up with all the new stuff. If you are part of the Windows insiders you can already test the next version or update. this time it is just a short blog post about some handy windows 10 tricks and tips

The current Windows 10 versions can be found here

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Me personally I’m a mouse fan or command line I hardly use the Windows key +   guess my left hand is to lazy but once you use the Windows key + X  or R  P L it is super handy.  and yes the most used short cut is probably ctrl+a ,ctrl+c ,ctrl+v

But did you know there is a big list there is a key for almost everything Cool

Take a look at this site for your shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows

and if you need help you can always ask someone you know did you know there is a quick assist option in Windows 10

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Quick assist is a simple tool to view the screen and help the other and view the issue they have

 

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So how to start with this in the windows menu type quick or assist you will see the app.

windows quick assist

When opening there are two options give or receive support.

 

windows quick assist

So contact the person that will help you and he need to open quick assist and  open  assist another person

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The assiter need to login with a microsoft passport.

The number is for the receiver.

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On the helper sider there is a question view or full access ?

windows quick assist When approved the show can start windows quick assist

 

below an overview on helper and receiver.

windows quick assist

Closing the quick assist program will disconnect the session or press stop.

Quick tool no install needed and super handy  and the above steps are just showing the connection but if you have a high secure desktop you might need some extra settings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step by Step Azure NAT Gateway – Static Outbound Public IP address #ANG #NAT #WVD #Azure #Security #Cloud #MVPBuzz #AzOps #ITPRO #VirtualNetworks #PowerShell   Leave a comment

There a several ways on using an external IP in Azure, What method to use is up to you. Remember there is no good or wrong but only different opinions or insights on how to use it.

Public IP addresses allow Internet resources to communicate inbound to Azure resources. Public IP addresses also enable Azure resources to communicate outbound to Internet and public-facing Azure services with an IP address assigned to the resource. The address is dedicated to the resource, until it is unassigned by you. If a public IP address is not assigned to a resource, the resource can still communicate outbound to the Internet, but Azure dynamically assigns an available IP address that is not dedicated to the resource.

Some of the resources you can associate a public IP address resource with are:

  • Virtual machine network interfaces
  • Internet-facing load balancers
  • VPN gateways
  • Application gateways
  • Azure Firewall
  • NAT Gateway

Matching SKUs must be used for load balancer and public IP resources. You can’t have a mixture of basic SKU resources and standard SKU resources. You can’t attach standalone virtual machines, virtual machines in an availability set resource, or a virtual machine scale set resources to both SKUs simultaneously.

Virtual Network NAT (network address translation) simplifies outbound-only Internet connectivity for virtual networks. When configured on a subnet, all outbound connectivity uses your specified static public IP addresses. Outbound connectivity is possible without load balancer or public IP addresses directly attached to virtual machines. NAT is fully managed and highly resilient.

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So this is only for the Outbound connection. why not use the Resource group IP this is also “static” ? using this IP means that al VM’s must be in the same resource group and when the resource group changed the IP is also changing.

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NAT is compatible with standard SKU public IP address resources or public IP prefix resources or a combination of both. You can use a public IP prefix directly or distribute the public IP addresses of the prefix across multiple NAT gateway resources. NAT will groom all traffic to the range of IP addresses of the prefix. Any IP whitelisting of your deployments is now easy.

So How to implement this. a step by step guide. GUI and powershell Looking at my demo setup, There are 2 vm’s both in a different Resource group.

Setting up the NAT gateway is done by 3 tabs to fill in the name and what vnet to use

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We add a new NAT gateway.

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We create a new resource group and choose NAT gateway name.

The Timeout we leave this on 4 min for now.

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We configure an external IP and with a standard SKU. Basic is not supported.

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the next step is choose the External outbound IP pool minimal is 2 and max is 256. this is not needed but only if you want to have a pool of External IP’s else it just go the one external ip

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you can select max 2 prefixes

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Configure which subnets of a virtual network should use this NAT gateway. Subnets with Basic load balancers or virtual machines that are using a Basic public IP are not compatible and cannot be used.
Note: While you do not have to complete this step to create a NAT gateway, the NAT gateway will not be functional until you have added at least one subnet. You can also add and reconfigure which subnets are included after creating the NAT gateway.

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in the last step we tag the NAT gateway to a subnet. When checking the VM’s on this subnet for the outbound IP ( remember the VM does not need a public IP on the network card)

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Here I have 2 VM’s getting both an IP from the prefix

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If there is only a small prefix then both machines will get the same external outbound IP

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With this time flow it recycles the External IP, depending on the scope and usage.

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So in just a few steps you can use a useful gateway for all your outbound traffic.

Building this in Powershell is also easy. I use a semi automatic script as I want to choose my network. but you can change this to a fixed network if you want.

remember this will need the az.network latest module. in the old modules there is no get-AzNatGateway command. without this the posh is not working.

First we have some parameters

# Set the variables for the NAT Gateway.
$rg = ‘rg-rsm-natgw001’
$Location = ‘Westeurope’
$sku = ‘Standard’
$PublicIpname = ‘pup-rsm-natgw001’
$Publicprefixname = ‘pxp-rsm-natgw001’
$NatGatewayname=’gwn-rsm-natgateway001′

#create Rsource group
New-AzResourceGroup -Name $rg -Location $Location 

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First we make some external IP and or a range.

#create Standard SKUP public IP
$publicIP = New-AzPublicIpAddress -Name $PublicIpname -ResourceGroupName $rg -AllocationMethod Static -Location $Location -Sku $sku
$publicIP | Select-Object Name, ResourceGroupName, IpAddress, IdleTimeoutInMinutes, ProvisioningState

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With the Zone attribute you can create zone redundancy, but this is not needed for this resource.

#create  IP prefix ( how many IP’s are needed)
$publicIPPrefix = New-AzPublicIpPrefix -Name $Publicprefixname -ResourceGroupName $rg -Location $Location -PrefixLength 29

$publicIPPrefix | Select-Object Name, IPPrefix, PrefixLength, ProvisioningState

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You can skip this if you want only one external IP.

Next is creating the gateway.


#Create NAT gateway
$natGateway = New-AzNatGateway -Name $NatGatewayname -ResourceGroupName $rg -PublicIpAddress $publicIP -PublicIpPrefix $publicIPPrefix -Location $Location -Sku $sku -IdleTimeoutInMinutes 4
$natGateway  | Select-Object Name, ResourceGroupName, IdleTimeoutInMinutes , SKuText | Format-table -autosize –wrap

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Now that the Gateway is created we can add a subnet to this. I used a point an click so that I can choose the network and subnet. but you can also use a variable to do this.

$virtualNetwork = Get-AzVirtualNetwork | Out-GridView -PassThru -Title "Pick the vnet that will be used for the NAT gateway"

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$NATSubnet = Get-AzVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig -VirtualNetwork $virtualNetwork | Out-GridView -PassThru -Title "Pick the Subnet that will be used for the NAT gateway"

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$NATSubnet.NatGateway = $natGateway
$virtualNetwork | Set-AzVirtualNetwork

The network is chosen and the subnet is selected.

In the Azure portal you can see the result.

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Posted June 2, 2020 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Azure

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Installing tenant attach with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 2002 #MEMCM #MEMAC #ConfigMgr   Leave a comment

At MSIgnite 2019 was announced that SCCM is now MEMCM and that Intune and MEMCM can be managed in one portal. With the update 2002 this option is finally there.  Microsoft Endpoint Manager is an integrated solution for managing all of your devices. Microsoft brings together Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console called Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

Where to start with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager for this update.

Installing tenant attach with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 2002

http://endpoint.microsoft.com/

When opening the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager console the update is not there. this is the update is released in Rings and I want to download this update from the fast ring. When starting this make sure your servers are healthy and are patched. If you run a tight virus scanner on the MEMCM then you may need to disable this during the install

Installing tenant attach with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 2002

 

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

 

As the update is rolled out globally in the coming weeks, it will be automatically downloaded, and you’ll be notified when it’s ready to install from the “Updates and Servicing” node in your Configuration Manager console. If you can’t wait to try these new features, see these instructions on how to use the PowerShell script to ensure that you are in the first wave of customers getting the update. By running this script, you’ll see the update available in your console right away. 

https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/c/4/7c48f2c7-f433-414b-a901-753a61c7956d/EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002.exe

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

After downloading and extracting the file we have a PowerShell script

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Running this Powershell script in Admin Mode. With the Server name and I do a verbose to see a bit more output.

C:\EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002> .\EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002.ps1 -siteServer mvpsccm17 -Verbose

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C:\EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002> .\EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002.ps1 -siteServer mvpsccm17 –Verbose

Now that the Script has run the Update services will trigger the fast ring to get the update

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Press check for updates and do a refresh.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

The Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager update 2002 is now available for download.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

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Now that the Update is downloaded we can trigger the Install.

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This Process is a Next Next Close wizard and the only choice you need to make is run the agent in a test collection or strait into production

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Here you have the option to test this update in an isolated Collection.

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In this case I go strait into the production as this is my demo lab server

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I Accept and my end date of the SA.

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Well this was a pretty strait forward process now in the back ground Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is updating the servers.

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The progress can be followed in the log files when go to status the logs will be opened.

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when the preparations are done Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager will start the installation. This can take some time so be patient. Don’t do a sudden reboot etc.

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If you had a pending reboot the installation will fail, Reboot the server first then do the update.

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Or check the Task Manger when the update is finished.

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When the Update is Finished and opening the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Admin Console The update of the console is triggered and need to install.

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The update is installed. and we can configure Co-Management

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The default setting for device upload is All my devices managed by Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. If needed, you can limit upload to a single device collection.

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Now that the installation is finished we can see the connector.

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You can verify this in the Azure AD there is an app registration called ConfigMgrSvc

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  1. Open CMGatewaySyncUploadWorker.log from <ConfigMgr install directory>\Logs.
  2. The next sync time is noted by log entries similar to Next run time will be at approximately: 04/02/2020 11:45:05

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  1. For device uploads, look for log entries similar to Batching N records. N is the number of devices uploaded to the cloud.
  2. The upload occurs every 15 minutes for changes. Once changes are uploaded, it may take an additional 5 to 10 minutes for client changes to appear in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. http://endpoint.microsoft.com/

In a browser, navigate to http://endpoint.microsoft.com/  or https://aka.ms/memac

below You see only MEMAC

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When the Machines are Hybrid AD joined you can see both devices. the sync take some time.

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This is the start to manage the devices from MEMAC. In the next blog I’ll show you more on the management.

 

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Celebrate World Backup Day & WIN with #Altaro!   Leave a comment

 

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