The IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up for March 27, 2015

The IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up for March 27, 2015

Each week we wrap up all the best and popular content from our family of technology sites, including WindowsITPro, Supersite, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, and We produce a lot of valuable information daily and weekly and if you blink you'll probably miss something important. So, this is our way of making sure you get the most for your loyal readership in a quick and easily consumable fashion.

Here we go…


It's hard to imagine a week these days without some sort of Windows 10 news. On WindowsIT Pro this week, the biggest topics centered on this upcoming operating system, culminating in a clearer picture of what Microsoft is proposing to release this summer. And, as if vying for pole position, there was a string of new Azure announcements. Here's the top 5 hot topics on WindowsITPro this week:

The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers

Managing Windows 10's New Peer Updating Capability Using GPO

Windows 10 Build 10041 ISOs Now Ready for Download

Surface Pro 3 Gets Its Second Firmware Update for March

Using the updated version of the Office 365 Admin app



If you miss a day you miss a lot of great coverage. In a constant Microsoft news cycle for product releases its tough to keep up. Fortunately, Supersite keeps you current with product information, rumors, tips, tricks, and product reviews to keep you informed. Supersite takes a dip into the non-IT world frequently proving that even IT folks can have real lives outside of work. This week, Richard Hay and I kept the reporting fires burning with these top 5 topics:

What should we expect in the next Windows 10 build for phones?

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 gets update for login screen issue 3

Planning Your Microsoft Band Charging Routine

Intro: Improving Sleep with Microsoft Band  

Comparing Treadmill and Outside Running Using the Microsoft Band


SQL Server Pro

If you're a database aficionado, you really should be checking in at SQL Server Pro constantly. There's a LOT of exciting information coming from Microsoft in the database space – for both on-premises and Azure. SQL dbas are constantly tasked with monitoring and improving database operations in the environment and database engineers are considered some of the smartest folks in IT. SQL Server Pro delivers valuable content for the budding data scientist and the experienced data scientist. Here's what SQL Server Pro offered this week:

Introducing the Free Power BI Designer Desktop App           

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record

Power BI Preview now Globally Available

Getting Started for Free with Amazon Web Services for SQL Server

Software Vendor Takes on SQL Injection


Dev Pro

Did you know that our technology family includes a developer site? Application development is becoming more and more important these days even for the IT Pro. Dev Pro covers all the most current development topics, but also delivers on the evolving world of DevOps. Microsoft delivered a bunch of new developer news this past week, and of course, with BUILD happening in a few short weeks, Dev Pro should be a spot you stick close to. Here's some great information and news produced this week:

The Hidden Costs of SSIS: How to Avoid SQL Server Integration Services Gotchas

Windows 10 Software Development Kit, tools and training released

Microsoft Azure App Service now available for developers

Windows Phone Devs will test new financial reporting tools

The End of Windows Phone?


SharePoint Pro

SharePoint is the intersection of the business and the web and really, the software product knows no bounds. In very few cases is a SharePoint implementation simple. Based on the business needs, SharePoint farms can be very complex. And, now, with a lot of discussion around Microsoft's SharePoint Online services, decisions about how to best to implement SharePoint are getting tougher. SharePoint Pro mines the best information to ensure SharePoint admins have the best information to do their job, customize the environment, and keep on top of current issues. Here's what you could find at SharePoint Pro this past week:

SharePoint Talk: Spell Checking Custom Forms

MediaRich ECM for SharePoint Eases Access to, Use of Digital Content

Avoid the Cloud: 6 Reasons To Keep SharePoint On-Premise

March Madness Slam-Dunks Business Productivity

There's an App for That--In SharePoint        



myITforum is the largest, completely community-based resource on the web. What this means is that the content shared is from experts just like you. Your peers deliver some of the best, highly technical information and how-tos that you can take and implement right away. myITforum is heavy on Cloud and System Center, but there's a lot of other product goodness sprinkled in. Have questions? Ask. The forums and email lists are some of the most active support resources anywhere. Here's some top topics from the week:

Azure AD DS Sync Account Permissions – Replicating Directory Changes

How to install SCCM 2012 R2

How to Add More Blogs to Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension

Azure AD Setup – Sync Service Account – Login Failure

ConfigMgr: Automation from Zero to Hero


That's a wrap! You've made it through another week and headed to the weekend.

Check back next week for our next wrap-up, or just keep watching your favorite sites so you don't miss a thing!

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