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March 31, 2020

Remote Desktop

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Scaling Up Microsoft Teams for WFH

As I attend the Microsoft MVP Summit 2020, we’re all using Teams to conduct a pretty major conference. Everybody’s learning a LOT more about how Teams works, and where the gotchas are, too.

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Hyper-V Server Unlimited Eval

The latest version of Hyper-V Server (2019) is now available as an unlimited eval. That means you can use it forever, for free. Good stuff!

The PC Is NOT Dead (10 Years Later)

In January 2010, the iPad made its debut. At the same time, at least one pundit announced “The PC is dead.” Wrong! Still can’t live without one today, nor for the foreseeable future.

20H1 Runs Solid and Steady

Could the happy stars have finally lined up over Redmond? Windows 10 Insider releases are steady, stable and trouble-free right now. Same goes for the 1903 production version. What gives?

A strange error message in Windows 10

This weekend, I have had just one single task, and one goal: to get the GUI desktop environment working in my Linux distros running in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). I finally managed to do it, and I am extremely happy about how fast my WSL Linux distros work when I connect to them

War Stories: dwm.exe APPCRASH Insider Feedback

Because I have two nearly identical laptops running Windows 10 Insider Preview builds it’s easy for me to tell that one build is subject to Windows Desktop Manager crashes when I leave Remote Desktop open. Reported to Feedback Hub.

Remote Desktop Connection to Linux

I am a big Hyper-V fan, but even I must admit that running Linux virtual machines within that hypervisor can be problematic. First, enhanced session mode does not work, so changing guest resolution is quite difficult. In addition, Copy & Paste between the Windows host and the Linux guest does not work.  One option is