Our Most Popular Blogs of 2017: Windows 10 Bugs, Firmware, Veeam and End of Support

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s always interesting to look back and see what we posted over the past year that caught everyone’s attention. Here are the most viewed blogs we posted this year!

10. Trend Micro Worry Free Client Systems Unresponsive After KB890830 Windows 10 Defender Update

Kevin had a few panicked calls this past summer when computers slowed to a crawl. “…the latest Windows 10 update, which included a patch for Windows Defender, was causing Trend Micro Worry Free Client Systems to be unresponsive. It causes such drastic performance problems, the system appears completely unresponsive to the end users. It seems as though the machine is running at one percent capacity.” Read more.

9. Should You Upgrade Your FortiOS Firmware?

Updating to the latest firmware can be worrisome if you don’t know what bugs to expect or what incompatibilities may arise. Here are some steps you can take to verify that your FortiOS firmware is good to go. Read more. 

8. What to Know About Upgrading to Windows Server 2016 with Software Assurance

With the change to per-core licensing in Windows Server 2016, those with SA may be wondering how their 2012 R2 licenses will transfer. Here’s how it works.

7.  AudioCodes 450HD IP Phone with Skype for Business and Office 365

Our preferred Skype for Business SBC and phone vendor AudioCodes came out with the 450HD IP phone this year and it’s very nice. It is a full color, touch screen, executive model desk phone. Here’s our writeup.

6. Skype for Business Client Fails to Sign Into Skype for Business Online

Playing musical chairs with the users’ workstations and Skype for Business logins caused some odd issues for Russ’s client. “The new employees would log into their computers, build a local profile, and everything would work … everything, that is, except for Skype for Business. To make matters worse, this issue popped up on the new computers as well. The user would log in, build a new local profile, and be unable to log into Skype for Business.” Here’s what he did to fix that.

5. Microsoft Update KB4021558 Breaks Print from Explorer Functionality

Many Windows users were perplexed when they were unable to print PDFs from the preview within Internet Explorer. As it turns out, certain Windows 10 updates had broken that functionality. Read more. 

4. IPsec VPN vs. SSL VPN: Is Your Remote Access VPN a Liability?

The VPN can present significant security risks if it is not properly implemented. Tim breaks down the two major VPN options and their merits and drawbacks in this post. Read up on this to make sure your VPN is set up according to best practice and providing you with the security you need.

3. Veeam Backup & Replication v10: What to Look Forward to

Veeam Backup & Replication v10 came out this past year with several improvements and new features. Here’s what Veeam previewed for v10 at VeeamON this past summer.

2. Running OneDrive in Non-Persistent VDI

A great benefit of a VDI environment is the mobility and flexibility of users to log in on any machine and access their entire computer. However, pair this with Office 365’s OneDrive and you may have an issue on your hands. If your users are transient and are trying to pull down OneDrive files into the computer’s C drive every time they log in, you’re going to strain your bandwidth and potentially wear out your storage. Here’s a workaround.

1. A Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft End of Support

Here’s a breakdown of many current Microsoft products and their end of support and end of life dates.