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13
Oct

Friends at Last? (SCCM Current Branch and TLS 1.2)

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The Scenario While on a recent project, one of my colleagues and I came across an issue when trying to install a new SCCM Current Branch site using Server 2012 R2 and SQL 2016.   The setup wizard would start just fine, and all prerequisites passed.  However when we got to the point where we […]

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04
Oct

The Case of the Crashing Hyper-V Nodes

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Hi again all!  In this post I’ll be discussing a recent case we worked on with a customer.  They were experiencing stability issues on a newly upgraded 5 node 2016 cluster.  The nodes in the cluster would blue screen at random causing VM’s to cold boot on other nodes.   This was also the first […]

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27
Sep

OMS Log Analytics: The New Experience

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There’s never been a better time to implement Operations Management Suite Log Analytics than now. The platform has recently experienced its largest and most fundamental update since its inception, providing even greater analytics capabilities than ever before, while still retaining all the functionality and solutions that users have grown to love.   Microsoft recently announced […]

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08
Sep

CM Tech Preview 1708 – Make Scripts work for you!

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Greetings everyone, If you haven’t heard by now, the newest branch of SCCM 1706 brought the concept of managing PowerShell scripts within the Administrators console that can be executed against Devices or Device Collections.  This a an awesome feature that has tons of possibilities.  You may have quickly noticed that you cannot pass parameters to […]

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24
Aug

What modern management of Windows 10 looks like with Windows AutoPilot, Azure AD, SCCM, and Intune

Posted by | No Tags | Azure · Microsoft Intune · SCCM · Windows 10 | No Comments on What modern management of Windows 10 looks like with Windows AutoPilot, Azure AD, SCCM, and Intune

Your organization can support various operating systems across a wide range of device types, and manage them through a common set of tools such as SCCM, Microsoft Intune, or other third-party products. This “managed diversity” enables you to empower your employees to benefit from the productivity enhancements available on their new Windows 10 computers, while […]

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08
Aug

The Value of Managed Services

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Today we are going to tell you a little story and see if it rings true for your organization.  This is a story of a fictitious company named Contoso.  Although Contoso is the popular make believe company Microsoft has been so kind to share with us over the years, the parallels to your organization might be […]

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03
Aug

The Case of the Thwarted Thief (Windows 10 Security Saves the Day)

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Today we are going to be discussing some of the new security features that Windows 10 includes.   Rather than overwhelming you with technical details and specifications, I am going to share a story:   The story you are about to hear could very well be true, only the names have been changed to protect […]

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18
Jul

How Windows 10 Will Change Deployment Operations

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Is your business ready to take on the new way of OS deployments?   Traditionally, OS deployments would consist of engineering a new base-image once every couple of years. Once the image was ready, businesses would spin up a project to update the business-critical applications, and then the rollout of the ‘new environment’ would take [...]

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03
Jul

Assembly not required (preparing for Windows 10)

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When my twin sons were around 5 years old, my wife and I decided to purchase them "big boy bikes."  I remember driving over to the local Walmart...the excitement of getting a new bike shined brilliantly from their faces. Once we arrived we made our way back to the area where the bikes were on [...]

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03
Jul

SCCM Current Branch 1702 Hotfix – Stuck Download

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UPDATE 8/02/17: With the release of Current Branch 1706, a new tool has been added to address this issue.  Read all about here: Configuration Manager Current Branch upgrade stuck in downloading

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