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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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27
Jun

Patch or Petya: There Are Only Two Choices When It Comes to Security

Posted by | · · · · | PowerShell · SCCM · Windows 10 | No Comments on Patch or Petya: There Are Only Two Choices When It Comes to Security

Well, here we go again.   Another massive ransomware attack is spreading around the globe as we speak, just a month after the WannaCry ransomware attack. Initial reports of businesses being impacted by the Petya malware came from Russia and Ukraine, but within hours the attack had gone global.   As John Carlin, chairman of [...]

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26
Jun

Journey into Windows 10 Deployment

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Welcome Traveler Let's go on a journey.   A journey of the mind.   To the world of Windows upgrades.....   Just hearing the words brings a sinking feeling that weighs the soul of mortal technicians and engineers everywhere. The pitfalls are all around us... those that we accept because we must. App compatibility. User [...]

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07
Jun

How Windows 10 Drives Business Value

Posted by | | Windows 10 | No Comments on How Windows 10 Drives Business Value

Ready or not, Windows 10 is where it’s at and going to be for the foreseeable future. To ensure that your organization gets the most value out of the new feature set, we are delivering a four-part webinar series. Check out our first webinar video as Model Technology Solutions' managing partner and Microsoft technology expert, [...]

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30
May

Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

Posted by | · · · | Azure · Microsoft Intune · Windows 10 | No Comments on Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

It’s no question that a remote workforce is becoming more and more prevalent as time passes, as proven by a 2017 Gallup survey showing that 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, which is up four percentage points since 2012. VPN technologies (like DirectAccess, my all-time favorite) have [...]

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18
May

How to Verify Systems Are Patched for WannaCrypt Using SCCM

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  Note:   I have updated the code on this page by request to allow limiting the machines returned by a collection.     Due to the emergence of the WannaCrypt ransomware last week, SCCM admins worldwide were tasked to discover how many of their organization's devices were at risk for becoming infected. Unfortunately, many organizations [...]

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