Staying in tune with Intune

Cloud services don’t stay the same for long Cloud services are built on a principle of flexibility and agility in responding to customer needs and driving iterative improvements over time so it’s a fact of life that those of us who use cloud services on a regular basis have to be ready and willing to accept change.  No, not just...

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What do your competitors know about technology that you don’t?

On-Demand Sponsored by: Join Rod Trent for a special webcast where he unveils Windows IT Pro’s findings of its proprietary research across small and medium businesses. Join live to find out how your competitors are leveraging technology to create a better customer experience, improving cash flow, and developing new revenue streams to equip themselves for the all-important generation of millennial consumers. This webcast...

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Downloading Google Chrome (MSI format)

Hi All, out there, there are many people that are deploying google chrome for their environment and until few months ago, you could download the MSI format from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/thankyou.html?msi=true, however, this is not possible anymore. Even the link says MSI=True, when you download it download the ChromeSetup.exe. I noticed that there are many people complaining this with Google, but nothing has been done, so, i discovered a trick (and it is really simple) 1st, go to https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/thankyou.html?msi=true and copy the link from “click here to retry” you’ll get something like https://dl.google.com/tag/s/appguid%3D%7B8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96%7D%26iid%3D%7B7ACD904C-E309-ADA4-8671-783B10D723FD%7D%26lang%3Den%26browser%3D4%26usagestats%3D0%26appname%3DGoogle%2520Chrome%26needsadmin%3Dprefers%26installdataindex%3Ddefaultbrowser/update2/installers/ChromeSetup.exe now, what you need to do is change the prefers%26installdataindex%3Ddefaultbrowser/update2/installers/ChromeSetup.exe for prefers/edgedl/chrome/install/GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi so, your link will now look like https://dl.google.com/tag/s/appguid%3D%7B8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96%7D%26iid%3D%7B7ACD904C-E309-ADA4-8671-783B10D723FD%7D%26lang%3Den%26browser%3D4%26usagestats%3D0%26appname%3DGoogle%2520Chrome%26needsadmin%3Dprefers/edgedl/chrome/install/GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi now, download the MSI format and deploy it using SCCM

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/downloading-google-chrome-msi-format/

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2015 Application Usage and Value Survey

Cloud, virtualization, Internet of Things and a host of other technologies and trends impact your business significantly, including how you go to market. A new industry benchmarking survey dives into the impact these technologies and trends have on the high tech industry and provides insight into what your peers and competition are doing to capitalize on them. We would appreciate five minutes of your time to complete our brief survey: For Makers of Software: Take the Survey For Makers of Intelligent Devices: Take the Survey Survey results will be consolidated and reported on anonymously via industry reports, which we expect…

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Software Center on Windows Server Core

This post will present a PowerShell script that brings the functions of installing software and updates from SCCM to Server Core. Server Core is a version of Windows Server first introduced with Server 2008 R2 that does not have a GUI. When a user logs into the server, they are presented with a command prompt, and that is it. This...

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Configuration Manager 2012 and Anti-Virus Software Exclusions for Site Servers

By Garth Jones As I explained in my previous blog post, I was doing some work for a client and one of the items we discussed was anti-virus software exclusions. These exclusions are not only important for workstations, but also for site servers. In fact, anti-virus software exclusions are even more important to the overall performance of a Configuration Manager...

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Application Readiness – Mobile Apps Introduce Risk

Giving users unrestricted access to mobile apps without IT having a thorough understanding of all the behaviors the app performs and all the device features it uses introduces risk. Consequently, it is essential to gain an understanding of app behaviors and the mobile device features each app uses. With this insight, you can determine if the app’s use of certain features results in a behavior that presents a risk. That determination should be based on risk assessment criteria established by the enterprise. These criteria vary from one enterprise to another and from one industry to another. Defense contractors and financial…

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2015 Enterprise Application Usage and Value Survey

By Randy Littleson As your organization tackles the business challenges and takes advantage of the latest trends for buying, managing and using enterprise software, how do you stack up against the competition? Our new industry benchmarking survey could provide you with some answers. Flexera Software is conducting an anonymized survey to understand how enterprises are addressing these trends, and how software vendors are helping you meet these challenges. We would appreciate five minutes of your time to complete our brief survey. Survey results will be consolidated and reported on anonymously via an industry report, which we expect to be out…

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