Adding Intune to your ConfigMgr lab – Gotchyas!

After Brad Anderson’s speech at System Center Universe 2015 about ConfigMgr and MDM, it seemed time to start seriously looking at Intune and MDM. Guides I was following the very in-depth guides below. Thanks Matt, Kenny, Tim, Pierre, and Benoit for the great guides! Matt Hinson – Blog –  Setting Up Windows Intune/ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with ADFS On-Prem and Azure Lab...

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Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is Microsoft’s cloud based device management solution. It can be deployed in one of two modes depending upon the exact requirements of an organization: stand-alone and hybrid. Before going into the comparison of these two modes, I need to clarify a couple of terms. Device: Any multi-purpose computer used by a user to […]

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Predictable Application Delivery: Keeping Up with Application Virtualization and Mobile Application Management

Standardizing and automating the Application Readiness process for physical, virtual, and mobile apps enables more agile releases and consistent quality. Automating the entire process from request to installation of apps on the employees device, ensures a better user experience and removes the possibility of manual errors and delays from the process. Keeping software current not only reduces risk from threats, it also keeps employees happy and helps reduce their dependence on “Shadow IT”.

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Webinar: Understanding the Ins and Outs of IBM License Management to Drive Maximum Value

By John Emmitt As IT Asset Managers and IT Procurement Managers know, IBM licensing is complex. They use IBM Processor Value Unit (PVU) in full capacity and sub-capacity (i.e. virtual) environments, User Value Unit (UVU) and Resource Value Unit (RVU) license models, for example. They offer trade-in credit programs with “Value Buckets” that require tracking the “burn down” of titles and points. And they provide proprietary tools, such as ILMT, TADd and SUA to track IBM license consumption. As IT Asset and Procurement Managers, you need tools that not only help you manage IBM software licenses, but also help you…

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Selecting a Java Virtual Machine in InstallAnywhere

How do you select the right Java virtual machine (JVM) to run an InstallAnywhere installer, or any InstallAnywhere-installed Java application? That depends largely upon the settings in your InstallAnywhere project and the Java executables available on the end-user’s system. The core of JVM selection is performed by InstallAnywhere’s LaunchAnywhere technology. Its launchers can perform their own VM searches each time they run. It is also possible to: Bundle a VM with the installer to be used by the installer and, optionally, to be used by the launchers your installer deploys. (See “Bundling a VM with Your Installer” and “Customizing Individual…

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Selecting a Java Virtual Machine in InstallAnywhere

How do you select the right Java virtual machine (JVM) to run an InstallAnywhere installer, or any InstallAnywhere-installed Java application? That depends largely upon the settings in your InstallAnywhere project and the Java executables available on the end-user’s system. The core of JVM selection is performed by InstallAnywhere’s LaunchAnywhere technology. Its launchers can perform their own VM searches each time they run. It is also possible to: Bundle a VM with the installer to be used by the installer and, optionally, to be used by the launchers your installer deploys. (See “Bundling a VM with Your Installer” and “Customizing Individual…

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Open Task Sequences as Read Only!

Have you ever wanted to just view a task sequence and not lock it? The ability to do this is in the SoftwareLibraryNode.xml file provided by Microsoft, but they have it disabled for everyone but read-only users. I don’t know why they did this, but it makes the process of enabling it very easy. To enable it, you’ll simply need...

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