Our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 New features

Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. This service pack includes tons of new features. We covered the complete installation, now we decided to compile a list of our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 new features and we’ll be describing how to enable them and explain why they made the cut. Preferred Management Points Official description from Technet : Preferred… Read More »

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8 Ways to Monitor Distribution Points in Configuration Manager 2012

Distribution Points are an important part in the infrastructure of SCCM especially if you rely on an inefficient network. Clients must able to reach them to install applications, packages, software updates and operating systems. If you plan to install new distribution points in your organization, refer to our distribution point installation guide in Configuration Manager… Read More »

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What Does it Take to Achieve Software License Optimization?

It’s becoming more and more important now for organizations to have an effective Software License Optimization solution in place to ensure they can reduce their ongoing software license costs as well as maintaining continuous license compliance. Manual processes are no longer sufficient to manage these processes and can prove too time consuming for the team involved. Organizations, like yours, are realizing that they have a lack of company-wide visibility into what software is owned, who is using it, how it is being used and whether its use is in compliance with the company’s software license agreements. We invite you to…

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InstallShield Says: It’s a Major Upgrade

InstallShield defaults speed up installation development, but those defaults sometimes need to change to help out customers. One example is letting customers know about a major upgrade. In the default InstallWelcome dialog box, a major upgrade looks identical to a first-time installation. To change that default, you can add a text control to the InstallWelcome dialog box and conditionally display the control only if the FindRelatedProducts action places any old product codes in the action property. Because the FindRelatedProducts action runs before InstallWelcome is displayed, you can safely use the action property from the Upgrade table in conditions. Read the…

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IT/Dev Connections 2015: The Right-sized, Highly Engaged, Deeply Personal, IT Technology Conference

With a couple big Microsoft events under our belts already this year, it’s time to set our focus to the other side of IT event offerings, specifically the deep-dive, valuable, and community infused conferences. At BUILD 2015 we were inundated with upcoming technologies through a litany of proposed product announcements, and then most of those were duplicated at Microsoft’s first-ever...

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