Fusion 2014 – IT Service and Software Asset Management Event

The Fusion 2014 conference, a joint event between itSMF and the HelpDesk Institute (HDI), was held this week in Washington DC. The conference drew about 1,000 attendees from the US and Canada. We spoke to many attendees about how they manage applications in their enterprises. The crowd of service management professionals talked to us about their challenges with software asset management. Most of the people we talked to are using either BMC or ServiceNow to do asset discovery, and they want to use that data to drive more business value from their software asset management process, normalize and rationalize the…

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MMS 2014 – SQL and SSRS Track Topics

By Garth Jones It is official! The Midwest Management Summit (MMS) 2014 SQL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) track topics are finalized. Here’s the complete list: SQL Refresher – Presenters: Steve Thompson & Matthew Teegarden SQL Report Writing – Presenters: Matthew Teegarden & Garth Jones SQL Operators – Presenters: Garth Jones & John Nelson SQL Report Writing Next Level...

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HASMUG’s Last User Group Meeting of the Year is an All-day Tech Fest

If you’re in the Houston area tomorrow (October 23), you’ll definitely want to sign-up to stop by the HASMUG User Group meeting. The agenda has been laid out and it’s pretty fantastic. The day-long event starts with breakfast and registration, and continues throughout the day bringing presentations from several key vendors, but also delivering technical presentations by User Group members....

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SCCM 2012 SP1,R2 and SCEP 2010 Platform Update (SCCM 2007 included)

Players, A week ago (on the 15th Oct 2014) an update was released for SCEP 2010. I know, I know, better late than never. I have been privy to a few situations where SCCM was installed but this update wasn’t applied. There are a few gotchas as always when it comes to this update and you will need to make sure that you are at least the following configuration – CU 1 or later for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – CU 5 or later for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 – SP 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Update Rollup 1 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and update 2952678 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 So what’s been improved? – Improved scanning for MBR/VBR detections and advanced bootkits – Dynamic registry key hardening to counter tampering from malware – Disk space optimization for Low end devices…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-sp1r2-scep-2010-platform-update-sccm-2007-included/

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Microsoft Ignite is a Product of Customer Feedback

The communities that Microsoft is merging into this single, signature event have wondered why the company would choose to dismantle its long-standing, popular community conferences and stick everyone under one roof. That answer came in a public press conference in Chicago the day of the official conference naming.

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Vote for November’s Free SSRS Report

Help choose Enhansoft’s next free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report for the Month of November. The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Operating System Details OR List of PCs by Number of Mouse Buttons. All month-long Computer Operating System Details has received the majority of the votes, but you can change that if you would like to...

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