Free ebooks from Microsoft Press

Posted in GeneralMicrosoft

If you haven’t seen this before, well here you go Really great list of free ebooks in various format (PDF, EPUB and Kindle) that covers a wide range of topics.  Download the books here. The current list is as follows: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking Microsoft System Center Software Update […]

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Microsoft Intune: Conditional Access Now Available for Hybrid

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrIntuneSCCM

In December, Microsoft Intune got a new feature that allowed for conditional access to email.  Until now this feature was only available in the cloud solution, not in hybrid (Configuration Manager + Intune). This feature allows for restriction to Exchange Activesync (EAS) or Exchange Online to only those users who have enrolled their devices. You […]

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Azure RMS: Office for Mac 2016 Preview

Posted in AzureRMS

Microsoft announced recently that the Office for Mac 2016 Preview now has RMS (IRM) support.  Office 2016 for Mac is powered by the cloud so you can access and share your documents on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint at anytime, anywhere. With Azure RMS, you can also secure and control your documents wherever they […]

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ConfigMgr: Trouble Importing Windows 8/8.1 Drivers on Server 2008 R2

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrDriver ManagementSCCM

Recently had an issue while configuring some drivers for a client. I was unable to import any Windows 8/8.1 drivers into the site. Upon importing drivers through a script or through the console you will receive “driver is not applicable to any supported platforms” Turns out it’s a known issue and there is a KB: […]

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Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Webinar Series

Posted in EMSIntune

Here is a very big and extensive list of the upcoming webinar’s focused around the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS): Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Webinar Series How Do I protect my data wherever it goes? An analyst view of EMM trends Extend your existing Active Directory to the cloud Cloud Suites explained: EMS and ECS Configure […]

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Microsoft Intune: March 2015 Updates

Posted in EMSIntune

As part of our monthly release cadence, we will be making available the next service update for Microsoft Intune between March 4, 2015 and March 7, 2015. New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be released as part of this service update include: Ability to streamline the enrollment of iOS devices purchased directly from […]

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Intune: February Updates

Posted in EMSIntune

  Management of the Office Mobile app (access, view, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents) for Android phones Management of the OneNote app for iOS devices. Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on iOS devices made available in December 2014 Ability to browse and install apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices […]

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ConfigMgr 2012: Quick Model Count in SQL

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSQL

Here is just a quick SQL query you can use to show how many of each model you have in your environment.  I’ve got a Manufacturer filter on it, but you could remove that or modify as necessary.   1: SELECT 2: C.Model0, 3: COUNT(*) AS ‘Count’ 4: FROM 5: dbo.v_gs_computer_system C 6: WHERE 7: […]

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2015 Microsoft MVP Award

Posted in GeneralMVP

2015 Is off to a great start, received my Microsoft MVP award for the 5th time.  Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in […]

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