When Microsoft decided to end the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) after an extremely successful 10-plus year run, the community that had been built around the event was left homeless. Microsoft promised to do a good job integrating MMS alumni into TechEd, but failed – even after soliciting boardroom feedback from MMS alumni in Redmond. Microsoft […]
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Secunia, the popular Windows patching solution, is in attendance at IT/Dev Connections 2015 this week as an event sponsor (if you missed IT/Dev Connections 2015 – you missed a wonderful community event). On Tuesday, Secunia made the announcement that it had been acquired by Flexera Software. It’ll be interesting to see and hear this acquisition […]
The SCAP Extensions enable Configuration Manager to consume Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) data streams, assess systems for compliance, and generate report results in SCAP format by taking advantage of the capabilities in the compliance settings feature.
If you’re attending IT/Dev Connections 2015, you’ll definitely want to install the mobile app for your specific platform. You can use the app to build your schedule from the more than 190 technical sessions, view speaker bios, join Twitter chats, and take notes. Of interest this year, we actually have a Windows Phone app! This […]
The issues with MDT 2013 Update 1 are mounting – seemingly at an alarming rate. Maybe it was released too soon. Maybe it wasn’t tested in enough real customer environments or in enough possible scenarios. Whatever the case, there’s quite a list of issues that are accumulating: MDT 2013 Update 1 Release Notes and Known […]
In this post, I will demonstrate how to create a 2-State performance monitor.
Released today (August 17, 2015) MDOP 2015 has finally achieved full Windows 10 support. MDOP (which stands for The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) contains several technologies to aid in management, monitoring, and deployment of Windows features. MDOP 2015 contains: Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) Microsoft Application Virtualization for Windows Desktops (App-V) Microsoft User Experience […]
Just when you think this event can’t get any better, we are ready to announce our general keynote for IT/Dev Connection 2015. We’re still working up the details like title and abstract, but I’m happy to announce to the myITforum community that our own Michael Schultz will be headlining this year’s event! Those that have […]
With so many editions of Windows 10 available, all with different updating allowances, it’s going to be almost impossible for companies to get a handle on what’s available and when. Fortunately, Microsoft has already put together some RSS feeds for automatically receiving notices of problems, patches, and solutions. Here’s what’s available for you to incorporate […]
If you’re finding Windows 10 upgrade bits delivering to your company’s computers, there could be a very good reason and ways to avoid it from happening.
Microsoft Edge keeps record of the last 50 URLs that are typed directly into the browser’s address bar. It does this to assist auto-type to make visiting your favorite websites quicker. But it only retains 50. Once 50 is reached, it starts replacing from the beginning if you manually type a new URL. The 50 […]
There will be instances when you actually want pop-ups on a specific web site. This SMS Installer script prompts for a domain and then adds your entry to the list of allowed sites. Currently, Microsoft Edge has no mechanism built into it to manage this list. The actual registry key for this list located at: […]