Microsoft Intune: November 2014 Update

Microsoft released a major update to Intune with its November 2014 update. This update redesigned the admin interface, while adding a few additional features. The account and admin portals have been redesigned to have a more Azure look and feel. Most of the underlying functions are still the same. One of the biggest changes is that it is now referred...

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Enterprise Mobility Suite Overview

The last few posts have been about Azure Active Directory Premium, and there was an earlier series about Microsoft Intune. Both of these products are part of a larger suite called the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This Suite of products, which also includes Azure Rights Management, it Microsoft’s answer to BYOD and SaaS. These tools allow enterprises to manage, to...

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Azure Active Directory Premium: Users and Groups

This is part of a continuing series on Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite. This post will focus on user and group management from Azure AD. First, anyone can sign up for a 90-day trial of Azure AD Premium. To do so, log in to your Azure account, select your Azure Active Directory, then select “Azure Active...

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Software Center on Windows Server Core

This post will present a PowerShell script that brings the functions of installing software and updates from SCCM to Server Core. Server Core is a version of Windows Server first introduced with Server 2008 R2 that does not have a GUI. When a user logs into the server, they are presented with a command prompt, and that is it. This...

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Azure Active Directory Premium: Users and Groups

This is part of a continuing series on Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite. This post will focus on user and group management from Azure AD. First, anyone can sign up for a 90-day trial of Azure AD Premium. To do so, log in to your Azure account, select your Azure Active Directory, then select “Azure Active...

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PowerShell Desired State Configuration

With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft provided a new way of ensuring that your devices are at a good configuration state. This new method uses PowerShell to ensure that required roles and features are enabled, registry settings are correct, files are in place, and a whole host of other management tasks. Note that this...

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OneDrive: Business vs. Personal

Microsoft has two versions of OneDrive. Individuals can sign up for OneDrive, which gives them 15GB of cloud storage (as of this writing). Organizations can also get OneDrive for Business when they sign up for Office 365. This service gives each user 1TB of cloud storage. Both the personal and business editions come with Office Online, which provides users an...

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Windows 10 Technical Preview: First Look

Microsoft recently released the first technical preview for Windows 10. There will be two versions for Windows 10, consumer and enterprise. The article will look at the enterprise version and some of the new features. Start Menu The big news about Windows 10 revolves around the Start Menu. Microsoft has brought back the Windows 7 style Start Menu, while still...

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SCSM: Populate List of Printers in Web Portal

This post will detail a method to add the list of printers from you Service Manager environment. These printers can be found at Configuration Items > Printers. Printer issues are some of the most common incidents that are submitted. Using this method, your end users can select their printer from a list, and it will automatically be added as an...

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System Center Service Manager: Service Catalog

One of the core pieces to Service Manager is the Service Catalog. This is the website where end users can go to submit incidents or service requests. The website is built from a SharePoint site and runs a Silverlight plugin, so there are a lot of possibilities for customization. There are two parts to adding items to the service catalog...

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