Remember to Vote for January’s Free SSRS Report

The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Software Update Details by Classification OR Count of Keyboard Layouts. Make sure to VOTE HERE for your favorite report! a) The Computer Software Update Details by Classification report will show you an overall count of the number of software updates by classification for a particular PC. Using three different report parameters,...

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RuckZuck, a Software Package Manager for Windows

RuckZuck is a new Software Package Manager for Windows with a simple graphical User-Interface. RuckZuck has it’s own Repository but it does not store binaries of the Software, just the links to where the software can be downloaded. It detects installed Software based on entries an “Add-Remove Programs” and provides Updates if newer version exists in the repository. Users can...

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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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Big Numbers: 50 Billion Connected Devices (by 2020)

By Dan Anderson The Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Devices By now, we’ve all heard the hype about how everything from vending machines to thermostats to garage door openers will be able to communicate directly across the Internet to transform our lives. The decreasing cost of connectivity is providing companies the ability to bring new products to market and transform the way they provide services. Cisco is estimating that by 2020, the IoT will drive $500 Billion in spending globally. Just as importantly, they and other analysts are estimating that there will be 50 Billion connected devices by 2020….

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ConfigMgr 2012 WSUS Synchronization Errors

One particularly hot topic at the Midwest Management Summit 2014 conference last month was a relatively recent but increasingly frequent issue that was called out by Kent Agerlund in his blog post “House of Cards – The ConfigMgr Software Update Point and WSUS” (referred to all week as “the house of cards post”). This issue seemed to be popping up...

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Collection Metric Dashboard is December’s Free SSRS Report

Make sure to get your copy of this month’s free SSRS report by emailing Info AT Enhansoft today! Remember Collection Metric Dashboard is only free in December. The Collection Metric Dashboard report will show you the action taken (Create, Edit, Delete) by the System Center Configuration Management (CM) team in managing the lifecycle of packages over a series of months....

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Application Virtualization Suitability and Compatibility

How do you prepare software for reliable application virtualization? You could depend on the vendors tools, but if you have more than one virtualization technology running in your data center, that means keeping up with each vendors tools and unique requirements. A better solution is a single tool for virtualization compatibility testing, automated conversion, validation, editing and reporting that supports all leading virtual formats.

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How to Set AD Security Rights for the System Management Container

By Garth Jones Once the System Management container exists you can apply permissions to it; it doesn’t matter how the container was originally created (see my blog post from yesterday). When applying permissions to the System Management container, I recommend using a security group. If you are not using a security group for your server(s), then instead use your server...

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