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Microsoft has released 8 Update Rollups this month and while they are all important, you might take special notice of the Rollups for Windows Azure Pack.
Wow another exciting day for Microsoft and specifically System Center! Microsoft is moving at a fast pace and doing some cool things. There were several announcements today. These included: Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 http://aka.ms/yktkfk App Controller is not included in this. I am not surprised by this. Configuration Manager and Orchestrator […]
Announced today, Microsoft is bringing full MDM capability to Office 365. But, there’s a bigger view here that might need some clarification for the enormity of the news to fully sink in.
By Cyndi Tackett Software license models support the underlying calculations performed by Software License Optimization solutions on an application to determine license consumption. For example, device based licenses are counted based on the number of unique devices where the application is installed. User based licenses are counted based on the number of unique users that have the application installed. Concurrent licenses are counted based on the number simultaneous users. Software license metrics such as capacity or concurrent models are impossible to calculate or reconcile without an automated solution. The number of license models supported by your Software License Optimization solution…
Powershell Desired State Configuration Following my session on Powershell Desired State Configuration I am uploading all my scripts and snippets I showed during my PSDSC session in TechEd Australia in Sydney, and some more I didn’t get to show. Use these scripts and configurations in your test environment and learn how to use DSC and embrace the DevOps world. Download the examples here: I will update this article as soon as the recording and slides are up on Channel9. Hope you enjoyed my session and get to play with DSC very soon. -David
Enterprise App Store Best Practice #4: Focus On the User Experience. The quality of the user experience is a critical factor in the success of your app store. The more positive the user experience, the faster the adoption rate.
Creating software updates is standard procedure for virtually every software company in the world. Knowing the right strategies to follow when creating and deploying an update-friendly Windows Installer (MSI) installation goes a long way to ensuring a smooth, error-free update experience for your end users down the road. In this complimentary white paper, “Designing an Update-Friendly MSI Installation,” Robert Dickau examines: Designing your original Windows Installer setup project to best prepare it for future upgrades Designing upgrade packages to install later versions of your products Understanding the different types of updates supported by Windows Installer How InstallShield streamlines the installation…
BACKGROUND OK, so you’re tired of the out-of-the-box Configuration Manager software distribution process melting your WAN links, and fed up with baby-sitting Distribution Points (DPs). Add to that the 1E Sales guy and his techie sidekick have you convinced that 1E Nomad is clearly the right solution to your problems. Maybe you did [...]
Players, I get asked a lot if there is a pulic knowledge base for SCCM and I normally email people the technet wiki links. But I decided to place it on the website so everyone can see it. Its created and updated by the community so its a very good way of keeping an ear to the ground when it comes to issues MS have fixes for etc … Find it here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9539.sccm-2012-list-of-public-microsoft-support-knowledge-base-articles.aspx Enjoy Heinrich
Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/heinrich_pelser-sccm-2012-knowledge-base-articles/
I recently had to help someone do a DPM upgrade from DPM 2012 SP1 UR3 to DPM 2012 R2. I am a fan of starting fresh when I can but in this case we had no choice but to do an upgrade. We had to first upgrade SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2012. After upgrading […]