Upgrade to App V 5.0 now, before App V 4 Goes EOL

Microsoft is encouraging customers to move to App V 5.0. With only a few more months left from Microsoft’s standard end of support date for App V 4.x, now is the time to upgrade. In this Windows for IT Pros blog post from earlier this year, author Stephen Rose explains how AdminStudio Virtualization Pack does an incredible job of evaluating and converting App V applications. from Microsoft’s standard end of support date of July 2015. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/application-readiness/2014/10/mainstream-support-for-microsoft-app-v-46-ends-july-2015.html#sthash.yF3zks5K.dpuf from Microsoft’s standard end of support date of July 2015. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/application-readiness/2014/10/mainstream-support-for-microsoft-app-v-46-ends-july-2015.html#sthash.yF3zks5K.dpuf Better Together: App-V and Flexera…

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Kelverion joins System Center Solution Store

The initiative launched earlier in the year by a group of Microsoft® partners from around the world to collaborate on the marketing and sales of third-party product enhancements for Microsoft System Center is further expanding to include a new participant and products, and to provide broadened solution coverage. Kelverion will become a participant in SystemCenterSolutionStore.com, making its extensive library of...

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Limited Product Use Rights Dramatically Restrict Your Ability to Minimize License Consumption

By Cyndi Tackett We’ve written a lot in the past about the value of Product Use Rights (see “Update on Microsoft Downgrade Rights”, “Product Use Rights are the Key to License Optimization” and “Can Applying Product Use Rights Enhance Software Reclamation Programs?” as just a few examples). Product Use Rights are critical to minimize software license consumption. Use Rights can be complicated, so you want a Software License Optimization solution that includes these Use Rights within the product so it can automate the application of them to your software estate. Without a complete set of Use Rights and sufficient automation…

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Reminder–October’s Free SSRS Report is Count of Office SKUs (Office 2010)

Make sure to email Info AT Enhansoft for your copy of October’s free report today! Count of Office SKUs (Office 2010) will show you all of the Microsoft Office 2010 products installed in your environment by stock-keeping unit (SKU). October’s free SSRS report has the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled, so if you are using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration...

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October Microsoft Patch Disrupting ConfigMgr OSD

The October 2014 Patch Tuesday batch has brought a fresh round of OS deployment problems for ConfigMgr 2012 users. Several people have reported Security Update KB2984976 requiring multiple reboots, which intereferes with ConfigMgr Task Sequences as they cannot accommodate multiple reboots for a Software Update during the OSD process.  This issue has been acknowledged and documented by Microsoft as a known...

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Fusion 2014 – IT Service and Software Asset Management Event

The Fusion 2014 conference, a joint event between itSMF and the HelpDesk Institute (HDI), was held this week in Washington DC. The conference drew about 1,000 attendees from the US and Canada. We spoke to many attendees about how they manage applications in their enterprises. The crowd of service management professionals talked to us about their challenges with software asset management. Most of the people we talked to are using either BMC or ServiceNow to do asset discovery, and they want to use that data to drive more business value from their software asset management process, normalize and rationalize the…

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MMS 2014 – SQL and SSRS Track Topics

By Garth Jones It is official! The Midwest Management Summit (MMS) 2014 SQL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) track topics are finalized. Here’s the complete list: SQL Refresher – Presenters: Steve Thompson & Matthew Teegarden SQL Report Writing – Presenters: Matthew Teegarden & Garth Jones SQL Operators – Presenters: Garth Jones & John Nelson SQL Report Writing Next Level...

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HASMUG’s Last User Group Meeting of the Year is an All-day Tech Fest

If you’re in the Houston area tomorrow (October 23), you’ll definitely want to sign-up to stop by the HASMUG User Group meeting. The agenda has been laid out and it’s pretty fantastic. The day-long event starts with breakfast and registration, and continues throughout the day bringing presentations from several key vendors, but also delivering technical presentations by User Group members....

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