We clued you in to the recently released Surface Book firmware update. This update is the first since August. The Surface Book update history has now been updated to explain that the majority of what was updated is to add support for an upcoming product release. Does this mean Microsoft will be announcing a product other than what was announced during its October NYC Barnum moment? Or, does this firmware just add support for what has already been announced? We’ll have to wait to see. Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Microsoft driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware Surface Embedded Controller Firmware v90.1277.256.0 adds support for upcoming product release. Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware Surface System Aggregator F...
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New MVP, Mike Terrill may have been the first one to notice this… #ConfigMgr CB 1606 now supports running on Windows Server 2016! Details here: https://t.co/une72aD1wQ — Mike Terrill [MVP] (@miketerrill) October 31, 2016 From Supported operating systems for System Center Configuration Manager site system servers: Windows Server 2016 is supported beginning with Configuration Manager version 1606 with the hotfix rollup from KB3186654 (or the baseline version of 1606 which released in October of 2016). Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!
Launched 5 years ago, Microsoft believes Facebook’s Open Compute Project has stalled. The software company will be introducing Project Olympus – the generation hyperscale cloud hardware design and a new model for open source hardware development with the OCP community. Kushagra Vaid GM, Azure Hardware Infrastructure will be speaking tomorrow about Project Olympus at Zettastructure: The European Digital Infrastructure Summit hosted by Datacenter Dynamics in London. Full text: Microsoft reimagines open source cloud hardware Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!
Today, we are thrilled to announce another step in that journey with a powerful scheduling assistant on Outlook for iOS. Inspired by the well-loved scheduling assistant of Outlook on the desktop, you can now easily see your coworkers’ availability and find a time that works for everyone—all from the palm of your hand. The Outlook for iOS update today delivers a new scheduling assistant capability. See availability of colleagues. Schedule meetings with fewer taps. Caveat: The feature is currently available on Outlook for iOS when connected to Office 365 or the latest versions of Exchange. Source: Microsoft Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!
Microsoft is continually adding new features to System Center Configuration Manager through its latest Windows 10-like, aggressive updating procedures. But, as things are added – are any features being deprecated at the same time? You bet. Fortunately, Microsoft is keeping a list using its latest Microsoft Docs resource. Let’s just hope the System Center teams are better at keeping the list updated than the Windows 10 teams providing public knowledge of new Windows 10 features/fixes/patches. Keep this link handy: Removed and deprecated features for System Center Configuration Manager Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!
Microsoft continues to make inroads into providing the U.S. government with cloud resources. Recent news shows the software company has expanded to more U.S. government branches including developing a dedicated Azure datacenter for the DoD. Those tasked with developing for the Azure Government Cloud, or even planning to implement or transfer on-premises workloads should tag the following resource to get a clearer view of accomplishments and new initiatives: Azure Government Cloud blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuregov/ RSS feed link: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuregov/feed/ Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!
Today marks general availability of Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, which enable people to automate workflows and quickly build custom apps that suit their specific needs. Earlier this year, we announced integration of SharePoint with Microsoft Flow, enabling you to create and launch flows directly from a SharePoint list. We also announced that native integration of PowerApps and SharePoint would drive rich new experiences to continue reinventing business processes with modern document libraries and modern lists in SharePoint. In beta since November 2015, PowerApps is a low-code app development solution and will be fully integrated into the SharePoint web experience. Read more: https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/31/sharepoint-welcomes-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/ Looking for an awesome...
Tick-tock. Time is running out! Make sure to request your copy of this month’s free report by using your business address and emailing Info AT Enhansoft today! The Distribution Point (DP) Status Summary report is a three-part dashboard report. The first part returns a summary of the online status for your Distribution Point (DP). The second part displays the Deployment Status for applications, software updates, and OS deployment packages being deployed to your DPs. The third part shows you the free disk space percentage (0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, and 80%) for all DP drives. This report is configured to auto-refresh every 10 minutes. ConfigMgr 2012 R2 or later is required. Stay tuned because tomorrow we’ll announce November’s free report!
The Long-Term Service Branch (LTSB) is the slowest option for getting Windows 10 devices updated. Microsoft intended this specific branch of updating only for devices that were difficult to update in a timely manner – things like ATMs, POS systems, manufacturing computers, and the like. But to Microsoft’s chagrin, there have been quite a number of organizations that have chosen LTSB for general purpose devices. Why? Trust seems to be the central issue. Microsoft has a habit of deploying updates that break things. Microsoft terms “general purpose” devices as a device that runs productivity software, such as Microsoft Office. In a recent statement Microsoft has gone as far as stating that General-purpose Surface devices running Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) are not supported. This is an ...
Attendees to IT/Dev Connections 2016 should be getting a pre-weekend surprise in their inboxes today. We told you at the conference you should expect to gain access to the recorded sessions in about 2 weeks. Well…here you go!
Expect new firmware to show up today for owners of Microsoft’s Surface Book. Here’s what you can expect to see: Driver update for Marvel AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter Driver update for Surface DTX Driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware Driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware Driver update for Surface UEFI The last firmware updates were supplied in August. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!