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Month: December 2016

If You Upgraded to ConfigMgr 1610 Before December 20, You Need This Fix

Microsoft has released an interoperability update for those customers that upgraded to System Center Configuration Manager 1610 prior to December 20, 2016. Those that upgraded prior to the date will experience several issues primarily with the CAS and with the client software. The fixes in this interoperability update are now already included in the fixed upgrade made available after December 20. Read more here: Interoperability update for System Center Configuration Manager version 1610 Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Oldie but Goodie: MMS Through the Years

Microsoft may have killed off the Microsoft Management Summit in an attempt to build a ready-made sales audience at Ignite, but the memories remain of one of the most successful conferences of recent times. Why was it so successful? Well… because it wasn’t originally started by Microsoft. Go figure. Fortunately, we now have IT/Dev Connections to take up the slack. Being part of MMS since the very beginning (15 years!) produced a lot of memories. I was digging around recently and found the following video. This is the culmination of all the photos collected over the years. Join us in 2017 to build more memories with all your old MMS friends at IT/Dev Connections 2017! Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks...

Last Reminder – December’s Free ConfigMgr Report is Computer Service Details

Make sure to request your copy of this month’s free ConfigMgr report by using your business address and emailing Info AT Enhansoft today! The Computer Service Details report is useful when you need to quickly review the status of each service installed on a PC. For example, if you need to track down PCs that don’t have McAfee service installed, you can review the list of services that are installed on an individual PC to see if it has McAfee (or an alternate anti-virus software) before taking any action.

LogLauncher for Configuration Manager

LogLauncher is a simple tool that brings Configuration Manager-related and other logs together in a single view. LogLauncher automatically scans the local device on startup and can scan remote devices manually. Download: LogLauncher Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

IT/Dev Connections 2017 Call for Content Coming in January 2017

The folks at IT/Dev Connections have announced the schedule for the call for sessions for the 2017 conference. According to the blog post… The call for content will be opening up sometime during the middle to the end of January 2017. IT/Dev Connections is one of the very best conferences to attend for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps. IT/Dev Connections 2017 runs October 23-26, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Windows 10 Insider ISO Files Ready for Build 14986

Microsoft’s latest Creator’s Update Insider Build (14986) is now ready for download. You must be part of the Insider program and logged-in to obtain the files. Download from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

December Security and Quality Rollups Introduce Problems with the .NET Framework

Two of the updates made available by Microsoft in December (3210137 and 3210138) have produced issues with the .NET Framework. The company is aware of the problem and has provided a KB article with a workaround. Per the KB article (KB3214106)… The December 13, 2016, Security and Quality Rollups updates 3210137 and 3210138 contain a known issue that affects the .NET Framework 4.5.2 running on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. The issue was also present in the November 15, 2016, rollup updates that were superseded by the December updates. This article contains a workaround for this issue.  Incidentally, 3210138 is a “quality” rollup. Ironic. Maybe if these KB articles included an apology… Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical confer...

Last Reminder to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free ConfigMgr Report for the Month of January 2017

The report choices in December’s poll are: Count of Roles and Features by Collection and List of PCs by Adobe License Type. VOTE HERE! At the moment the Count of Roles and Features by Collection report is ahead with 63% of the vote. a) The Count of Roles and Features by Collection report will provide you with the names of each role and feature installed on a Windows Server computer, along with the total number of installs for a given collection. This information is useful to know in order to help you inventory or secure each role and feature. For example, this report will help you identify all servers with Web Servers (IIS) installed. Once located these servers can be secured. In the full-feature set, this report will drill through to List of Computers by Role or Feature for a Collection, ...

Kelverion Runbook Studio now available via the Microsoft Azure Market Place

Kelverion have this week released a new VM to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace for the Kelverion Runbook Studio for Azure Automation. This Azure Market Place VM provides an installed version of the Kelverion Runbook Studio, licencing server for Kelverion Integration Modules and tutorials for authoring with Runbook Studio and a sample runbook for using the Integration Modules for ServiceNow and SQL Server. The sample Runbook provides an OMS Alert to ServiceNow Incident Ticket Creation example.   The Kelverion Runbook Studio provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection. The Runbook Studio is aimed firmly at IT professionals who do not have much experience or knowledge of PowerShell but still want to leverage the power...

Microsoft Quietly Reveals Manual Update for Windows 10 to Fix VMM Issue Introduced Last Week

Microsoft has now unveiled a new cumulative update with a December 20, 2016 time stamp. This update is available as a stand-alone package and isn’t part of the automated Windows Update mechanism. According to the just-released KB article (KB3213522) – which includes a link to download the update… This update fixes an issue that was introduced in the December 13, 2016 release (KB3206632) in which the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) installation takes more time than expected, and the installation may fail on the initial attempt. Apparently, this CU was made available only to as a hotfix for the VMM issue but due to Microsoft’s new “everything comes in a cumulative update” policy, customers will need to download the bulk file to solve an issue missed by Micro...

Tech Book: Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Step by Step

Microsoft Press recently released a new book covering the latest SharePoint version, 2016. Authored by Olga M. Londer and Penelope Coventry, the 576 page book covers how to… Customize your team site’s layout, features, and apps Manage and share ideas, documents, and data Capture and organize content into lists and libraries Automate business processes with built-in workflows Use social features to communicate and collaborate Work with SharePoint’s business intelligence features Publish content using enhanced web content management Use SharePoint with Excel, Access, Outlook, and Lync   A Kindle version is available for $18: http://amzn.to/2hHw8sO Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San...

Microsoft Releases Standalone OneDrive Sync Client for Mac, SharePoint Sync to Come in January 2017

Microsoft has made a couple OneDrive related announcements today on its Microsoft Tech Community property. The Microsoft Tech Community is the company’s latest attempt at corralling customers into a central web location. Microsoft committed to improvements to OneDrive sync capability and feature set at Ignite this year. Ignite is the company’s annual mega-marketing event that targets IT Pros and IT Managers. Microsoft’s Stephen Rose made the following announcements today… The activity center is now available in the latest OneDrive sync client on Mac and PC. You can now restrict OneDrive sync to only domain joined or workplace joined devices. Syncing SharePoint Online document libraries in the latest OneDrive sync client generally available in January. A new standalo...

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