Author: Chris Nackers

Microsoft Intune: New Intune Features Coming Next Week

Posted in IntuneSome new Intune features coming next week. Here is the list: New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this update include: Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android tablets. (Management of Office Mobile app for Android phones made available in February 2015) Ability to […]

Reducing Windows Deployment Time Using Power Management

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCMGreat post over on The Deployment Guys blog.  Read the full post here. The following post was contributed by Benjamin Rampe a Senior PFE working for Microsoft. While studying up on Windows 10, I came across a technique that has been shown to reduce the time it takes to apply an OS WIM to disk […]

Microsoft Intune: Certificates for Microsoft Intune

Posted in IntuneExcellent post by fellow MVP Jason Sandys. When certs are needed or not needed can be quite confusing and Jason has done a nice job of explaining the topic. Read his full post here. Certificates needed for using Intune and managing devices can be a very confusing topic whether in a hybrid or standalone configuration. […]

Free ebooks from Microsoft Press

Posted in GeneralMicrosoftIf you haven’t seen this before, well here you go Really great list of free ebooks in various format (PDF, EPUB and Kindle) that covers a wide range of topics.  Download the books here. The current list is as follows: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking Microsoft System Center Software Update […]

ConfigMgr: Excluding Known Multi-Reboot Updates During a ZTI Deployment

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCMHere is a fantastic post by Cliff Jones (Microsoft Consulting Services) with a great solution to address the ever cumbersome multiple issue while executing a Task Sequence.  Read the full post here. Today’s blog post goes behind the scenes to talk about how to prevent installing all published Windows Update’s which require multiple reboots to […...

Microsoft Intune: Conditional Access Now Available for Hybrid

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrIntuneSCCMIn December, Microsoft Intune got a new feature that allowed for conditional access to email.  Until now this feature was only available in the cloud solution, not in hybrid (Configuration Manager + Intune). This feature allows for restriction to Exchange Activesync (EAS) or Exchange Online to only those users who have enrolled their devices. You […]

Azure RMS: Office for Mac 2016 Preview

Posted in AzureRMSMicrosoft announced recently that the Office for Mac 2016 Preview now has RMS (IRM) support.  Office 2016 for Mac is powered by the cloud so you can access and share your documents on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint at anytime, anywhere. With Azure RMS, you can also secure and control your documents wherever they […]

ConfigMgr: Trouble Importing Windows 8/8.1 Drivers on Server 2008 R2

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrDriver ManagementSCCMRecently had an issue while configuring some drivers for a client. I was unable to import any Windows 8/8.1 drivers into the site. Upon importing drivers through a script or through the console you will receive "driver is not applicable to any supported platforms" Turns out it’s a known issue and there is a KB: […]

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Webinar Series

Posted in EMSIntuneHere is a very big and extensive list of the upcoming webinar’s focused around the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS): Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Webinar Series How Do I protect my data wherever it goes? An analyst view of EMM trends Extend your existing Active Directory to the cloud Cloud Suites explained: EMS and ECS Configure […]

Microsoft Intune: March 2015 Updates

Posted in EMSIntuneAs part of our monthly release cadence, we will be making available the next service update for Microsoft Intune between March 4, 2015 and March 7, 2015. New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be released as part of this service update include: Ability to streamline the enrollment of iOS devices purchased directly from […]

Training – Mastering Windows 7 and 8 Deployment Using MDT2012 and ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

Posted in TrainingWarning: Shameless plug If you are looking for some top notch training, we still have seats available in one of my classes coming up in Minneapolis in July. If July doesn’t work for your schedule, we have another class in New York in September. Sign up for the class here! Class Description: Build a real [...]

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Upgrade Guide

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrSCCMFellow MVP Jason Sandys has put together a really fantastic blog post on tips/tricks for upgrading to SP1. I highly recommend you read his post. Read his full post here. There has definitely been a lot of hoopla around Service Pack (SP) 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). From lots of failures actually [...]