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No C and D Optional Windows 10 Releases for the Remainder of 2019

Along with delivering Windows 10 1909 this week, Microsoft has also given patching administrators a bit of good news. In a statement on the Windows Message Center: Timing of Windows 10 optional update releases (November/December 2019) There will be no more optional “C” or “D” releases for the balance of this calendar year. Note There will be a December Security Update Tuesday release, as usual. So...

Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 1909 and Windows Server Semi-annual Channel

Customers have been waiting for Windows 10 1909 to be officially released. Today, Microsoft has flipped the switch and the official upgrade is now available. This month’s update comes on the Patch Tuesday, but the upgrade to 1909 is a smaller, easier update – handled much like just any other monthly update. Details here: What’s new for IT pros in Windows 10, version 1909 Additionally, ...

Microsoft Eliminates SCCM and Intune, Combines Management Tools into Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft today at Ignite has renamed and combined all of its management tools into a single set of tools with a more modern name. Gone is the name SCCM and Intune. Instead…meet Microsoft Endpoint Manager. One big announcement was bringing together all of the Microsoft management solutions under a common brand – Microsoft Endpoint Manager.  Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the single mana...

Microsoft Releases a Cumulative Update for Windows Autopilot Issues

Microsoft has delivered a full cumulative update for Windows Autopilot that all the existing Windows Autopilot fixes, but also includes fixes for the following: During Autopilot White Glove or self-deploying mode, TPM attestation fails to initiate if the device had just been through system preparation (Sysprep). In an edge scenario, Autopilot White Glove Hybrid Azure AD joined devices (AADJ) hangs...

Microsoft’s Guided Scenarios for Intune Help Administrators Learn While Doing

For those that would like a little extra help understanding the start-to-finish processes for enabling certain functions and features for Intune, Microsoft has now started putting together what is calls “Guided Scenarios.” These Guided Scenarios walk the administrator through each step in performing certain actions. Available so far: Guided scenario – Deploy Microsoft Edge for Mo...

Hydration Kit For Windows Server 2019, SQL Server 2017 and ConfigMgr Current Branch Now Available

Johan has done it again, delivering the next revision of his famous hydration kit for System Center Configuration Manager. Delivered over the weekend, this latest release supports Windows Server 2019, SQL Server 2017 and ConfigMgr Current Branch. This kit builds a complete ConfigMgr Current Branch infrastructure running on Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2017. This kit is tested on both Hyper-V...

October 2019 MSIX Packaging Tool Release Available

Microsoft continues working on improving and moving forward its next packaging and software distribution tool. One interesting new feature for this release is that customers can now sign an MSIX package with Device Guard signing. Get the latest MSIX packaging tool here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/packaging-tool/mpt-overview The release notes have yet to be updated, but when avai...

Microsoft Intune: Admin Templates, Security Baselines, and BitLocker, oh my!

Microsoft today has taken the wraps off some much requested and much awaited functionality that brings the cloud-based management service even closer in line with its on-premises SCCM counterpart. Microsoft Intune announces general availability of security baselines Microsoft Intune announces general availability of administrative templates Microsoft expands BitLocker management capabilities for t...

Microsoft Officially Releases Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft today has take the wraps off its Windows 10 virtual desktop product. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and ap...

Pre-release Builds of Windows 10 Coming to Configuration Manager Once a Month Starting with 1909

Microsoft today has announced a new opportunity for IT administrators to get access to pre-release features of Windows 10 prior to public delivery. Today, in response to your feedback, we will begin making pre-release Windows 10 feature updates available to IT administrators using Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). This is the next step in our efforts to provide your organization with the abili...

Azure Sentinel Comes Out of Preview

Microsoft today has taken the wraps off its threat assessment and reaction Azure tool, Sentinel. Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a new Cloud native SIEM service with built-in AI for analytics that removes the cost and complexity of achieving a central and focused near real-time view of the active threats in your environment. Product page: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-sentinel/

.NET Core 3.0 Releases, .NET 5 to be Next Full Release

Microsoft is apparently skipping an entire version when it moves from the just released .NET Core 3.0. According to the company… While there will be a .NET Core 3.1 update release (slated for November 2019), the next full version update to .NET Core will be .NET 5.0. Additionally, the Core component of the name will be removed… As you can see “Core” will be removed from the name becaus...