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Fix for SQL Server 2016 SP1 Reporting Services Available

On launch, SQL Server 2016 SP1 introduced 2 issues with Reporting Services. Though an optional add-on, SSRS is a widely used component. The issues: When Reporting Services is set to work in https://, a benign non-secure content warning may be displayed. In certain scenarios the Print button may no longer be functional. The following update resolves these problems: Important Update for SQL Server 2...

CMWT is a Web Interface for System Center Configuration Manager

Thanks to Red Bull and a slow roaster, Skatterbrainz, has developed and released a new web interface for System Center Configuration Manager. Unlike others developed in this area, CMWT focuses solely on SCCM’s daily chores to make the SCCM admin’s daily life easier. Download from GitHub: CMWT Full announcement: ConfigMgr Web Tools Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conferenc...

Microsoft Allows Windows Insiders Some Holiday Reprieve with NO NEW BUILDS

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday all you die-hard Windows 10 testers! You have the week off according to Insider maven, Dona Sarkar… …BUT don’t get too comfortable. I will have A Very Important Assignment for all of you later on this week. Stay tuned! — Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) November 21, 2016 Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and...

Microsoft Intune Officially Supports Android for Work with Latest Update

Microsoft has rolled out new features for Microsoft Intune, including enhanced conditional access for mobile apps and Windows PCs and better MAM support in the Intune App SDK. Additionally – and probably the most noteworthy – Microsoft has also unveiled General Availability for Android for Work support that started testing in September. Learn more about Android for Work support: Enable...

Lenovo Servers Hang After Installing November Update for Windows Server 2016

From Lenovo: Lenovo M5 or X6 systems running Microsoft Windows Server 2016 can be rendered inoperable after applying the Cumulative update for Microsoft Windows Server 2016: November 8, 2016; KB3200970: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3200970 The system will not complete POST and hangs at the Lenovo splash screen. Lenovo Workaround until issue is identified: Disable automatic Windows updates. Do ...

HPE Wants to Use Azure to Be your IT Organization

Under the radar, HPE recently announced a new program where the company wants to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to assume management over specific technology services and functions in for businesses. The offering includes: Management of virtual server, storage and network infrastructure so that clients can focus on their business’s core competencies Service provisioning and de-provisio...

Windows Defender Gets an App Interface

Microsoft has rolled out an app for Windows 10 devices that allows customers to check protection status and  scan the device (by simply opening Windows Defender on the device), but its main focus is  delivering content from around the web to better inform customers about security issues and tips. Windows Defender Hub is in the Windows Store here: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh4nn7m L...

Locating the Office 365 Client Management Dashboard in the ConfigMgr Console

Beginning with System Center Configuration Manager 1610, administrators can now access a new Office 365 client management dashboard within the standard ConfigMgr console. The dashboard shows Number of Office 365 clients, Office 365 client versions, Office 365 client languages, and Office 365 client channels. To locate the Office 365 client management dashboard navigate to: Software Library > Ov...

Windows 10 SDK Updated to Work with Build 14965 or Greater

Those developers wanting to keep current with the changing and enhanced functions for the upcoming Creator’s Update for Windows 10, will want to take notice. Microsoft has just made an updated SDK available. This version is required for working with Windows 10 Build 14965 or greater. The updated SDK can be obtained from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpr...

Application Dependency Monitor Renamed to Service Map, Now in Preview

Microsoft continues to focus its hybrid cloud management solution around its Operations Management Suite (OMS). Microsoft today has released a rebranded service to public preview… Today, we’re announcing the public preview of Service Map, a new solution in Operations Management Suite Insight & Analytics that provides this visibility by presenting your servers as you think of them—as inte...

Sysinternals Updates: Sysmon, Process Explorer, Procdump, and LiveKd

Sysinternals utilities are a series of valuable tools popular with IT admins everywhere. Invented by Mark Russinovich in 1996, the tools are still updated and still useful today despite Mark moving on to fill the role of CTO of Microsoft Azure. Here’s what was just updated: Sysmon v5 This major update to Sysmon, a background monitor that records activity to the event log for use in security ...

SHA-1 Sites Will Not Open in Edge and IE After February 14, 2017

Microsoft’s promise in April 2016 to better protect customers against older security methods, will go in effect on February 14, 2017. According to a blog post reminder… Starting on February 14th, 2017, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 will prevent sites that are protected with a SHA-1 certificate from loading and will display an invalid certificate warning. Though we strongly di...