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Now Available: Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909)

Now that Windows 10 1909 is finally available publicly, Microsoft has now made the updated Group Policy settings available for download. Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. Download: Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909)

Fix Incompatible Apps in Windows 10 at No Cost & get Windows Upgrade help from Engineers

With the impending end of support for Windows 7, if you still need help with your Windows 10 migration, Aleks Lopez, who leads the Desktop App Assure team from FastTrack and Microsoft will walk through services for app remediation and upgrade automation using FastTrack to help get your environment to Windows 10, whether you’re fully on-premises or using the Cloud. For more details on Desktop...

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Bringing together SCCM and Intune capabilities

See the evolution of device management, with the new Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft Endpoint Manager brings together Configuration Manager and Intune in one unified, web-based experience. You’ll also see the evolution of our compatibility tools and services to ensure your devices, apps, add-ins and sites are always ready. Plus you’ll see new security baselines and Threat and Vul...

Get the .NET Framework Repair Tool

Microsoft produces and regularly updates a tool to help resolve .NET Framework issues. Occasionally, some customers will run into issues when deploying a .NET Framework release or its updates and the issue may not be fixed from within the setup itself. In such cases, the .NET Framework Repair Tool can help with detecting and fixing some of the common causes of install failures. This version (v1.4)...

Looking for the Windows ADK for Windows 10 1909?

After a long wait, Microsoft finally delivered Windows 10 1909 on Patch Tuesday for November 2019. Generally, when the company delivers a new Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) to help organizations customize Windows images for large-scale deployment. This time, however, that’s not the case. Per a note on the previous Windows ADK page: A Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1...

Script to Download Microsoft Ignite Sessions Content

The sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2019 are available for online viewing and the PPT decks and other collateral area ready for download. However, what if you want to download in bulk for offline review? Or, you just want to download specific topics? Or, just specific speakers? You can do that with the handy PowerShell script provided by MVP, Michel de Rooij. Download: Get Microsoft event session i...

Resetting the Azure AD Connect Credentials

If you ever want to update the account password that Azure AD Connect uses for its service account, you can do this by running a PowerShell cmdlet. Additionally, you will want to keep this handy in the event you receive the notorious “Error validating credentials” error message. To do this, on the Azure AD Connect computer, open a PowerShell window with the administrator context and ru...

Resources to Learn Azure Sentinel

On Tuesday, Microsoft officially released Azure Sentinel from preview. Azure Sentinel is a cloud-native SIEM that provides intelligent security analytics for your entire enterprise at cloud scale. Get limitless cloud speed and scale to help focus on what really matters. Easily collect data from all your cloud or on-premises assets, Office 365, Azure resources, and other clouds. Effectively detect ...

Tip: Locating SCCM Log Files

  Configuration Manager and dependent components store log files in various locations. These locations depend on the process that creates the log file and the configuration of your environment. The following locations are the defaults. If you customized the installation directories in your environment, the actual paths may vary. Client: C:\Windows\CCM\logs Server: C:\Program Files\Microsoft C...

FAQ: Device Check-in Schedules for Intune

Intune managed clients will checkin-in about every 8 hours to see if there are any new policies, profiles, or apps that have been assigned. Clients include iOS, macOS, Android, Windows 10 PCs enrolled as devices, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.1. The 8-hours is an estimate. It doesn’t happen at exactly every 8-hours due to how the device is being used. To get the best results, make sure make t...

Tip: Keep Track of What’s on the Development Roadmap for Microsoft Intune

Microsoft now has a page dedicated to what is in the development pipeline for Microsoft Intune. The first entry is September 2019, but the same page will be updated as time goes on. Link: In development for Microsoft Intune RSS feed: https://docs.microsoft.com/api/search/rss?search=%22in+development+-+microsoft+intune%22&locale=en-us

Enabling Collections in Microsoft Edge Dev

The latest update to the Edge Dev build brings the Collections feature to the browser. But its not available for use by default. Its still an experimental feature so to use it, you must first enable it through Flags. In the Edge browser address field, go to: edge://flags/#edge-collections Once there, turn the feature on by changing it to Enabled… The browser will need to be restarted for the...