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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!

Download a PDF Version of the Microsoft Intune Documentation

Microsoft provides a “live” (continually updated) Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file for its Microsoft Intune documentation. The PDF is available from here: Microsoft Intune docs The Microsoft Intune product is updated about once a month, so you’ll need to remember to keep this download up-to-date on your own. Additionally, have a Kindle reader? You can email the PDF to your Amazon account...

Fix Windows 10 Update Errors Yourself Using a Guided Walkthrough

Microsoft provides an online tool that will walk users through fixing Windows 10 Update errors currently related to the following error codes: 0x80073712 0x800705B4 0x80004005 0x8024402F 0x80070002 0x80070643 0x80070003 0x8024200B 0x80070422 0x80070020 The walkthrough is updated periodically to add additional guidance for new error resolutions. The walkthrough is available here: Fix Windows Update...

FAQ: What is the Most Current CB, CBB, or LTSB Release for Windows 10?

Frequently, Microsoft customers scramble to locate information about which version (or build number) is the official Current Branch for Business release. This question comes up quite a bit, no matter how many times its answered. Microsoft maintains a special Windows 10 release information web page that contains a table to quickly identify release history for Current Branch (CB), Current Branch for...

Locating and Using the “Tips for IT Administrators” in the Windows 10 Get Started App

The “Get Started” app included with every copy of Windows 10 is available for users to learn more about Microsoft’s latest operating system and its subsequent feature additions and updates. In the Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 (and ONLY the Enterprise Edition version 1607 – Anniversary Update – or later), Microsoft includes a section just for IT Administrators who ...

Review and Monitor ConfigMgr Task Sequences

ConfigMgr Task Sequence Monitor is a GUI application that makes use of the task sequence execution data in the ConfigMgr database to review or monitor ConfigMgr task sequences.  It is particularly useful for monitoring OS deployment task sequences step by step in near real-time. Download: ConfigMgr Task Sequence Monitor Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, an...

Windows 10 Base Images (.WIM) for use with the Desktop App Converter

From the following page you can download the latest Windows 10 Base Images (.WIM) for use with the Desktop App Converter: Desktop App Converter Base Images Desktop App Converter is a tool that enables developers to bring their existing desktop apps written for .NET 4.6.1 or Win32 to the Universal Windows Platform. The developers can run their desktop installers through the converter in an unattend...

Cool Tool: Hardening SAM Remote Access in Windows 10/Server 2016

“SAMRi10” tool is a short PowerShell (PS) script which alters remote SAM access default permissions on Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016. This hardening process prevents attackers from easily getting some valuable recon information to move laterally within their victim’s network. Download: SAMRi10 Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and ...

FAQ: Windows 10 Build Support Timelines

Q: How long is each Windows 10 update branch supported? A: Review the following: Current Branch (CB) releases (most currently supported Feature Update) are declared as Current Branch for Business (CBB) releases after about four months. Each Feature Update is serviced for a minimum of 18 months. Microsoft will give a 60-day support grace period before halting support for a CBB. There will always be...

Windows-as-a-Service Definitions and Update Schedules

Taken from the Quick guide to Windows as a service: Feature updates will be released two to three times per year. As the name suggests, these will add new features to Windows 10, delivered in bite-sized chunks compared to the previous practice of Windows releases every 3-5 years. Quality updates are released monthly, delivering both security and non-security fixes. These are cumulative, so install...

Sign Up for the Surface IT Pro Bulletin

If you’re tasked with deploying and managing Microsoft Surface devices in your organization, its recommended that you sign up for the Surface IT Pro Bulletin email notification. This email notification delivers updates about when new drivers and software are available for Surface devices. Sign up here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn903161#stayinformed Looking for an awesome, ...

Options Available to View Word Files When Word Viewer is Retired

Microsoft recently announced that Word Viewer will be retired in November 2017. Here’s what Microsoft is offering as replacements for the application: On Windows 10 PCs, download the free Word Mobile application from the Windows Store. On iOS devices, download the free Word for iOS application from the Apple Store. On Android devices, download the free Word for Android application from the G...