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ConfigMgr FAQ: Encrypting the Client Cache Folder

Configuration Manager version 1606 brings the ability to customize the cache folder size for the entire site using client settings. When the client is installed the restrictions are applied to the cache folder which is located at %windir%\ccmcache. The default size restriction for this folder is 5120MB. Be careful when encrypting the file folders on the client. ConfigMgr cannot download content to a folder that is encrypted, and the resulting error for this particular problem makes it difficult to track down the source. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 4, Episode 1 with Andrew Wilson, CIO, Accenture

Season 4 of Lunch Break kicks off with one of the tallest and funniest CIO in the business – Andrew Wilson from the massive, global consulting firm Accenture. Brad talks with Andrew about the work he’s done with one of the biggest mobile workforces on earth and what it’s taught him about 1) how IT managers can develop and successfully present a “digital agenda” to company leadership, and 2) how/why the job of the CIO has had to evolve. Andrew also has some great insights about early adoption (his team was the earliest adopter of Office 365 back before it even had a name), and he offers the first of several critiques about Brad’s driving. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 4 Preview

After 3 busy seasons of “Lunch Break,” Brad thought he’d seen and heard just about everything – but, before Season 4 can kick off, the Redmond Police Department has a few questions of their own. Season 4 kicks off February 14 — with new episodes every Tuesday! Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

The Recent Past and Future of SCCM: User Voice, Rapid Development and Windows 10

Sponsored Blog By Bill Bernat It’s only January, and SCCM is moving like a bullet train. Adaptiva is investing more in Configuration Manager and other Microsoft technologies this year than ever before. To help you understand why, let’s start by taking a look back at 2016. Throughout the history of SCCM, Microsoft has built significant new features and functions into every release, as seen in SMS 2003, SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012. The next major version was given a super snappy name: “1511.” With this release, Microsoft did something totally revolutionary. Instead of just delivering new SCCM enhancements and capabilities, they re-engineered the way they build them. While SCCM 1511, 1602, 1606 and 1610 deliver a cornucopia of great new features, the big story is the fact that there actually were...

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3 Outtakes (Part 2)

In the conclusion to “Lunch Break” Season 3, these deleted scenes have Brad on the road with Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under Armour), Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), and Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure), and Brad Strock (CIO, PayPal). Mark and talks about what job to give Doc. Brown (Back to the Future) if you’re trying to staff a promising new startup, and Jim takes us behind the scenes of GE’s decision to make a big pivot into digital. The guests also talk about the cultural changes needed to make failure a learning opportunity rather than the end of the world, and Paul shares some really valuable ideas about the changing nature of the CIO role. Outtakes Part 1 here: Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3 Outtakes Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for I...

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3 Outtakes

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, Brad talks with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under Armour), and Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure). They cover why it’s such a big deal that GE finally chose a CIO with a technology background, the initial terror of self-driving cars, why enterprise productivity has (statistically) flat-lined, and what IT can do about that. Mark also spends a couple minutes talking candidly about why Azure is seeing so much success in a very competitive public cloud market. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and...

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3, Episode 10 with Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal – Part 2

Today’s episode is part 2 of Brad Anderson’s chat with Brad Strock, the CIO of PayPal. The Brads talk about why de-stigmatizing failure is such a valuable approach to IT innovation, as well as their first jobs (both started out as mechanical engineers), and writing code on punchcards. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3, Episode 9 with Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal

Today Brad starts a really interesting conversation with another Brad — none other than the CIO of PayPal, Brad Strock. Brad has the distinction of executing a very rare feat in the field of IT: Overseeing the unbelievably complex technical requirements that accompanied the divorce of PayPal and eBay. Brad shares some great inside info on that process, as well as his organization’s status as the fastest-ever migration to Office 365 (25k mailboxes in 6 weeks!). The backstory is pretty incredible. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Citrix Acquires Unidesk

Just a month from being touted as the ‘Citrix Ready Partner of the Month,’ Unidesk will be acquired by Citrix. Citrix made the announcement during the initial moments of the company’s industry conference. Full announcement: Citrix Acquires Unidesk Citrix plans to integrate Unidesk’s Application Layering into its XenApp and XenDesktop products, enabling applications to be separating from the underlying operating system – similar to how containerization works for products like Docker. The announcement comes on the heels of two other tidbits of value in the partnership realm: Citrix to Help Move Windows 10 to the Cloud Citrix Integrates NetScaler with Microsoft Intune to Bolster Corporate Security Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pr...

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3, Episode 8 with Mark Russinovich, CTO, Azure

After a great first half of their discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and Brad spend the second part of their drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and they play the “Is This a Real Startup?” game. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break: Season 3, Episode 5 with Justin Kershaw, CIO & CVP, Cargill

In this episode Brad hops in the car with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill – the largest publicly held company in the U.S. At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the world’s food in their supply chain, and this means Justin is a very busy man. In the first half of their discussion, Brad and Justin talk about how Cargill uses the cloud to learn from and innovate with data, Justin takes a quiz covering some of the great titles at Cargill (e.g. CIO of Animal Protein & Salt), and he shares some really interesting ideas about how to decide what should stay in a private datacenter vs. a public cloud. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Pebble Dissolves Company, Sends Some Team Members to Fitbit

Pebble’s official announcement is a market concession speech without any positive spin. Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity. We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices. … While dissolving Pebble as you know today is difficult, I am happy to announce that many members of Team Pebble will be joining the Fitbit family to continue their work on wearable software platforms. … What you need to know Pebble is no longer promoting, manufacturing, or selling any devices. Pebble devices will continue to work as normal. No immediate changes to the Pebble user experience will happen at this time. Pebble functionality or service quality may be reduced in the future. Kickstarter backers who have not received...