Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates

Further to my recent post about Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins there has been some changes to how the updates are superseded based on feedback for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The official update is explained here… Read more

Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins

Back in May, Microsoft started on a journey of simplifying and improving servicing for Operating Systems prior to Windows 10. These changes apply to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. References: More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes A Bit About the Windows Servicing Model Configuration… Read more

The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Windows 8.1)

  Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. I’ve previously enrolled Windows Phone 8.1, iOS and Android devices. I finally wanted to show that you can also enrol a full Windows 8.1 installation. First, logon to your Windows 8.1 machine and… Read more

I Wrote An App

Hi Gang. Over the long weekend last week, I thought I’d have a crack at writing, submitting and publishing a Windows 8 app. It’s a very simple countdown to Windows XP’s End Of Life on April 8th (we are all very excited to see the end of XP). http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-au/app/windows-xp-end-of-life-countdown/08bd1136-13f0-47bb-a574-c8f3626a9227 As I said, it’s very simple… Read more

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 New Group Policy Settings

Windows 8 RTM For full details, download the following file  Policy Setting Name     Allow all trusted apps to install   Allow deployment operations in special profiles   Block launching desktop apps associated with a file.   Block launching desktop apps associated with a protocol   Block launching desktop apps associated with a file.   Block launching desktop apps associated… Read more