Common problems related to using third-party IDPs with Azure and Office365

Hello again Technet community! Over the span of the last year or so, I’ve been assisting quite a few customers with integrating Azure and Office 365 services into on-premises environments. Many of these customers have adopted our unique hybrid topology, and are running a combination of our cloud services right alongside on premises based services…. Read more

The Pitfalls of Using Multiple Patch Management Services on Windows 10

Hello again fellow Windows 10 users!   I’d like to dedicate this post to discussing a reoccurring problem that I am seeing crop up in more and more customer environments, where multiple patching services (such as MS System Center Configuration Manager and IBM Bigfix) are being utilized concurrently to facilitate the patching of Windows 10… Read more

Disabling Windows 10 Notifications via Group Policy

****This procedure only works in Windows 10 build 1607 and above!**** Hello there fellow Windows 10 users! A question that I get asked frequently by customers who are deploying Windows 10 these days is whether or not it’s possible to disable specific notifications within the Action Center. The reasons for wanting to do this are… Read more

Where did my P2V go?!?

Has your recent upgrade from SCVMM 2007/2007 R2 to SCVMM 2012/2012 R2 left you scratching your head when looking for the option to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine (P2V)? If so, you’re not alone, and you’re definitely not crazy! P2V functionality was purposely left out of the newer 2012 versions of Virtual Machine… Read more