How we do it: Manage and exceed security update compliance

Hello, my name is Naveen Kumar Akkugari and I am part of the service engineering group within the Enterprise Mobility & Management (EMM) group here at Microsoft. This blog is part of a series of posts that aims to answer, “How does Microsoft do it” and today I am going to discuss how we are…

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Hardware Inventory – View to Class/Property Info (Cross Post)

Hi, Benjamin here again. I recently blogged something related to Hardware Inventory on my personal blog. I’m cross posting here on my team blog in case anyone subscribed to our team blog is interested in this topic. Go check it out here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/benjamin/2017/10/10/hardware-inventory-view-to-classproperty-info/


Optimizing Operating Systems Upgrades for Remotely Connected Clients

Hi everyone. My name is Kacey Krehbiel. I’m a service engineer responsible for application and operating system upgrade deployments within Microsoft. Today I’d like to focus on one small aspect of our operating system upgrade process. Over the past couple of operating system upgrade cycles we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of…

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Moving the ConfigMgr site database to an Always On Availability Group

In a previous post we started talking about how we’re moving our workloads into Azure, this post continues that conversation. One important design decision is (or should be) High Availability. We’ve been running our SQL servers in failover clusters and using a SAN for storage, but this isn’t possible in Azure. It is possible, however,…


ConfigMgr/Intune Service Engineering team structure and silos

Hello there. my name is Shitanshu Verma and I am the service engineering manager responsible for Intune and ConfigMgr service delivery to internal Microsoft IT. My team plays a critical IT Pro role for managing mobile devices and PC for all of Microsoft IT. One of the commonly asked queries I have been asked from…

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Moving the WSUS database to SQL Always On

Hello, my name is Matt Garton and I am part of the service engineering group within the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) group here at Microsoft. This blog is part of a series of posts that aims to answer, “How does Microsoft do it” and today I am going to discuss how we are migrating…

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How we do it: using ConfigMgr and Intune at Microsoft

Hello there, blog readers. My Name is Michael Griswold.  You may have read my personal blog (http://blogs.technet.com/b/michaelgriswold) at some point.  I’m now on a team that is part of Enterprise Client and Mobility (ECM) group here at Microsoft.  ECM is what many people would call the “product group” for System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and…

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Auditing Software Inventory Rules in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

I recently conducted an audit of all software inventory rules set within the various environments my team manages. I wanted to perform this audit for several reasons; one of which was to ensure there were no “*.exe” rules still lingering in any environment. In this blog I’ll show how much easier this is in System…


System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection migration experience

Hello, My name is Satish Petwe and I wanted to share some details about our deployment experience of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) in the client environment at Microsoft. We have deployed SCEP on about 280,000 machines as I write this post.  Background From 2009 to 2010, we deployed Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP)…

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Custom SQL Replication reports for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Have you been looking for a way to visually see the status of SQL replication within your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) environment? If you have, keep reading; this blog introduces three custom reports I use for watching replication in a ConfigMgr client environment here at Microsoft. Replication Initialization Report When a site is…