INTUNE: REPORT ALL DEVICES THAT ARE NON-COMPLIANT BECAUSE THEY ARE INACTIVE

It’s me Anil Abraham again with a quick blog. These days my job involves walking into customers and talking about modern device management and how to shift from the traditional management methods to the new ways. Obviously, Intune plays a big part in modern device management. More often these days, I get asked the question…


SCCM: COLLECTION DASHBOARD REPORT

Hello! My name is Matt Balzan and I am a PFE with the Windows and Devices team, in the UK. I was recently at a customer where they asked me if I could analyse why their collections were taking so long to evaluate (at least 4 hours!). After digging about in their database I found…

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Office 365 ProPlus – How To: Add previously excluded components

If you have installed a Office 365 ProPlus with a custom XML file with excluded components and then struggled to add components that users needed, this post should help you with the process of pushing additional components to managed devices. Hello, Nandan here again. When I last wrote a blog post I was based in…


5 Second Delays Add Up – The Case of the 4 Hour + In-Place Upgrade

[How does simple configuration oversight affect in-place upgrades for Windows 10? Read on to find out.] Hello, Nandan here again! Over the last couple of years, as businesses have started adopting Windows as a Service, one of the big changes in managing the Windows life-cycle is the in-place upgrade. Clearly, with the shorter release cadence,…


Say No to Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)

Hello, my name is Greg Nottage and I am a Consultant with the Windows and Devices team in the UK. I often work with customers who are in the process of transitioning to Windows 10 but are considering the use of Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (often shortened to LTSC and also previously known…


Deploy Custom GPO via Microsoft Intune

Hello! My name is Anil Abraham, and I am a Senior PFE with the Windows and Devices team, in the UK. Modern management for Windows 10 is a hot topic and with Autopilot, Azure AD Join and management using Intune, a question that customers keep asking me is, “Would MDM ever replace Group Policy?” With…

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Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

Hello all,   Neil Bird here again, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. This is the first in a series of blog posts where I will be sharing some information,…

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Awesomeness Made Easy With PowerBI

Hi all, My name is Dave Coles and I’m a Senior Premier Field Engineer based in the UK who specializes in SCCM and Application Virtualization. As we know, creating reports in SCCM using SSRB is a joyful experience second only to having root canal treatment at the Dentist.  Therefore when I heard the phrase, “Can…