Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Cookbook - Second Edition

Hi folks, Just wanted to do a quick post to announce my book on the latest System Center Configuration Manager CM that I wrote last year with my ex-coworker from Microsoft, Chuluunsuren Damdinsuren aka Chuka (PFE). Important note: this book has been written on my private time and I’m not talking on behalf of Microsoft…


How to install Office using a Provisioning Package

Hi everyone, Sorry, it took me quite a while to write that article about how to install Office using a Provisioning Package (PPKG). As you might know, there’s some challenges deploying  a Win32 apps using PPKG because of the limitation of the file you can upload inside a PPKG to use with “ProvisioningCommands” feature. Indeed, it’s…

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Provisioning packages - What can or cannot be done?

Hi Windows 10 folks! Today I wanted to talk about a topic that I like: Windows 10 provisioning. There’s a lot of discussion on Internet if the new Windows 10 deployment method (aka provisioning) was really a doable scenario. And to be honest, from my experience, I don’t see a lot of customer adopting that…

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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book April 2016 Updates available!

Hi Surface owners 🙂 Today, we released the latest set of drivers and firmwares for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. This is quite a huge set of updates which fixes many of the Surface issues. You will find the details about Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book updates on the following links: Surface Pro…


Device Group Mapping available in Microsoft Intune

Hi everyone 🙂 Today I just wanted to create a short post about a new Microsoft Intune I’m very excited about: “Device Group Mapping” (DGM). This new feature released in the March 2016 update offers the possibility for the user enrolling a device to select a device group where the enrolled device will be registered. That…

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Copyprofile, IE11 crash on Windows 10

Hi everyone! Today I would like to talk about an issue I faced recently. I think many of our customers are still using the “CopyProfile” setting available in the answer file (unattend.xml) to copy the built-in administrator profile to the default profile. That way, when a new user is created on that machine, it will…

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Block Windows 10 Public Store using Microsoft Intune (but still allow the business store)

Hi Windows 10 experts and lovers 🙂 Today I want to talk to you about a very exciting feature which has been released in Windows 10 managed by Microsoft Intune. Now it’s possible to disable the Windows 10 public store while keeping access to the business store (Windows Store for Business). Side note: We also have released…

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Surface 3/Pro 4/Book updates available in WSUS!

This news will be a very happy one for IT Pros managing Surface devices in a corporate environment. You might already know that until now, you had only 2 choices to manage drivers and firmware updates for Surface devices: Download and install from Microsoft Update Download the MSI version of the drivers/firmware update and deploy…

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SCCM 1602 available now!

Hi SCCM experts, As you might have seen, SCCM 1602 has been released on March 11th 2016. You will find the official announcement here: SCCM Official Blog Annoucement You will find details about what’s new in SCCM 1602 here: What’s new in SCCM 1602 To install the 1602, the prerequisite is to have SCCM 1511…


Restrict iOS apps which can access to Office 365 services (ADFS required)

Merry Christmas everyone!! Today is Christmas and finally got some time to focus on a new article I wanted to write for a while. A lot of my Microsoft Intune customers in Japan are asking me the same question over and over again: how can I restrict the applications which can connect to Office 365?…

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