ConfigMgr–Software Updates video series

Recently I authored and published a few videos on the ConfigMgr team blog.  Based on feedback and response from those videos I have published the remaining videos in the series.  Check out the videos here. From the ConfigMgr team blog post.In January we presented a Software Update Video Tutorial series. This series hosted by Steven…

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ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates

Check out this video tutorial I have posted over at the ConfigMgr blog here. Description of the video:Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side effect of the cumulative update approach is that the single update released is larger than…

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ConfigMgr Current Branch–Windows Update for Business

Check out this video tutorial I have posted over at the ConfigMgr blog here. Description of the video:Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit.  Other organizations have opted to use…

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ConfigMgr Current Branch–Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

  Check out this video tutorial I have posted over at the ConfigMgr blog here. Description of the video:The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative. Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the…

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Pre-Staged Media the Flexible Way

Note: This article is not intended to demonstrate how to configure prestaged media deployments but, instead, to use prestaged media as another example of the great flexibility that can be achieved in OSD when you truly know how the system works. When leveraging prestaged media in ConfigMgr the typical setup process is as follows: ·…

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Speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2016

10-13th October 2016: IT/Dev Connections, Las Vegas, United States IT-Dev Connections is one of the biggest community driven conferences with a broad audience. This year I will present two sessions   Troubleshooting ConfigMgr and Intune – Deep Dive This session will dive deeply into the ConfigMgr/Intune communications and will demonstrate how data flows across the…

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Speaking at Live 360

I will be presenting at Live 360 in Orlando this December.  The event has provided speakers with a discount code for those who which to attend, as below.  Hope to see you there.   Useful links: http://bit.ly/LSPK67_REGhttp://bit.ly/LSPK67_Homehttp://bit.ly/LSPK67_REG

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Deploying OneDrive for Business – An Example

  Deploying OneDrive for Business is a task that can easily be handled with ConfigMgr. Configuring the deployment is easy but the process is not typical. My colleague, Paulo Jorge Morais Dias, has written a blog on how to do this – available here. The process he describes is similar but different from what I…

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OSD SMSTSDownloadProgram Option

Had an interesting scenario recently while working with a large customer with a LOT of locations. The challenge was that they needed to stage imaging content on local servers at each location to facilitate imaging without overloading the network links. OK, easy – right? The twist was that they could not make the local servers…

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Compliance Settings – Examples

Note:  These screenshots are difficult to read.  The exported configuration items are attached along with a  few additional examples.  They are intended only for import in a lab environment. Compliance Settings, formerly Desired Configuration Management in ConfigMgr 2007, has been a key ConfigMgr capability for years and remains one of the most capable, but often…

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