Posts Posts by: "Paul Winstanley"

It’s here! The seventh major update of Windows 10, and the first of 2019, is out. It focuses on improvements and fixes, rather than leading with new features. That said, it has some rewarding changes which will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling. Windows Insiders and MSDN subscribers have already had access to…(Read More)

This week’s security snacks: Password Expiration Policies Required? Microsoft Says NOPEIoT – the Always-On Connected World Was Great.. until It Wasn’tNext Stop, Wherever the Person Controlling Your Vehicle Decides Happy munching! Password Expiration Policies Required? Microsoft Says NOPE Bite Microsoft agrees with security experts, forcing password changes just by itself can be a…(Read More)

It’s time for another release in the Configuration Manager as a Service model— the first release of the year, ConfigMgr 1902. The annual 02 release has become the standard for use as a baseline, and 1902 is no exception. This means you can download the media and use it for a fresh install of…(Read More)

In ConfigMgr, boundaries define locations where our devices reside. We can define boundaries based on IP subnets, IP ranges, Active Directory sites, and IPv6 prefixes. We also have boundary groups, a set of logical locations that group together these boundaries. The boundary groups can then be used to find site assignment for the clients or…(Read More)

MSIX is a new Microsoft packaging technology. It takes the best features from setup.exe, MSI, Windows ClickOne, App-V, and script.vbs and puts them to use. This is the first packaging product from Microsoft in ten years. MSIX is aimed at being a common packaging tool for both Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and…(Read More)

Twas the night before ConfigMas, when all through the house Not a keyboard was clicking, not even a mouse It’s that magical time of year again! A time for friendship, feasts, and festivities. I’m talking, of course, about ConfigMas! That special occasion when Adaptiva delivers a holiday ConfigMgr roundup for all to enjoy…(Read More)

ConfigMgr has many little gems tucked away, underutilized, forgotten at times. Configuration Items (CI) is one of these gems. CI’s have been around since Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007 days, when they were known as Desired State Configuration. Configuration Items are created, set to a Configuration Baseline (CB) which is then deployed…(Read More)

It’s that time of the year again. The second of the triannual ConfigMgr releases is finally ready to hit your ConfigMgr consoles. It has some amazing new features to boot. If you are familiar with the Technical Preview stream of monthly releases, then you know that a lot of these new 1806 toys have…(Read More)