Ten things to consider before evaluating Microsoft Intune

on October 13, 2016

Cloud services promise easy setup and no infrastructure to manage. Even your grandmother setup her own Gmail account and iTunes subscription. How hard can it be to setup an Intune Subscription? You could just go off and sign up for the free 30-day trial accept the defaults and try it out. What you miss out

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Colin SmithTen things to consider before evaluating Microsoft Intune

System Center Configuration Manager Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

on October 12, 2016

Today Microsoft announced that System Center Configuration Manager will be available in a Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) version with support extending for 10 years. Background Over the last year, Microsoft has been working hard at transforming System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) into a product that gets regular updates to keep pace with all of

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Colin SmithSystem Center Configuration Manager Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Identify the Version of your TPM chip using PowerShell or WMI/CIM in System Center Configuration Manager

on September 14, 2016

Problem You have multiple versions of TPM chips across various devices. Depending upon the version of the chip, the setup process varies or affects your BIOS Configuration utility (E.g. CCTK from Dell). Solution Identify the version of the TPM chip using WMI/CIM or PowerShell. If you were to examine Device Manager you will note the

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Colin SmithIdentify the Version of your TPM chip using PowerShell or WMI/CIM in System Center Configuration Manager

Ten features of Office 365 you should know about

on August 31, 2016

Microsoft Office365 has been rapidly gaining market share and usage in both SMBs and enterprises around the world. As of July 2016, Office365 is the most used online productivity suite by businesses with over 1.3 million tenants and more than 75 million active users (sold seats is much higher). Every month more than 50,000 new

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Resolving issues with slow Outbound mail to Office365 in a Hybrid connection using a SmartHost or Internal Appliance

on August 10, 2016

Problem Mail flow to Office365 hosted users is slow after an initial Hybrid Configuration when the server points to a SmartHost on Exchange by default Solution The actual problem is the mail flow to Office365 is slow because the connector uses DNS for sending mail by default. In this scenario, the server is either sending

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Colin SmithResolving issues with slow Outbound mail to Office365 in a Hybrid connection using a SmartHost or Internal Appliance