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Getting started with Azure Bicep

Getting started with Azure Bicep

As technology has evolved, so have the tools we can use to build (or rebuild!) standard, repeatable system configurations. I remember building my first Windows-based computer systems using an "answer file" to populate and bypass the "out of the box" ... continue reading
Customize max run time for other software update types in Configuration Manager TP 2112

Customize max run time for other software update types in Configuration Manager TP 2112

Update 2112 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. Previously, software updates that didn't belong to the following update categories defaulted to a maximum run time of 60 minutes (or 10 minutes prior to ... continue reading
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Improve kernel security with the new Microsoft Vulnerable and Malicious Driver Reporting Center

Windows 10 and Windows 11 have continued to raise the security bar for drivers running in the kernel. Kernel-mode driver publishers must pass the Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) compatibility tests, malware scanning, and prove their identity through extended validation (EV) ... continue reading
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PowerApp meets MECM: Modern Software Deployment

Hi everyone! My Name is Fabian Schlagenhaufer (formerly known as Scherer), Customer Engineer at Microsoft Germany for Microsoft Endpoint Manager related topics. At nearly all my previous engagements we came to the same point facing one question: How can we ... continue reading
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Application Guard Deployment by MECM

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will be focusing on Application Guard and the correct configuration/deployment for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration ... continue reading
The Upgrade to Windows 11 Software Update is not Returned as Applicable

The Upgrade to Windows 11 Software Update is not Returned as Applicable

The software update to upgrade to Windows 11 published to WSUS may not be returned as applicable to Windows 10 devices for several reasons. Devices running Windows 10, version 1909 should be patched up to October 12, 2021 (KB5006667) or ... continue reading

System Center 2022

Datacenters are complex with multiple components across compute, storage and networking – components that are used to store and manage the most critical resources, vital for continuous operations of an organization. These IT environments quickly grew out of control, along ... continue reading

End of Support for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products is approaching soon!

With less than year left for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products to go out of support, this is reminder for you to plan the upgrade. System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 follows fixed lifecycle ... continue reading
Public Service Announcement: End of synchronization for WSUS 3.0 SP2

Public Service Announcement: End of synchronization for WSUS 3.0 SP2

While no currently supported version of Configuration Manager supports the use of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) as a software update point, we wanted to remind you that on October 31, 2021, WSUS 3.0 SP2 ... continue reading
Changes to Configuration Manager product feedback

Changes to Configuration Manager product feedback

As Microsoft previously announced we're moving away from the UserVoice feedback sites. In the Configuration Manager console when you Send a suggestion, it will now temporarily redirect to the product feedback documentation page. For now, use the other feedback options ... continue reading