Following on from the last post which was an introduction to the Windows Analytics Upgrade Analytics solution in Operations Management Suite, today’s post is on collecting data from your Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.x Pro devices. For this post I will be using the Pilot version of the Upgrade Readiness Deployment Script to collect data from a couple of PCs rather than using an automated deployment option. Before jumping in to the instructions, it’s worth discussing how many PCs
I’ve previously posted about Windows 10 Business, so I won’t go into that in this post. Instead the focus of this post is how set up Operations Management Suite’s Windows Analytics Upgrade Anaytlics to capture information from your Windows 7 and Windows 8.x devices. Even if you are just targeting Windows 10 Pro deployments, the information in this post is just as relevant, so don’t be concerned about references to Windows 10 Business. What do you need to get started?
As I’m currently preparing some session content for Ignite 2017, I thought I would share some of the pieces I’ll be going through, starting with Windows 10 Business. This raises the question – what is Windows 10 Business, is it another Windows SKU? Rather than think of it as another SKU, the best way to think about it is that it’s Windows 10 Pro when it’s being managed by Microsoft 365 Business. If that’s not clear, think of it as
Something that often comes up during conversations about managing Windows PCs with Intune is whether they should be managed as a PC or as a mobile device. As with most conversations, there isn’t usually a clear cut answer. In this post I will highlight some of the scenarios where one option might make more sense than the other. In the next post I will have table that compares the two options side by side. Please note that these do not
A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to
Knowing that many of you manage the networks of your SMB customers here are some important updates for controlling the advertisement, and obviously the roll out, of Windows 10 to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices. FIrst up is a post on the Windows for IT Pros blog – Making it Easier for Small Businesses to Upgrade To Windows 10. Customers in the US are initially targetting US customers later in January, with other geos, including Australia, to follow. It’s important to
Last week on the Born To Learn site it was announced that a new MCSA certification for Windows 10 would be going live this week, and I’m pleased to see that it has. Why? Well, for a start, I’ve already met the pre-requisites, so I get it automatically (an early Christmas present!), but it also highlights some of the things I’ve been telling people around the best way to prepare for the Windows 10 exam which I’ll discuss briefly below. As
Today I’ll be delivering two sessions at Infrastructure Saturday, the pre and post lunch slots. 11:20-12:20 Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility Suite for Windows 10, iOS and Android 13:00-14:00 Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft Online Service Offerings After all the announcements this week there will be no shortage of new things to discuss, so head along and join in the activities.
This month I will be delivering three Windows 8.1 online events for the readiness team, in which I will be covering various elements of Windows 8.1 capabilities, deployment and management. The demise of XP, and an ever increasing number of touch based Windows devices mean that customers need to be aware of what’s in store and how you can make that transition easier for them. You can register for these now at the Partner Learning Centre. Introducing the Windows 8.1
I’ve previously covered several elements of Microsoft’s BYOD technologies for Windows 8.1, including Work Folders, Workplace Join and Device Management, but an old favourite gets thrust into the spotlight as part of this strategy, and that is Remote Desktop. Whether we are talking about presenting a Windows desktop or an application, RDP has become more important as non-Windows platforms have taken the lion’s share of the mobile device world. While versions of Office and other productivity and LOB applications are