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Technical Preview 2209 is out, adds improvements to search in the console and dark mode theme

Introduction Microsoft recently released another technical preview release for Configuration Manager (MEMCM) namely Technical Preview 2209. I upgraded my lab to see what was new, and during the upgrade I noticed a warning in the Update Pack Installation Status, so … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2208 is out, adds RBAC for tenant attached devices

Introduction Microsoft have released Technical Preview for ConfigMgr 2208, and with it a new RBAC feature for tenant attached devices. ConfigMgr 2208 now supports Intune role-based access control (RBAC) in addition to Configuration Manager RBAC for tenant attached devices. You … Continue reading

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Getting started with Windows 365 – Part 2. Provisioning an Azure Ad Joined Cloud PC

Introduction This is Part 2 in a new series of guides about getting started with Windows 365. This series of guides will help you to learn all about Windows 365 in a clear and insightful way. This series is co-written … Continue reading

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How can I use multiple monitors with Windows 365

Introduction Windows 365 gives you the power to do your job anywhere, and when you install the Remote Desktop app (available for Windows, iOS, Android, Mac) you’ll be able to get your job done using multiple monitors. I’m a great … Continue reading

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How can I delete a Windows 365 Cloud PC

Introduction If you are testing Windows 365 and want to delete your Cloud PC in order to start over again from scratch, the process is (currently) not that straightforward, but that’s what I’ll cover in this blog post.  Note that … Continue reading

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Saving electricity in your home lab using Powershell – part 3. Using WOL to wake the lab on demand

Introduction In the previous blog posts we learned how to run scheduled tasks to save (hibernate) all running virtual machines and then power off the hyperv lab to save electricity.  Next we added another task/script to resume all the previously … Continue reading

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Saving electricity in your home lab using Powershell – part 2. Starting the previously running vms after power on

Introduction In a part 1, I showed you how you can automatically power off your hyperv-lab using a scheduled task and Powershell, I modified the original script in that blog post to also write the current running VM’s to a … Continue reading

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Saving electricity in your home lab using Powershell – part 1. Automating graceful shutdown

Introduction I saw a tweet from well known Irish MVP Rory Monaghan here where he was explaining how he automates shutting down his home lab to save on electricity costs. I thought to myself that’s a great idea ! The … Continue reading

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Getting started with Windows 365 – Part 1. Introduction

Introduction This is Part 1 in a new series of guides about getting started with Windows 365. This series of guides will help you to learn all about Windows 365 in a clear and insightful way. This series is co-written … Continue reading

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New video: First looks at Distribution point content migration in Configuration Manager 2207

Introduction I blogged about the new feature here, please refer to that blog post for more technical details. In this video I show you the steps needed to complete a content migration from one distribution point (cmg/cdp/dp) to another.

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If you use tenant attach client management actions then update TODAY to avoid disruption

Introduction I saw a tweet today shown below. It gave me a semi-panic feeling as today is the 26th, and the patch by date is tomorrow.  I’m on vacation but remembered I have a few CM2203 labs with tenant attach … Continue reading

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First looks at Distribution point content migration

Introduction Microsoft released another Technical Preview release, this time 2207, and it has a new feature, Distribution point content migration. According to the official blog post this will come in handy when you need to migrate your distribution point content … Continue reading

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Providing access to your Azure tables data via a SAS read only token

Introduction In an earlier blog post I showed you how you can let your users use a self-service app to  Retire their old PC’s, when getting their shiny new Windows Autopilot PC. If you are not familiar with Retire My … Continue reading

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Migrate to the cloud – Part 3. Troubleshooting

Introduction This blog series is comprised of 3 parts. In part 1 you reviewed a video of the solution and then carried out the initial steps to set everything up. In part 2 you saw how you could modify files, … Continue reading

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Migrate to the cloud – Part 2. Customization

Introduction This blog series is comprised of 3 parts. In part 1 you reviewed a video of the solution and then carried out the initial steps to set everything up. In this part, you’ll see how you can modify files, … Continue reading

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