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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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Migrate to the cloud – Part 1. Setup

Introduction This blog series is comprised of 3 parts. In this part  I’ll cover how you can migrate your existing configuration manager managed, domain joined devices to Azure AD joined, and Intune managed devices. During that process the app also converts … Continue reading

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First look at the Migrate to the cloud app

Introduction This video is a quick look at the Migrate to the cloud app. The Migrate to the cloud app is a Powershell based solution delivered via Software Center in Microsoft Configuration Manager, that takes your domain joined, ConfigMgr devices … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2204 is out, brings ADR organization, Admin service + dark mode improvements

Introduction A big bunch of Enterprise Mobility MVPs and other geeks are on their way to MMSMOA, lucky them, I wish I was going too, but some of us are left behind. I upgraded my Technical Preview lab to see … Continue reading

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Cloud attach – Endpoint Managers silver lining – part 10 using apps with tenant attach

Introduction This is part 10 in a series of guides about cloud attach in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, with the aim of getting you up and running with all things cloud attach. This part will focus on using some of tenant … Continue reading

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New video: Escrow Bitlocker recovery password to the site during a task sequence in Configuration Manager 2203

Introduction I blogged about the new ability in Configuration Manager 2203 (Technical Preview) to allow you to simply enable the Escrow of Bitlocker recovery info to Configuration Managers database here, please check it out. As this is such a long … Continue reading

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