Last week I saw a really interesting Tweet from Adam Eaddy mentioning his blog where he had published a automated way to build Configuration Manager Driver Packages automatically by collecting drivers from a remote PC. The script worked great, but I missed the nice folder structure to keep the drivers nice and ordered. I tweaked his script a bit, so it would fit my needs.
This PowerShell script collects the drivers (in a nice manufacturer\model\version\arch structure) and copies them to a network share.
A customer wanted to upgrade his current Windows 7 Enterprise devices to Windows 10. Right now he was running SCCM 2012 R2, so before I can start creating a Windows 10 task sequence first there some ConfigMgr upgrading has to be done. I started by downloading the SCCM 1511 bits, Windows ADK 10.0 (not the 1511 version!) and the HP WinPE 10.0 driver pack (since the customer is running HP devices only).
When all the bits were downloaded, the upgrade process can start!
The Microsoft Intune team is always working on new features and service enhancements. This month they are introducing some new features that allow you to manage apps and devices with a higher level of control:
Block contact sync from Outlook app to device (for iOS): New Mobile Application Management (MAM) controls allow you to prevent a user from syncing Outlook contacts to the native address book on iOS devices, and� provide you with the ability to remove contacts that have already been saved to the native address book when you perform a selective wipe of the device.
We had to wait a couple of week (since the launch of Windows 10), but it’s finally there : MDT 2013 Update 1!
At the moment (August 19th) it’s not yet available at http://microsoft.com/deployment…
……… but Aaron has put a nice blogpost together over at the /MSDeployment Blog.
“The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center___. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the_ Microsoft Hardware Dev Center___.
For years I’ve been a Office 365 user and earlier this year and every few months (of sometimes weeks ) new features arrive in the Office 365 Management Portal. Since a couple of months it’s possible to do some (basic) MDM stuff with Office 365.
Since I’m a big fan of Microsoft Intune I prefer to use Intune to do my Mobile Device Management, but sometimes the MDM capabilities will do.
Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Administrative templates. For the most part you already have them, if you have Windows 10 installed, but now you can install them even if you don’t yet have installed Windows 10 itself.
After you have them installed, you can copy them to your GPO Central Store. Besides the ones already available in Windows 10, there are some new ones in the installer below :
Earlier today Microsoft has announced this months Intune features that will be released between May 19 and May 26
The following new Intune standalone (cloud only) features are in this release:
Ability to extend application protection to your existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for Android (Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS made available in December 2014) Ability to assign help desk permissions to Intune admins, filtering their view of the Intune admin console to only provide access to perform remote tasks (e.
Microsoft is releasing their next service update for Microsoft Intune as we speak. This service update will introduce several new features for Android devices plus much more.
New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this update include:
Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android tablets. (Management of Office Mobile app for Android phones made available in February 2015) Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises for Exchange ActiveSync clients on Android devices Ability to create WiFi profiles with pre-shared keys (PSK) for Android devices Ability to resolve certificate chains on Android devices without the need to deploy each intermediate certificate individually Deployment of .
Somewhere between today and February 11th Microsoft will release some new Intune features!
New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this service update include:
Management of the Office Mobile app (access, view, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents) for Android phones Management of the OneNote app for iOS devices. Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on iOS devices made available in December 2014 Ability to browse and install apps on Windows Phone 8.
Also this month Microsoft will update Intune with some new features…
New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be released as part of this service update include:
Ability to streamline the enrollment of iOS devices purchased directly from Apple or an authorized reseller with the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) Ability to restrict access to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business based upon device enrollment and compliance policies Management of OneDrive apps for iOS and Android devices Ability to deploy .