Well, it’s a very exciting day in IT. Or terrifying, depending on your perspective. Just last week I hosted an educational event that posed the idea you could be fired for not accelerating your migration to Windows 10. That’s just not for no reason – you can’t survive in the new world of patch compliance […]Read More The vultures come home to roost
On March 21st, Apple made two-factor authentication available for certain devices running iOS 9.3 or MacOS X El Capitan. Now, let me save you some time. If you are following the instructions, but not seeing 2FA available in your iCloud security settings, you probably have two-step verification already enabled. In order to configure 2FA, you […]Read More 2FA for Apple ID is available, do it now! (or don’t, see within)
As I approach the big four-oh and nearly twenty years in IT, I’m starting to get a taste of what wisdom brings to your perspective and hot damn, it is awesome. In my business (see: IT consulting) you are forever proving yourself to your clients. You are sometimes seen as some know-it-all faux engineer strolling in […]Read More You don’t know it all (and neither do I)!
Get some know-how from the field on what broken systems management looks likeRead More So, what does the status quo look like?
Do you want to keep non-compliant devices from accessing critical company data and prevent otherwise authenticated end users from opening their Exchange store from a non-compliant device, whether it is hosted or on-premise? Oh snap, y’all. Something relatively (but not, really) new in ConfigMgr is conditional access for managed devices. Now, this is not your father’s […]Read More An introduction to conditional access in ConfigMgr (current branch)
A reasonable IT Pro may cast suspicion here… However, in a post on the Windows Experience Blog, EVP Terry Myers states the following: …Today we are clarifying our Windows support policy: Windows 7 will continue to be supported for security, reliability, and compatibility through January 14, 2020 on previous generation silicon. Windows 8.1 will receive the […]Read More Want updates? Better deploy Windows 10 now
Warning: Bold claims within! OK, let me give you some background first. If you read my post about what you don’t know about systems management might kill you, you know I’ve been very focused on systems management for quite some time. Having seen several generations of tools and processes, I wanted to share some best […]Read More The status quo isn’t working