An introduction to conditional access in ConfigMgr (current branch)

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 […]

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Support for SQL Server 2014 in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Those of you installing shiny new instances of Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 may be disappointed when you fire up prereqchk.exe and find out you can’t proceed with your ConfigMgr installation. SQL Server 2014 is supported for CAS, Primary Site and Secondary Site databases in SCCM 2012 R2 with CU4+ but you must first install a […]

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How are my customers using Symantec’s (Altiris) Deployment Solution and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit in 2014?

We recently conducted a survey of our customers to understand how they are using various image creation and deployment tools available on the market. Our sample group contained a lot of long-time customers and included active deployments. I have observed a trend over the past couple years of successfully leveraging MDT to build reference images (aka gold master, […]

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