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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The status quo isn’t working

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 […]

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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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