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Enabling BitLocker in SCCM Task Sequence

Enabling BitLocker in SCCM Task Sequence   With the continued onslaught of news about companies being hacked, security is at an all-time high in terms of importance. Part of this effort is to encrypt computers, especially laptops that leave the building. SCCM comes with the ability to use BitLocker to encrypt during imaging. It, however, […]

System Center 2012 App Controller: Configuration, Part 2

SC App Controller: Configuration This is the second part of a series about System Center App Controller. For part one, go here: http://www.windowsmanagementexperts.com/system-center-2012-app-controller/system-center-2012-app-controller.htm. This part will focus on ensuring that you have your VMM environment correctly configured for viewing and deploying virtual machines. Certain things must be set up for it work correctly. Private Cloud […]

System Center 2012 App Controller: Introduction, Part 1

App Controller is one of the many pieces of System Center 2012. App Controller is very specialized, requiring either Virtual Machine Manager or Windows Azure to function. App Controller allows administrators the ability to put a self-service portal in front of their VM infrastructure. App Controller was introduced with SC 2012, and totally replaced the […]

Deploy Web Application to Azure

This post will detail deploying a website from Visual Studio 2013 to Azure. To follow this post, you will need Visual Studio 2013 and the Azure SDK for .NET. Deploying web applications is very common in Azure, and this is one of the easiest ways to do it. To install the Azure SDK for .NET, […]

Microsoft Azure Rights Management

Microsoft Azure Rights Management The final piece in Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite is Microsoft Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS). This service protects your files in the cloud from unauthorized access. It encrypts files and emails in the cloud and requires that access be configured. This service functions in a similar manner to AD RMS, though […]

Microsoft Intune: November 2014 Update

Microsoft released a major update to Intune with its November 2014 update. This update redesigned the admin interface, while adding a few additional features. The account and admin portals have been redesigned to have a more Azure look and feel. Most of the underlying functions are still the same. One of the biggest changes is […]

Enterprise Mobility Suite Overview

The last few posts have been about Azure Active Directory Premium, and there was an earlier series about Microsoft Intune. Both of these products are part of a larger suite called the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This Suite of products, which also includes Azure Rights Management, it Microsoft’s answer to BYOD and SaaS. These tools […]

Azure Active Directory Premium: Users and Groups

This is part of a continuing series on Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite. This post will focus on user and group management from Azure AD. First, anyone can sign up for a 90-day trial of Azure AD Premium. To do so, log in to your Azure account, select your Azure Active […]

Azure Active Directory Premium

Azure Active Directory Premium Azure Active Directory Premium is the most feature-rich edition of Azure Active Directory. Azure Active Directory allows administrators to implement single sign-on for line of business applications, as well as software-as-a-service providers. Azure AD can integrate with thousands of SaaS providers to provide authentication with little effort from an administrator. All […]

Software Center on Windows Server Core

This post will present a PowerShell script that brings the functions of installing software and updates from SCCM to Server Core. Server Core is a version of Windows Server first introduced with Server 2008 R2 that does not have a GUI. When a user logs into the server, they are presented with a command prompt, […]