A week as a Microsoft MVP

You may have seen the good news I shared recently about being awarded a Microsoft MVP award. Needless to say I’m over the moon with this. I know this is an aspiration for a lot of people so I decided I would write a post to let them know exactly what changes after receiving that…

Awarded Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP 2018-2019

I’m extremely pleased and happy to be able to announce that today (1st June 2018) I received an email to tell me that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Enterprise Mobility for 2018-2019. To say I am pleased is an understatement and naturally I have a list of thank yous…

SCCM Run Script – Gather SCCM Log files for PowerShell v4 and earlier

I previously wrote a short post and did a demonstration video of the Run Scripts feature in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager – https://morethanpatches.com/2018/02/12/sccm-run-scripts-pre-release-feature/ In that demo I used an example script created by Jörgen Nilsson which ran on the client, zipped up the SCCM log files folder and copied to back to a central…

WMUG Reactor #1

I’m pleased to confirm that as part of my work with the Windows Management User Group we have now confirmed our latest event on April 4th at Microsoft Reactor in London. I will be speaking alongside my friend and WMUG colleague Paul Winstanley covering all things Cloud Management Gateway which is becoming a vital SCCM…

SCCM support for Windows 10 ARM64 devices–Tech Preview 1802

Starting with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802, the Configuration Manager client us supported on ARM64 devices. These devices are typically small portable devices such as phones and tablets and often have varying operating systems. So in this ‘cloud-first, mobile-first’ world perhaps we can take this as an indication of where Microsoft could be going with…

Improved support for CNG certificates in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

In Configuration Manager Current Branch 1710, Microsoft introduced client support for Cryptography: Next Generation (CNG) certificates. Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 adds further support to this to cover HTTPS enabled management points, distribution points and software update points. If you are reading this and have no idea what CNG certificates are then check out these…