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07 Dec 16

Welcome Aboard!! – Vishal Ladwa

Welcome Aboard - Vishal Ladwa! I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome aboard, and introduce the newest PowerON team member; Vishal Ladwa. Vishal joins the Technical Team at PowerON…

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General Data Protection Regulation In Review

General Data Protection Regulation in Review

General Data Protection Regulation in Review Unless you have been living under a rock then it is pretty likely you will have heard about something…

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Mobile Threat Protection With Mobile Device Management

Mobile Threat Protection with Mobile Device Management

Mobile Threat Protection with Mobile Device Management Years ago, mobile phones were used for the sole purpose of making phone calls, receiving text messages and…

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System Center Configuration Manager In A Cloud Era

System Center Configuration Manager in a Cloud Era

System Center Configuration Manager in a Cloud Era System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) has long been the industry leading platform for managing devices within an…

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Trends That Impact IT Management Systems

Trends that impact IT Management Systems

Trends that impact IT Management Systems Development in technology is transforming the way we are doing business. In turn, it’s driving organisational change and employee…

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Reporting On Azure Backup With Power BI

Reporting on Azure Backup with Power BI

Reporting on Azure Backup with Power BI In my last blog, I talked about Azure Backup along with the simplicity and how beneficial it can…

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Estimating Azure Infrastructure Costs Using PACE

Estimating Azure Infrastructure Costs using PACE

Estimating Azure Infrastructure Costs using PACE Microsoft Azure has come a long way in the last few years, since the initial release to the public…

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Azure Cost Estimation And Management

Azure Cost Estimation and Management

Azure Cost Estimation and Management   The interest in Cloud continues to gain momentum and as a result, an increasing number of organisations are researching…

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Importance Of Patch Management Following WannaCry And Petya Attacks

Importance of Patch Management following WannaCry and Petya attacks

Importance of Patch Management following WannaCry and Petya attacks   Many organisations were affected by the recent WannaCry and Petya targeted malware attacks, which caused…

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Planning Your Mobile Device Management Story

Planning Your Mobile Device Management Story

Planning Your Mobile Device Management Story   Mobile Device Management (MDM) should be seen as a way to automate the end users access to required…

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Protecting Your Identity Against Hackers

Protecting Your Identity Against Hackers

Protecting Your Identity Against Hackers   We see a variety of statistics showing the large amount of companies compromised along with the amount of data…

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How Does Windows 10 Help Support GDPR Compliance?

How does Windows 10 help support GDPR compliance?

How does Windows 10 help support GDPR compliance? I’m sure you have, at the very least, heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If…

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Infrastructure As Code – Azure Resource Manager Templates

Infrastructure as Code - Azure Resource Manager Templates

Infrastructure as Code - Azure Resource Manager Templates Dev Ops, IaC, JSON, Automation   The above buzzwords are commonly used in IT today but what…

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Are You Ready For The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? All companies processing personal data are responsible to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation…

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WannaCry NHSCyberAttack And What Can Be Done To Prevent Or Mitigate

WannaCry NHSCyberAttack and what can be done to prevent or mitigate

#WannaCry and #NHSCyberAttack While I've included the trending twitter tags WannaCry and NHSCyberAttack in the title, it's because that's what most people have come to…

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Microsoft Cloud Recovery Services

Microsoft Cloud Recovery Services

Microsoft Cloud Recovery Services During the last year Microsoft’s Cloud Platform ‘Azure’ has seen considerable development. An area of focus has been BCDR (Business Continuity…

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Identity And Security Around Users

Identity and Security Around Users

Identity and Security Around Users   Before the first coffee this morning, I almost fell for a text message with a suspicious URL before the…

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Counting The Costs Of Cloud

Counting the Costs of Cloud

Counting the Costs of Cloud Microsoft Azure Microsoft have come a long way with Azure in the last few years with its General Availability launch…

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End To End Service Management With System Center

End to End Service Management with System Center

End to End Service Management with System Center Borrowing from our Unix pals, we often have to wear different hats when approaching the same problem…

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Why Is Mobile Device Management Important?

Why is Mobile Device Management important?

Why is Mobile Device Management important? The past decade has brought a massive influx of mobile technology into the workplace, first via corporate device programs…

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Commercial Management And Assured Cloud

Commercial Management and Assured Cloud

Commercial Management and Assured Cloud   Azure continues to increase in popularity as a preferred cloud service. This is primarily due to its hosting infrastructure,…

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Benefits Of Using Windows Reference Image

Benefits of using Windows Reference Image

Benefits of Using Windows Reference Image In this post, you will get an introduction to what reference images are, key terminologies, strategies and a high-level…

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The Truth About IT Services – Starters, Movers, Leavers

The Truth About IT Services - Starters, Movers, Leavers

The Truth about IT Services - Starters, Movers & Leavers IT Services sometimes have a different view of the world to that of the other…

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Why Should I Upgrade To Windows 10?

Why Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Why Should I Upgrade to Windows 10? In the past, justifying a move to a new operating system from a financial perspective would be a…

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Simplified Data Recovery In The NHS

Simplified Data Recovery in the NHS

Simplified Data Recovery in the NHS   Earlier this month we wrote an article for Microsoft's NHS Newsletter. If you missed it then here is…

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Announcing PowerON Power BI – SCSM Dashboard – 1701

Announcing PowerON Power BI - SCSM Dashboard - 1701

Announcing PowerON PowerBI - SCSM Dashboard - 1701 Traditionally, getting the most out of reporting in Service Manager (SCSM) can be challenging. Gaining the visibility…

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Announcing PowerON BI ConfigMgr Dashboard 1611

Announcing PowerON BI ConfigMgr Dashboard 1611

Announcing PowerON BI ConfigMgr Dashboard 1611 The next installment of the Power BI Configuration Manager Dashboard is here! We've been busy making some changes to…

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Not Just Talking About A Revolution

Not just talking about a Revolution

Not just talking about a Revolution The song “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman discusses the potential for revolution. Its lyrics are about change…

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Implementing And Utilising Microsoft Azure As A Gemstone

Implementing and utilising Microsoft Azure as a gemstone

Implementing and utilising Microsoft Azure as a gemstone The English term ‘Azure’ is typically used to describe a bright blue, clear sky and the word…

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Configuration Manager Status Messages viewer blank Sometimes in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) an issue crops up where the fix is not obvious. The…

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The Traditional Desk Is Dead, Long Live The Modern Desktop

The traditional desk is dead, long live the modern desktop

The traditional desk is dead, long live the modern desktop Within the next 5 years’, companies are likely to take up much less office space…

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Windows Phone Application GUID Finder – Free Tool

Windows Phone Application GUID Finder - Free Tool

Windows Phone Application GUID Finder - Free Tool The Windows Phone Application GUID Finder tool has been created to make your life as a Mobile…

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Connector To OMS In ConfigMgr 1606 Release

Connector to OMS in ConfigMgr 1606 Release

Connector to OMS in ConfigMgr 1606 Release Microsoft are adding features all the time these days and with the latest System Center Configuration Manager 1606…

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Free Disk Space Requirements For ConfigMgr 1606 Upgrade

Free Disk Space Requirements for ConfigMgr 1606 Upgrade

Free Disk Space Requirements for ConfigMgr 1606 Upgrade Very quick blog post here to give everyone the heads up on the free disk space requirements for…

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How To Upgrade To ConfigMgr 1606

How to Upgrade to ConfigMgr 1606

How to Upgrade to ConfigMgr 1606 Another exciting release if you are into Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) the second upgrade is now out. …

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Announcing Power BI ConfigMgr Dashboard (1.4)

Announcing Power BI ConfigMgr Dashboard (1.4)

Announcing Power BI ConfigMgr Dashboard (1.4) It's been a busy couple of months for us on the Power BI front. Following the success of my Power…

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Azure Backup Overview

Azure Backup Overview

Azure Backup - Overview Following on from the last post about Azure Site Recovery, this post will be about Azure Backup. Lets jump straight in,…

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OMS And Solution Data Flow

OMS and Solution Data Flow

OMS and Solution Data Flow Since the beginning Operations Management Suite (OMS) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) have been able to work in conjunction,…

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Azure Site Recovery – Overview

Azure Site Recovery - Overview

Azure Site Recovery - Overview Following my previous blog, Operations Management Suite,  I felt there was a strong opportunity to explore Azure Site Recovery component and…

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How To Enable And Disable Hyper-V In Windows 10 & 8

How to Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 & 8

How to Enable and Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 & 8 I'm currently spending a lot of time with our customers helping them move towards…

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Power BI And SCCM Dashboard Reporting

Power BI and SCCM Dashboard Reporting

Power BI and SCCM Dashboard Reporting I've recently joined the PowerOn Platforms team and been working with SCCM and Power BI to develop some reporting…

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OMS – Operations Management Suite Intro

OMS - Operations Management Suite Intro

OMS - Operations Management Suite Intro This is the start of my blogging journey (first blog ever! Not just at PowerON) and as I've recently…

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Clean Up Windows 10 Quick Access With ConfigMgr

Clean up Windows 10 Quick Access with ConfigMgr

Clean up Windows 10 Quick Access with ConfigMgr Quick Access is one of the new features within Windows 10 this replaces favourites that you may…

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Customising The Service Manager HTML5 Portal

Customising the Service Manager HTML5 Portal

Customising the Service Manager HTML5 Portal Microsoft have released a new HTML5 Portal, released as Update Rollup 8 for Service Manager, and we have a…

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Using Azure Automation DSC To Configure And Deploy The New SCSM Portal (Part 2)

Using Azure Automation DSC to configure and deploy the new SCSM Portal (Part 2)

Using Azure Automation DSC to configure and deploy the new SCSM Portal (Part 2) In the First post, I outlined creating a basic configuration file…

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Using Azure Automation DSC To Configure And Deploy The New SCSM Portal (Part 1)

Using Azure Automation DSC to configure and deploy the new SCSM Portal (Part 1)

Using Azure Automation DSC to configure and deploy the new SCSM Portal (Part 1) On Nov 10th Microsoft released a new HTML portal for System…

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Adding Windows 10 Edge Support For ADFS SSO

Adding Windows 10 Edge support for ADFS SSO

Adding Windows 10 Edge support for ADFS SSO After implementing ADFS the other day, we noticed that users on Windows 10 weren't seeing SSO via…

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System Center Orchestrator Migration To Azure Automation

System Center Orchestrator Migration to Azure Automation

System Center Orchestrator Migration to Azure Automation Microsoft have made no secret of its love of all things cloudy, that same feeling certainly encompasses the…

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Microsoft Intune Helping Companies Adopt MDM

Microsoft Intune helping companies Adopt MDM

Microsoft Intune helping companies Adopt MDM Everywhere you turn in our industry, there will be some big buzzwords you are constantly bombarded with such as…

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Hybrid Cloud And How To Extend Your Datacenter To It

Hybrid Cloud and how to Extend your Datacenter to it

Hybrid Cloud and how to Extend your Datacenter to it In August, System Center Universe Europe ran a 3 day event in Switzerland and I…

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On-Premise Virtual Machine For Azure Automation DSC

On-Premise Virtual Machine for Azure Automation DSC

 On-Premise Virtual Machine for Azure Automation DSC Here at PowerONPlatforms, we decided to have a play with Azure Automation on the Microsoft Azure Portal. One…

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Problem Installing Intune Extension For ConfigMgr

Problem Installing Intune Extension for ConfigMgr

Problem Installing Intune Extension for ConfigMgr Microsoft recently released the iOS 9 Intune extension for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. While I had updated…

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ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlet Library – September Update

ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlet Library - September Update

ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlet Library - September Update Microsoft Just announced there is an update to the System Center Configuration Manager PowerShell Cmdlets, see original announcement. This week,…

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Azure AD Connect – Force Password Sync

Azure AD Connect - Force Password Sync

Azure AD Connect - Force Password Sync One issue with Azure AD Sync or DirSync was that the password sync can somethings stop working even…

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Operations Manager & OMS – Unable To Access AppLocker Event Log On Server Core

Operations Manager & OMS - Unable to access AppLocker event log on Server Core

Operations Manager & OMS - Unable to access AppLocker event log on Server Core Earlier today I was doing a bit of housekeeping and I…

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Update Rollup 7 For System Center 2012 R2

Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2

Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 It's that time of the Quarter again that we see Microsoft give us a lovely new set…

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Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Service Pack 1 & Microsoft Intune Enhancements

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Service Pack 1 & Microsoft Intune Enhancements

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Service Pack 1 & Microsoft Intune Enhancements With the release of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1, Microsoft have rolled up some…

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Is Operations Manager Dead?

Is Operations Manager dead?

Is Operations Manager dead? With the announcements at Microsoft Ignite the other week, the General Availability of Operational Insights (OpInsights) and the new over-arching service…

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