The Cutting Edge: Moving Office Restrooms to the Cloud

After a decade of cloud transformation taking hold in larger organizations around the world, small and medium-sized businesses have also begun to pursue a cloud-based strategy.  Many business leaders are now looking for other areas to apply cloud technology.  The latest area of interest just happens to be business restrooms. “Just imagine the cost savings of not having to maintain toilets, urinals, sinks, cleaners, soap, … Continue reading The Cutting Edge: Moving Office Restrooms to the Cloud

Deploy Office 365 ProPlus with Visio and Project using Configuration Manager 1807 with fries and a soft drink

Update: 2018-08-27 I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but anyhow… Microsoft released an updated ODT which removes the “Match Current OS” option from the language options list.  That seems to work fine.  However, the Project Online client has an issue with the Detection Rule being the same as Office 365 ProPlus.  So the install (deployment) on a machine with O365 Pro Plus … Continue reading Deploy Office 365 ProPlus with Visio and Project using Configuration Manager 1807 with fries and a soft drink

Install 17 Apps in 16 minutes without Local Files

So I Tweeted this a few times, but some people DM’d me with questions about how, what, why Chocolatey, rather than NiNite, or some other bundling solution, and so on. Well, Chocolatey is essentially PowerShell. And since it can be installed from a remote URI, I can add layers on top of that to do my own thing. I don’t need to download any installers, … Continue reading Install 17 Apps in 16 minutes without Local Files

ConfigMgr Anxieties

This is a sampling of the most common situations I run into with customer engagements.  I haven’t followed-up my older “what I learned this week” articles, so this is sort of catch-up. The following is intended for an immature audience.  Mature people will likely fall asleep before completing this, and may require physical or electrical stimulation to regain consciousness.  I am not mature, so I … Continue reading ConfigMgr Anxieties

Funny, but Not Too Funny

Warning: Long-winded, rambling nonsense, sprinkled with pathetic humor and pseudo-metaphorical fortune cookie wisdom… I ran into an old friend recently, and being in our 50’s, we soon gravitated towards reminiscing of old times, old friends, and so on.  One of the topics we discussed was about a girl from our neighborhood, named Laurie.  She was about 5 years younger than the rest of us, so … Continue reading Funny, but Not Too Funny

Deploying the ConfigMgr 1802 Admin Console with Recast Right-Click Tools

I’ll spare you a long back story, rationale and explanation behind this, and just jump right into the “how”.  I’m guessing you already know “why”, or just think this is a stupid waste of time.  Either way, life is good. Deploy the Admin Console 1) Copy the ConsoleSetup folder from \\<servername>\SMS_<sitecode>\Tools over to your Sources location (e.g. “\\<fileserver>\sources$\apps\microsoft\ConsoleSetup”). 2) Create a new Application: 3) Add … Continue reading Deploying the ConfigMgr 1802 Admin Console with Recast Right-Click Tools

A Windows 10 Imaging 2-Step Boogaloo

It’s a new dance, and it goes like this… Step 1 – Left foot forward: Image the device with a generic name, unplug, place on a shelf Step 2 – Right foot to the side: Fetch from shelf, run script to assign to a user, hand device to user, go back to surfing Twitter What could possibly go wrong? Caveat Stuff This “procedure”, if you … Continue reading A Windows 10 Imaging 2-Step Boogaloo