Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Azure Automation

In my last blog I provided an Intune Proactive remediations script that can be used to gather additional Windows Update information from your managed Windows devices and send the data to an Azure Log Analytics workspace to enhance your Windows Update reporting together with Microsoft's Update Compliance solution. In this blog, I will provide an … Continue reading Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Azure Automation

Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

If you're using Windows Update for Business in Microsoft Endpoint Manager you're probably also using Microsoft's Update Compliance solution for reporting. Update Compliance contains some useful data and I know the team are working on additional improvements. A while back I created my own "Update Compliance" solution in part because I wasn't happy with the … Continue reading Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Beware of Changing Regional Format after Intune Enrolment

Today I discovered an interesting bug with the Microsoft Intune Management Extension that hopefully you never have to come across. It surfaced on devices that were deployed with Windows Autopilot using a US-English base image, but because they were intended for use in the UK not the US, our deployment process installs the UK language … Continue reading Beware of Changing Regional Format after Intune Enrolment

Script Viewer for Microsoft Endpoint Manager

It's been a while since a published a community UI tool - I used to have fun doing that back when I had time...😆 This one is something I created a while ago actually but as I needed to use it a few times I decided to finish it off and publish it. It's a … Continue reading Script Viewer for Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Disable BIOS Updates when Updating HP Drivers with Windows Update for Business

I've been using Windows Update for Business for some time with the option to enable driver updates for all my managed workstations. Until recently, I've not had any show-stopping issues with doing driver updates that way, but a recent BIOS update on some HP devices did cause some issues - devices were asking for a … Continue reading Disable BIOS Updates when Updating HP Drivers with Windows Update for Business

User-Context Detection Rules for Intune Win32 Apps

Today I had to create a Win32 app in Intune that sets a registry key in the current user context to toggle a setting in the OS. Somehow I thought I'd have it done in a jiffy, but I stumbled on a couple of unexpected issues along the way.... First, as the app simply runs … Continue reading User-Context Detection Rules for Intune Win32 Apps

Strategies for Dealing with Load and Concurrency in PowerShell Azure Functions

In this blog I'm documenting some of my experiences and recommendations for dealing with high load and concurrent invocations in Azure Functions - specifically for PowerShell functions. It's not exhaustive and if you have some recommendations of your own, please do comment. I use Azure functions quite a bit for things like serverless APIs, reporting … Continue reading Strategies for Dealing with Load and Concurrency in PowerShell Azure Functions

Why you may want to add a full synchronization schedule on ConfigMgr collections synced with AAD groups

Let me start with a little story behind the reason for this post 🙂 This morning I was happily working away when my VPN connection dropped. I noticed the icon of the VPN software disappear from the notification area and I immediately recognised the behaviour - the VPN client was getting an upgrade. As it … Continue reading Why you may want to add a full synchronization schedule on ConfigMgr collections synced with AAD groups

ConfigMgr Client Connectivity Status Report

Howdy folks! I created a Power BI report recently that lets you view the connectivity status of your ConfigMgr clients and I thought I would share it with the community. The report shows devices that are online/offline, which management point they are using, which access management point they are connecting with, whether they are internet … Continue reading ConfigMgr Client Connectivity Status Report

Purging Table Data from a log Analytics Workspace

I was working on a solution recently that uses Log Analytics to store data so I can easily chart the data changes over time, but on one particular date I got some bad data added and this caused my time chart to looked skewed: So I looked into how I could remove the data from … Continue reading Purging Table Data from a log Analytics Workspace