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

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

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

Windows 11 Hardware Readiness Report for Power BI

So, Windows is 11 is out and Microsoft recently added Windows 11 hardware readiness insights to Endpoint Analytics in Microsoft Endpoint Manager allowing you to identify which devices in your Intune tenant are eligible for upgrade and which are not and why. Read the official announcement here. To supplement this report, I've created a Power … Continue reading Windows 11 Hardware Readiness Report for Power BI

Deploying HP BIOS Updates – a real world example

Not so long ago HP published a customer advisory listing a number of their models that need to be on the latest BIOS release to be upgraded to Windows 10 2004. Since we were getting ready to rollout 20H2 we encountered some affected models in piloting, which prompted me to find that advisory and then … Continue reading Deploying HP BIOS Updates – a real world example

Getting Creative: a Bespoke Solution for Feature Update Deployments

This is the first blog post in what I hope will be a series of posts demonstrating several custom solutions I created for things such as feature update deployments, managing local admin password rotation, provisioning Windows 10 devices, managing drive mappings and more. My reasons for creating these solutions was to overcome some of the … Continue reading Getting Creative: a Bespoke Solution for Feature Update Deployments

PowerBI Reports for Windows 10 Feature Update Compliance

This morning I saw an interesting tweet from Sandy Zeng with a Log Analytics workbook she'd created for W10 feature updates based on Update Compliance data. I'd been meaning to create a similar report for that myself in PowerBI for some time, so I took inspiration from her tweet and got to work on something! … Continue reading PowerBI Reports for Windows 10 Feature Update Compliance

Get a daily admin Audit Report for MEM / Intune

In an environment where you have multiple admin users it's useful to audit admin activities so everyone can be aware of changes that others have made. I do this for Endpoint Configuration Manager with a daily email report built from admin status messages, so I decided to create something similar for Intune / MEM. Admin … Continue reading Get a daily admin Audit Report for MEM / Intune

Collecting ConfigMgr Client Logs to Azure Storage

In the 2002 release of Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft added a nice capability to collect log files from a client to the site server. Whilst this is a cool capability, you might not be on 2002 yet or you might prefer to send logs to a storage account in Azure rather than to the site … Continue reading Collecting ConfigMgr Client Logs to Azure Storage

Delete Device Records in AD / AAD / Intune / Autopilot / ConfigMgr with PowerShell

I've done a lot of testing with Windows Autopilot in recent times. Most of my tests are done in virtual machines, which are ideal as I can simply dispose of them after. But you also need to cleanup the device records that were created in Azure Active Directory, Intune, the Autopilot registration service, Microsoft Endpoint … Continue reading Delete Device Records in AD / AAD / Intune / Autopilot / ConfigMgr with PowerShell