DIY Windows Provisioning – a Solution Example

Some time ago I created a custom solution to provision Windows workstations and in this blog I wanted to share how that solution works. This is not a community solution but simply an example of what can be possible with a little creativity and technical know-how! I work for an American company with a global … Continue reading DIY Windows Provisioning – a Solution Example

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

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

MEMCM Client Content Downloads Report for Power BI

!Update 2022-03-08! Fixed an issue with the Power BI template where the following SQL error may be returned for large boundary group strings: STRING_AGG aggregation result exceeded the limit of 8000 bytes. Use LOB types to avoid result truncation. I was checking out some reports recently for client data sources (DP, BranchCache etc) for MEMCM … Continue reading MEMCM Client Content Downloads Report for Power BI

Create custom Intune reports with Microsoft Graph, Azure Automation and Power BI

Microsoft Endpoint Manager aka Intune has been around for a while now and has evolved quite significantly since its early days and the old Silverlight portal (remember that?). Historically Intune hasn't been particularly good with its reporting capability, but since end 2019 and the announcement of the new reporting framework, things are starting to improve … Continue reading Create custom Intune reports with Microsoft Graph, Azure Automation and Power BI

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

Windows 10 Feature Update Readiness PowerBI Report (MEMCM version)

Following on from my previous post where I shared a PowerBI report that provides information on Windows 10 feature update blocks using Update Compliance and Desktop Analytics, in this post I will share another report that exposes similar data, but this time built from custom hardware inventory data in MEMCM. Outside of the Windows setup … Continue reading Windows 10 Feature Update Readiness PowerBI Report (MEMCM version)

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