Create Compatibility Collections in ConfigMgr for Windows 11 22H2

When Windows 11 was first released I published some resources for creating collections in ConfigMgr containing workstations in their various "update readiness" states, such as whether they are capable for upgrade, if they are blocked by the common blockers like CPU family or by a safeguard hold, for example. Here I am publishing the same … Continue reading Create Compatibility Collections in ConfigMgr for Windows 11 22H2

Automate a Daily Activity Log Audit Report for an Azure Subscription

Yesterday I published a PowerShell script that retrieves activity log events for an Azure subscription. In this post, I will demonstrate how you could automate a daily email summary report of activities in your subscription using Azure automation. The email report looks something like this, with a summary of operations performed over the last 24 … Continue reading Automate a Daily Activity Log Audit Report for an Azure Subscription

Audit Events in Your Azure Subscription with PowerShell

Update! v.1.1 released fixing a bug where the most recent events were not being returned (2022-09-13) A quick post - I just published a new script for retrieving activity log events for an Azure subscription as the current options for searching and retrieving events didn't satisfy me. Azure Monitor has an activity log at the … Continue reading Audit Events in Your Azure Subscription with PowerShell

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 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

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

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

Create an HTML Report for Proactive Remediations Issues and Errors

Have you ever wanted to get a quick overview of issues or errors or remediations occurring in your Intune Proactive remediations scripts? I wrote a script that will gather this info for you and generate an HTML report. You can optionally send the report by email and even set up automation to send it out … Continue reading Create an HTML Report for Proactive Remediations Issues and Errors

Creating Compatibility Collections for Windows 11 in MEMCM

The other day I tweeted a screenshot of collections I had created in MEMCM for Windows 11 based off custom inventoried data - this post is just to explain how they were created and provide scripts and files for you to do the same if you wish. https://twitter.com/SMSagentTrevor/status/1446523800246489089 The data is inventoried from Windows 10 … Continue reading Creating Compatibility Collections for Windows 11 in MEMCM