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Automating Application Creation in ConfigMgr with ITS Partners

Anyone who has ever created an application in Configuration Manager knows that they can be a bit more complex than creating a package. Today we wanted to talk about how ITS Partners can simplify application creation within your Configuration Manager...

10 Questions We Answer About Meltdown and Spectre.

There are still many questions about Meltdown and Spectre, so we thought we would address ten of the more common questions and concerns in the market. The goal of this article is not to dissuade the reader or imply that the Meltdown and Spectre...

What you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre

Two proof-of-concept attacks have recently been discovered named Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities “break down barriers between user mode and kernel mode and between different processes running on the same device, allowing a rogue process...

3 reasons to consider a career in technology on National Techies Day

We live in an age of amazing technological achievements.  A career in Information Technology, in particular, can be an amazing experience and career for many. Today is National Techies Day, a day to celebrate those in the broad field of technology...

6 Commonly Misconfigured SQL Server settings in Microsoft Configuration Manager Environments

When working in customer environments, we commonly see a lack of oversight of the Configuration Manager database instance. Often combined with a general lack of familiarity with the settings configured, or teams having the ability to rely on other...

Video: Windows 10: It's dangerous to go alone!

  First we showed you how to stay in orbit with Windows 10, then we wanted to make sure you didn't lose your job over it. Between then and now, some crazy stuff has happened. WannaCry was a peeling back of the scab hiding your real patch compliance,...

Powershell Detection of WannaCry relevant Patches

In the midst of all the #WannaCry mayhem,  ITS Partners is committed to protecting customers against this unprecedented threat.  Thanks to one of our engineers and a bit of PowerShell, we have a way to detect if the relevant patches are installed to...

The vultures come home to roost

Well, it’s a very exciting day in IT. Or terrifying, depending on your perspective. Just last week I hosted an educational event that posed the idea you could be fired for not accelerating your migration to Windows 10. That’s just not for no reason...

Video: Don't lose your job over Windows 10

    If your organization has already completed the migration to Windows 10, there’s really no reason to watch this video. Congratulations!

Video: Keeping Windows 10 in orbit – The Systems Management Guide

  We’ve discovered the launch codes for keeping Windows 10 in orbit in any organization, no matter what systems management solution you use. Here’s the trick – you have to be at the right level for your current maturity. Aim too low and you’ll crash...