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Productive IT Management Insights

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...

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 2 – Provisioning School Devices

Note: This is part 2 of a series of  posts.  I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able.  Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an...

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 1 – Simple Provisioning

Note: This is part 1 of a series of posts. I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able. Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an overly...

When do I use Microsoft SA or VDA Licensing with Windows 10?

I’m frequently asked questions about Microsoft licensing. Recently the questions have become more focused on Microsoft SA and VDA licensing. I wanted to share with you a great How-To article written by Chris at Microsoft. Microsoft licensing changes...

Troubleshooting PowerShell DSC in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

These past couple months I have been playing around with a lot of PowerShell. Particulary in the form of GUIs and Desired State Configuration (DSC).  Today I am here to talk about a nifty little utility that is part of the Microsoft Deployment...

Windows 10 Readiness Workshop

We would love to talk to you about our Windows 10 Readiness Workshop and 5 tasks we will map out for you. Fill in the form below and we will reach out to you to discuss the workshop in further detail.