Changing and Maintaining Office 365 ProPlus Update Channels using ConfigMgr

Background Following on from the Blog Post on Office 365 End to End Servicing. I thought my next post would be on how to change the Office 365 ProPlus Update Channel as I had a customer recently who had deployed the Monthly Channel to all his users and wanted to change them to “Semi-Annual Channel” … Continue reading Changing and Maintaining Office 365 ProPlus Update Channels using ConfigMgr

Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Background I recently had to setup the Cloud Management Gateway at a customer and followed all the steps and requirements to implement but still encountered the below error message which does not really give you an exact reason as to why it is failing. In this post I would like to take you through the … Continue reading Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

The following post was contributed by Meriem Jlassi, a PFE working for Microsoft Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about whether products are still supported, are they close to end of life or when do I need to plan upgrades. And before the release … Continue reading Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

Using ‘Scripts’ Feature in Configuration Manager for Ad Hoc WSUS Maintenance

Background   We all know how important WSUS maintenance is and there are numerous posts on how to automate and the scripts/queries to run. Have a read through This amazing Blog from Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer if you are looking at automating the WSUS Maintenance. It has all the required information on When, … Continue reading Using ‘Scripts’ Feature in Configuration Manager for Ad Hoc WSUS Maintenance

Office 365 ProPlus – End to End Servicing in Configuration Manager

  The following post was contributed by Cliff Jones a Consultant working for Microsoft. Background   Recently I was asked by a few of my customers on how to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus updates in their environment to keep within support but at the same time take advantage of the latest features … Continue reading Office 365 ProPlus – End to End Servicing in Configuration Manager

Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards – Rich view of your Configuration Manager environment

  Introduction   As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about custom dashboards and reports that are available or can be created for monitoring the SCCM environment , checking the status on client activity, client health, deployments or content status to provide to support teams, SCCM … Continue reading Configuration Manager Advanced Dashboards – Rich view of your Configuration Manager environment