The New Yammer

This is another in a series of blogs about new technologies and services which were announced at Microsoft Ignite. There was a big push on Yammer this year, with Microsoft referring this year to be the Year of Yammer! (the actual branding is #YearofYammer) If you’re not familiar with Yammer, it is Microsoft’s enterprise social … Continue reading The New Yammer

Ignite 2019 Recap: Updates coming across Microsoft 365

In this post I wanted to provide a quick overview of some of the updates and new features, which are coming to the services across Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams Private Channels Private channels are now live across all tenants! It is important to provide some background on how private channels works. Creating a private channel … Continue reading Ignite 2019 Recap: Updates coming across Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office iOS App

As I mentioned in my previous blog, Microsoft have announced they will be releasing a new Office app for iOS and Android. This is similar to the Office app which is available on Windows 10 and provides a central portal to access your office applications and documents.This will actually replace the following apps on your … Continue reading Microsoft Office iOS App

Ignite 2019 Recap: Microsoft 365 Productivity Improvements

This post is the first in a series covering the new services and improvements coming to Microsoft over the coming year following the recent trip to the Microsoft Ignite conference. I wanted to focus on some of the productivity improvements that are coming across Microsoft 365, which I have broken into the categories of Knowledge, … Continue reading Ignite 2019 Recap: Microsoft 365 Productivity Improvements

Deploy Java Runtime Environment Application using SCCM 2012

I am going to take you through the process of deploying the latest Java Runtime Environment installation using SCCM and making that available to your users. Firstly we need to download the latest offline version of Java (currently Version 8 Update 25) and extract the MSI file - http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp. Launch the Executable file you just … Continue reading Deploy Java Runtime Environment Application using SCCM 2012

SCCM 2012 R2: Managing Drivers for your Operating System Deployments

There are a number of different approaches you can take with managing drivers and deploying those drivers to your workstations. These are Auto Apply Drivers and Apply Driver Packages. Auto Apply Drivers The most common approach is to add drivers in to the central repository and using the Auto Apply Drivers task. This uses the Plug and … Continue reading SCCM 2012 R2: Managing Drivers for your Operating System Deployments

Powershell: Create SCCM 2012 Collections Based on Active Directory Security Group

This script will significantly decrease the length of time taken to create device collections in SCCM. I created this script for a college where I deployed SCCM 2012, it allowed the college to mass create the device collections required for their environment. First of all we will need to import the SCCM Powershell Module as … Continue reading Powershell: Create SCCM 2012 Collections Based on Active Directory Security Group

Deploying System Center EndPoint Protection Client to your Golden Image

When building golden image for your SCCM Workstation, theres a couple of changes you will need to make to the antivirus client before you deploy the image. The following steps can be incorporated in to the Build Task Sequence or alternatively while building your VDI base image. Software you will need: A copy of the … Continue reading Deploying System Center EndPoint Protection Client to your Golden Image

Install NVIDIA GPU Drivers on ESXi 5.5

Obtain the latest drivers for specific NVIDIA GPU from the NVIDIA Downloads page - http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us, the download will be in a .VIB format. Upload this VIB file to a datastore on the ESXi host using the vSphere Client/Web Console. You will need to enter the host in to maintenance mode using the vSphere Client or … Continue reading Install NVIDIA GPU Drivers on ESXi 5.5

Troubleshoot the NVIDIA GPU installed in the ESXi Host

You will need to open a SSH connection to the ESXi host to run these commands. First lets confirm ESXi can pick up the GPU. The above results show there is a NVIDIA GRID K1 GPU installed. However, this does not confirm that the GPU is being used. Confirm if Xorg Service is Running: If … Continue reading Troubleshoot the NVIDIA GPU installed in the ESXi Host