I’m excited to be chosen as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland 2019. Experts Live Switzerland 2019 will take place on June 20 in the Workspace Welle 7 in Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is a one-day event with 17 sessions in three parallel tracks focusing on Microsoft Cloud, Datacenter and Modern Workplace opics, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft and other industry experts.
I am happy to speak about Modern Workplace and how you can move from a classic or legacy deployment to a new Modern Device deployment. This will cover some Microsoft 365 features like Windows 10, Autopilot & Intune.
The Microsoft community year 2019 starts very soon, also in Switzerland. In the USA the Experts Live US in Austin and the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) are just around the corner. In the most beautiful capital of the world, Bern, interesting Microsoft community events will take place this year. I am proud to be a part of it.
Microsoft Tech Summit 2019 The Microsoft Tech Summit will take place on April 3 & 4. The first keynote will be held by Scott Hanselmann, Partner Program Manager & Web Developer at Microsoft: The Microsoft Open Source Cinematic Universe. Also on this day, further information about the Microsoft Datacenters in Switzerland will be presented. I’m looking forward to my session on April 4th where I’ll be happy to share some tips and tricks about Microsoft 365, Autopilot and Intune! Hope to see you there! Microsoft Tech Summit 2019
Experts Live Switzerland A bit later this year, in June, exactly at 20th, the Experts Live Switzerland will takes place. Organized by districtUP located in Bern. The event will again take place at Welle 7 directly at the train station. I will speaking about Modern Workplace Management. The one day event and the sessions are held in German. Details will follow soon on my blog or directly under on the Experts Live webpage: www.expertslive.ch
This will be a great start into the community year 2019! So, see YOU there!
From there you would like to move incoming mails directly to sub folders in your info@ mailbox. In a shared mailbox this is only possible using the message header. There are two ways to achieve this goal. First using Outlook / Outlook for the web and / or PowerShell.
CONFIGURATION with Outlook for the Web
Make sure you have the right permissions to manage the mailbox and open the shared mailbox (link to how-to).
Select Settings search for options and choose Message options – Choose your message options
Select Inbox and sweep rules and create a new inbox rule
Give a Name to the rule. Browse to When the message arrives, and or matches all of these conditions – It includes these words – in the message header – type in your alias for the mailbox (email@example.com)
Browse the condition Do all of the following – Move the message to a folder… Select your folder where the message should be moved to
If needed select Stop processing more rules and save (OK) the rule
The final result should look like this:
CONFIGURATION with PowerShell
First connect to Exchange Online using PowerShell. If you’re not familiar with connecting to Exchange Online using PoSh. please refer to this link.
Microsoft releases KB4464330 for Windows 10 version 1809 to fix the issue that resulted in the deletion of user profile when upgrading to the OS Version 1809. After the release of Windows 10 1809 (October update), many users reported a serious issue with this update. As the users started to install the latest update, they reported that the upgrade process is wiping out their data from user profile. This included documents, pictures, and personal files along with other installed programs. After the upgrade, the data was not found and this annoyed the Windows 10 users.
The statement from Microsoft:
“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)* for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.”
Addresses an issue where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete user profiles on devices subject to the “Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day” group policy.
Security updates to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Linux, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Peripherals, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.
Azure AD Connect is a great tool to On-board your On-Premise Identities to the Azure Cloud. If you like to use a Hybrid Join of your Windows 10 Devices – Local Domain join & Azure AD join – you can configure Device Registration. What is the benefit if you enable this option?
Since a few version back of Azure AD Connect it allows you to use the wizard to configure the necessary options for you. First of all, make sure you use the latest version of Azure AD Connect. You can also check the Auto-Upgrade Option of the engine by using the PowerShell command on the server where AAD Connect is installed:
Get-ADSyncAutoUpgrade Further information can found here.
CONFIGURE AZURE AD CONNECT
Run Azure AD Connect – Configure – and select “Configure device options”
On the “Overview” page click Next.
On the “Connect to Azure” page enter your Global Admin credentials and click Next.
On the “Device options” page select “Configure Hybrid Azure AD Join” and click Next.
On the next step you will configure the Service Connection Point (SCP) to help your Windows 10 devices to find the necessary Azure Tenant information’s. To configure the SCP you need to provide Enterprise Admin Credentials. If you cannot provide this credentials during the wizard, you will be able to download the script to set the SCP in a later phase or offline.
This step helps you also to verify your current configuration. AAD Connect is checking the configured configuration on your AD. You can manually to that by browsing your ADSI Editor. Connect to the configuration naming context and then load the CN: “CN=ms-DS-Device-Registration-Service,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=xy,DC=xy”
Back to the wizard, provide the Enterprise Admin credentials and click “Next”.
Device Registration is also supported for Windows Downlevel Devices, like Windows 10 prior 1607 build, Windows 8.1, 8 & 7. For further information regarding downlevel devices visit the docs.microsoft.com page.
This will configure the Device Registration for a Hybrid Join. Click configure.
This will complete your On-Prem configuration for Device Registration.
Some of you maybe noticed, that the option Send to –> Mail recipient in the context menu from Windows 10 (several Builds) can cause crashing the File Explorer.
This is in combination with Office365 and Click-To-Run as the application is based on an App-V technology. The bug is not new and should really be fixed in a next CU of Windows 10, please MS. There is a very easy fix for that. Use a registry key to get it sorted. This is tested on many Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 Build.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
******************************************************************* As always: Be careful when you do changes in the registry.
Copy the value from the reg key above to a notepad and save it as “FixSendToMail.reg”. Double click the reg file and import ist to the client with the issue. This will fix it immediately.
You can also add this step directly in your ConfigMgr Tasksequence. Just make sure you add the step after installing Office365. Use the reg key above and add it to your Customization Package for Windows 10.
Run a command line step in your Tasksequence by using the command bellow:
Yesterday the CMCE1710 event took place in Zurich, hosted by Mirko. It was a great community event with huge community power and great technical content delivered by the EM&S MVPs Roger Zander, Ronny de Jong and Mirko Colemberg.
Why I do the recap?
With this short blog post, I would like to call more attention on events like that! Specially for people in the Workplace Engineering and Office365 business. If you attend CMCE or other similar great Events, you will get a lot of information about new technologies, best practices. Having a chance to place your questions directly during the sessions to the experts about your current issues or opportunities. A similar Event in Switzerland is the Experts Live Café held in Bern.
What was the content?
First, the content was great! My first session attending, I gave Matrix42 another chance to satisfy me about their Enterprise Manager (EM). The EM is not a tool that replaces ConfigMgr, this was very important to David König – Chef Program Manager of the EM. The tool should help you to easy manage complicated tasks in ConfigMgr. Specially with Reports, Role Based Access and Rollout Plans. Matrix42 made a great effort with the new End-User Agent based on a Chrome Engine. This is how ConfigMgr should notify users in a modern way.
After a break, I was attending the Session from Ronny de Jong, MVP EM&S. As always, great content delivered here! Ronny was talking about all the possibilities of ConfigMgr and Cloud Services. ConfigMgr has currently nine direct connections to Azure based Applications. One topic he talked about, was the ConfigMgr Cloud Management Gateway(CMG). In my point of view, each customer with Mobile Users – doesn’t matter if they use a Laptop, Surface Book or Tablets – should use a Cloud Management Gateway. The Setup is much easier than the old way to get Internet based clients attached to your ConfigMgr Hierarchy. You don’t need any servers in your DMZ (you need an Azure Subscription instead) and the certificate handling is much more easier. If you not have looked at the CMG, do it now!
The whole afternoon was just great, with real stuff and information delivered by David James (Director of Engineering ConfigMgr Microsoft Redmond), also known on Twitter as @djammmer.
David presented his personal IT career during the last years, specially at Microsoft and how the product changed from SMS to ConfigMgr. A really great story with a lot of great people working on that product. He took questions by the beginning and answers directly during the whole afternoon. Some topics where Telemetry Data, Co-Management with Intune, a REST-API currently in TP, Cloud Management Gateway and Client Health. I’m not able to cover everything here because this should be a short recap. But one of my favorite question from David to the audience was: “Do you think ConfigMgr is dead? Then raise your hand(s)”. Not one hand was raised!
David explained how many times SCCM was declared as dead but the history says something different!
Full house at CMCE1710
For me, it was a great honor to meet David personally, the director of the tool I mostly have in front of me: System Center Configuration Manager #ConfigMgr #SCCM. Thanks for being here!