Author: Ben

Rapidly build Autopilot VMs with Hyper-V and PowerShell!

Picture this scenario – you are at the pointy end of a major modern management project and it’s time to test every policy, configuration and application at scale and quickly. What do you do? With infinite money, infinite time and a willing client, you take over their VC meeting room and stack dozens of devices on a desk and blast slayer while you verify your builds ( this …

Installing printers with Intune & PowerShell

On the surface, installing printers on end user devices seems like a fairly simple process that’s been solved for decades – a nice combination of Group Policies and PowerShell has made this a non-issue. But what if our devices aren’t domain joined? When I first had to tackle this problem, I figured it would be a simple as running “Add-Printer” as the end user and moving on. The …

Creating Endpoint Security Policies with PowerShell

Keeping up with the rapid momentum of everything in the modern management world is a full time job. It’s exhausting, but it’s also fun. It truly pays to read the “What’s new in Microsoft Intune” on a regular basis. Case in point, late last month, Microsoft announced an updated URL for the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Portal – https://endpoint.microsoft.com, previously https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com. Along with this change to the new …

Replicate your favorite VSCode theme in Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal has been out for around 6 months now and it’s safe to say it’s a huge success.It’s a great way to handle working with multiple terminal applications in one space, and the ability to customize the environment to suit your needs (both aesthetic and functional) make it a perfect tool for anyone who lives in a shell environment for hours on end. I was recently tagged …

Powers Hell merchandise is here!

For those that don’t know, aside from meeting incredibly smart people and sharing knowledge, the main reason I love going to conferences is that I get to trade “nerd shirts” with conference attendees. Every conference I attend, I spend time to design and print “one-off” t-shirts to give away and trade. Shirts are inherently cooler than business cards and I take my shirts very seriously. So with that …

Synchronize SharePoint sites with Intune & PowerShell

I recently spent some time with my colleague and frequent collaborator Steven Hosking. We spoke about a solution I came up with to synchronize SharePoint sites to devices using PowerShell & Intune. This is something I’ve had in my drafts for quite a while, but it kept ending up being too long to write about. As it turns out, Steve ( and Adam) runs a very valuable and …

A long time between drinks…

Hi All, Just a quick post to anyone who follows this site to apologize for the significant lack of content over the last few months. A combination of sickness, house buying & increased workload has left me recently unable to contribute quality content in the way that I’d like to. While I’ve been absent on this site, I’ve still been active, contributing to other training resources & presenting …

Organize AutoPilot devices in dynamic AAD groups using GroupTags & PowerShell

Don’t ever say Microsoft doesn’t listen! One of my biggest pet peeves was solved at the beginning of the month when Microsoft announced the ability to edit device group tags! This doesn’t sound like much, but it essentially unlocks the potential of group tags that was never really there before – we can now use group tags to dynamically control device group membership. While there have been quite …