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 and …

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 in …

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 said, …

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 informative …

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 at …

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 a …

Upload files to Azure File Share using PowerShell & Microsoft Flow

I’m a big fan of using Start-Transcript in my application install wrappers as it provides a very neat and tidy way to capture the output of everything that happens during the installation process and as such, all of the applications I package end up storing log files locally and I passionately and repeatedly urge my support staff to view these log files to identify issues during deployment. However, not …

Control advanced power settings with PowerCfg & PowerShell

One of the most common questions I get asked about Intune & Modern Device Management is “Would it be possible to do X with Intune?” With the native support to deploy and run PowerShell scripts in either user or system contexts, this allows my answer to always be “Yes! We can do anything you want – you just need to decide on how much time you wish to invest …

Getting your AAD Tenant Id without authentication!

Another quick post – I’ve been doing some work with silent configuration of OneDrive and the new Known Folder Migration GPO solution all being deployed via Intune for multiple clients. One thing that is required for the KFM solution is the Azure Tenant Id. Being the nerd I am, I wanted to see if I could get the Id without having to log in to the tenant. After a quick search, …