Navigating the Windows Update for Business (WUfB) Maze: Unveiling Fun Facts!

If you've been following Aria Carley on Twitter (X), you're likely familiar with the intriguing world of #funfacts. Aria Carley, a Program Manager for Windows Update for Business at Microsoft, regularly shares insights about the realm of Windows Update for Business (WUfB). Her Twitter feed is a filled up with valuable information, and in this…
Managing Windows 11 Updates: Downgrading from 23H2 to 22H2 using remediation and Safeguard hold Policies

Introduction: Microsoft has recently rolled out Windows 11, Version 23H2, which is available as an enablement package for Windows 11, Version 22H2 OS. For more information https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/whats-new-windows-11-version-23h2 In this blog post, we'll discuss a scenario where a customer needed to downgrade from Windows 11 23H2 to 22H2 for internal security reasons. Additionally, we'll explore the…
Optimizing Content Delivery with Microsoft Delivery Optimization and Zscaler Proxy

Introduction: Microsoft Delivery Optimization (DO) is a powerful feature integrated into Windows 10 and Windows 11, designed to enhance the distribution of updates and applications across devices within a network Delivery Optimization (DO) leverages peer-to-peer distribution model and It basically serves to reduce the bandwidth usage by sharing the content with each other and speed…
Powershell script – Extract the device inventory data in Intune using Microsoft Graph

In a modern organization, managing Windows devices can be a complex undertaking. Fortunately, Microsoft Intune offers a suite of powerful tools that streamline device management, ensuring your endpoints remain secure and compliant. However, the need often arises to retrieve specific data from Intune for a list of devices. For example, you might want to validate…
Enhancing Troubleshooting with Verbose Logging in SCCM

Verbose logging is a powerful tool that provides a detailed record of events, actions, and errors, making it invaluable for troubleshooting, diagnosing issues, and monitoring activities. When enabled, verbose logging offers an enhanced view of what's happening within client, offering deeper insights that can prove essential for IT administrators and support person. By default, SCCM…
Enhancing End-User Experience in Windows Update for Business using Intune

If you are managing windows devices using SCCM, you know the level of control it offers for the reboot experience through the client settings and the timely notification of impending reboots. SCCM excels at ensuring users are well-informed about scheduled tasks, with toast notifications that are hard to miss. However, when transitioning your Windows patching…
Addressing SCCM Software Update Deployment Challenges with PowerShell – Remote install

Blog post updated on 23 Oct, 2023 Problem: Few weeks ago ,colleague of mine was trying to perform patch management on bulk number of clients (servers) as monthly patching ,as part of it he made sure the maintenance window was in place, deployment was set rightly for software updates deployment. Maintenance window started ,patches started…