Microsoft 365 Copilot what it takes to assign the license!
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by Mattias Melkersen Kalvåg
2w ago
Last time, I shared some initial thoughts on Microsoft 365 Copilot, aiming to provoke deeper consideration beyond the common rationale of “I need this because everyone else does.” If you haven’t read my first post, I strongly recommend starting there. I’m constructing this series cumulatively, and it may not make complete sense without the context from the previous post, as I will be writing from the perspective that we are already familiar with it. Microsoft 365 Copilot – a beginners guide Microsoft 365 Copilot – What it takes to assign the license! (This blog post) Before we assign the ..read more
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Microsoft 365 Copilot – a beginners guide
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by Mattias Melkersen Kalvåg
2M ago
I’m excited to share my first impressions of Microsoft 365 Copilot, a writing assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you write better and faster. Ehhhh stop right there. This sounds like Copilot wrote its own beginning. You are right. It did. Well spotted! I’ve been reading about AI for a long time, but I never really experimented with it myself. I’ve seen some cool, useful demonstrations of what it can do in team meetings with customers, but I never had the chance to try it on my own. What better way to get hands-on experience than blogging about it? So ..read more
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The Concept of Windows 365 Switch
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by Sune Thomsen
5M ago
In this blog post, I will explore the concept of Windows 365 Switch, a unique feature that became generally available (GA) in September 2023 and allows users to easily move between their local desktop and one of their Cloud PCs from Windows 11 via the Task view feature. So, buckle up and join me as I explore this relatively new feature to see what the buzz is all about and what Windows 365 Switch adds to the experience. Also, let’s look at how easy it is to set up on physical devices. In this post, I’ll cover the following topics. Prerequisites and Requirements What is Windows 365 Switc ..read more
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Building M365 apps designed for Autopilot and beyond
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by Mattias Melkersen Kalvåg
5M ago
Introduction I was recently tasked to create and roll out a x64-bit Office package, which now is called Microsoft 365 Apps. I spend a great deal of time gathering information to get it as robust as possible and I believe I found a good balance between usability and fast provision of a device also on low bandwidth sites. If you use autopilot or deploy Microsoft 365 Apps, this blog post is for you. What will this blog post aim for? Deploy M365 apps in a smart evergreen way. Minimize the bytes downloaded in your provisioning process. Reduce footprint on your devices. Smarter way to add core l ..read more
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The Concept of Windows 365 Boot
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by Sune Thomsen
6M ago
In this blog post, I will explore the concept of Windows 365 Boot, a unique feature that complements Windows 365 Frontline well. Windows 365 Boot became generally available (GA) in September 2023 and is revolutionizing the way users can access their Cloud PCs. Source: Microsoft Designer So, buckle up for my next venture, and let’s look at what this relatively new feature is all about and which use cases it covers. Also, let me show you how to configure Windows 365 Boot and how we can restrict user access on the physical Windows 365 Boot device. In this post, I’ll cover the following topics ..read more
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The Concept of Windows 365 Frontline
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by Sune Thomsen
6M ago
In this blog post, I will explore the concept of Windows 365 Frontline. Windows 365 Frontline became generally available (GA) in July 2023, and it should not be confused with the Microsoft 365 F1 or F3 licenses. Windows 365 Enterprise For organizations that want to manage Cloud PCs through Microsoft Intune and take advantage of integrations with other Microsoft services. Dedicated, all-day Cloud PC access Personalized, full Windows experience Predictable monthly pricing Read more > Windows 365 Frontline For organizations of any size that employ shift and part-time workers who ..read more
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How to migrate BitLocker key(s) from all fixed drives to Microsoft Entra ID.
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by Sune Thomsen
7M ago
It’s been almost a year since I published my original post about how to migrate BitLocker Recovery Key(s) to Azure AD (Microsoft Entra ID) using a remediation script. It didn’t take long before several companies started using it, and since then, I’ve received a few inquiries about support for multiple fixed drives. Today, I’m excited to announce the release of an updated version of the remediation script, which supports multiple fixed drives and an improved script output in Microsoft Intune. BEFORE YOU BEGIN Read about the prerequisites and requirements for remediation scripts in Microsof ..read more
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Server 2012 (R2) Extended Security Updates – A Deep Dive
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by Frank van Zandwijk
7M ago
Today, Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 marks the end of service for Server 2012 (R2). Are you prepared and ready to go with Extended Security Updates? If not, read this post to get up to speed with the details of ESU’s. This blog post serves as a follow up to my first call to arms in regards to the impending Server 2012 (R2) End of Service deadline (you can read that here). This time lets dig deeper into how ESU’s will work both for servers hosted on Azure but also the new Azure Arc enabled machines option for enabling ESU’s. Server 2012 (R2) VM’s running on Azure We’ll start with what happens wit ..read more
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Saying Goodbye to Windows Server 2012 R2: It’s Not You, It’s Us (Well, Mostly You)
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by Frank van Zandwijk
7M ago
What’s Happening? Windows Server 2012 (R2) is approaching its end of support (EOS) date. Microsoft has officially set the clock, marking October 10, 2023, as the day when support for this trusted operating system will come to an end. This means no more security updates, patches, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates. Why Is This Happening? The end of support for Windows Server 2012 (R2) is a strategic move towards the future by Microsoft. As technology advances and security threats become increasingly sophisticated, maintaining an older operating system becomes near ..read more
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GitHub Made Easy with PowerShell: A Beginner’s Handbook
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by Daniel Britze
7M ago
Git is a popular distributed version control system used by developers around the world to manage code repositories. If you’re new to Git and want to get started, this guide will help you with the initial setup and introduce you to the basics of setting up SSH keys, and cloning your first repository using PowerShell. This guide will cover: Installing Git Creating and using SSH Keys Cloning your first Git project Uploading files to your GitHub Project Prerequisites PowerShell GitHub account (Preferably Windows 11) Installing Git To begin using Git on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 device, th ..read more
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