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  • Digital Workspace Ecosystem Conversation with Jeremy Moskowitz of PolicyPak (Video)
    Jul 08
    Digital Workspace Ecosystem Conversation with Jeremy Moskowitz of PolicyPak (Video)

    PolicyPak delivers a key component to a digital workspace as they help IT manage the future of work. Tune in and listen as Jeremy and Mark Bowker from ESG speak digital workspace ecosystem and how PolicyPak plays an important role.

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    Demonstration of PolicyPak for Windows Virtual Desktop User Group
    Jan 14
    Demonstration of PolicyPak for Windows Virtual Desktop User Group

    Jeremy Moskowitz demonstrates PolicyPak for Windows Virtual Desktop User Group, Jan 2021.

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    Jeremy Moskowitz Interviewed for THRIVE-IT
    Nov 24
    Jeremy Moskowitz Interviewed for THRIVE-IT

    If there was ever a 'go to person' for Active Directory, GPOs, and now for Endpoint Management in general. Jeremy is the guy to know!

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    When would I recommend Windows Virtual Desktop to a customer?
    Nov 21
    When would I recommend Windows Virtual Desktop to a customer?

    If you do find yourself in this boat and want a step-by-step for deploying WVD–I don’t have one–but there are well documented procedures out there, like this one from PolicyPak.

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    Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot
    Nov 02
    Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot

    Modern management does not provide the same level of control that IT is used to with AD domain-joined PCs. Depending on how you approach PC management, this might be an issue for you or it might not. The number of MDM policies is increasing with each Windows 10 release and you can now deploy a subset of Group Policies via MDM. There are 3rd party solutions that can deploy traditional Group Policy to non-domain joined PCs, for example, PolicyPak.

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  • PolicyPak MDM Edition: Group Policy and more for BYOD
    Oct 29
    PolicyPak MDM Edition: Group Policy and more for BYOD

    PolicyPak MDM Edition makes the impossible… possible. PolicyPak MDM enables you to extend all of your Group Policy settings to your MDM enrolled clients. This enables enterprise-level Group Policy control on any MDM Windows client, including non-domain-joined devices. If you find yourself with either corporate-owned, or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios via MDM, this will be a huge improvement for you! PolicyPak MDM supports all of your administrative templates, security settings (user rights, AppLocker, etc.), and preferences (file/shortcut deployment, registry entries, etc.).

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    5 Windows Virtual Desktop management tools to consider
    Oct 18
    5 Windows Virtual Desktop management tools to consider

    PolicyPak. PolicyPak performs a variety of Windows Virtual Desktop management tasks, including assigning admin rights and configuring security and compliance settings. IT can use PolicyPak to manage Windows 10 settings, such as the Start Menu, taskbar, Group Policy Objects and file associations.

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    MJFChat: Modern management using MDM services and Intune
    Oct 08
    MJFChat: Modern management using MDM services and Intune

    Mary Jo Foley chats with special guest: Jeremy Moskowitz, founder and CTO of MDMandGPanswers.com and PolicyPak

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    Mobile Device Management in 2019 with Jeremy Moskowitz
    Sep 18
    Mobile Device Management in 2019 with Jeremy Moskowitz

    How are you managing mobile device? Richard chats with Jeremy Moskowitz about the world of mobile device management and how it continues to evolve.

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    Episode 88 – Windows 10 Update Bug, AWS Disruption, PolicyPak Demos & More
    Sep 05
    Episode 88 – Windows 10 Update Bug, AWS Disruption, PolicyPak Demos & More

    On this week’s episode, I welcome the podcast’s new sponsor PolicyPak! I also cover news on a nasty Windows 10 bug created by a patch that spikes CPU usage and get into details of an AWS disruption plus more!

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    PolicyPak Shortlisted for 2019 SaaS Awards
    Jul 30
    PolicyPak Shortlisted for 2019 SaaS Awards

    PolicyPak is a finalist in the 2019 SaaS Awards Program in the category Best Security Innovation in a SaaS Product.

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  • IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Best Practices for Migrating to Windows 10
    Apr 19
    IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Best Practices for Migrating to Windows 10

    With Windows 7 retiring in early 2020, organizations are beginning to feel the pressure to get migration projects completed.

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    How can IT assign PCs to Windows 10 servicing channels?
    Mar 28
    How can IT assign PCs to Windows 10 servicing channels?

    Admins can use a tool such as Windows Server Update Services, System Center Configuration Manager or a third-party equivalent such as PolicyPak to assign PCs to specific servicing channels.

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    CTXPro.com Tool of the Month – GP Answers and PolicyPak
    Mar 21
    CTXPro.com Tool of the Month – GP Answers and PolicyPak

    Why is this important? The number one complaint people seem to have about “Citrix” is logon times. Do you know what most often causes longer logon times? GROUP POLICY ISSUES!!! Yet, Microsoft doesn’t really have a good education resource focused on it.

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    REVIEW: PolicyPak Group Policy Edition: Deploy any settings and apps
    Mar 21
    REVIEW: PolicyPak Group Policy Edition: Deploy any settings and apps

    Take a second and think of something you wish you could do in Group Policy but currently can't. Whatever you thought of, I would be willing to bet that PolicyPak Group Policy Edition can handle it!

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    The Top 7 Things To Know About Windows 7 End-Of-Life
    Mar 09
    The Top 7 Things To Know About Windows 7 End-Of-Life

    With Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020, businesses that haven't migrated to Windows 10 have some crucial decisions to make.

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    The Cryptojacking Boom May Be Over, but the Threat Remains
    Feb 25
    The Cryptojacking Boom May Be Over, but the Threat Remains

    Cryptocurrency was a major topic in 2018 on a number of fronts. Although the public at large may not understand the technology behind cryptocurrency, they eagerly consumed the news of its skyrocketing ascension in value through 2017.

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  • Why Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies Spell Trouble for Cybersecurity
    Feb 08
    Why Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies Spell Trouble for Cybersecurity

    So how does your computer become compromised and make the secret, illicit miners money?  Well, there are two ways. The first involves cryptomining malware, which dethroned ransomware as the #1 malware threat in 2018.

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    An Advisor’s View of Working with Students During Summer Founders
    Jan 15
    An Advisor’s View of Working with Students During Summer Founders

    Jeremy Moskowitz, founder of PolicyPak Software and successful entrepreneur, served as Horn Entrepreneurship Philanthropic Investor for Summer Founders 2018 and shares his thoughts, as well as a special announcement, in the post

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    PolicyPak 2019 Predictions: Securing your Standards
    Jan 07
    PolicyPak 2019 Predictions: Securing your Standards

    As companies evolve their business through digital transformation, data becomes ever more important, and the companies that do the best job of extracting value from data will outpace their competition.

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    SpiceWorld 2018 Confirms Win10 Migration Intelligence
    Oct 10
    SpiceWorld 2018 Confirms Win10 Migration Intelligence

    For the past two days I’ve been wandering the halls of the Austin Convention Center, along with two-plus-thousand fellow SpiceHeads. This humble Pimiento is palling around with Habaneros, Serranos, and a Ghost Pepper or two. I even saw two Pure Capsaicins achieve the spiciest of all designations Tuesday morning. More important, I interacted with a few dozen attendees one on one. From them, I’ve learned that Jeremy Moskowitz’s Win10 Migration survey

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    PolicyPak Software Releases Findings On The Challenges And Impact Of Migrating To Windows 10
    Sep 25
    PolicyPak Software Releases Findings On The Challenges And Impact Of Migrating To Windows 10

    PolicyPak Software recently released findings on the challenges and impact of migrating to Windows 10. The 2018 State of Windows 10 Migration Challenges Report, based on survey data from IT administrators, examines the experiences of migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, including the most common migration issues and remediation methods.

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    Per-user FTAs in Windows 10, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 – THE FINAL WORD
    Jul 31
    Per-user FTAs in Windows 10, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 – THE FINAL WORD

    FTAs have been a problem for a long time. Let’s put the subject to bed.
    PolicyPak can manage your FTAs on a per-group or per-user basis without any fuss. If you’re deploying FSLogix or UPD into a non-Citrix environment (or even a Citrix UPM environment without any WEM entitlement), PolicyPak is a great fit.

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  • New survey conveys the challenges of the Windows 10 migration
    Jul 18
    New survey conveys the challenges of the Windows 10 migration

    A recent survey conducted by PolicyPak and GPanswers.com set out to learn firsthand about the experiences that businesses are having today in their Windows 10 migration projects.

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    The Road to Windows 10 is Paved with Good Intentions
    Jul 17
    The Road to Windows 10 is Paved with Good Intentions

    PolicyPak and GPanswers.com surveyed over 500 organizations about their about their experience migrating to Windows 10, what problems they’ve needed to tackle, what was the impact, and what real IT admins did to rectify the issues.

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    Explore the leading user profile management tools in-depth
    Jun 07
    Explore the leading user profile management tools in-depth

    Profile management tools help admins keep tabs on users using cloud, migration and app virtualization. Discover the leading vendors with this in-depth overview of their products.

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    PolicyPak announces Start Screen and Taskbar Manager
    Feb 01
    PolicyPak announces Start Screen and Taskbar Manager

    Today, PolicyPak is announcing two new products, Start Screen Manager and Taskbar Manager, and I caught up with Jeremy to learn more (and shoot the breeze about MDM versus traditional management).

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    Three trends that defined 2017: UEM, IoT, and AR
    Dec 21
    Three trends that defined 2017: UEM, IoT, and AR

    There were plenty of other big stories, but these were the most idiomatic to us.
    As we approach the end of 2017, we (both Gabe and Jack) want to take a step back and look at the defining trends of the year. It’s easy to get caught up in headlines like the changes and layoffs at Citrix or all the mergers and acquisitions, but our goal today isn’t to dwell on what happened as much as it is to identify which trends will be synonymous with 2017 in a few years. We’ve written about these all year, so they may not come as a surprise if you’ve been following along, but if you haven’t, welcome to the party!

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    Microsoft’s big push with SCCM and Intune, plus what it means for AirWatch, Citrix, and MobileIron
    Oct 04
    Microsoft’s big push with SCCM and Intune, plus what it means for AirWatch, Citrix, and MobileIron

    With co-management, Microsoft decided not to wait before entering the Unified Endpoint Management market. This aggressive move is uncommon for them, and shows how important they think it is.

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  • How Windows 10 co-management works with SCCM and Intune/MDM, and how third parties can use it, too
    Oct 04
    How Windows 10 co-management works with SCCM and Intune/MDM, and how third parties can use it, too

    At Microsoft Ignite 2017, Microsoft revealed Windows 10 co-management with Intune and SCCM—here’s how the concept extends to other EMMs.

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    Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot
    Sep 20
    Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot

    Aaron Parker talks cloud management, MDM, and provisioning for Windows 10.
    Windows desktop deployments are hard—enterprise deployments have typically required creating custom SOEs, application packaging, infrastructure to support Windows deploy, plus testing and piloting. Then of course, managing those PCs once deployed.

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    PolicyPak MDM lets you deploy native Group Policies via MDM
    Jul 20
    PolicyPak MDM lets you deploy native Group Policies via MDM

    Unified Endpoint Management is a hot topic, but people are only keeping their eye on it until they can achieve the same management capabilities as they can with GPOs. With PolicyPak, now they can.

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    Using Microsoft Tools for Policy-driven Security
    May 26
    Using Microsoft Tools for Policy-driven Security

    Here is how to use Microsoft tools, including Group Policy ADMX and Group Policy Preferences, to assure policy-driven compliance and security.

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    PolicyPak Helps Your IT Staff Control Your Application And User-Desktop Settings
    Mar 03
    PolicyPak Helps Your IT Staff Control Your Application And User-Desktop Settings

    While at Tech Ed 2014 in Houston, Richard chats with Jeremy Moskowitz about group policy in Windows 8. Jeremy talks about his session at Tech Ed called Group Policy Notes from the Field.

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    WServernews: PolicyPak supporting Java in the Enterprise
    May 18
    WServernews: PolicyPak supporting Java in the Enterprise

    PolicyPak has been featured in a recent WServernews edition covering how to Support Java in the enterprise.

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  • PolicyPak Uses Cloud to Configure your Applications
    Feb 26
    PolicyPak Uses Cloud to Configure your Applications

    PolicyPak has just announced that they have released a major update to its flagship product called PolicyPak Suite (Cloud Edition).

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    PolicyPak Helps Your IT Staff Control Your Application And User-Desktop Settings
    May 28
    PolicyPak Helps Your IT Staff Control Your Application And User-Desktop Settings

    PolicyPak specializes in helping organizations configure their deskptops and applications using remotely delivered Group Policy settings. PolicyPak offers an on-premises and cloud suite.

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    Cool tools from TechEd for your data center
    May 21
    Cool tools from TechEd for your data center

    If you think data centers get boring in a cloud world, these vendors will prove you wrong

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    Group Policy: Notes from the Field – Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
    May 13
    Group Policy: Notes from the Field – Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

    You use Group Policy, but are you really USING it? In this session, learn some hidden tricks, tips, and troubleshooting techniques you should know about if you want to get the most out of Windows.

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    Interview with PolicyPak Software, Talking Virtualization, Remediation and Minimizing Risks
    Mar 13
    Interview with PolicyPak Software, Talking Virtualization, Remediation and Minimizing Risks

    With users often working around important settings that VMware itself may not be able to enforce or remediate, it becomes a potential vulnerability for cyber threats.

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    Managing the “Last Mile” of SWV applications: The Settings (using PolicyPak)
    Nov 08
    Managing the “Last Mile” of SWV applications: The Settings (using PolicyPak)

    PolicyPak is an add-on which works with the [Symantec] SWV agent. PolicyPak enables you to deliver, set, lock down, and remediate the settings within any real or layered application.

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  • PolicyPak Featured in Citrix Corporation’s Blog
    Jan 09
    PolicyPak Featured in Citrix Corporation’s Blog

    Learn how “PolicyPak makes it easier and provides more detailed control, which is shown nicely in the video.

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    TechNet Video: (Part 1) Interview with Jeremy Moskowitz
    Dec 12
    TechNet Video: (Part 1) Interview with Jeremy Moskowitz

    Jeremy Moskowitz is long time Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Mobility and runs the GPAnswers.com web site. I caught up with Jeremy at the Windows Connection conference in Las Vegas where he showed me the PolicyPak application. This tool allows Group Policy administrators to manage application that do not have pre-built Group Policy Admin Templates. The tool allows Administrators unprecedented control over application functions via Group Policy. Jeremy talks about and demos the application for us in the video.

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    Run As Radio
    Aug 17
    Run As Radio

    Richard Campbell from RunAs Radio interviews Jeremy Moskowitz, Founder of PolicyPak Software on the release of PolicyPak 3.0! Learn why Richard says “Once you understand what it does, you can't live without it.” Thanks Richard !

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    Group Policy Center: Video Interview with Group Policy Guru, Jeremy Moskowitz
    Jul 05
    Group Policy Center: Video Interview with Group Policy Guru, Jeremy Moskowitz

    In this video, fellow Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Mobility Jeremy Moskowitz recorded video interview at TechEd Atlanta. In this video he talks about what to expect with Group Policy in 2011 and he talks about his up coming release of PolicyPak v3.

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    PolicyPak for Windows 7: Convenient Configuration
    Jan 09
    PolicyPak for Windows 7: Convenient Configuration

    PolicyPak gives IT pros the power to automate application configuration with minimum hassle and maximum results.

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    Network World: 8 little-known technologies that instantly make Microsoft shops run smoother
    Aug 12
    Network World: 8 little-known technologies that instantly make Microsoft shops run smoother

    Any efficient IT shop today, Microsoft-centric or not, has a never ending need for good management tools. The collection in this blog covers a lot of territory, solving issues that arise from group policy management and others.

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