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Windows 10 ADMX: 4 Tips for Super Awesome Settings

Windows 10 ADMX files are like the brain of Administrative Templates. It’s what the Group Policy Editor uses to apply your GPOs. The more you master ADM/ADMX, the more control and power you’ll have with Group Policy. Here are 4 tips that will make your Windows 10 ADMX settings super awesome. What Are ADMX Files?… [Read More]

Google Chrome Group Policy: 5 Settings Users Will Love

Configuring Google Chrome Group Policy settings is an excellent way to make your users happy and more productive. Google Chrome and other web browsers have become the most critical enterprise application because the SaaS-based programs that your users work with daily require web browsers to run. As a result, it’s extremely important to manage and… [Read More]

Oracle Java License Change: Everything You Need to Know

The Oracle Java license change has become a hot topic amongst information technology professionals. As of January 2019, administrators who install Java 8 U 202 and later are only able to get security updates when they purchase support for each desktop. Furthermore, Java 11 and above is only available from Oracle under a commercial support… [Read More]

Group Policy Editor: 6 Ways to Make it Wayyy More Powerful

For nearly two decades, the Group Policy Editor has been a valuable management tool to enforce configuration settings. Combined with Group Policy Preferences, administrators have been able to manage more than 10,000 settings. Group Policy Editor has become the “go-to” tool to ensure users receive an excellent desktop experience. However, while Group Policy Editor may… [Read More]

Windows 10 MDM vs Group Policy: 4 Risks You Cannot Ignore

Windows 10 MDM allows for management by 3rd-party services using the built-in MDM protocol. As more organizations consider a Windows 10 MDM solution, an obvious question arises: does Windows 10 MDM replace Group Policy? Can we do everything with Windows MDM that we did with Group Policy? How do we evaluate the risks of moving… [Read More]

5 Tips for Windows 7 End of Life That’ll Simplify Windows 10

Windows 7 End of Life The Windows 7 end of life date is soon approaching, and many organizations are analyzing, planning and implementing their Windows 10 migration. Although Windows 7 is considered the most popular Windows operating system, Microsoft will end Windows 7 support, including patches and security updates on January 14, 2020. As organizations… [Read More]

Top 2019 IT Predictions for Security and Management

When I sat down to consider my 2019 IT predictions, it will be no surprise that I started with malware and ended with the cloud. They cover multiple areas of enterprise technology, with an emphasis on security and management. 2019 IT Predictions #1: Cryptomining Malware Continues Cryptocurrency was a major topic in 2018 on a number… [Read More]

Think Your Native MDM Solution is Enough? Think Again

You don’t use just one security solution for your mobile devices, so why would you “go at it alone” with just your Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution? MDM solutions are great, but the management coverage they provide is minimal when compared to the management coverage and security you’ll find with on-premise desktops. MDM alone simply… [Read More]