Deployment, Office 365, Windows 10

Microsoft 365 Powered Device Assessment Kit & Service Offerings Guide

In this session we will talk about how to engage your customers to deploy modern Windows and Office and keep them always up-to-date. Learn about the Microsoft 365 powered device Assessment kit based on Windows Analytics and how it can assist you to engage customers as they consider the move to, and support of, Windows 10 and Office ProPlus. We will also discuss some of the potential services opportunities related to Microsoft 365 powered device, that you can package and offer to your customers.

Products featured: Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus

Watch a replay:

Administration, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2016, Deployment, Microsoft, Office 365, OMS

WEBINAR – Simplify your Windows 10 servicing with Upgrade Readiness

Accelerate upgrades to new releases

Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness is a free Windows Analytics service (included with Windows 10 Pro and above) that helps you upgrade to and service Windows 10, end to end. With powerful, data-driven insights and guided workflows, it allows you to adopt new releases more quickly and easily.

Join this webinar to:

  • Get a detailed walk-through and see demos of how Upgrade Readiness works.
  • Find out how Upgrade Readiness offers insight into update progress, driver issues, and feedback from end users.
  • Learn how you can use this tool to export data to commonly-used software deployment tools, including System Center Configuration Manager.

Link to view the on-demand version of the webinar for your future reference: Click here to join the webinar >

Administration, Configuration Manager 2012, Deployment

Reusing the same USB to Ethernet adapter for multiple deployments

MAC Addresses are unique identifiers of network interfaces but when reusing the same USB to Ethernet adapter for multiple deployments, your MAC Address is not unique. SCCM think that’s the same device and your device don’t receive the Task Sequence.

Beginning with SCCM 1610, you can provide a list of hardware IDs that SCCM will ignore when using PXE boot and client registration. You can now exclude the MAC address and SMBIOS GUID in the console so that same adapters can easily be reused.

  1. In the SCCM console, go to Administration / Site Configuration / Sites
  2. On the top ribbon, click Hierarchy Settings
  3. SCCM Duplicate Hardware Identifiers
  4. In the Client Approval and Conflicting Records tab
  5. In the Duplicate hardware identifiers section, click Add and enter your MAC Address or SMBIOS GUID to exclude
Active Directory, Administration, Azure, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2016, Deployment, EMS, Intune, Microsoft, Office 365, Security, Training & Workshop, Uncategorized, Windows 10

Microsoft Ignite – Configuration Manager What’s Next?

System Center Configuration Manager Overview and Roadmap

Learn about the latest developments in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), watch demos, and understand what is coming next.

Windows has evolved. Simplify Windows 10 management and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the Microsoft Cloud. See how Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Windows 10 can be used together to ease procurement, simplify provisioning and lower TCO through modern management & security, and deliver cloud-based updates without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.


Administration, Deployment, EMS, Endpoint Computing Devces, Intune, Microsoft, Security, Training & Workshop

Identity-Driven UEM with Microsoft EMS

This webinar illustrates how Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides an identity-driven unified endpoint management solution that can help you manage and secure user identities, devices, apps, and data across all of your iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows devices.

Conference, Configuration Manager 2016, EMS, Intune, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Windows as a Service Partner Workshop

Windows as a Service Partner Workshop – 20 Feb 2018, 9am – 12pm

Cliftons Auckland
Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Windows 10 has been around for over 2 years, you’ve successfully completed a number of Windows 10 projects, but have your customers successfully adopted Windows as a Service?

Windows as a Service with the increased cadence of change and new support lifecycle makes it significantly different to adopt and support. How has your project approach transformed to address these changes?

Come and find out how our approach to Windows 10 projects need to change to help our customers adopt Windows as a Service long after our project is completed.

Audience: Solution Architects & Designated Windows as a Service champions in the organisation

Overview: What is Windows as a Service, why is it important and what are the inherent benefits of the new servicing model.

Technical update: Refresher on the technical side of Windows as a Service and cover the recent changes to the servicing model.

Adoption of a service: What needs to change within our customers organisation to support a “service” and what do we have to do to help them successfully adopt Windows as a Service.

Transforming our project approach: Look at how our project approach needs to be transformed to address the changes introduced by Windows as a Service.

Administration, Windows 10

Demystifying Windows as a Service – Wake Up!

Great article on WaaS. It is a changed mindset on how Windows 10 is feed and water by all users. Yes, Windows 10 needs to be upgraded more frequently, but the total management time is reduced compared to the traditional operating systems.

Azure, Conference, Configuration Manager 2012, Deployment, Intune, Microsoft, Office 365, System Center, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series – Enterprise Deployment & Management Technical Workshop L300

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series – Enterprise Deployment & Management Technical Workshop L300

November 30-December 1, 2017 | Auckland, New Zealand

A 2-day Training on the Complete, Intelligent, Secure Solution that Empowers Employees

What is Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series?

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Enterprise Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business

What to Expect from Training:

Understand the Microsoft 365 Vision
Dive into Modern IT Deployment
Learn about Traditional IT Transformation
Feel equipped to fully manage Microsoft 365 environments

BIOS, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2016, Deployment, MDT, Microsoft, UEFI, Uncategorized

Windows 10 – Switch from BIOS-to-UEFI Webinar

If you’re planning your Windows 10 migration, the switch from BIOS-to-UEFI is a hugely important piece of the puzzle.

Unless all your Windows machines are configured to UEFI, your organization cannot take advantage of the special Windows 10 security features. Microsoft’s ‘MBR2GPT’ tool still only gets you part of the way there.

This webinar was hosted live from Redmond by Microsoft MVP Jörgen Nilsson and Jim Bezdan, will ensure you know how to complete the BIOS-to-UEFI process fully, securely and automatically.

The full webinar recording can be viewed here:

Conference, Training & Workshop

Microsoft Services Tech Hui

This year the focus topic is Security which we all know is a major topic and concern for any organisation – yours and your customers! Hence the catch phase – Security is the New Black! But we will also have a lot of other sessions and opportunities for your team to talk to SMEs in many technologies.

As part of the services we provide to our Premier customers, the New Zealand Services team is excited to announce the return of Premier Tech Hui (previously TechDay).
Stream 1 Stream 2
Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack
Come and listen to Insomnia, a specialist security company, as they, and Microsoft’s very own Account Managers, talk about what a security attack can look like, and what you can do about it!
Office 365 Email Security Azure Automation
Just how sure are you that your email is secure? Gain a new understanding of what your exposure maybe, and what technology Microsoft has to help you. Explore Azure Automation Runbooks and DSC, and configure an Automation Portal with a Workflow Approval process.
EMS (Enable BYOD during your lunch break) Azure Scaffolding
Exploring Mobile Application Management. What is it, and how do I get started? Azure Scaffold is a lightweight cloud governance framework for Azure Subscriptions. Watch how ARM Policies, ARM Templates, Visual Studio Team Services and PowerShell can provide security, compliance and cost control without slowing development teams down.
Ask the Experts
Ask our expert speakers all your burning questions!
Windows 10 Deployment Digital Transformation
Windows 10 modern management. What is the future of deploying and managing the modern desktop and how does it compare to traditional management? Managing Change in the Digital era – The Microsoft Story.
AI & Machine Learning Art of Coding a Conversation: Designing Bots
Get your head in the AI/ML space, with some awesome overview demo’s by one of our local PFE’s. In this session, we will take a deep dive into Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and share our experiences from building bots with customers in Aus/NZ.
Azure Stack Mixed Reality
Azure Stack is an extension of Azure to your on premises environment. Start your ramp up now with a Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist! Learn the basics of what Windows Mixed Reality is, and how to get started developing applications with it.
What is it?
A day for Techs, Architects and anyone else within your organisation with an interest in all things IT! Tech Hui is about coming together as a group, sharing information, learnings, and good vibes.

Our Field Engineers and other subject matter experts will be presenting on a variety of topics in their specialist fields. As well as this year’s keynote.


8.30am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 1st November

Langham Hotel