Windows Insider for Business (WIPfB) now with GPO control. Time to get a true pilot group in your enterprise

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/for-business-organization-admin/?utm_source=other&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710-AdminAnnounce&utm_content=WIP_Body_OrgAdmin   You can now opt in people via GPO. You can turn on Telemetry, Enable WIP, Select which build the machine gets. You can view others submitted feedback from your company.  HOWEVER, you cannot edit or modify your companies submissions, yet. I still say do a query of your enterprise to see who is…

WAAS: Naming Structure Not-So-Secret Decoder Ring

In the past year we have had a lot of Nomenclature Changes for Windows As A Service (WAAS).  The following slide from Ignite 2017 really clears it up.  Just like designer MUD in a SPA. How often Office and Windows updated? What versions of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) supports 1709 next…

Travel without a Real ID in 2018 will be challenging for 10 states

REAL ID Federal Enforcement Act passed by Congress in 2005 “set standards for issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses”.  This is going to be enforced in early 2018.  I am sure these 10 states will do something.. just no idea what yet? Source: Home Land Security – https://www.dhs.gov/federal-enforcement January 22, 2018 All non-compliant…

Free eBooks from Microsoft

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Travel: Marriott new renewal expiration date

I just got my status renewal email for Marriott Platinum Elite.  Yes, I hit 75 nights already this year. Lots of travel.   What I found interesting is the expiration is June of 2019 not Jan 1st of 2019.  I wonder if this is due to the planned SPG integration next year. As with all…

Fitness: Working From Home Treadmill Desk

I purchased a LifeSpan Walking desk almost 4 years ago.  I use it every day I am home.  I have learned many things over the years but fundamentally it all boils down to this: Get busy living.  Or Get busy dying. I work in a tech job from home.  Which means I normally sit the…

Finance: 69% have less $1000 saved – Really?

2016 Results 2015 Results 69% of american have less than $1000 saved. Really? Really? I started saving as much as I could even during my first job in High School. Income’s are not stable. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. At the least blog people: Get the match your company retirement provides…