Monthly Archives: February 2015

To cloud or not to cloud?

For those that know me, knows that I’m a huge fan of cloud when it makes sense. Be on cloud just to tell people that is on cloud does not make sense and your company is probably losing money. For small companies, be on cloud is always the simplest solution, they don’t need infrastructure, they don’t need to buy anything, so, they don’t need a lot of money to start. With the big push from Microsoft and with its new corporation theme “cloud first mobile first”, many companies are migrating or using some sort of cloud. The benefit exist, how much would cost you to host an exchange server in your company? The license for office proplus? Energy? Server? Backup? etc. And not forgetting, someone to help you with the setup and monthly maintenance. If you get office 365, you get the same for about £15 + vat per person…

SCCM 2012 R2 and SP1 February 2015 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection Clients

Players, If you’re on SCCM 2012 R2 or SP1, you’ll have noticed (depending on your WSUS sync schedule) a new version of SCEP that became available this week. We’re now on version 4.7.205.0 The update contains the following improvements: The following configuration settings are updated in the ADMX templates: DisableAutoExclusions SubmitSamplesConsent UILockdown Improvements to registry and file system protection to counter tampering from malware. Sub-mount points can be automatically excluded, and volumes can be fully excluded in Real time protection (RTP). This update also includes the deprecation of the DisableGenericReports subkey in the following registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting NOTE: You need to be on at least CU1 of SCCM 2012 R2 or CU 5 for SCCM 2012 SP1. Please refer to this link (where I got the info from for this post) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3036437 Enjoy Heinrich Pelser