Category: Tips

February 7, 2018
How to Increase the Size of SCCM Site Server Log Files

Has this ever happened to you? You’re trying to do a proper investigation of a problem, but you can’t because the log file was overwritten too quickly? Did you know…

January 23, 2018
What is CMTrace?

CMTrace is a real-time log file viewer for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch and SCCM 2012. I originally wrote a blog post about CMTrace back in 2014, so…

January 16, 2018
How Color Is Used in Power BI and SSRS Dashboards

Continuing on with my Power BI Desktop blog post set (How to Install Power BI Desktop, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, Adding a Calculated Column to a…

January 10, 2018
Adding a Chart to a Power BI Dashboard

Building on the steps shared in my blog posts, How to Install Power BI Desktop, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, and Adding a Calculated Column to a…

December 27, 2017
SCCM Maintenance Tasks

This time of year is a good time (when things are a bit slow) to check Configuration Manager’s (SCCM) environment to ensure that everything is working well. We all know…

December 20, 2017
Adding a Calculated Column to a Power BI Table

In my last blog post, Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM, I showed you how to create a very basic Power BI dashboard by adding a table to…

December 12, 2017
Getting Started with Power BI Desktop and SCCM

In this blog post I will show you how to connect Power BI Desktop to your System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) SQL Server database. During the connection process I will…

December 6, 2017
How to Install Power BI Desktop

I was looking at my upcoming blog post set about Power BI and I thought it would be appropriate to start off first by showing you how to install Power…

November 21, 2017
How to Setup, Configure and Use SCCM’s Asset Intelligence

Asset Intelligence (AI) is one of the underused features of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). AI is comprised of two basic elements: Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point and Asset Intelligence Inventory…

November 15, 2017
How Can I Hide an SSRS Gauge in a Dashboard?

A super-cool feature with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is all of the available options for creating dashboards and reports! For example, did you know that you can hide an…