Author: Steven van Dijk

As you may already know, the newly redesigned Skype 8 has replaced Skype 7. Microsoft was originally planning to ax Skype 7 on September 1st but has delayed the inevitable end due to customer lash back. One of the unfortunate new ‘features’ of Skype 8 is you can no longer turn off automatic updates. This […]

If you’re getting tired of paying overage fees to the blood-sucking vampires that run the ISPs servicing your remote sites, I’m going to show you an alternative to DFS which allows you to cache your deploy patch/install files to each remote site. Target machines can then grab the install files from their closest cache server […]

PDQ’s Computer Inventory Tool Even before working here at PDQ.com, PDQ Inventory was my favorite computer inventory tool. Today I’m going to show you one of the reasons why. We talk a lot about deploying software patches and updates, but how do you identify what needs patching? The answer is collections. We maintain a dynamic […]

In today’s blog post I’ll review the basics of third-party software patching, as well as automated software deployments using schedules in PDQ Deploy. PDQ Deploy is a software deployment tool that includes the Package Library, this repository grants you access to hundreds of premade deployment packages. Deploy also allows you to create custom deployment packages […]

We like to have fun at our office. In fact, part of our Company Core Values states, “We thrive on humor and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Since April Fool’s Day is coming up, we wanted to provide you with a few funny pranks that could be used to cause a little (easily repairable) havoc […]