Monthly Archives: February 2016

Microsoft Australia Exam Camps coming soon

The Readiness team at Microsoft Australia just posted the dates for eight different exam preparation camps they are running across the country in April and May. Below is the list of exams, the dates for each city and the registration links. If you are looking at getting certified, click the link above to see full details about what is included and what is required of thoes who register. Next Up: Exam 70-331 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Sydney 9th May –

February 2016 Updates To Microsoft Intune

The February 2016 updates to Intune are available… Changes and updates to Microsoft Company Portal The following changes have been made to the Company Portal in this release. Android Company Portal app New screens have been added to guide users through the enrollment process and provide more information about why users should enroll and what IT administrators can and can’t see on their enrolled devices. See the enrollment instructions for details. Enrollment error messages are now displayed in the Company

Changes to Azure RMS logs

Azure RMS has just had another update, this time around it’s around changes to the usage logs being enabled automatically using free storege. Previously you had to manually create and manage an Azure Storge Account and enable the logging via PowerShell, but this is now automated for you. Below are the FAQs that were included in an update email sent out to Azure RMS customers. Is usage logging enabled by default for all Azure RMS customers? Yes, it’s enabled whether

2 free Windows 10 ebooks from Microsoft Press

MS Press has a couple of free ebooks that cover Windows 10, the first is the updated version of Ed Bott’s Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview, which includes new information covering build 1511. The second one to grab is Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager, which isn’t targetting as broad an audience, but for those who need to do large scale Windows 10 deployments it will definitely be useful. A plug for

Azure Active Directory Connect 1.1 Available Now

This update was released last week as I was part way through delivery a 2 day Enterprise Mobility Suite training course, which lead to an interesting situation in student labs – some downloaded V1, while others were presented with 1.1 during the labs. Not a showstopper by any means, instead it just reconfirmed one of the important pieces of the EMS conversation, which is that you really do need to pay attention to the changes that are always taking place.

New Windows as a Service Resources Available

With the change to the way Windows 10 updates are being rolled out it’s important to take note of a few new resources that are available to help you navigate what’s new in the different builds. Windows 10 update history includes details on the original July build, as well as linking to the KB article that lists more details on the cumulative update. as well as the November build with a link to its KB article with more details. Here’s a

Office 365 Desktop Applications And Azure RMS

A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to


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