Monthly Archives: November 2016

EMS Partner Training Events Coming Q1 2017

This year’s EMS training courses have all been booked out, but the long waiting lists for Sydney and Melbourne mean that we have some additional dates for next year to share. Make sure you reach out to the Microsoft Australia readiness team via the contact details below to register your interest and secure a seat. Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)   Enterprise Mobility + Security Type: Technical (L300) Audience: Partners with existing competencies around devices and deployment, access and identity,

Windows 10 Tech Series For Australian Partners

If you are attending the Sydney event make sure you let me know, I can’t make the first two days as I’ll be wrapping up an EMS training event, but I will be there on day 3.  You are invited to enroll in the Windows Tech Series training course. Building on deployment, management and security features first introduced with Windows 10 at release, this 3-day workshop, which includes hands-on labs, will provide you with the opportunity to explore the different

Download The Windows 10 ADK Preview Build 14965

If you are trying to stay a step ahead of the public releases of the Windows ADK, and you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Windows Insider Preview so that you not only get early access to new Windows 10 builds, but you can also grab early releases of the Windows ADK as well. Windows ADK Insider Preview – Build 14965 is available now, here is the information from the Insider page before you download the ISO. Install

Use cases for Microsoft Intune Client Software vs MDM

Something that often comes up during conversations about managing Windows PCs with Intune is whether they should be managed as a PC or as a mobile device. As with most conversations, there isn’t usually a clear cut answer. In this post I will highlight some of the scenarios where one option might make more sense than the other. In the next post I will have table that compares the two options side by side. Please note that these do not

Microsoft Intune November 2016 Updates

Another month, another round of feature updates for Intune. This month’s updates include news on enhanced Cordova and Xamarin support for MAM without enrollment. If you need a refresher on what’s currently available for MAM without MDM, take a look at the table here. Over the last few months we’ve seen new tenants moving from traditional Intune groups over to AAD groups, a huge improvement, but one that also requires some planning for those who have been using Intune since

Microsoft Intune October 2016 Updates

As is usually the case, there are a few new features in October, including updates to Conditional Access, Android for Work support, Lookout integration, Android fingerprint reader support and more. One of the things that you do need to be aware of is that newly provisioned tenants that leverage the updated grouping and targeting features for the Android for Work features. What’s new Conditional access for mobile application management You will be able to restrict access to Exchange Online so

Bio-Key SideTouch USB for Windows Hello Review

I didn’t have too many things on my shopping list for trip to Redmond for the 2016 MVP Summit, but one of them was the Bio-Key SideTouch USB device from the Bellevue Microsoft Store. For anyone who has a Windows Hello compatible fingerprinter reader on their device already, you know the convenience, and moving forward, Windows Hello for Business will play an important role for many organisations deploying Windows 10. Bio-Key have a number of different devices available, here’s a

Intune MAM With And Without MDM App List

Recently while discussing MAM with and without MDM with Microsoft Intune I mentioned that there was a page that gave the list of apps that supported the different options, which you can find here. Unfortunately it doesn’t give a table view of what options you have for the different apps, so I have created that table at the bottom of the page. If you haven’t seen the MAM settings in the Azure Portal, here are a couple of screenshots for


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