Monthly Archives: February 2017

Windows Server 2016 MCSA Upgrade Exam 70-743

Last week at Ignite Australia 2017 I had to use my MCP credentials to test out the on-site testing facilities, for which I was given a free double-shot exam voucher. Because I’ve already done all of the Windows 10 and EMS related exams that are available I thought I’d try my hand at the Windows Server 2016 70-743 exam, what was the worst that could happen? Thankfully nothing bad happened, I got through it, but it did highlight just how

Public Preview Of Azure AD Group Based License Management for Office 365

Continuing the ongoing addition of features into the Azure Portal for different components of the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite, Azure Active group based licensing is now in public preview. Here are some of the key take aways from the announcement. Licenses can be assigned using any “security group” in Azure AD, whether synced from on-premises or created directly in Azure AD. AADP1 or AADP2 subscriptions can combine license management with dynamic group membership All Microsoft Online Services that require user-level

Intune Preview Portal Updates For February 2017

For those of you with recently created Intune tenants that have access to the Intune preview functionality within the Azure Portal, more capabilities have been added to test out. The one which I’ve had many people tell me was on their wish list is non-managed devices can access assigned apps, making it easier for MAM without device enrolment scenarios to become more user friendly for app location and installation use. Ability to restrict mobile device enrollment Intune is adding new enrollment

Intune Updates February 2017 – Part 2

The What’s New In Intune page over on docs.microsoft.com has just been updated, and the following updates were covered across new capabilities and notices. These include a new guided experience for Windows 10 Company Portal, group migration impact on iOS policies, the new MDM server enrolment address for Windows devices, the upcoming Android Company Portal app changes and the ability to associate multiple management tools with the Windows Store for Business instead of only one. New Capabilities New guided experience

Say Hi At Ignite 2017 Australia

For those of you heading along to Microsoft Ignite on the Gold Coast next week, drop by any of the four sessions I’ll be delivering during the week and say hello. When I’m not in one of these sessions I’ll either be near the hands on labs or dropping in to some of the sessions to make sure I learn something as well. [  

Outlook for iOS Add-In Notification from Intune team

Another announcement from the Intune team about what’s required to make sure that the Outlook add-ins announced last week interact with Exchange and Mobile Application Management policies. Read on for the full details included in the email… Last week, the Outlook team announced add-ins for Outlook on iOS. This add-in feature set already exists in Outlook on Windows, web and Mac (in Office Insiders). Since add-ins are managed via Exchange, users will be able to copy and share data and

Intune Updates February 2017 – Part 1

We are still in early February, but a few updates have rolled out late last month and early this month, below you will find a summary of these, which include app updates, and portal updates. I’ve received notification that one of my Intune tenants is going to be migrated early so that I can test things out without having to keep spinning up new trial tenants. New Capabilities In-console reports for MAM without enrollment New app protection reports have been added for both enrolled

Azure MFA VPN Support In Preview

When running through the different pieces of Enterprise Mobility + Security with those who are focused on the cloud only components, it usually comes as a surprise to see how many different on-premises services can be extended with the different EMS components. The one that people know about is AADConnect, but Intune has connectors for Configuration Manager, Exchange and Simple Enrolment Protocol, AIP/RMS has the Azure RMS connector, and of course Advanced Threat Analytics is deployed by the customer. The MFA

Intune Groups Migrating to Azure AD Groups Email Notification

For those of you not actively monitoring your tenant administrator email accounts, it’s worth reading the content of a message that was just sent out to advise of some changes that are coming through as part of the migration process.   Intune Groups Migrating to Azure AD Groups   Dear Tenant Administrator, Microsoft Intune is a Mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management solution from Microsoft. Intune is the mobility solution in Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) or

New Configuration Service Providers for Windows 10 1703

Over on the recently updated What’s new in MDM enrollment and management page on MSDN new CSPs have been added for 1703. You can also check out the update listings for 1511 and 1607 while you are there, along with the change history. What’s new in Windows 10, version 1703 Item Description New nodes in Update CSP Added the following nodes to the Update CSP: FailedUpdates/Failed Update Guid/RevisionNumber InstalledUpdates/Installed Update Guid/RevisionNumber PendingRebootUpdates/Pending Reboot Update Guid/RevisionNumber CM_CellularEntries CSP To PurposeGroups setting, added the following values:


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