Monthly Archives: March 2017

AAD Self Service Group Management In the Azure Portal

Following on from the last two posts, this time the focus is on Azure Active Directory Self Service Group Management capabilities. Figure 1: The first step is enabling the Self Service Group Management settings in the Azure Portal, under Directory, Users and Groups – Group settings, General settings. Figure 2: Signed in as Admin, I choose the option to Create Group. Figure 3: Choose the appropriate details, this case I have selected the Group policy of The group requires owner

AAD Application Proxy In The Azure Portal

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’ll continue with the app publishing story, but this time via the Azure Active Directory Application Proxy. The app proxy allows you to publish on-prem web apps, while leveraging the identity security benefits that Azure Active provides. \ Figure 1: The initial steps for setting up the AAD App Proxy include choosing Enterprise Applications within Azure Active Directory, and then clicking Application Proxy Figure 2: Next we need to choose Download Connector Figure 3: From

AAD App Integration In the Azure Portal

This is the first in a series of posts focused on performing common Azure Active Directory tasks in the Ibiza portal, starting with app integration. The other posts in this series will cover topics such as Self Service Group Management, Self Service Password Reset, Multi-Factor Authentication and Conditional Access. Figure 1: A customised view of the Azure Portal with a focus on the components of the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite from Microsoft. Figure 2: After selecting the Directory tile,

Intune Preview Portal Updates For March 2017

This month the Intune preview in Azure gets additional capabilities, including iOS Lost Mode, Device Actions, custom app categories and LOB app assignment to unenrolled devices, along with new compliance reports. Support for iOS Lost Mode For iOS 9.3 and later devices, Intune added support for Lost Mode. You can now lock down a device to prevent all use and display a message and contact phone number of the device lock screen. The end user will not be able to

Intune Updates March 2017

Another month, another round of updates for Intune, including an updated Company Portal app for Android, non-managed devices accessing assigned apps and an app signing script for Windows 10 Company Portal. Full details below from docs. New Capabilities New user experience for the Company Portal app for Android The Company Portal app for Android will be updating its user interface for a more modern look and feel, and better user experience. The notable updates are: Colors: Company Portal tab headers are

Update to Intune App Protection – Microsoft Teams On iOS Now Available

Just a minor update to the March 2017 Intune App Protection list for standalone MAM support – Microsoft Teams for iOS was added, as seen below in the screenshot.  

Blockers For Migrating Intune Tenants

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a few ad-hoc conversations around the requirements for making sure the transition to the new AAD groups and portal goes smoothly, and a post on the topic has just appeared over on the Intune Support blog. In the post they mention six things to clean up to ensure a faster, smoother transition. While the removal of the Silverlight requirement is a big improvement from a browser compatibility perspective, the consolidation of management portals

Upcoming Windows 10 Training Events

The Microsoft Australia Partner Readiness team have lined up two 3-day Windows 10 training events in Sydney and Perth for April 2017. Windows 10 Technical Series Training 4th – 6th April 2017 | 8:30am – 5:00pm, GMT+10:00 (Australia/Sydney) 10th – 12th April 2017 | 8:30am – 5:00pm, GMT+08:00 (Australia/Perth) Level: 300 Target Product: Windows Audience: technical Event Identification: AUWW176 Event Description: Building on deployment, management and security features first introduced with Windows 10 at release, this 3-day workshop, which includes

Updated MAM With And Without MDM App List March 2017 – Now With Microsoft Teams!

The new kid on the Office block is the new kid on the MAM without MDM block – Microsoft Teams. For the last three months or so iOS and Android have been neck and neck for the number of supported apps, but this month Android pulls ahead. Above – Pre-Microsoft Teams tally under Intune App Protection in Azure Portal. Above – No Intune App Protection yet for Microsoft Teams Above – What’s this? Something new for Android Above – Since

Windows 10 DynamicManagement CSP Information On MSDN

This week the MDM documentation for Windows 10 was updated to include information on the DynamicManagement CSP, which will allow devices to behave differently based on location, network or time. There are quite a few different scenarios for using this, including enabling additional security requirements, or alternatively focusing on costs by disabling cellular data when roaming. These policies are enforced even when the MDM service cannot be reached. The configuration service provider provides the following settings… DynamicManagement Notifications Enabled ActiveList


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