Category Archives: 1703

Updates to WSUS/WU Dual Scan on Windows 10 1607

One of the scenarios I’m often asked about at the events I’m involved with is “why are my Windows 10 clients going to Windows Update instead of WSUS?”, and previously I’ve pointed people to the Demystifying “Dual Scan” post from the WSUS Product Team Blog. They’ve just put up a new post Improving Dual Scan on 1607 which is being released as part of the August cumulative update. This update is also being rolled into 1703, and is already part of 1709.  Right

Updated Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit available

One of my favourite download recommendations for those looking into Windows 10 deployment and management scenarios is the Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit. This set of downloadable virtual machines comes in at just under 32GB, and this update includes some major updates to the included components and scenarios for testing. The Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit provides you with a hands-on lab environment for evaluating the latest Microsoft products and tools available for managing your Windows

Inspire 2017 Windows 10 And Devices Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s EMS session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Windows 10 as well as some of the devices sessions. ODR07p-R Reduce customer TCO and stay profitable with Windows With pressure to reduce costs, customers are increasingly looking to optimize and reduce spend in hardware and line items around deployment, management, and support. Join us to hear how Windows 10 enables customers to cut costs without putting your profitability at

New Office 365 Desktop Application Deployment Capabilities In Microsoft Intune

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen different ways of deploying Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus to Windows 10 PCs, first up we saw the option inside of Intune for Education, and then last week at Inspire we saw how this works from the Office 365 portal in Microsoft 365 Business. For those who aren’t using either of those options, but still want an incredibly easy way to deploy Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 365 Business. First of all,

Intune for Education Resources

I’m in the final stages of content preparation for the upcoming Microsoft Australia Education Partner national roadshow, and one of the key technologies I’ll be covering is Intune for Education. I covered this briefly back when it was first announced, but now it’s live and it’s time to highlight some of the resources that are available now. Overview Get Started Guide What is Intune for Education? What is Express Configuration? After the events kick off I’ll record a few of

Intune April 2017 Updates

Earlier today I posted about the new features for Intune in the Azure Portal, and below are the general updates for the month. There are updates across MyApps, Managed Browser, Company Portal and Windows 10 Bulk Enrollment amongst others.   New capabilities MyApps available for Managed Browser Microsoft MyApps now have better support within the Managed Browser. Managed Browser users who are not targeted for management will be brought directly to the MyApps service, where they can access their admin-provisioned

What’s New In The Microsoft Intune Preview In Azure Portal For April 2017

Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to quite a few people who have started using the Intune preview in the Azure Portal for more of their day to day management tasks, and it’s always interesting to hear the things that most people are excited about. For a while the typical response was “No more Silverlight”, but over time this has changed as people are seeing more functionality light up, as well as new functionality that is being rolled

Configuring Windows Information Protection In The Azure Portal Preview

A few weeks ago I made several posts about Azure Active Directory Preview in the Azure Portal, and this week it’s time to start looking at some of the Intune preview capabilities in the Azure Portal. Today I’ll start with Windows Information Protection, which has moved into the Intune Mobile Application Management blade. Previously this is where the Platform choices (highlighted above) only showed iOS and Android, but now we have Windows 10 making a long overdue appearance. Once I

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

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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