Category Archives: AAD Connect

Azure AD Connect Now Supported On Windows Server 2016

Another update for Windows Server 2016 compatibility – you can now download install Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect with Windows Server 2016 as a supported platform. Details Version: 1.1.371.0 File Name: AzureADConnect.msi Date Published: 12/7/2016 File Size: 78.1 MB Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure AD makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. With this integration users and organizations can take advantage of the following: Organizations can provide users with a

Innovation Days Agenda – September 17, 2016

In a recent post I mentioned the Innovation Days event that is happening in Sydney on September 17. If you haven’t registered yet, head on over to the registration site and reserve your place. Check out the session agenda here, and make sure you come along to my session at 4:10pm to hear more about the latest updates to Windows 10 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite.

Join me at Innovation Days

Join Australian Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) and Industry Experts for a one day of accelerated learning about innovative technologies. Expert Speakers will present based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions.   Major Topics Includes: Cloud and Datacenter Management Topics covered include Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud and the future of applications, integrating Cloud into your IT strategy/the challenges of the journey to the cloud, managing scalable applications to managing customer relationships through social platforms; Linux and

Deploy Windows 10 in a school

A new guide for schools looking to deploy Windows 10 alongside Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Premium can be found at https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/plan/deploy-windows-10-in-a-school and it includes the following topics. Prepare for school deployment How to configure a school Prepare the admin device Create and configure Office 365 Select an Office 365 user account–creation method Integrate on-premises AD DS with Azure AD Bulk-import user and group accounts into AD DS Bulk-import user accounts into Office 365 Assign user licenses for Azure

Microsoft Intune April 2016 Updates

Listed below are the details of the Intune updates for April 2016, and as per usual there are likely a few that are particularly applicable to your environment.   All of the April 2016 features are also supported for hybrid customers (Configuration Manager integrated with Intune). App management MAM user compliance. You can now view the status of your application management policies for any user in your Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant. This includes: Devices Apps on the device Status

APAC MVP Windows 10 Webinar Series – Week 2

This Thursday, at 1pm Sydney time, I’ll be presenting the second webinar in the MVP series that kicked last week. You can register here, but for more information keep reading. Preparing your environment and deploying Windows 10 Webinar link will be provided in the registration confirmation email. This webinar is a part of the Windows 10 webinar series, find out more about the series and related webinars here. Webinar description Windows 10 is designed to give you the smoothest Operating

Microsoft Specialist – 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise – Exam Now Live

Overnight I received notification that the results were in for those who sat the beta version of the 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise, and thankfully I’d managed to get through. One of the hardest parts of preparing for beta exams is that you don’t have much to go by in terms of specific preparation content. More often than not in my case it turns into a somewhat chaotic effort to pull together a diverse range of resources that

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 –

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.

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment

Again, a few more resources for an upcoming course. Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 1 Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 2 Coming soon: New features for managing Windows 10 and iOS devices Coming soon: New Intune features including Windows 10 EDP policies Coming soon: Support for new Windows 10 features, Apple VPP for Business, and more    


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