Category Archives: AAD

Microsoft 365 Business Part 4 – Office 365 Business Deployment

In the earlier posts in this series we covered Windows 10 Business, Azure Active Directory and Windows AutoPilot, and now we move over to the deployment of Office 365 Business. In the last post on Windows AutoPilot we saw that this gets installed automatically as part of the Azure Active Domain Join and autoenrollment into Intune, and today we’ll take a look at enabling this deployment, as well as what is going on behind the scenes with Intune. From the

Microsoft 365 Business Part 3 – Windows AutoPilot

Following on from the last post on Azure Active Directory inclusions in Microsoft 365 Business, let’s take a look at the Windows AutoPilot pieces. For full details on Windows AutoPilot take a look at the official documentation.   To start adding enrolling devices into Windows AutoPilot, sign in to the Microsoft Store for Business as an admin and clicking Manage. Click on Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program.   I already have one device enrolled, but I need to add another device.

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

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

Changes to Access Work Or School in Windows 10 Insider Preview

One of the things that Windows 10 Azure Active Directory join with Intune auto enrolment is that it has protected me from some of the changes that were taking place in the Windows Settings UI for Access Work Or School. With the Anniversary Update there were some changes that made it harder to figure out what was happening, especially around clarity in joining Azure AD versus just performing a device enrolment. With the current Insider preview builds, steps have been

Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory

The Power BI team have announced the Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory, and it’s a great way to get additional reporting insights from your Azure Active Directory Premium subscriptions. It’s easy enough to set up, I had it enabled within a few minutes, but I haven’t had too much of a chance to dig in just yet. First select Azure Active Directory Activity Logs Click Get It Now You can choose OAuth2 as I have here to

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.

Plan for Change: New Grouping and Targeting Experience Coming to Intune

Based on your feedback to have one grouping and targeting experience across Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft is converting Intune Groups to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)-based Security Groups. This new unified group management experience will keep you from having to duplicate groups between services, introduces dynamic grouping for Intune device properties, and provides extensibility using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. How does this affect you? A preliminary timeline and a high-level list of what to expect follows. While Microsoft knows

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