Category Archives: AAD

WPC2016 and Related EMS Announcements

This week at WPC Microsoft have been discussing some of the most recent changes to EMS, which has now been rebranded from Enterprise Mobility Suite to Enterprise Mobility + Security to take into account some of the recent additions that focus heavily on security. Over the coming weeks I’ll have time to dig into these in more detail, but for now here are the related blog posts for the announcements. Introducing Enterprise Mobility + Security Learn about the rebranding 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

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Preview Now Available In Australia

Since the AADDS preview started I’ve been questioned several times during demonstrations of AAD/AADS/EMS scenarios why my tenants are always in US West, not in AustraliaEast or AustraliaSouthEast, and the primary reason was because the AADDS preview wasn’t available in the local datacenters. In a post on the Active Directory Team Blog they mention Australian DC availability, as well as other enhancements that have rolled into the preview, including… Secure LDAP access Custom OU support Administer DNS for your managed domain

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.

Office 365 Desktop Applications And Azure RMS

A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to

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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