Category Archives: Azure Active Directory

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 2

In the last post I covered what the end user AAD Join experience could look like, depending on how the underlying cloud services are configured, and in this post I’ll explain some of the configuration settings that are exposed in Azure Active Directory and Intune. Let’s start with the Azure Active Directory configuration settings. In the Azure Active Directory Configure screen, we have the following options… Users may join devices to Azure AD – Select the users and groups that

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 1

One of the new capabilities in Windows 10 that I’m a big fan of is the ability to join Azure Active Directory, here I’ll do a quick walk through of what you see on the Windows 10 client, and what needs to be configured in Azure Active Directory and Intune to allow this to occur.   First up, this screen is presented at the end of a Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise installation if the device has network

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Online Services Integration Part 4

We can move on to more of the integration features, where the focus is on reducing some of the requirement to sign in to the web portals for the different online services. One of the important things to mention here is that the Essentials Dashboard is not trying to replace the need to access the different online admin consoles, that would be a monumental task to undertake, and it would need to be updated constantly to take into consideration all

Download Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide v2 Now

An updated version of the Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide has been released, and you can grab it here. The goals of this guide are to help you answer the following questions: What questions do I need to answer to drive a MDM-specific design for a technology or problem domain that best meets my requirements? What is the sequence of activities I should complete to design a MDM solution for the technology or problem domain? What MDM technology and

Azure Enterprise Mobility Infographic Available For Download

You can download the high resolution of the infographic here to get a visual representation of how Microsoft approaches enterprise mobility by managing identity, devices, apps and data. It shows how Azure Mult-Factor Authentication, AAD Application Proxy, AAD Connect, Office 365, RemoteApp, Azure RMS and Intune work together with other Microsoft technologies to deliver the solution.

Guided Intune Enrollment for Android Company Portal

A few days ago the ECM Docs team at Microsoft released a preview of the Guided Intune Enrollment for Android Company Portal dcoument.  It includes screen by screen representations like you can see below to walk users through the process of enrolling devices.    

Intunedin: back to the future in Czech Republic

The vast majority of the early posts to this site where done from Zlin, a small city in the south east of the Czech Republic, and famous for being the birthplace of Ivana Trump and Bata shoes. This week fate has me back in the Czech Republic for a 4 day train the trainer event for AAD, Intune and RMS… or Enterprise Mobility Suite as the cool kids call that combination. This preview of the material forms the basis of

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 3

In the last post I ran enabled Azure Active Directory, Office 365 and Intune integration, now it’s time to see how this integrates with the local user administration experience. To start with, let’s take a look at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration screen to verify that we have enabled the 3 user related options.   Moving across to the Users tab, we can see that we only have an administrator added, so it’s time to add a use account from

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 2

In the last post I gave an overview of some of the Essentials capabilities, now it’s time to start looking a bit more closely at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration features. Up first we have the Azure Active Directory Integration, which lays the groundwork for the Office 365 and Intune integration. On the right hand side we click Integrate with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to launch the wizard. The first thing that Essentials does is download the Microsoft Service Integration

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 1

A few weeks ago Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 became available, and now it’s time to jump in and take a look at some of the Microsoft Online Services integration capabilities. While there are some portions that look like they have been lifted straight from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, some new capabilities and interface changes have crept through in some areas. For this series of posts stick primarily to screenshots with some explanation of what’s going on


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