Category Archives: Azure Portal

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

Inspire 2017 Enterprise Mobility + Security Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s Microsoft 365 session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Enterprise Mobility + Security as well as some of the standalone components.  I had a chance to see a couple of these in person, including the sessions by @vladpetrosyan and @markmorow and had a chance to catch up with some of the other presenters in the expo hall between sessions. CE400 How to take your security practice to the next

Communication from the Microsoft Intune Team – Welcome to the new Intune on Azure Experience

One of the Intune tenants I managed received the following via email today, a huge step to encourage people to start using the new Intune on Azure experience. Of course the first thing I checked was whether the blades still said “Preview”, because I didn’t read the full text of the message, so I had to go back and check it again, where it explains “We will remove the “Preview” tag once we meet our engineering bar for the new Intune

Updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure – New Microsoft Mechanics Video

A new video has been added to the Microsoft Mechanics channel on YouTube for Updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure. It includes demonstrations of Role Based Access Controls, tighter integration with Azure Active Directory Groups; reporting and automation capabilities leveraging the Microsoft Graph API and more.

AAD Self Service Group Management In the Azure Portal

Following on from the last two posts, this time the focus is on Azure Active Directory Self Service Group Management capabilities. Figure 1: The first step is enabling the Self Service Group Management settings in the Azure Portal, under Directory, Users and Groups – Group settings, General settings. Figure 2: Signed in as Admin, I choose the option to Create Group. Figure 3: Choose the appropriate details, this case I have selected the Group policy of The group requires owner

AAD Application Proxy In The Azure Portal

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’ll continue with the app publishing story, but this time via the Azure Active Directory Application Proxy. The app proxy allows you to publish on-prem web apps, while leveraging the identity security benefits that Azure Active provides. \ Figure 1: The initial steps for setting up the AAD App Proxy include choosing Enterprise Applications within Azure Active Directory, and then clicking Application Proxy Figure 2: Next we need to choose Download Connector Figure 3: From

Blockers For Migrating Intune Tenants

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a few ad-hoc conversations around the requirements for making sure the transition to the new AAD groups and portal goes smoothly, and a post on the topic has just appeared over on the Intune Support blog. In the post they mention six things to clean up to ensure a faster, smoother transition. While the removal of the Silverlight requirement is a big improvement from a browser compatibility perspective, the consolidation of management portals

Intune Preview Portal Updates For February 2017

For those of you with recently created Intune tenants that have access to the Intune preview functionality within the Azure Portal, more capabilities have been added to test out. The one which I’ve had many people tell me was on their wish list is non-managed devices can access assigned apps, making it easier for MAM without device enrolment scenarios to become more user friendly for app location and installation use. Ability to restrict mobile device enrollment Intune is adding new enrollment

January Updates To The Intune Preview In Azure

As we get closer to Intune moving over to the Azure portal, there are a few updates that have already worked their way in since the initial preview release last month. The best way to check out all of the new capabilities is a with a new trial tenant, as opposed to waiting for your production or existing test tenants to be updated. As you’ll see in a few of the screenshots below, this is the path I had to

Microsoft Intune in the Azure Portal

This post is mainly screenshots of what the Intune preview in the Azure Portal looks like, along with a few comments where appropriate. Since I started working with Intune in early 2011, when it was Windows Intune, and only a cloud based PC management solution, the Silverlight requirement has always been an issue for some, but we can see that progress is definitely being made to reduce the number of portals required for managing Enterprise Mobility + Security, and bringing


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