Category Archives: Azure

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

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 App Integration In the Azure Portal

This is the first in a series of posts focused on performing common Azure Active Directory tasks in the Ibiza portal, starting with app integration. The other posts in this series will cover topics such as Self Service Group Management, Self Service Password Reset, Multi-Factor Authentication and Conditional Access. Figure 1: A customised view of the Azure Portal with a focus on the components of the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite from Microsoft. Figure 2: After selecting the Directory tile,

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

Intune MAM Exchange Online Conditional Access Now In Azure Portal

In a recent blog post New in Intune: More conditional access, App SDK updates, and Android for Work! the Intune team announced additional conditional access capabilities, including the ability to restrict access to Exchange Online to certain clients for MAM only scenarios. Here is what they posted… Conditional access is one of the signature experiences from Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, bringing together the power of Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium to allow you to define policies that provide

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

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

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

Azure Site Recovery generally available in the Azure portal

Azure Site Recovery, a component of Microsoft Operations Management Suite, is now generally available in the Azure portal. Those familiar with Site Recovery from the Azure classic portal will be pleased with the new look, feel, and enhancements. Azure Site Recovery now includes support for Azure Resource Manager–based and classic deployments, as well as support for simultaneously protecting multiple virtual machines (VMs), in System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Azure, Hyper-V Site to Azure, and System Center VMM to System


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