Category Archives: Intune

What’s The Windows 8.1 Workplace? Part 2 23/81

In yesterday’s post I covered Workplace join, but there was another option for device management which I hadn’t discussed yet. This option allows Windows 8.1 devices to be managed as mobile devices via the OMA-DM API which allows many different MDM solutions to target Windows 8.1 as well as the types of devices traditionally associated as mobile devices. Now I can choose to Turn On device management, which in this case allows Windows Intune to manage by Windows 8.1 device

What’s The Windows 8.1 Workplace? Part 1 22/81

Tucked away under the Network options in Windows 8.1 is the Workplace, which the more adventurous 8.1 users have discovered without really seeing what it is capable of delivering. There are two different pieces here, the first is the Workplace join, which gives many of the benefits of joining a domain without needing to join a domain, and the second it taking advantage of Windows 8.1s ability to be managed as a mobile device rather than as a traditional PC.

Ahead of the Game Technical Series

For those of you in the eastern states of Australia – make sure you register for this. Why? Well, the content will be great, and I’ll be delivering it, and there will free lunch. Talk about a winning trifecta!   You’re invited to the Ahead of the Game Technical Series The Ahead of the Game Technical Series is a Server and Cloud technical training for Microsoft Partners delivering value-added services to small and midsize businesses. Attend this three days of

Windows Intune update rolling out early to existing users

While it won’t be officially launched until October 18, current Windows Intune users will start receiving updates according to the following schedule. Europe: Europe 2-05:                   (UTC) 9/23/2013 4:30:00 PM – 9/24/2013 2:30:00 AM Europe 2-03:                   (UTC) 10/12/2013 4:30:00 PM – 10/13/2013 2:30:00 AM Europe 2-01:                   (UTC) 10/14/2013 4:30:00 PM – 10/15/2013 2:30:00 AM Europe 2-02:                   (UTC) 10/14/2013 4:30:00 PM – 10/15/2013 2:30:00 AM North America: North America 2-05:       (UTC) 9/25/2013 4:30:00 PM – 9/26/2013 2:30:00 AM

The long term benefits of Hyper-V (and Windows) in the Xbox One

While many gaming enthusiasts have had a crash course in Hyper-V since the recent Microsoft announcements, for those of us on the IT side of the fence have had time to think about the possible ramifications of this on our world, and the good news is that it’s all good news. More Hyper-V Hosts = More Data = Better Hyper-V Hosts One of the most critical benefits I see in this is that Microsoft can drastically install the base of

Adding Windows Intune To The CIE

With last week’s update from CIE 4.1 to 4.5, the Office 365 based version added support for Yammer and CRM Online, moving into a position of having scenario elements that the VM based version doesn’t offer just yet. One of the elements that is still missing though is the incorporating of Windows Intune into the scenarios. This is something that isn’t all that difficult to do, depending on how complex you want to make it, but for the sake of

Something Is Growing On My Surface

And that would be me. I embraced the Surface with a sense of skepticism, knowing in advance the shortcomings of Windows RT versus Windows 8, and the limitations of the included versions of the Office applications, yet it hasn’t been placed in the “pile of questionable hardware devices for testing purposes that my wife wishes I would get rid of”. What’s Not To Like? I will deliberately keep this section short, too many articles and conversations on Surface and Windows

Windows Intune Wave D Jump Start Available For Download

Just a heads up that the recordings from a few weeks back are now posted to the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Topics include: (01) Big Picture with Windows Intune (02) Architecture Design Considerations (03) Extending your Identity to Windows Azure Active Directory (04) Intune Administrator Roles, Users, and Groups (05) Intune Policies (06) Intune PC Setup and Enrollment (07) Intune Mobile Device Management (MDM) Setup and Enrollment (08) Intune Software Deployment (09) Setting up Unified Infrastructure with Intune and SCCM (10)

Desktop To Cloud Session Summary – January 30

This week I gave a talk that spanned Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Office 365 integration, here’s a summary of what was discussed, based largely on audience questions The licensing changes to Windows Intune as well as the per user licensing model were the first topic covered, and how being part of the Server and Tools business rather than being in the Windows business were what allowed these to happen. The System Center Configuration Manager 2012 integration was also discussed,

Windows Intune Webcast Recordings Now Available

There are three Windows Intune webcasts available for download now – please note that you will need to use your MPN sign in to access these… · Windows Intune: Building on top of your SCCM Practice – November recording· Windows Intune: Licensing attach to Configuration Manager EAs – November recording· Windows Intune: Managing Modern Devices – November recording


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