Category Archives: Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Preparing to upgrade to Windows 10 Business

I’ve previously posted about Windows 10 Business, so I won’t go into that in this post. Instead the focus of this post is how set up Operations Management Suite’s Windows Analytics Upgrade Anaytlics to capture information from your Windows 7 and Windows 8.x devices. Even if you are just targeting Windows 10 Pro deployments, the information in this post is just as relevant, so don’t be concerned about references to Windows 10 Business. What do you need to get started?

Microsoft 365 Business Resources

Following on from the earlier posts on Microsoft 365 Business, it’s now on the price list and there are some additional resources that will help get you up to speed. One of the documents I strongly encourage you to take a look at is the FAQ, which covers a variety of topics, but also explains some of the capabilities versus some of the restrictions. I’ve copied some of these here, as they explain some of the pieces you need to

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

Microsoft 365 Business Part 3 – Windows AutoPilot

Following on from the last post on Azure Active Directory inclusions in Microsoft 365 Business, let’s take a look at the Windows AutoPilot pieces. For full details on Windows AutoPilot take a look at the official documentation.   To start adding enrolling devices into Windows AutoPilot, sign in to the Microsoft Store for Business as an admin and clicking Manage. Click on Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program.   I already have one device enrolled, but I need to add another device.

Microsoft 365 Business Part 2 – Azure Active Directory

In the first post of this series I covered the Windows 10 Pro upgrades included in Microsoft 365 Business, today it’s time to discuss the Azure Active Directory components that work alongside Intune to enable Windows 10 Business. I’ll start by posting the components included with the Microsoft 365 Business SKU again. Third from the bottom you can see Azure Active Directory, and this version is a subset of Azure Active Premium P1, focusing on the required components that allow

Microsoft 365 Business Part 1 – Windows 10 Business

As I’m currently preparing some session content for Ignite 2017, I thought I would share some of the pieces I’ll be going through, starting with Windows 10 Business. This raises the question – what is Windows 10 Business, is it another Windows SKU? Rather than think of it as another SKU, the best way to think about it is that it’s Windows 10 Pro when it’s being managed by Microsoft 365 Business. If that’s not clear, think of it as

Inspire 2017 Microsoft 365 Session Recordings Available Now

Last week at Inspire 2017 Microsoft announced the Microsoft 365 suite offerings. For those of you who weren’t at the event, or were at the event but missed some of the sessions, many of the session recordings are available for watching now. WIN01 Grow your business with Modern IT As businesses seek to transform their products, tools, and operations, they need a world class platform built for the digital economy. Windows 10, Office 365, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

New Office 365 Desktop Application Deployment Capabilities In Microsoft Intune

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen different ways of deploying Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus to Windows 10 PCs, first up we saw the option inside of Intune for Education, and then last week at Inspire we saw how this works from the Office 365 portal in Microsoft 365 Business. For those who aren’t using either of those options, but still want an incredibly easy way to deploy Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 365 Business. First of all,

Microsoft 365 Suites Announced Today

Today at Inspire 2017, the Microsoft 365 Business suites were announced, with Microsoft 365 Business offering a combination of Windows 10 Pro management enhancements, a subset of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions. Also introduced was Microsoft 365 Enterprise offerings, which are also known the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE). These include the E3 and E5 versions of Office 365, EMS and Windows 10 Enterprise, think of this is a version for smaller, more price sensitive


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