Category Archives: Mobile Device Management

Intune to support iOS 8 at launch, adds new features

The Intune team have announced that they will be support iOS 8 on launch day, here’s the text from their blog post on the topic, and a more in depth post is here. Regardless of your personal views of what the new iPhones deliver, for many organisations they will be arriving en masse shortly due to user demand, and there will be plenty of eager iOS7 users updating within the next few days, and expecting you in IT to make

Catch me at WPC2014 for a Windows Intune and Office 365 session

If you are going to be at WPC this year, swing by this session if you want an autograph, to shake my hand, or to yell random things at me. Intune – The Future Opportunity for Your Office 365 Managed Service Speaker(s): Aileen Hannah, Mark O’Shea Increasingly, businesses are looking to IT partners to “take the problem away.” The public cloud makes it so much easier for partners to do just that by offering comprehensive managed services without having to

Managing Windows 8.1 With Windows Intune

Today I will be delivering the third in a series of Windows 8.1 focused webinars, with the focus of this one being managing Windows 8.1 through the traditional Windows Intune client as well as managing Windows 8.1 devices through MDM. Managing Windows 8.1 With Windows Intune This session is partly acting as a warm up session for some of the things that will be covered in the Windows Intune session I will be delivering with Aileen Hannah from the Windows

RemoteApp and Desktop Connections in Windows 8.1 24/81

I’ve previously covered several elements of Microsoft’s BYOD technologies for Windows 8.1, including Work Folders, Workplace Join and Device Management, but an old favourite gets thrust into the spotlight as part of this strategy, and that is Remote Desktop. Whether we are talking about presenting a Windows desktop or an application, RDP has become more important as non-Windows platforms have taken the lion’s share of the mobile device world. While versions of Office and other productivity and LOB applications are

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

Adding Windows RT 8.1 Preview To The CIE

Previously I had written about adding Windows RT to the CIE, and now with the Windows RT 8.1 Preview it’s time to revisit the topic, with the new Outlook 2013 the main drawcard for now. First up, it’s time to deal with the non-trusted CA Root Authority. Extract the certificate from the zip file. Open the certificate. Install the certificate to trusted Root CAs Once the certificate is installed, it’s time to configure Outlook. The easiest place to do this

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

Windows RT’s Outlook Gets Brighter

For those of us who have one of the different Windows RT devices in market, including Surface, the news this week that an ARM based Outlook 2013 will be available is great news. While the Windows 8 Mail app has received updates since launch, they have neither had the frequency nor capabilities that we needed to make this a more palatable messaging client for the Outlook dependent. While there are some who are wishing that the Office suite was ported


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