Category Archives: Office 365

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,

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

Deploy Windows 10 in a school

A new guide for schools looking to deploy Windows 10 alongside Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Premium can be found at https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/plan/deploy-windows-10-in-a-school and it includes the following topics. Prepare for school deployment How to configure a school Prepare the admin device Create and configure Office 365 Select an Office 365 user account–creation method Integrate on-premises AD DS with Azure AD Bulk-import user and group accounts into AD DS Bulk-import user accounts into Office 365 Assign user licenses for Azure

Microsoft Intune April 2016 Updates

Listed below are the details of the Intune updates for April 2016, and as per usual there are likely a few that are particularly applicable to your environment.   All of the April 2016 features are also supported for hybrid customers (Configuration Manager integrated with Intune). App management MAM user compliance. You can now view the status of your application management policies for any user in your Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant. This includes: Devices Apps on the device Status

March 2016 Updates For Intune

Below you will find the details of all of the updates for Intune for March 2016, but I’ll call out some of the ones that will have an immediate impact for me. Manage the Microsoft Outlook app with MAM policies for devices not enrolled in Intune – any additional Office mobile app support with MAM without relying on MDM enrollment is a good thing as far as flexibility in deployment is concerned. Find, manage, and distribute Windows Store for Business

Microsoft Australia Exam Camps coming soon

The Readiness team at Microsoft Australia just posted the dates for eight different exam preparation camps they are running across the country in April and May. Below is the list of exams, the dates for each city and the registration links. If you are looking at getting certified, click the link above to see full details about what is included and what is required of thoes who register. Next Up: Exam 70-331 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Sydney 9th May –

Office 365 Desktop Applications And Azure RMS

A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to

Preparing For Upcoming Office 365 Pro Plus Upgrades

One of the things that has been quietly happening behind the scenes for Office 365 customers is that they have been receiving updates in a very efficient manner via Click-To-Run, rather than through traditional Microsoft/Windows Update. The monthly updates are pulled down as a delta, and can be deployed with very little impact to user productivity. In February 2016 there are some changes coming, and for those that are doing upgrades directly from Office 365 they will be automatically updated

Say Hi At Infrastructure Saturday In Brisbane Today

Today I’ll be delivering two sessions at Infrastructure Saturday, the pre and post lunch slots. 11:20-12:20 Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility Suite for Windows 10, iOS and Android 13:00-14:00 Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft Online Service Offerings After all the announcements this week there will be no shortage of new things to discuss, so head along and join in the activities.

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Online Services Integration Part 4

We can move on to more of the integration features, where the focus is on reducing some of the requirement to sign in to the web portals for the different online services. One of the important things to mention here is that the Essentials Dashboard is not trying to replace the need to access the different online admin consoles, that would be a monumental task to undertake, and it would need to be updated constantly to take into consideration all


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