Category Archives: Office 365

Download Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide v2 Now

An updated version of the Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide has been released, and you can grab it here. The goals of this guide are to help you answer the following questions: What questions do I need to answer to drive a MDM-specific design for a technology or problem domain that best meets my requirements? What is the sequence of activities I should complete to design a MDM solution for the technology or problem domain? What MDM technology and

Azure Enterprise Mobility Infographic Available For Download

You can download the high resolution of the infographic here to get a visual representation of how Microsoft approaches enterprise mobility by managing identity, devices, apps and data. It shows how Azure Mult-Factor Authentication, AAD Application Proxy, AAD Connect, Office 365, RemoteApp, Azure RMS and Intune work together with other Microsoft technologies to deliver the solution.

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

In the last post I ran enabled Azure Active Directory, Office 365 and Intune integration, now it’s time to see how this integrates with the local user administration experience. To start with, let’s take a look at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration screen to verify that we have enabled the 3 user related options.   Moving across to the Users tab, we can see that we only have an administrator added, so it’s time to add a use account from

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 2

In the last post I gave an overview of some of the Essentials capabilities, now it’s time to start looking a bit more closely at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration features. Up first we have the Azure Active Directory Integration, which lays the groundwork for the Office 365 and Intune integration. On the right hand side we click Integrate with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to launch the wizard. The first thing that Essentials does is download the Microsoft Service Integration

Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 1

A few weeks ago Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 became available, and now it’s time to jump in and take a look at some of the Microsoft Online Services integration capabilities. While there are some portions that look like they have been lifted straight from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, some new capabilities and interface changes have crept through in some areas. For this series of posts stick primarily to screenshots with some explanation of what’s going on

Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide

And another recent release from the ECM docs team at Microsoft. With all of the different design and configuration options for mobile device management (MDM), it’s difficult to determine which combination will best meet the needs of your organization. This design considerations guide will help you to understand mobile device management design requirements and will detail a series of steps and tasks that you can follow to design a solution that best fits the business and technology needs for your organization.

Managing Access and Help Protect Corporate Email Data on Mobile Devices

In case you missed it, a recent release from the ECM docs team at Microsoft Microsoft offers the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a comprehensive solution for identity, mobile device management, app management, and data protection. EMS provides a layered security model which allows you to manage access to email, data, and corporate applications. This article starts with an overview of how you can provide data protection for your company while making sure that the end-user experience is simple and does not

Microsoft Intune Mobile Apps Deployment Cheat Sheet List V1

This is by no means a comprehensive list, instead it’s the Microsoft apps I tend to deploy via Intune on a regular. If you have any suggestions for additions to this list let me know. Future updates will include a column for Windows 10 (including mobile) and Windows 8.1.

More details emerging of the Office 365 and CRM Online migration to Australian Datacenters

Phil Goldie from Microsoft sent the following information through to partners in Australia… I don’t see anything listed around Intune being migrated to Australian datacenters, maybe I need to poke around a bit and find out what is happening. Dear Mark, In December 2014, we announced plans to start delivering Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacentres by the end of March 2015. As these plans come to fruition, I wanted to give you an early sense of

IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 now available

For those eagerly awaiting a new version of Office for the Windows world, and weren’t satisfied with just the touch version for Windows 10, here is some good news. The following is from the Office team at Microsoft… Today we announced the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. This is the first step in our journey towards general availability later this year. Note: end-user enhancements will be shared at a later date.   The


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