Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Resources

As we are now on the final days before the Anniversary Update rolls out to non-Windows Insiders, it’s worth visiting, or even revisiting, some of the resources that cover what’s new and what’s changed. I’m going to start with one of the topics that has received a bit of attention, which are the changes to Group Policy and MDM settings for Pro versus Enterprise/Education, which started appearing with 1511, but are continuing to change. Group Policies that apply only to

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

Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit Update Now Available

One of the downloads I regularly recommend from the TechNet Evaluation Center is the Windows 10 deployment and management lab kit. It’s a self contained virtual machine environment that lets you run through several different Windows 10 deployment and management technologies and scenarios so you can get hands on in a live environment. Following are the full details, and you can download the rest here. A complete lab environment* The kit includes a pre-configured virtual lab environment with evaluation versions of:

Azure Active Directory Enterprise State Roaming Generally Available

I’ll do a more detailed post on this in an upcoming series of tutorial focused posts, but for now it’s worth mentioning one of the things I haven’t had a chance to post about yet – Enterprise State Roaming is now GA. This continues the trend of Windows 10 and Azure Active Directory based capabilities that are really helping to eliminate the need for a consumer Microsoft Account. This is something that has been problematic for many organisations in the

Windows Store For Business Resources

Recently I’ve been involved in a series of events that have included content on Windows Store For Business, and there are some useful resources that I point people back to which are worth sharing here. If you are using Intune standalone or as part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, take a look at these two blog posts to begin with. Silently push the Microsoft Intune Company Portal to Azure AD Joined Windows 10 devices Block Windows 10 Public Store using

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

Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection Documentation Is Online

For those of you on Insider builds of Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile you can now start testing out the EDP capabilities. Note that you need one of the following management solutions in order to test it out – Intune, Config Manager 1511 (or later) or a 3rd party MDM solution. Protect your enterprise data using enterprise data protection (EDP) Create an enterprise data protection (EDP) policy Create an enterprise data protection (EDP) policy using Intune Create and deploy

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

Upcoming MVA Event – Deploying Windows 10: Automating Deployment by Using System Center Configuration Manager

Not something I’ll be joining live due to the time zone differences, this is definitely one I’ll watch when it is made available on demand. Deploying Windows 10: Automating Deployment by Using System Center Configuration Manager Register Now  April 13, 2016 9am–12pm PDT Looking to use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to automate deployment of Windows 10? Join experts Aaron Czechowski and Wally Mead as they step you through it. Windows 10 represents a major paradigm shift for Microsoft and

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


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