Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection policy now available in Microsoft Intune

As announced in last week’s post from the Intune team’s blog post Coming soon: New Intune features including Windows 10 EDP policies, As you can see it’s not being delivered by custom configuration and OMA-URI settings, which means the interface is much easier to decipher. I won’t go into all the details of what’s included in this post, but the important things to see are the protected apps list, the network locations and the ability to allow Azure RMS, an important

Join me on the Powered by MVP: Windows 10 IT Pro Readiness Webcast

Tomorrow I will be co-presenting with Arnav Sharma, who is also MVP for Windows IT Pro, as we do a whirlwind tour of what’s new and updated with Windows 10, as well as some of the coming udpates. Make sure to register here. The MVP Award and the Windows IT Pro teams are pleased to offer a series of *free* live webcasts worldwide to provide awareness and first hand guidance about Windows 10 Enterprise for IT Pros. The webcasts will be delivered

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 2

In the last post I covered what the end user AAD Join experience could look like, depending on how the underlying cloud services are configured, and in this post I’ll explain some of the configuration settings that are exposed in Azure Active Directory and Intune. Let’s start with the Azure Active Directory configuration settings. In the Azure Active Directory Configure screen, we have the following options… Users may join devices to Azure AD – Select the users and groups that

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 1

One of the new capabilities in Windows 10 that I’m a big fan of is the ability to join Azure Active Directory, here I’ll do a quick walk through of what you see on the Windows 10 client, and what needs to be configured in Azure Active Directory and Intune to allow this to occur.   First up, this screen is presented at the end of a Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise installation if the device has network

Download The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10

To help ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools. Remote Server Administration Tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell® cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Interface configuration of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview,

MDT 2013 Update 1 Now Available

News from Aaron Czechowski that many have been waiting for – the MDT 2013 Update is now available for download, as posted on http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2015/08/17/mdt-2013-update-1-now-available.aspx The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section, “Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware.” The page

Sonos finally supports a Microsoft music subscription service, officially.

Many moons ago, you could play back rights managed Zune music files, but it wasn’t exactly a consumer friendly option. You needed to install the Zune software on a Windows, share your music library through Windows Media Player, and then your Sonos units could play back any of the rights protected WMA files. Not exactly integrated, and not exactly end user friendly but it worked. One day, however, a Sonos system update removed this capability. This didn’t completely leave all

Download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

The ADMX templates for Windows 10 have just hit the Microsoft download centre.  Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.   You can download them here, and below is some of the important information regarding the download. It’s also worth grabbing the spreadsheet that includes details of the Group Policy settings here, along with a bunch of downlevel OS Group Policy settings spreadsheets as

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


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