Category Archives: Windows RT

Latest downloads from the Enterprise Client Management documentation team

There have been a few updates posted here recently, here are some links to the Intune related ones. Guide for Managing Mac OS X devices with Microsoft Intune MDM This document provides preview details on managing Mac OS X devices using Microsoft Intune MDM. This feature set is currently available only to select customers using an Intune standalone deployment. Please email to request this feature be enabled for you. This feature set will also be available to customers using Intune with

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.

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

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Mobile Device Management

Technically I should have included this in the last post, because this is being delivered to Office 365 users, but the reason why I have separated it out is because recently the Microsoft Intune team have assumed responsibility for delivering MDM capabilities to Office 365 users, without an Intune license being required. It’s important to note that Office 365 only offers a subset of what Intune provides, but for those with basic requirements it’s a great place to start before

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 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.

Windows 8.1 And Metered Networks 21/81

One of the things I’ve been curious about for a while, but didn’t spend much time investigating was how Windows 8 and 8.1 could detect that you were connected to a network with an associated cost – usually the case with 3G and 4G networks. Was there a secret database of all the telcos access points? Was it based on the MAC address of the Wi-Fi chip in mobile phones and mobile hotspots? No, it is something much simpler –

Living with Windows 8.1 on an 8 inch Atom tablet (8/81)

Last week I was away from home for four days, and decided to rely solely on the Acer W3 8” tablet. Not as a secondary device, but as my only device. Apart from my Lumia. As I knew I would need to do some real work I also packed a Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the benefit of which is that the keyboard cover acts as a tablet stand. I prefer this combination as I can place

The Windows 8.1 81 Post Challenge

My recent travel schedule and workload have had an impact on my blog posts, so I’ve decided to set myself the challenge of writing 81 posts on Windows 8.1 changes and feature enhancements, while reinforcing some of the changes that were introduced with Windows 8. The posts will effectively fall into one of the following categories 1.  New features 2. Enhanced features from Windows 8 3. Better Together – Windows 8.1 features that need Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server

Windows 8.1 release message continues to get driven through channel

Microsoft advised it’s OEM reseller channel of the recently announced dates for Windows 8.1 to start hitting Windows Update. The contents of the message are as follows… Dear Microsoft OEM Reseller, Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store 12:00 A.M on October 18 in New Zealand (that’s 4:00 A.M October 17 in Redmond). Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail on October 18. So mark your

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