MDM via Windows Intune – setting up the environment

This third blog in the series of Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management will be a short blog introducing a short webcast about setting up the Windows Intune environment by getting a 30 day trail version of Windows Intune, setting up your own domain name, configuring the MDM authority and configuring platform support for Apple iOS devices. Have a look and feel...

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MDM via Windows Intune – overview

Windows Intune is the cloud solution from where you are able to manage your PC’s and/or mobile devices. In this series we are focusing on mobile device management so we will skip the PC side of the Windows Intune. Mobile device management via Windows Intune enables you to manage your devices from anywhere, anytime and anyplace without really needing an...

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Building a complete MDM solution with Exchange 2013, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune

Unfortunately my Windows IT Pro sessions about the Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management solutions were cancelled due the lack of booked “seats” in the virtual classroom. Sad that it won’t go through, I put a lot of effort in it. But the good thing about that it is cancelled is that I am able to share everything with you on my...

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Passcode Reset and Remote Lock via Windows Intune

While preparing my Windows IT Pro Microsoft’s Mobility Options in Exchange, Configuration Manager & Windows Intune sessions I noticed in Windows Intune something that I haven’t seen before. Besides locking your mobile devices down with settings, installing apps and wiping in the device you are now also able to reset the passcode of a mobile device or lock it remotely with...

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Security or lack of in the Google cloud

This is how Google handles cloud security ! 1.2 From Customer to Google. By submitting, posting, generating, or displaying any Application and/or Customer Data on or through the Services, Customer gives Google a worldwide, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, terminable, limited license to use any Application and/or Customer Data for the sole purpose of enabling Google to provide, maintain, protect, and improve...

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Block Level Storage or File Level Storage: Which will Suit you Better?

For those of us looking at the best storage options for our data center – both physical and virtual – we tend to look at options that are viable and cost-effective for our IT setup. In most cases, it’s recommended to adopt either block level or file level storage, and to determine whether these levels support your virtual environment. This...

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Set User Principal Name via Powershell

A while ago I implemented Windows Intune into my ConfigMgr 2012 R2 lab and during that process I also had to set a User Principal Name (UPN) for my users’ Active Directory Account. In case you need to do that for more than one user at a time, then you might find this little Powershell line helpful: Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase ‘ou=nonAdmins,ou=User,ou=Administration,dc=do,dc=local’ -Properties userPrincipalName | foreach { Set-ADUser $_ -UserPrincipalName “$($_.samaccountname)@david.test”} You will need to change the –SearchBase property to reflect the path to that OU in your Active Directory where the users are for whom you want to change the UPN. You also need to change “@david.test” to the … Continue reading

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How I Get it Done with Office 365

I’ve been a skeptic about cloud and mostly writing it off as a fad but once in a while you see where different types of cloud infrastructure can come together to form a beautiful solution that empowers the end user. Keep in mind that Office 365 is more than just Office but a suite of applications running in a data...

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