Author: Marco Nielsen

Microsoft Build 2015 – Impacts to our mobile world

Several new interesting announcements from the yearly Microsoft Build conference and first day keynote that I think could have influence in mobile computing in the next 2 years. We’ll see once more devices can run Windows 10. 🙂 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hosted probably had one of the most interesting and integrated Windows feature presentations we have seen for many years from the Redmond camp. ...

MDT Monitor tool

After migrating to SCCM 2012 with MDT2013 and activated the new MDT Monitor function I saw the need to enable that information to our support staff. I found a few PowerShell scripts from Mikael  Nyström that did parts but nothing complete and more user friendly. So here is my attempt to write one 😉 The tool is written completely in PowerShell even though its packaged as an exe. Prerequisites: Powe...

WiFi Security Risks in Mobile Devices

I recently found an interesting article from Raúl Siles on WiFi security, and wanted to highlight and share some of his findings and thoughts. A key finding is that some of the most used mobile device platforms in use today have a specific process for connecting to previously used WiFi access points (or SSIDs). They save them in something called a “Preferred Network List” or PNL.  When you turn on...

5 Tips for Building an Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Quick plug for a webinar I just completed today. You can see the recording here:   https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9221/72861 Marco..

iOS 6.1.2 Software Update

First there was iOS 6.1.1 made available last week to fix specific cellular issues that was introduced in iOS 6.1, which was released late in January. Now iOS 6.1.2 Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life. This has been much discussed and an official Apple Knowledge Base article is posted here about it: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4...

Windows Phone 8 – How to utilize the Emulator

Historically, just as in the “old days” with Windows Mobile and Pocket PC before it, Microsoft has made a handy emulator available as part of the SDK that is freely downloadable and installable. An emulator is not just useful for developers anymore, but also for a corporate enterprise administrator it could be handy for testing applications, configurations or infrastructure. But especially if ther...

Good Technology Sues AirWatch and MobileIron

The mobile space is definitely becoming mainstream and various companies have taken legal actions to hold their ground and a piece of the potential business. Recently Apple and Samsung battled it out and in the past such legal moves has shaped the various products used for computing for a longer period of time. Recently larger companies, perhaps foes between themselves, have even bounded together ...

Apple iOS 6.0.1 Update Released

This minor update appears to have addressed the Exchange Meeting calendar issues reported in the last 3-4 weeks. The update is about 50-70Mb in size and requires 787Mb of fee storage on an iPhone 5 to install. As described on the http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1606 page this provides the high-level details on what is included: iOS 6.0.1 Software Update This update contains improvements and bug fixe...

Apple iOS 6 – Microsoft Exchange Calendaring Issue

A bug has surfaced for iOS 6 users under some specific circumstances. It appears that several companies first reported in late September and it has escalated in recent weeks. It centers around meeting cancellation notices, which get broadcasted to all invitees not just the organizer. As posted to the Apple Support forum thread,https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4351951, Microsoft and Apple appea...

Apperian: Remote Control for iOS

This is a biggie. This appears to be a true full remote control solution, not just from within a custom application, like the SOTI or other solutions tout. We will have to find out more information on October 24th. 🙂 http://www.apperian.com/remote-control-for-ios/ – Full-system screen sharing for your iOS device – Fully compatible with iOS5/iOS6, including the iPhone 5   The big questi...

Enterprise App Stores For Managing and Deploying Mobile Apps

If you haven’t already started to support it in your own environment, there is a great deal of activity centered around applications on mobile devices in the enterprise. There are various tools and solutions to assist. Ranging from application development, Mobile Application Management (MAM), and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. Here is a quick link to an article that sums it up pretty we...

Apple iOS 6 and iPhone 5 Business Impact

I have gathered up a good overview of the new features for both iOS 6 and iPhone 5 that may be helpful from the various news and announcements earlier today. I have compressed the information in some brief tables to better organize the information and content. iOS 6 Cheat Sheet This latest iOS release provides a slew of new features. While mostly geared to the consumer market, here is a possible l...