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Tip: Maintaining Azure AD On-premises Components

Does your IT processes include methods to review and update the on-premises components for Azure-connected tools? It should. The components are regularly updated for performance improvements and feature additions, but more importantly, they are sometimes updated to for better security. The following Azure AD components should be upgraded as new versions are released: Azure AD Connect Azure AD Appl...

Understand the Roles and Permissions for Distributed Management of an Intune Tenant

Just like the old SCCM days, a company using Intune needs to have proper understanding of how to allow distributed management of the organization’s resources. The Intune RBAC table is a Microsoft Word doc that provides the following information in easy-to-reference format: Definition – The name of a role, and the permissions it configures. Members – The user, or group of users wh...

Migrate Policies from SCCM to Intune

As Intune becomes the more popular option for managing devices in the cloud, the ability to easily migrate from existing system becomes important. One tool, Microsoft Intune Data Importer, aids in that effort. Microsoft Intune Data Importer is currently intended to migrate the following SCCM objects: Configuration items Certificate profiles Email profiles VPN profiles Wi-Fi profiles Compliance pol...

Preparing Windows Classic Apps for Delivery Using Intune

For those utilizing Intune for device management, being able to deliver software much like pre-Intune systems is a must. For Windows, Intune supports both Microsoft Store apps and legacy, “classic” apps. To deliver classic apps, a tool is available that converts (or wrap) the packages into the .intunewin format. The tool is available from here: Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool Use the...

Granting Local Admin Rights for Users Using Intune Devices that are Azure AD Joined

If you’d like to assign local administrator rights to specific people in the organization, you do it through the Azure Active Directory blade in the Azure portal. 1. In portal.azure.com go to Azure Active Directory. 2. Select Devices 3. Select Device Settings 4. Under Additional local administrators on Azure AD Joined devices, you can add the admins here.

Determine Which Group Policy Settings will Transfer to Intune and Which Will Not

Many organizations rely on Group Policies to manage various settings for their PCs. But, with a large portion of those organizations now looking to utilize Microsoft Intune for cloud-based management, determining how to manage those settings in a similar way can be difficult. A tool is available called the MDM Migration Analysis Tool (MMAT). MMAT will determine which Group Policies have been set f...

Keeping Current with the Intune Updates Roadmap

Microsoft provides a Microsoft 365 Roadmap site that lists out upcoming features and provides proposed dates for release. The site also provides a filter mechanism, allowing you to display only the products you’re most interested in seeing. Intune is included as a filter so you can identify upcoming features. Filtered just by Intune: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=...

Know When Azure Products are in Preview and When They Become Public

During preview, new Azure products can go through a myriad of changes before they are ready to be available publicly. Many Azure customers want to know when new products will be available widely so they can plan deployment for their live environment. Using the Azure Updates page (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/), you can filter by the products that are already available, those that are ...

Azure Quickstart Templates

Those in charge of Azure implementations for their company get nervous a bit about the work behind creating and deploying a tenant full of resources, services, and dependencies. Utilizing the Azure console alone to do the work can be intimidating and time consuming. Consider utilizing JSON templates instead. Microsoft has a wealth of JSON templates available for generating almost everything. If a ...

Use PowerShell to Document Your Intune Tenant

Thomas Kurth has put together a PowerShell script that can be run against an Intune tenant to retrieve information about it. This is useful in cases where you need a quick look at how Intune is configured in various areas. Currently it documents the following: Configuration Policies Compliance Policies Device Enrollment Restrictions Terms and Conditions Applications (Only Assigned) Application Pro...

How to Tell Where Your Power BI Tenant is Located

Knowing where your Power BI tenant is located is important to avoid Azure egress charges. Making sure your Power BI tenant is in the same region as your Azure data sources avoids these egress charges. To find where your Power BI tenant is located: In Power BI, in the top menu, select help (?) then About Power BI. The example below shows this Power BI tenant is located in West Central.  

You Can Now Clear Browsing Data on Close with Edge Developer

The latest update for Microsoft’s Edge with Chromium Developer release includes a new feature to allow you to customize the content that is deleted when you close the web browser. This is a pretty nominal feature included with any browser these days, but Edge goes a bit farther by allowing you to choose the things that are removed. To configure it, go to…  Settings > Privacy and ser...