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Microsoft Sets Date for Intune and TLS 1.2

Microsoft today has announced that it will be converting its Intune product to use TLS 1.2 for encryption starting on October 31, 2018. This gives customers enough time to ensure that their managed devices will support the change. Microsoft has also supplied the following “known” list of platforms and software that will not work with the new encryption scheme. Customers should review their current software and ensure that attention is giving to migrating to a supportable environment. Android 2.3.7 Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3 Baidu Jan 2015 IE 7 / Vista IE 8 / XP IE 8-10 / Win 7 IE 10 / Win Phone 8.0 Java 6u45 Java 7u25 OpenSSL 0.9.8y Safari 5.1.9 / OS X 10.6.8 Safari 6.0.4 / OS X 10.8.4   The October 31, 2018 deadline for the change also coincides...

Guide to Troubleshooting Device Enrollment Problems in Microsoft Intune

Microsoft has developed an interactive, branching online guide for those trying to troubleshoot problems when enrolling devices in Intune. The guide: Troubleshooting Windows device enrollment problems in Microsoft Intune Select the problem from the dropdown list and the currently known solution will be displayed. If that doesn’t solve the issue, you can select another, or make a request in the Microsoft forums. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Intune Supports Cisco AnyConnect client for iOS

Microsoft’s web-based endpoint management package, Intune, continues to see significant improvements and new features. Except for a few differences now, Intune is a good alternative to the on-premises System Center Configuration Manager. This past week saw a new feature added for those supporting iOS devices using Intune: When you create a new VPN profile for iOS, there are now two options: Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Legacy AnyConnect. Cisco AnyConnect profiles support 4.0.7x and newer versions. Existing iOS Cisco AnyConnect VPN profiles are labeled Cisco Legacy AnyConnect, and continue to work with Cisco AnyConnect 4.0.5x and older versions, as they do today. There is currently still only one  Cisco AnyConnect option for Android devices. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical...

Start Using Co-Management Today When You #FlipTheSwitch

Co-management is the deep integration between ConfigMgr and Intune that enables a single device to be managed by ConfigMgr and Intune at the same time. When you #FlipTheSwitch to turn on Co-Management you instantly have new capabilities at your disposal that you can use to secure your organization. You can turn on Co-Management with just four clicks and no additional cost – and immediately start using Conditional Access, real-time actions like remote wipe, remote control for PCs, and many more.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Delivers ConfigMgr 1710 to Current Branch, Makes Co-management Public

Microsoft has now delivered the latest Current Branch offering for System Center Configuration Manager. Late Monday evening, the team unleashed version 1710, making this version the base for supportable builds. This particular release is important in that it now delivers the Co-management technology to all customers. Co-management is the technology that allows devices to be managed simultaneously between on-premises Configuration Manager and cloud-based Intune. This “bridge” enables Microsoft to move customers more quickly to the cloud for endpoint management needs. Starting with the Anniversary Update (June 2016), a Windows 10 device can be joined to on-premises Active Directory (AD) and cloud-based Azure AD at the same time. Co-management takes advantage of this improvement a...

Microsoft’s Intune Compliance Policy Requirement Takes Effect on November 27

A new warning issued to customers of Microsoft’s web-based management product, Intune, states that on November 27 devices being managed by the service that have no compliance policy assigned, will be marked as non-compliant. We’re introducing some security enhancements in the Intune service, as we previously announced in MC123522. As a part of this change, devices with no compliance policy assigned to them will be marked as ‘not compliant’ towards the end of November. In this post we’ll share some updates and our plan moving forward. As we start rolling this change out towards the end of November, devices with no compliance policy assigned to them will be treated as ‘not compliant’. If you use compliance policies with Conditional Access (CA), devic...

Microsoft Adds a Troubleshooting Portal to Intune

If there’s one key piece of technology that garnered a lot of interest at IT/Dev Connections 2017, it would have to be Microsoft Intune. Microsoft is quickly pushing customers to its cloud-based management system, but the gains the company has produce here has customers excited about managing and securing endpoints from the cloud. Microsoft has recently added even more value to Intune by providing a central pane where those with “Helpdesk” credentials can go to identify and resolve customers issues quickly. The new Troubleshooting Portal can be reached using this link: http://aka.ms/intunetroubleshooting Here, customers will find things like: User status Group assignment Application and policy Assignments App protection Status Compliance issues Device status Device detail...

Upcoming AMA on Microsoft Intune and ConfigMgr Co-management

Announced at Ignite this year, Microsoft’s co-management technology creates a bridge between System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune to allow corporate devices to be managed by both management tools, simultaneously. Built on Azure Active Directory, the technology provides a constant tether between on-premises and the cloud to allow customers to migrate their management technologies fully to the cloud on their own schedule. The Technical Preview if available now. Customers have a lot of questions about this technology, and Microsoft is hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Sign up here and add it to your calendar: https://aka.ms/Co-ManagementAMA/invite Your very first chance to go deep-dive with ...

Technical Preview of Co-Management for SCCM/Intune Now Available

Announce in full at Ignite this year, Microsoft has now delivered the first technical preview of the new bridge between System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune that will allow endpoints to be managed simultaneously between on-premises and the cloud. Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1709 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features include: Co-management – Co-management is a solution where Windows 10 devices with Fall Creators Update can be concurrently managed by Configuration Manager and Intune, as well a...

Microsoft Officially Announces the Co-Management Bridge for ConfigMgr and Intune

Today, we are excited to announce co-management, a new set of capabilities in ConfigMgr and Intune that will help accelerate the move to modern management from the cloud.  Co-management delivers a bridge that simplifies and reduces the risks as organizations transition the management of Windows 10 devices to cloud-based Intune. With the Fall Creators Update, a Windows 10 device can now be joined to on-premises Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD at the same time. Co-management takes advantage of this improvement and enables the device to be managed by both ConfigMgr agent and Intune MDM.  This allows organizations to move parts or workloads of their management to the cloud – thus making the move to the cloud in manageable chunks. For example, customers can transition device compliance check...

Microsoft Accelerating Moving Configuration Manager to the Cloud

The writing’s been on the wall for some time. The sometimes hated, sometimes loved, but always memorable System Center Configuration Manager (originally SMS) is on a path to the cloud. In June, Microsoft laid out its plans, strategies, and vision for developing a bridge between ConfigMgr and Intune. The company on Thursday gave a small update on the project and suggested that: “We have heard repeatedly from our customers who are using System Center Configuration Manager connected with Microsoft Intune (hybrid MDM) that they’d like to move to a cloud-only experience with Intune on Azure.” As it states, the company has honed its direction and approach. Initially, the migration was an all-or-nothing, full tenant move, but now it has been simplified and designed around low im...

Microsoft Intune Data Importer

Microsoft is accelerating development of the tools needed for on-premises Configuration Manager customers to migrate fully to its cloud-based Intune management suite. The company has just released a new tool import tool that… …automatically copies MDM data created in Configuration Manager to an Intune environment. Importable objects include configuration items, certificate profiles, email profiles, VPN profiles, Wi-Fi profiles, compliance policies, terms and conditions, and apps. Because Active Directory (AD) groups can be synced to Azure AD groups, deployments for the imported objects can be imported if the user collections in Configuration Manager are based on AD groups. Deployments will appear as assignments in the Intune console. The tool is available from GitHub: Microsoft...