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Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Intune for Education and Chromebook-Killer PCs Starting at $189

Microsoft is at the BETT conference in London to announce… Microsoft Intune for Education: a new cloud-based application and device management service that is built on the proven Microsoft Intune service, offering easy setup and management in shared learning environments. Also, in partnership with OEMs, we are delighted to announce that starting at just $189, Windows 10 PCs are available today from Acer, HP and Lenovo, with many devices featuring Windows Ink, touch support and with great designs that are perfect for the classroom.   Now Windows 10 devices offer the power, performance and security schools need at the same price as Chromebooks, with none of the compromises. Full announcement: Announcing Intune for Education & new Windows 10 PCs for school starting at $189 Looking f...

Microsoft Intune 2016: The Year in Review

Really nice compilation from the Microsoft Intune team on the successes of the company’s Cloud-based endpoint management suite during 2016. All done in SWAY! Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Intune’s Hybrid Mobile Device Management Connector Reaches Its End on April 10th, 2017

For those still holding out and using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 or System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager RTM, for which support ended on July 12th, 2016, there’s a new drop-dead date to consider. On April 10th, 2017, the Intune connector that allows Hybrid Mobile Device Management for these already defunct product versions, also reaches end of life. After this deadline, the Intune connector will no longer connect and will just stop functioning. Microsoft, of course, suggests customers move to the latest version of Configuration Manager, but also offers the following resources for help determining the plan of action… Upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) Planning to upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 Plan...

Citrix Integrates NetScaler with Microsoft Intune to Bolster Corporate Security

Citrix today has announced an integrated service where the company’s NetScaler product will work directly with Microsoft Intune. Citrix states the benefits of this integration as… Cost-effective: By using NetScaler Unified Gateway, there is no per-user license for creating an SSL VPN tunnel. While other vendor solutions charge a per-user license fees on top of appliance and software costs, we do not and we help customers save costs by eliminating per-user license fees. Conditional Access: The solution provides an added level of security, as IT admins can now define access control policies to on-premises resources like MS Exchange, SharePoint, or any other application based on the state of end user mobile device. In order for a mobile device to get access to on-premises resource...

Download a PDF Version of the Microsoft Intune Documentation

Microsoft provides a “live” (continually updated) Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file for its Microsoft Intune documentation. The PDF is available from here: Microsoft Intune docs The Microsoft Intune product is updated about once a month, so you’ll need to remember to keep this download up-to-date on your own. Additionally, have a Kindle reader? You can email the PDF to your Amazon account so you can read it on your Kindle reader or in the Kindle software. See: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/email Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Moving Intune Admin Experience to Azure Portal in Early 2017

In a move that will make the Azure Portal seem even more like the old Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Microsoft will move the Intune Administrator console to Azure Portal in early 2017. Microsoft has not supplied a hard date for the move, but rather is suggesting that it will migrate customers in bundles and could take months to complete. Customers that would like more information about their specific migration can send a request to the intunegrps@microsoft.com email address. A preview of this new capability will be available later this month for select customers. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

The Future of Managing Devices: Unified Windows Management

Lead engineer Mark Florida joins Simon May to demonstrate your options for managing Windows 10 devices using traditional management strategies with Configuration Manager and Cloud-based, modern management with Microsoft Intune. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Quick Tip: Keeping Track of Microsoft Intune Updates

Microsoft updates its cloud-based management product, Intune, at least once a month. With this steady update cadence it can be difficult to determine the new features that can be taken advantage of. In its new Docs web site (http://docs.microsoft.com) Microsoft has developed an entire section for Intune, but also a couple specific pages to help keep track of Intune feature additions, improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes. Each month, when updates are available, the “What’s New” page will be updated to show the most current additions… Microsoft Intune “What’s New” page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/whats-new/whats-new-in-microsoft-intune Microsoft also maintains an update archive page. When the “What’s New” page is u...

Microsoft Intune Officially Supports Android for Work with Latest Update

Microsoft has rolled out new features for Microsoft Intune, including enhanced conditional access for mobile apps and Windows PCs and better MAM support in the Intune App SDK. Additionally – and probably the most noteworthy – Microsoft has also unveiled General Availability for Android for Work support that started testing in September. Learn more about Android for Work support: Enable enrollment of Android for Work devices Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

October Edition of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson

In the 1610 release of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson we discuss [01:00] Microsoft Ignite  and give you a recap [09:00] of the foundation session at the event. Brad then shows Azure Active Directory Identity Protection [15:00] and then what’s new in EMS [20:40] including demos of Conditional Access for Apps demo [21:12] and Conditional Access for Windows 10 [26:10]. Finally Brad takes us through the improvements coming in the Azure console which will soon home Microsoft Intune and all of EMS. [34:00] P.S. EndPoint Zone host, Simon May, spoke at IT/Dev Connections 2016. See what Simon shared during his sessions HERE. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Intune provides support for iOS 9.3

Intune supports managing iOS 9.3 devices.

Deciding Between ConfigMgr and Intune for Windows 10 Management

Here’s one that I’m sure will burn through the thought wires pretty quickly given enough time. Windows 10 is changing how companies think about managing and servicing business PCs and devices – or at least it should be. There’s long been discussions about which tool, System Center Configuration Manager or Microsoft Intune, makes the most sense in various situations. And, it’s true that depending on the level and style of IT in the organization, either one can be structured to fit the environment. Obviously Configuration Manager is the beast product, providing the full range of manageability features, but there’s also something to be said about the lighter-weight Microsoft Intune which has steadily improved in feature and function. A new post by the Microsoft Intune team attempts to solve t...