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Building Bridges: Co-Management with Intune and Configuration Manager

On Monday, Microsoft finally announced the rollout of the capability to manage a Windows 10 device with Intune MDM and the Configuration Manager agent. This long-sought-after capability has been requested by many of my Enterprise customers after they’ve embarked on the journey to modern management with Windows 10. If you want to unlock this superpower, read on.

5 Must-See Microsoft Ignite 2017 Sessions!

By Garth Jones With Microsoft Ignite 2017 just around the corner, I’ve compiled a list of 5 must-see Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions! Session Catalog First, though, there are a TON of sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Your first stop should be this web page because here you will find a list of all of the sessions. As I write this post, there are already 1129 sessions! The best part of this list is that you can search for anything! SCCM/Intune Sessions If you are a SCCM or Intune Administrator, you should narrow your must-see Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions down to the following products: A. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) 58 Sessions B. Microsoft Intune 39 Sessions C. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 9 Sessions In my humble opinion, I think some of the EMS and In...

The Recent Past and Future of SCCM: User Voice, Rapid Development and Windows 10

Sponsored Blog By Bill Bernat It’s only January, and SCCM is moving like a bullet train. Adaptiva is investing more in Configuration Manager and other Microsoft technologies this year than ever before. To help you understand why, let’s start by taking a look back at 2016. Throughout the history of SCCM, Microsoft has built significant new features and functions into every release, as seen in SMS 2003, SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012. The next major version was given a super snappy name: “1511.” With this release, Microsoft did something totally revolutionary. Instead of just delivering new SCCM enhancements and capabilities, they re-engineered the way they build them. While SCCM 1511, 1602, 1606 and 1610 deliver a cornucopia of great new features, the big story is the fact that there actually were...

Where is My Apple Push Certificate?

By Garth Jones While setting up an Intune subscription, I noticed that when I uploaded my ConfigMgr 2012 Vendor-Signed Certificate Signing Request file, I wasn’t able to download my certificate from the Apple Push Certificates Portal page. I received no error message or notification, so this issue was unexpected. I took the following steps in order to troubleshoot this problem. 1. From the Apple Push Certificates Portal page, I clicked on the Create a Certificate button. 2. Next, I entered my notes which included date and time details, and the reason for the certificate. I then specified the location of the Vendor-Signed Certificate Signing Request file. Finally, I clicked Upload. 3. Normally, at this prompt I would click the Cancel button, but for troubleshooting purposes, I clicked on Sa...

How to Perform a Full Sync of AD to Azure AD

By Garth Jones There may be times when you don’t want to wait for the next automated Azure Active Directory (AAD) synchronization to occur or when you want to immediately ensure that your accounts are up-to-date. I’ve set out below how you can manually perform a full synchronization. 1. On your AAD server, from the Start menu launch Synchronization Service. 2. Click the Connectors tab. 3. Right click on the Active Directory Domain Services row and then click Run. 4. Select Full Synchronization and click OK. 5. Wait for the synchronization to complete. This might take a while if you have a large environment. 6. You will know when the synchronization is complete when the End Time information is populated and the State is Idle.

Intune: Multi-Identity and Mobile App Management (MAM)

Posted in IntuneGreat explanation of the new features around Multi-Identity in Mobile App Management (MAM) layer.  Read the full article here. The currently supported apps are here on Technet, and whether or not they support Multi-Identity is listed as well (*). In June, we released an update to the Microsoft Intune mobile application management (MAM) capabilities for […]

Microsoft Intune: Improved App Catalog Experience

Posted in IntuneGreat post over on the Intune Blog.  The company portal app has been updated with some very nice changed that I think are welcomed.  Read the entire post here.

Microsoft Intune: New Features June/July

Posted in IntuneRead the original post here on the Intune Team Blog. We are planning to release the next set of Microsoft Intune features between June 22 and July 2. As part of this service update, customers using Intune standalone (cloud only) and System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune (hybrid) can expect the following new features: […]

How to Deploy an Application with Different Deployment Types

By Garth Jones As you may recall, I am starting to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), and one of my tests involved deploying applications to these same devices. After creating an application with the first deployment type for Android OS, I then showed you how to setup deployment types for iPhones, and Windows. Finally, I am going to show you how to deploy the app to all of these deployment types! 1. Locate your application (Snag Films), right-click on it and then click on Deploy.   2. Select your end user Collection and then click Summary. 3. Click Next. 4. Click Close. Now users in your collection will be able to install Snag Films using ConfigMgr 2012 and Intune. Next, I will logon to my Android virtual machine (VM) and install Snag Films. ...

How to Add a Third Deployment Type (Windows 8.x) to an Existing Application

By Garth Jones I am starting to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), and one of my tests involved deploying applications to these same devices. After creating an application with the first deployment type for Android OS, yesterday I demonstrated how to setup the iPhone deployment type. Today I’ll show you how to add a third deployment type for Windows devices, but unlike the other two deployment types, this deployment type requires the application to be installed on at least one computer. Please ensure that this is done before starting the first step. 1. Let’s continue from where we left off in the last blog post. Within the CM12 console, we are looking at the main properties page for the Snag Films application that we left open. Click on the A...

How to Add a Second Deployment Type (iPhone) to an Existing Application

By Garth Jones Continuing on from yesterday’s blog post where I told you how I started to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), you may recall that one of my tests involved deploying applications to these same devices. Yesterday, I showed you how to create an application for Snag Films with the first deployment type for Android OS. In this blog post I’m going to show you how to setup a second deployment type. This time it will be for iPhone devices. 1. Locate the Snag Films application within the CM12 console. Right-click on the app and then click on Properties.   2. Select the Deployment Types tab. 3. Click the Add button. 4. Select App Package for iOS from App Store from the Type drop-down box. 5. Click Browse. 6. Locate the Snag Films applica...

Create an Application for Different Deployment Types Starting with Android Devices

By Garth Jones I wanted to manage my collection of mobile devices by using Intune with ConfigMgr 2012 (CM12), so I began by setting-up the Intune connector between my CM12 site and Intune. Next, I deployed the Company Portal to all of my test devices. I did this to test the inventory retrieval capabilities (both hardware and software) of Intune with my Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Windows OS devices. My second test involved deploying applications to these same devices. Since I enjoy watching movies, I chose apps from Netflix, Crackle and Snag Films. I will use the Snag Films app to demonstrate how I created an application for different deployment types starting with Android. 1. In the CM12 Console, under Application Management | Applications, click on Create Application. ...