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  • Endpoint Zone: January Recap!

    In this episode of The Endpoint Zone , we talk about the proactive steps you can take to protect your infrastructure from the types of cyber attacks we’ve seen over the last couple months, we discuss the new Architecture Matters blog series, and we’re...
  • Enterprise Mobility Successes: Government – Shropshire Council

    Check out this new case study from the local government of Shropshire County in England. The county of Shropshire in central England covers over 1,200 square miles – this means that the civil employees responsible for the county are spread very thin....
  • If You’ve Got IT Horror Stories, We’ve Got Prizes

    Take a minute this morning and check out a guest post from me over on the Enterprise Mobility Team blog for details about a new contest for IT Pros. OK, so maybe contests aren’t your thing , but I bet you have a few/lots of funny (in retrospect, probably...
  • Enterprise Mobility Successes: Healthcare - Jönköping County Council

    Check out this new case study from a network of hospitals in Sweden The Jönköping County Council is a healthcare organization covering 3 hospitals and 45 care centers spread across 13 different areas. Their goal was to make their doctors and nurses as...
  • Podcast Thursday: New Intune Features – Conditional Access

    In this episode, I’m joined by Channel 9's Simon May to talk about one of the coolest new features in the recent Intune updates , Conditional Access . Conditional Access allows you to restrict access to Exchange Online to devices that are enrolled...
  • Enterprise Mobility Successes

    Examples of Convergence of PC Management, Mobile Device Management and Identity Over the last couple weeks there have been a handful of new stories published about how customers are using SCCM, Intune, and AD/AAD. As I was reading through these stories...
  • Why Architecture Really Matters

    One of the things I have learned, re-learned, and re-re-learned during my career as an engineering leader is the importance of having the right architecture . I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a discussion with my own team, or the IT team of...
  • 2014: A Great Year for IT

    Now that the holidays are behind us, our bodies can start recovering from the food and our favorite holiday albums are already gathering dust until next year. Before we get too deep into the new year, however, I want to briefly reflect on the progress...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: AAD Sync

    Earlier this year we released a preview of DirSync password writeback for Self Service Password Reset. This service is a huge win for enterprises with thousands of devices that rely on federation or password hash sync to use Azure Active Directory Premium...
  • Podcast Thursday: Intune Updates – Managed Browser & Managed Apps

    In this episode, we discusses the importance of securing the browser that's used to access corporate data and websites. With the impressive new updates to Intune , there are now some great features available that make the use of a managed browser...
  • Endpoint Zone, Episode 4: The Biggest Month EVER in EMM

    The title of this post is no hyperbole – check out as we discuss the jaw-dropping updates to Intune , the general availability of Azure Remote App , and the new Enterprise Cloud Suite. s
  • The GA of Azure RemoteApp!

    If you’re like most organizations, you probably have a long inventory of Windows apps you’ve written over many years that your employees use every day. What is the easiest way for you to deliver these Windows apps to your users for use on all their devices...
  • Updates to Intune are Happening as You Read This

    Right now the Intune service is being updated around the world with that I believe is the most significant set of updates in the history of the product. In May, at TechEd North America, we outlined a bold set of deliverables for Intune in 2015, and we...
  • TechNet Radio: Getting Excited about the EMM Webcasts

    Yesterday I spent some time talking with Kevin Remde from TechNet Radio . You can check out the quick interview below. We talked about my in-depth Enterprise Mobility blog series and the new Enterprise Mobility webcast series that kicks off this Tuesday...
  • Awesome New Intune Capabilities

    ICYMI earlier this week, the Intune team has rolled out some really impressive new capabilities to Intune standalone. We announced these were coming back at TechEd Europe, and now they are ready to go. The new Intune standalone features include: Enhanced...
  • Podcast Thursday: Really Smart Device Management

    Device management can get pretty complicated -- but there are great solutions available. Some of these solutions are (to overuse the term) game changers. In this episode, we look at how Intune (and the combination of Intune + SCCM) offers a giant range...
  • Europe Trip Recap

    I just returned from Europe where I spent a couple days in Barcelona presenting at the Gartner Symposium, and then a few days in London visiting customers using Microsoft solutions for managing their mobile devices. As an engineer, there is nothing quite...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Remote Desktop Services

    Effectively using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) can be one of those incredible accelerators for a growing company – and its massive adoption worldwide is a testament to just how valuable application and desktop virtualization has become. The key value...
  • Why Hybrid Cloud & How to Start Implementing!

    I have written at great length about the Hybrid Cloud approach to IT, and, over the last 18 months, there has been a massive shift in the industry toward the flexibility, security, and scale of a Hybrid strategy. A Hybrid Cloud is no longer just a “valid...
  • Use IE on Your Mac, iOS and, Android Devices!

    On Monday we published a preview of the next version of IE in Azure RemoteApp – a service we’ve been working on that rewrites Remote Desktop Services as a 100% cloud service. This means that Azure RemoteApp has essentially infinite scale and runs on the...
  • The Endpoint Zone, Episode 3: iPad, iPhone, and Android on Office!

    In this month’s installment of the tech industry’s official enterprise mobility talk show © , we review the HUGE announcements from this last month. HUGE! This month The Endpoint Zone examines: GA dates for Intune updates and Office mobile apps + the...
  • EMM Game Changing Announcement #3

    Three words: Office on Android Wow!!! Last week, after several weeks of hinting at some big “events,” we made two big announcements: The first one confirmed the General Availability (GA) dates for the upcoming Intune updates, as well as the updates for...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Managed Browser

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance (and, for many vendors, the difficulty) of protecting at the app layer (via MAM in Intune). The first app that every organization wants to protect is e-mail and I wrote about Secure E-mail – using both Outlook...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Containing Corporate Data

    There was an interesting survey recently published by Ovum that looked at enterprise end users and their concerns about bringing their own devices into work (BYO). The research revealed that the number one concern of both enterprises end-user is “a lack...
  • ITC Podcast: The Securest of the Containers

    In this episode, we look at a topic that has, in the past, been pretty tough for IT and ISV's to solve: Securing corporate data throughout the workflow process. The solution is a secure container, but how to build one, how it should be used , and...