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  • 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...
  • EMM Game-Changing Announcement #2

    As you likely noticed, over the last couple weeks I’ve been hinting at some big “events” and earlier today I discussed the first one: Confirmation of the General Availability (GA) dates for the upcoming Intune updates as well as the updates for the Office...
  • EMM Game-Changing Announcement #1

    If Enterprise Mobility is important to your organization, this post includes some calendar-worthy dates. Over the last couple weeks I’ve been hinting at some big announcements – a number of big “events,” to be specific. After all that build up, today...
  • Big Announcements on the Way!

    Quick update to the Enterprise Mobility community: Over the next couple weeks I’m going to be blogging about some major announcements that will be game-changing in the Enterprise Mobility Management industry. These announcements are going to raise the...
  • We Really, REALLY Want You to Use the Services You Purchase

    What’s better than purchasing the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)? Purchasing EMS and getting professional services included from a partner of your choice to help you start using the service as quickly as possible! That kind of deal is exactly what we...
  • Podcast Thursday: How Machine Learning Makes You More Secure

    In this episode of the ITC Podcast, I look at the topic of cloud-based Machine Learning and the big things it can do to set your mobile strategy apart right now . I’m joined again by Alex Simons , and this topic really builds upon our discussion last...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Identity

    Throughout this series I’ve written quite a bit about identity management and its pivotal role in any enterprise mobility strategy. While I don’t want to be too repetitious on this topic, I do think it’s important to continually emphasize its ongoing...
  • Recap: Gartner Symposium 2014

    I spent a few days in Orlando this week at the annual Gartner Symposium . Every year Symposium is a cool event a great opportunity to meet with some of the best and brightest in the tech industry.
  • The Endpoint Zone: Episode 2!

    In Episode 2 of “ The Tech Industry’s Official Enterprise Mobility Talk Show ” we return to the Channel 9 studios to review the last month in EMM. This month The Endpoint Zone examines: How Windows 10 impacts Enterprises and Enterprise Mobility. EMM rankings...
  • The Quadruple: MSFT is a leader in Four Gartner MQ’s

    Every year, during the Spring and Summer, there is a flurry of analysis released from Gartner and some of the most anticipated insights come via what Gartner calls the Magic Quadrant (MQ). The MQ “provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types...
  • Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

    Back in June I announced the Preview of the Disaster Recovery to Azure functionality with Azure Site Recovery (ASR), and its promise to democratize DR is now beginning to have a tangible impact on how our customers perceive cloud-based DR. With ASR, mission...
  • Podcast Thursday: Cloud-based Data Protection

    In this episode of the ITC Podcast, I sit down with Alex Simons the Director of Program Management for Active Directory to talk about cloud-based data protection with Azure RMS. I’ve written about RMS in the past (in the posts about App & Data Protection...
  • New Levels of Security via Machine Learning & Combined Data Sets

    I have always understood the value of bringing different data sets together, but it’s been only recently that I’ve fully appreciated the power of it. Looking back to high school, when I was asked about a future profession, I would always say that I was...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Mobile Task Workers

    When you think about how broad and diverse the scenarios for PC and mobility management have become, it is pretty amazing. These scenarios range from light-weight management (where the user is in charge of the device) to scenarios where the device needs...
  • Podcast Thursday: 3 Reasons IT Has a Very Bright Future

    In this week’s episode (#14), we revisit a topic I wrote about following TechEd North America: The reasons I believe that the IT industry is changing in ways that really favor IT Pros. The discussion in this episode focuses on the positive changes that...