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  • 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...
  • Recap: IT/Dev Connections Keynote

    I got to spend all Monday at the IT/Dev Connections 2014 conference in Las Vegas, and I had a blast. It’s a great community event, and I enjoyed seeing a lot of good friends who are doing great work all over the world. You can keep track of the conversations...
  • The Endpoint Zone, Ep.1: August Recap

    The video below kicks off a new monthly series I’m doing with the team over at Channel 9. Each episode of The Endpoint Zone (yes, kind of corny) will recap all the biggest Enterprise Mobility events/news/updates from the previous month. I heard someone...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Secure E-mail

    E-mail is one of the most critical applications for any organization. The amount of sensitive and confidential information that flows through e-mail is pretty amazing, and a company simply cannot operate at a high level without a mobile productive strategy...
  • Day Zero Support for iOS 8 with Intune

    Earlier this week Apple released iOS 8 to developers (public release on 9/17), and our Intune service is ready to support your use of it. Over the last several months we have been working closely with Apple to understand their changes and to ensure that...
  • Real Talk: It’s Time to Get Hands on with Enterprise Mobility

    For months I’ve been writing a lot on the topic of Enterprise Mobility and emphasizing that – no matter what you call it (COIT, BYOD, BYO, etc.) – this emerging segment of the IT industry is not a trend; it’s mainstream. Not only is it not a trend, it...
  • Taking the Offensive against Malware

    I have led the anti-malware work here at Microsoft for a number of years, and this has been one of the most interesting responsibilities I have ever had. The best way to describe this work is hand-to-hand combat with the bad guys. The work never ends...
  • ITC Podcast, Episode 13: Enterprise Mobility Components

    In episode 13 of the ITC Podcast, I talk about the “Enterprise Mobility Components” section of my ongoing blog series Success with Enterprise Mobility . We talk about identity and SaaS management, app/data protection, “Managed Everything” model, and more...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Azure RemoteApp

    Azure RemoteAp p was one of those pieces that was a long time coming, and today it is one of the coolest things we offer the IT community – and I believe it will play a big role in any mobility strategy in the future. The philosophy behind Azure RemoteApp...
  • “In the Cloud” Podcast: Empowering SCCM Admins

    Back in June, as a part of the ongoing Success with Enterprise Mobility series , I wrote a post that I felt was really important entitled, “ Empowering SCCM Admins .” In that post I talked to a core part of the IT community who I really respect and admire...
  • The Unofficial VMworld Recap

    I watched the Day 2 keynote from the US VMworld 2014 earlier today, and I wanted to share a few of my thoughts about the focus of the keynotes with respect to end-user computing and enabling Enterprise Mobility. Perhaps it goes without saying up front...
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility: Desktop Virtualization

    Desktop Virtualization is a fascinating topic, and it’s one that we take a lot of pride in here at Microsoft. Stretching back to 1989, we collaborated with Citrix to develop what eventually became its own industry category: Virtualized desktops. In recent...