Simon May

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  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone Episode 3

    In this edition of the Endpoint Zone Brad Anderson discusses three game changing announcements around Office 365 integration with Microsoft Intune, native instrumentation of Microsoft Office apps for Microsoft Intune management and <something else> and Brad and Simon interview Patrick Wirtz, Innovation...
  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson, Episode 2

    Brad and I talk about the last month in enterprise mobility in the second episode of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson. If you don’t know Brad is CVP Enterprise Mobility and Client Management at Microsoft and he’s tasked with delivering Microsoft Enterprise Mobility vision through the...
  • Blog Post: Poll: What are your top mobility challenges?

    Hey folks, I’m working on an upcoming post and I’d really like to get some feedback from you. I’ve already asked this on Twitter before and I have a pretty good idea from talking to people all over the world but: What are your top 5 mobility challenges? Let me know in the comments and...
  • Blog Post: On the road: TechDays in Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga and TechEd Barcelona

    Over the next few weeks I’m going to be on the road, and in the air a lot so I’m just getting all my tech prepped to be able to show things off and keep myself fully productive while I’m on the go. Here’s what I’m doing and what I’m taking. See and Do First up...
  • Blog Post: I’m on the PowerScripting Podcast

    A couple of weeks ago I sat myself in a darkened room, setup a mic (actually a LiveCam HD) and entered the fun world of the PowerScripting podcast . Before I did I checked out some previous episodes to see what I was getting myself into…turns out I was getting myself into an hour fun! Check out...
  • Blog Post: The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson

    Enterprise Mobility is such a big deal here at Microsoft that we have one our senior leaders on the hook to make sure we deliver on our vision. That guy is Brad Anderson, CVP Enterprise Client and Mobility who’s taking time out with me to bring you a new show on enterprise mobility. Get Brad’s...
  • Blog Post: The revolutionary control and compatibility that Enterprise Mode for IE 11 delivers

    The new Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11 helps to fix your LoB web app compatibility issues, unblocking your ability to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Read on to learn out how and why… There is a revolution underway in enterprise IT, characterized by the BYOD trend but strongly contrasted...
  • Blog Post: Last Week in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility, September 8 – 15

    EMM Strategy It’s time to get hands on with Enterprise Mobility, at least according to Brad Anderson (CVP Enterprise Mobility and Client Management at MSFT). Over the course of the past week Brad did some great posts to explain our vision Real Talk: It’s Time to Get Hands on with Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson (@InTheCloudMSFT)

    Enterprise Mobility is such a big deal here at Microsoft that we have one our senior leaders on the hook to make sure we deliver on our vision. That guy is Brad Anderson, CVP Enterprise Client and Mobility who’s taking time out with me to bring you a new show on enterprise mobility. Get Brad’s...
  • Blog Post: New Free Enterprise Mobility Course on MVA

    I’ve already said that productivity should be your enterprise mobility on-ramp, it’s really easy to take your Office 365 subscription and start to enable device management, access protection and identity management. I hit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios recently to lay down a quick...
  • Blog Post: Last Week in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility: Sept 1st to 7th, 2014

    With IFA last week lots of this week’s news was driven around devices rather than the infrastructure to manage them. Some interesting form factors appeared (particularly the crazy curved Samsung device: just shows what we can do with glass today!). More interesting is the price point movement that...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 117: Azure RMS (file containers)

    If you aren’t sure what RMS (Rights Management Service) is then I’d like to suggest thinking of it as a secure wrapper for files (all types) that lets you share the file with others securely while maintaining control over what they can then do with the file. In this edition of the Edge show...
  • Blog Post: Does Inventory Matter with EMM?

    One of the core capabilities we’ve had within the management space for years has been inventory. Back when I started my career on SMS 1.2 the improved inventory system was a major selling point of the product and it’s improved in breadth and depth in every release since then. Everything has...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 remarkable reasons modern app practices rock for IT Pros

    Modern apps are different from the old exe based applications that have been around for the past 20 years they really aren’t just about full screen apps! There are real advantages to embracing them for IT that solve some of the biggest app headaches we in IT have faced for years. What benefits can the...
  • Blog Post: 5 quick wins for implementing Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Vision (+ learn how to do it!)

    There are at least 5 quick wins you can get from implementing Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Vision: Epic Reports that tell you about potential security breaches; get a handle on where your data is going with Cloud App Discovery; be better than passwords with simple to implement multi factor authentication;...
  • Blog Post: Last “week” in Enterprise Devices and Infrastructure News

    These last week posts seem to have slipped due to ridiculously busy schedules, I’m let me try to get them started again: Windows Devices Surface Pro 3 deployment resources will help you get those Surface Pro 3 devices rolled out, the PFE team have even included links to the firmware and driver...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 115: Azure AD Connect

    In this episode of the Edge show I interview Jen Field from the Azure AD Fabric team and get her to walk me through the new Azure AD connect tool that helps you quickly link your on-prem AD to Azure AD. The tool will even deploy the server roles you need on-prem! Share this post with a suggested...
  • Blog Post: Last week in Enterprise Devices and Infrastructure July 15 to 21

    Last week was a very interesting week in the world of enterprise devices and infrastructure: the Apple / IDM announcement, a great BYOD post on LinkedIn, Azure AD SaaS apps in the spotlight and many more useful bits. Business Stuff Apple and IBM signed an exclusive deal for IBM to start selling Apple...
  • Blog Post: Setup Azure RMS File Protection (Encryption) and File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) with On-Prem File Servers

    In our new world of highly mobile access to loosely coupled services it’s far easier for a user, who has legitimate access to the data, to accidentally move it to a storage location that doesn’t have your corporate data protections: They move a file from the file server to their personal cloud storage...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 111: Azure AD Premium SaaS Apps, App Proxy and Reports

    On the Edge Show last week I interviewed Nasos about Azure Identity and AD Premium. We got to talking about some of the cool new features in Azure AD. The post Edge Show 111: Azure AD Premium SaaS Apps, App Proxy and Reports appeared first on Enterprise Devices and Infrastructure .
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Intune and Managing iOS: What’s New?

    In this episode of the Edge show I’m joined by Martin Booth from the Server and Tools Marketing group to take a look at the new features that just shipped to Windows Intune stand alone and unified management experience with Config Manager. We look at iOS management and take a quick look at the road map...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Devices, great reads: 18 September 2013

    The best enterprise client reads of the past week, including Windows 8.1, why Intel tablets are enterprise ready, why there is no more IT and consumer and Windows 8.1 features. The post Enterprise Devices, great reads: 18 September 2013 appeared first on Devices, Services, Life: Simon May's Blog...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Best: August 19th

    The best articles that I've found for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8 and the like from my fellow Infrastructure / Platform Evangelists and from around the web for the previous week. The post The Best of Best: August 19th by Simon May first appeared on Devices, Services, Life:...
  • Blog Post: Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October 2013

    The best infrastructure reads of the past week, including Windows Azure Pack, Virtualization, Supported OSes on Hyper-V, The Azure NOC, PowerShell to gather pref data, Windows Azure for IT Pro, MDT for servers and failover clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2. The post Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group

    This is the deck that I used for a resent presentation about Windows Server 2012 R2 features include Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Automation, Web and App Platform, VDI at the Virtual Machine User Group. The post Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group appeared...