Simon May

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  • Blog Post: FAQ ME! Microsoft Intune Jump Start FAQ!

    Last week I ran the Microsoft Intune Core Skills Jump Start and as promised multiple times during the event here’s the questions, and the answers to those questions, that folks on the Jump Start asked: Q: Do we have option to have Intune in [my / the] customer[‘s] DC than on Cloud? A...
  • Blog Post: Enable Office 365 Built-In MDM (Mobile Device Management)

    Do you have company owned mobile devices or employee-owned mobile devices that receive email? Of course, you do everyone does. Do you have a Mobile Device Management solution that you’re paying lots for but only using little of? Have you got or are you looking at getting Office 365? If the answer...
  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone Episode 7: Office 365 Mobile Device Management

    This week I had the opportunity to catch up with Brad Anderson, CVP Enterprise Client and Mobility at Microsoft, as I usually do to film the Endpoint Zone. On this month’s episode we take a look, and walk through the new Office 365 MDM features including showing you how to enroll a device, set...
  • Blog Post: FAQ ME! Answering Questions from the Azure AD Core Skills Jumpstart

    Last week I ran the Azure AD Core Skills Jumpstart on Microsoft Virtual Academy and, as always, there were lots of questions from the audience. I thought I’d take all the questions that I could find in the questions queue and dump them to a file and compile and FAQ for you to peruse. Useful if you did...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show: WorkFolders for iPad + exclusive first look at iPhone

    On this weeks Edge Show I talk to Fabian from the WorkFolders team about their iPad client and I get an exclusive first look at the iPhone app too! If you aren’t familiar with work folders, it’s a really nice solution to use your existing Windows Server 2012 R2 File server infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a solid identity and access management foundation

    Not everyone has a simple Active Directory structure, not everyone can move all their user objects and every single attribute to Azure AD, without a little nip-and-tuck. This post is going to help you deepen your core skills around Azure AD Sync Services, so you can go beyond the basics! Why identity...
  • Blog Post: Enable Mobile Application Management of Office apps for iOS and Android

    The Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive apps are hugely popular on iOS and are natively instrumented for management only with Microsoft Intune. On Android, OneDrive, Office Mobile, and many other apps are also natively instrumented only for Intune. In this post, you’ll learn about Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone Episode 6: Conditional Access, Ignite, Azure Remote App

    In this episode, Brad talks about a recent trip to some customers in the mid-west, an incredible learning experience, seeing some of the real world challenges of trying to cobble point solutions together for EMM. Simon and Brad then talk about Conditional Access controls, Microsoft Ignite and much more...
  • Blog Post: Considerations Guide for BYOD

    Really like this “considerations guide” on TechNet. It helps you think about what you, er, need to think about when planning a BYOD Project. The post Considerations Guide for BYOD appeared first on Enterprise Devices + Infrastructure .
  • Blog Post: Learn these 10 core skills for Enterprise Mobility and to future proof your enterprise

    With a new version of Windows coming down the pipe, Microsoft have begun to let you know about some of the key technologies you need to know a little more about. Those technologies aren’t just key to helping your users to have an amazing Windows experience though, no matter what device they use...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 135 Understanding Azure RemoteApp+ What happened in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Windows in January / Febuary

    The last month has been pretty busy again in the space of enterprise mobility and Windows. Lots of new announcements, features, and products coming out the door of Redmond. First up, let’s talk about the show: In this episode of The Edge Show Simon May talk’s about Azure RemoteApp with...
  • Blog Post: New MVA Course: How to manage Samsung KNOX with Microsoft Intune

    There is a lot that you can do with Microsoft Intune and apps that are running on Samsung KNOX devices. Samsung KNOX has very good, deep and wide management that’s enabled through Microsoft Intune, from app deployment, email configuration right through to making task worker devices with Kiosk mode...
  • Blog Post: Connecting on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD can give your org these 5 great advantages (+ how to do it)

    Azure AD is an identity platform built for the modern world. Of course, Azure AD doesn’t replace your on-prem Active Directory but it does compliment and extend its capabilities, solving many traditional on-prem identity problems such as: You need to simplify logon and identity to your primary...
  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone Episode 5 with Brad Anderson and special guest @jackmadden

    In this episode of the Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson, Simon May asks Brad what’s new since the  last show  (cyber attacks and world wide Intune roll-outs). Next up Simon and Brad talk about the last 90 days in the world of Enterprise Mobility  and Brad’s architecture matters blog series...
  • Blog Post: Edge Show 133 – Azure AD SaaS apps and What’s new in Enterprise Mobility + Windows in January?

    In this episode of The Edge Show on Channel 9 I talked about Azure AD SaaS apps integration with Eran Dvir, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft’s Identity team about what Azure AD SaaS app integration can do. We talk through and show new capabilities around adding your own, custom SaaS apps...
  • Blog Post: I’m on Brad Anderson’s @inthemsftcloud podcast

    Conditional Access to company resources is something I’m especially interested in and you should be too. It gives you the ability to allow only registered devices to access files and email and that gives you (the IT Admin) the control your company requires you to have over data. It’s a brilliant...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with the Enterprise Mobility Suite in Minutes

    Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite is an awesome set of tools to help you manage mobility. But where do you start and what do the components do and why do you even need them? If you have EMS are you using all its tools to the best advantage? This post is going to give you the trials , the virtual labs...
  • Blog Post: Seven Zero-Cost Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Technical Training Courses

    Over on the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Blog I just posted a roundup of all of the Microsoft Virtual Academy courses that we’ve published that cover aspects of Enterprise Mobility Suite. That includes: Microsoft Intune Azure RemoteApp System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Managing...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Taming Android and iOS with Enterprise Mobility Suite Jumpstart on MVA

    Just a few weeks ago my colleague Kevin Remde and I hit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios to record a live “Jumpstart” event aimed at getting you up and running on Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and on using it to tame your iOS and Android devices. IF you’re not aware...
  • Blog Post: Announcing 4 New Deep Enterprise Mobility Labs on TechNet

    One of the hardest things with enterprise mobility is being able to try out some of the tools quickly. The problem is that in your lab it can take time to build some of the basic building blocks. Like servers, AD DS domains, populate user accounts and devices and all that stuff. So I...
  • Blog Post: Two of my MVA courses are in the Top 10 of the year on MVA

    Over the course of this year I’ve recorded a few courses for Microsoft virtual Academy and it’s really nice to see that two of my Windows courses, are in the Microsoft Virtual Academy top 10 courses of the year. The two images below are linked and will take you directly to the courses. Happy...
  • Blog Post: Endpoint Zone Episode 4

    In this months edition of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson you’ll hear directly from Corporate Vice President, Brad Anderson (that means he runs engineering) about the biggest month yet in Microsoft Intune releases. You’ll hear about the Intune Secure Browser, about Exchange On-Prem and...
  • 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...