Simon May

Client and cloud

Simon May

  • Endpoint Zone Episode 8: Importance of Dual Persona Apps, Config Man TP2 and Magic Quadrants

    In this Episode of The Endpoint Zone, Brad Anderson (CVP Enterprise Mobility and Client Management, Microsoft) and Simon May discuss dual persona, managed productivity apps on iOS and Andriod that people actually want to use; what’s new in Configuration Manager TP2; and they give you some clarity on what Gartner Magic Quadrants to look at to help make decisions with EMM and why.

    Useful links from this episode:

    Outlook App on iOS and Android

    The Microsoft Intune blog, Configuration Manager blog and Brad’s blog (don’t forget to take a look at the MQ posts).

    Remember to follow Brad and Simon on Twitter.

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  • Azure RemoteApp Core Skills Jump Start now available on-demand

    Phenomenal free training doesn’t come along all that often…unless you’ve been watching the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills Jump Start series that is! This is the fourth installment and it’s all about Azure RemoteApp, which lets you run client applications in our Azure cloud fully connected to your on-prem infrastructure if you desire.

    This amazing four-hour course was created by the expert guidance of Eric Orman from the Azure RemoteApp product team and it gives you a deep dive into everything you need to know about Azure RemoteApp to get up and running. To make it even better Eric and I are answering live questions from the audience throughout the Jump Start, but you can also find whole load more answers in this post-event blog post.

    Before we get into the technical nitty gritty, Brad Anderson, CVP, Enterprise Client and Mobility at Microsoft talks with me to explain why Azure RemoteApp and application streaming is such a key part of any enterprise mobility or modern client management strategy.

    Click the image below to bounce to the Microsoft Virtual Academy and get started!

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  • Azure RMS Core Skills Jump Start now available on-demand

    Just a couple of weeks ago myself, Dan Plastina (@theRMSGuy) and Carol Bailey ran a great Jump Start on Microsoft Virtual Academy aimed at giving you the skills you really need to protect your organization’s information with Azure RMS. If you’re looking for a project, paraphrasing Dan, there is no CEO or CIO on earth today that won’t put a high priority on information protection!

    This Jump Start, divided into 6 easy to consume, 30 minute-ish modules. Is all you need to get going. And it’s free!

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  • Azure Remote App Questions Answered

    The Azure Remote App Jump Start that we ran a few weeks ago generated lots of really great questions just like they always do. As promised here are the questions that we received during the Jump Start answered for your reading pleasure. If you’d like to read questions from the Azure AD, Microsoft Intune or Azure RMS Jump Starts you can and coming up in just a couple of weeks’ time we have the Windows 10 As A Service Jump Start, which will heavily lean on some of the core skills developed over the past few months, during these jump starts. You can also view the jump starts for Azure AD, Microsoft Intune and online now, and Azure RMS and Remote App episodes are just days away!

    Let’s get to the questions and answers…

    Question: Can a user only be assigned to one RemoteApp collection and can collection only have one template image? How can user access two different template images? I have a scenario where I have two applications that cannot be installed to same computer. Is my only choice to try App-V virtualization?

    You can contact support and ask them to enable the user to be assigned to multiple collections. You may want to consider using App-V regardless so that you can reduce your monthly cost.

    Question: The hybrid collection requires a vNET. Can we use our existing vNET?

    Yes, you can use an existing Azure VNet

    Question: Are there any criteria I must meet to use the cloud and my existing network equipment simultaneously?

    There are two deployment types in Azure Remote App: Cloud and Hybrid. Hybrid can connect to an existing AD DS and apps that authenticate with Kerberos using Azure VPN or Express Route. Of course in both “Cloud” and “Hybrid” you are using the cloud for your remote apps.

    Question: I would like to know please how would you handle Azure RemoteApp app collection with MySQLDB. Can I do this with a cloud deployment or it has to be a hybrid deployment?

    You should be able to use cloud deployment. You will need to enable the appropriate endpoints for your MySQL VM, of course this assumes that your MySQL VM is in the cloud and being connected to over HTTP.

    Question: Utilizing external data for RemoteApp – for something like Sage50 which needs a file share, where would we store that data in Azure?

    You could store that for example in a Azure VM in IaaS, and have that connected to the same Azure vNet as your Azure RemoteApp Collection or you could connect that same vNet to your existing on-prem deployment for the file server using Azure VPN or Express Route

    Question: Can we use web based application using Azure?

    If you mean publishing a web based application as a RemoteApp? Yes, you can. Simply publish Internet Exploring as a RemoteApp and provide the URL as a parameter.

    Question: Can we publish multiple Internet explorer with diff URLs?

    Yes, that is possible.

    Question: Is there a possible solution for 16 bit or 32bit application publishing solution?

    16-bit applications are not supported. 32-bit applications normally will work fine, provided they are compatible with 2012 R2 RDSH multi-user environment.

    Question: Can we deploy Hybrid Remote App and access our on-premises network folders as well?

    Yes, that is definitely possible!

    Question: Can you have a hybrid deployment, and an in-cloud only deployment in the same tenant?

    Yes, you can create multiple Azure RemoteApp Collections of different types within the same Azure Subscription.

    Question: Do you support Linux in Azure RemoteApp?

    Currently there is no Linux client. But we have seen this request come up. It’s an actively voted item on the Azure RemoteApp feedback site. It’s under review now. Also see: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/247748azure-remoteapp/suggestions/5950717-add-linux-support

    Question: How many users assigned to a VM instance for a remote App?

    There is a maximum of 16 concurrent users per RD Session Host in case of the basic plan and a maximum of 10 concurrent users per RD Session Host in case of the standard plan.

    Question: How we can upgrade our application in Azure RemoteApp once published?

    To upgrade the application, you upgrade the application in the Template Image and update the Azure RemoteApp Collection based on the new template image.

    Question: can we integrate Microsoft App-v with this solution for stream application and publish through remote app?

    Yes, App-V is supported on the Hybrid Azure RemoteApp collection.

    Question: Can I use a cloud or existing virtual machine as the template for my RemoteApp collection?

    Yes, Please see this article: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/remoteapp-image-onazurevm

    Question: Is it possible to use GPO’s with the remote apps. i.e. from an azure hosted AD or on-premises

    Yes, in a Hybrid Scenario the RD Session Host servers that Azure RemoteApp provision will become member servers of you on-premises domain, so you can re-use your existing GPO, login scripts etc.

    Question: If the user closes the application, will this go to disconnected session or log off?

    It will go to disconnected and stay there for 4 hours.

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  • Upcoming Jump Start: Azure RMS Core Skills

    Protecting your organizations data is something that should be top-of-mind for every IT person out there. It’s not something that is just the job of the CSO or the folks in the security team, but if you are in that team it is absolutely something you should be thinking about. It’s what I would term a “core skill” that you need on your resume for the future.

    That’s why I’m really excited to bring you the third installment of our Enterprise Mobility Core Skills Jump Start series this week, focused on Azure RMS.

    This Jump Start will focus on the following key areas:

    • Activating Azure RMS
    • Protecting the files your users share
    • Tacking and revoking usage of protected files
    • Building and managing templates
    • Integrating with on-premises services

    Of course I won’t be delivering this alone, Dan Plastina (@theRMSguy) will first help me to help you understand why Azure RMS is so important to your organization. Then, for the rest of the session, Carol Bailey, the amazing technical writer behind the Azure RMS documentation, and I will help you get the core skills you need to start protecting your organization’s information.

    You can sign up for the event, running Thursday, May 21st at 9am PST right here. You can watch the previous episodes in the series on the same page too.

    Thanks and we look forward to hearing your questions on the live Q&A!

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