Simon May

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Simon May

  • Friday 5: Windows and Enterprise Mobility #16

    This week I’ve been hugely involved with an massive internal Microsoft conference, but that hasn’t stopped me reading, listening and watching a ton of useful stuff so you don’t have to. Here are my top five picks for this week:

    Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 and Azure AD

    This week we announced the preview of enterprise state roaming for Windows 10 and Azure AD. Now your business Windows 10 devices can roam their state data to the cloud, with separation of business and personal settings. All you need is the preview in AAD and Windows 10 1511,10589.

    The Ops Team

    One of my regular shows the Ops Team is worth a watch this week as we explore the amazing world of IT operations.

    Work like a network

    I think this is a really great way for anyone in IT to get a slightly different view on how the world of collaboration has changed. Many of us in IT don’t have the time to see how the world is changing and we regularly get locked in. I thin this video on the office blog is really worth watching.

    MAM without enrollment FAQ – from the community

    Peter Van Der Woude wrote up a great FAQ about the questions he’s been asked about MAM without device enrollment. It thinks it’s really worth reading, along with the documentation and watching the Endpoint Zone to get a good view on a cutting edge new technology. I think this may well change how we manage our users in a BYOD context.

    Amazing display

    This video that was first posted by @edwardsanchez on Twitter is a really amazing view of what the future holds:

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  • Endpoint Zone Episode 12: Market update, Windows 10, MAM without device enrollment

    EPZ Windows 10 In this episode of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson you'll learn about Microsoft's financial results and how they impact the EMM market (hint: you need a good long term partner). Brad and Simon then talk about new technology introduced in the latest Configuration Manager preview, improvements for Windows 10 with MDM like MSI distribution, pass the hash style attacks and how Intune lets you configure Microsoft Passport for Work to overcome them, Mobile Device Management without enrollment from the Admin's viewpoint and much more!
    • [01:00] Brad's thoughts on Microsoft's results
    • [03:23] Over 70% of the Fortune 500 are now using 2+ Microsoft cloud services
    • [07:26] Over 1/3rd of the Fortune 500 have purchased EMS
    • [08:24] Fantastic how well Surface business is doing
    • [11:47] New CEO at Mobile Iron and new CEO at Citrix, Kirill Tataninov
    • [13:17] New Technology! Configuration Manager 1601
    • [15:40] New capability to manage MSI based apps using MDM
    • [16:47] New Windows 10 capabilities for Configuration Manager and Intune
    • [17:20] Simon explains how a Pass-the-hash style attack takes place
    • [20:00] Microsoft Passport for Work configuration in Microsoft Intune
    • [22:24] Brad explains how Provable PC Health will work with Intune
    • [26:30] IMEI preconfig for corporate owned devices
    • [27:00] Brad demos the admin experience for MAM without device enrollment
    • [34:46] iOS enhancements including increased DEP and VPP for the AppStore
    • [35:26] Ignite registrations are out!
      Let us know what you think of the show in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes! Follow @inthecloudmsft or leave comments on Channel 9.

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  • Friday Five: Windows and Enterprise Mobility #15

    Crazy week, lots going on … what else is new… well this actually:

    Support for Microsoft Passport for Work in Microsoft Intune

    Peter Daalmans, one of my Dutch MVP friends for Intune, blogged about these new capabilities this week. What I love here is that you get complete control over Microsoft Passport for Work, a Windows 10 feature that helps enterprises prevent credential theft. Passport for Work places your authentication tokens into a (optionally) hardware secured container on your device and provide SSO to any Azure AD secured resources your user is allowed access to. This prevents them having to enter their password and reduces the chances of a phishing attack…among others.

    Cloud Innovation for the year ahead

    Mark Russinovich posted a superb blog post on where cloud is heading. My favorite prediction is that “Security becomes a cloud enabler”.

    Box and Dropbox Integration

    Office released real-time co-authoring for documents stored in Box and Dropbox, expanding the capability from SharePoint and OneDrive. Super cool for many people…well the Box CEO thinks so!

    Configuration Manager Windows 10 Provisioning packages

    Windows 10 brings the ability to configure a machine with provisioning packages. These packages can setup things like MDM enrollment. With Configuration Manager now supporting on-prem MDM for Windows 10, you now have the ability to bootstrap that enrollment with a provisioning package, removing complexity. Config Man will even create the packages for you and Gerry Hampson has a nice walk through for you!

    What’s your address?

    Gonna just leave this right here, courtesy of @rspruijt

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  • Friday Five: Windows and Enterprise Mobility #14

    New user experiences for Intune, MAM without enrollment, OneDrive Sync issues fixed, Config Man deployment of Windows 10 and KLM Yammering!

    At the end of another interesting week in my world I finally managed to start a little side project I hope you’ll find interesting that I’ve been planning all year, but more on that another time! Let’s take a look at the best of this week in Windows and Enterprise Mobility.

    New stuff in Microsoft Intune

    This is something that I think your users will just plain love. The product team changed the user experience for apps that are managed by your organization so that we don’t annoy the user by continuously reittereating that the app is managed. Read about that one on the Intune blog.

    Get up and running with MAM without device enrollment

    MVP Peter Van der Woude explains how to get up and running with our MAM without enrollment feature that allows you to manage Microsoft Office apps on iOS without the need to enroll the device. This does two huge things – First, it reduces the time to deploy Office for iOS with all the protections enterprises need (encryption, copy protections etc.). Second, it means your users don’t have to worry about what you can see on their device, since you aren’t managing the device, just the apps. If you’re worried about over-extending your control, this is for you.

    Fix your OneDrive for Business sync issues

    I love ODB but sometimes it just gets all hinky. I really found this post on fixing OneDrive sync issues very helpful this week!

    Learn to deploy Windows 10 with Configuration Manager

    There are many ways to deploy Windows 10 but probably one of the most common ways for enbterprises will be with Conbfiguration Manager. Why? Well it’s the only way to do a zero touch deployment of Windows 10 to thousands of machines where you need to replace the image that’s already there. Sure you could use an in-place upgrade and hopefully many will, but there are some very solid use-cases for image replacement. For example, you might have 32-bit OSes deployed today and you want to move to 64-bit, or you have BIOS emulation running on UEFI and want to take advantage of wicked security features such as Secure and Measured boot (HINT: YOU REALLY NEED THIS IN TODAYS WORLD, quit using BIOS!) Checkout Blain Barton’s blog for more!

    Yammer takes to the sky (again)

    A friend of mine worked really hard on this so I want to give her props. Almost everytime I get on a plane over to Europe I hear the cabin crew talking about using Yammer – both British Airways and now KLM are super into their internal social network. Having your flight attendants able to talk to each other is very important when a workforce would otherwise be disconnected. You can read a little about what this means to KLM on the Office blog.

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  • Endpoint Zone Episode 11: Year in review and Mobile App Management (MAM) without device enrollment

    In this episode of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson we reflect [01:01] on what a big year 2015 was for enterprise mobility and some of the major shifts that happened in the Enterprise Mobility Market – remember if you’re considering any technology as part of your strategy you need to understand how one vendor or product is doing against the others. You also need to be thinking about what new challenges that technology area has faced (this year it was big security concerns and remediation technologies).

    Brad also talks about the iconic Office experience on any device and the need to keep is safe. [08:43]

    Dual persona Office apps with Mobile App Management (MAM) [11:15]

    Demo of MAM without device enrollment [12:47]

    Shipping Configuration Manager [21:48]

    You can follow Brad on twitter @inthecloudmsft and also Simon @simonster.

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