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Last two months it was community wise very busy, I spoke at BriForum London, TechDays Netherlands and last Friday I was invited to speak at the Swiss Configuration Manager Community. Next month I am invited at BriForum in Denver to speak about managing Mac OS X devices with SCCM 2012 R2 natively and when you extend it with the Parallels Mac Management plugin for SCCM.

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Console extendedCurrently more and more applications in the Apple and Google Play stores become manageable via Microsoft Intune.

For instance, when you have the Microsoft Office mobile apps available in Microsoft Intune for a while you may want to use the Mobile Application Management policies to control what the users are able to do with the corporate data in the apps. Currently, if you do nothing the app currently stay unmanaged.

So let’s see what you can do in both Intune and Configuration Manager.

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sccmfeedbackToday the Enterprise Client Management Team of Microsoft released two new initiatives to allow the community to shape both Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Microsoft uses the Uservoice platform to get feedback from their users / us. You are able to submit feedback or ideas for features you like to see in the products or not.

Other users are able to vote for the best (new) features or feedback.

Have a look via the links below and shape Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune so that it fits your needs :)

I have posted some ideas here, here,  here and here.

 

msemsToday I placed a section on my blog where I will be keeping track on all (free) Store Apps that are supporting the Mobile Application Management Policies in Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1.

Have a look here, and please let me know if you know other apps that are not yet listed! Let’s make a nice collection of apps together!

Till later!

 

Intune

Microsoft is going strong! During the May update of Microsoft Intune lot’s of new features arrived in the service. The new version of Microsoft Intune is: 5.0.5161.0. In the Administration Overview of the Microsoft Intune console you are able to see the current version and see if your tenant has been updated.

During the past week the following is added;

 

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briforumlondonLast week I was invited to present one session at BriForum London. BriForum is all about end-user computing as they on the website: “We live, eat and breathe at the point where end users intersect with enterprise IT technology”. A very nice conference and setup about virtualization, VDI, enterprise mobility, DaaS platforms and much more, held for the 17th time.

BriForum gives you an opportunity to interact with the speakers and fellow IT Pro’s that are attending the 30+ sessions during the two days that BriForum is happening.

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mam-sccm-00A couple of months ago I wrote a series of blogs about the Mobile Application Management Policies in Microsoft Intune. With the release of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 lot’s of new features arrived in Configuration Manager.

Both Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 have the same Mobile Device Management features now. More on the new features in later blogs, today I want to focus on the Mobile Application Management Policies in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1.

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BLOG-1000070This week I added a Microsoft Intune license to an existing Office 365 tenant. On this Office 365 tenant the Intune Mobile Device Management features in Office 365 were enabled and configured. After adding the Microsoft Intune license I looked at starting to configure the service and set the Mobile Device Management Authority.

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briforum-bioIn the next two months I will be speaking at several conferences and a user group meeting, time to make some noise about those great events.

Here is my calendar, if you want to join me at one or more of the events be sure to follow the links and get a ticket. (don’t forget to say hi 😉 )

Look here if you want to see all the currently scheduled events.

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In an earlier blog I showed you that Azure Active Directory Connect is the successor of DirSync and AADSync, both are still supported but will be replaced in the future. So while being in the process of preparing my Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite session at BriForum this month I wanted to upgrade to the latest and greatest. So how do we upgrade DirSync to AAD Connect?

Let’s have a look, the Product Group made it so easy that it is almost Next, Next Finish. :)

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