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cloudgateway-01Yesterday the ConfigMgr Product Group released ConfigMgr Current Branch 1610 to the fast channel. As part of this new version of ConfigMgr a new feature is released in preview.

This feature allows you to eliminate the fairly complex infrastructure that allows you to support the Internet based clients. This new feature is called the Cloud Management Gateway.

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1606installedToday Microsoft released the 1606 update for System Center Configuration Manager. If you have ConfigMgr 1511 or 1602 installed in your environment you should be able to see the 1606 update soon in the Updates and Servicing node of your ConfigMgr console.

After 1511 and 1602 Microsoft is again releasing a major update for ConfigMgr, very impressive and a real great accomplishment if you ask me! Already looking forward to the new major update 😉

 

 

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presentatie-aftrapYesterday I had the privilege to speak during the System Center Summer Night – BBQ edition from the System Center User Group Netherlands. During this session I talked about why Microsoft “moved” Configuration Manager to the servicing model, how companies should adopt it and work with it and shared some do’s and don’ts while updating Configuration Manager to for instance Current Branch.

During the session I got some questions about the telemetry data that Microsoft is gathering and using to make ConfigMgr even better :). As promised you find below the link I was referring to:

Besides the good news released at the Citrix Synergy event, Microsoft and Citrix working together in the EMS workspace, the monthly updates for Microsoft Intune are scheduled to be applied soon. This month a lot of new features are being released. Let’s have a quick look at what is coming up!

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msemsbook-ver1The last year my buddy Kent Agerlund and me have been working on a brand new book about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.

After hard work we were able to finally present our new book at the Midwest Management Summit earlier this week! So proud to be able to hold my third book finally in the hand 🙂

Luckily we were able to give away books to the attendees of the EMS Hands On Labs and several other attendees of the conference! I hope you will all like the book and that it helps you to successfully implement a standalone or hybrid EMS environment..

 

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mms2016-01After a couple of weeks moving homes and finishing Kent Agerlund and my book, time for a quick blog about the Midwest Management Summit. In only 10 days from now I will speaking and attending the Midwest Management Summit in the Mall Of America in Minneapolis. For the third year in a row I will be speaking at this great community driven three day conference.

On May the 16th (a day after my birthday) I will be presenting together with fellow Enterprise Mobility MVP John Marcum at the  Taming BYOD with EMS, ConfigMgr & Intune – Hands On Labs 4 hour pre conference session. During this four hour session we talk about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite stand alone and run through labs that cover the EMS Hybrid scenario with System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. The session is sold out already.

My second session will be together with Chris Nackers, together with Chris I will be talking about  Use Microsoft EMS to Protect your Mobile Data and Mobile Apps , a session full of Mobile Application Management, Enterprise Data Protection and Mobile Information Management with Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management Services. If you are at MMS, be sure to join us!

During MMS Kent Agerlund and me will release our newest book about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. More on this next week!

 

IntuneExciting times in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite space! Microsoft switched the support for Conditional Access for Skype for Business on. Earlier this year the MAM enabled Skype for Business Apps were released so as from now we have a complete story around securing Skype for Business on mobile devices.

Conditional Access for Skype for Business is available for Intune standalone and Intune connected to Configuration Manager (hybrid).

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expiring_certIf you have an iOS device and you are managed by Microsoft Intune (or Hybrid) you may see an expired certificate in your Management Profile on your device. When I saw this I contacted the Intune PG and they came back that there is nothing to worry about! This certificate is only needed to install the management profile on iOS devices during the enrollment process. After the enrollment is done, this certificate is not used anymore.

So what you will see is that devices that are already are enrolled will work as expected and newly enrolled devices will receive an iOSProfileSigning certificate with the new date.

Till later!

intuneEarlier this week Apple released iOS version 9.3, today Microsoft released a statement that Intune supports and is compatible with iOS 9.3. Where iOS version 9.2 broke MDM capabilities of most MDM vendors the available iOS policies are supported for and working on iOS 9.3, so we don’t have to wait for an iOS update to be managed again for weeks..

For the new educational options in iOS 9.3, Microsoft is collaborating with Apple to see where Intune is able to manage the new features. Feel free to provide feedback to the Intune Product Group about features that you like to be managed via Microsoft Intune via UserVoice. Read the complete announcement of Microsoft here.

cb-upgrade-01While writing my chapters for the new Mastering System Center Configuration Manager book for Sybex I always create a lab infrastructure with one Central Administration Site (CAS), two Primary Sites and one Secondary Site.

Always a nice environment to test different scenarios to write about. Let’s today have a look how upgrade to the newly released version of Configuration Manager 1602 works and see how freaking easy this is.

 

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Today Parallels released a brand new version of the Parallels Mac Management plug-in for Configuration Manager, version 4.5. Parallels added lots of new features that will allow you to manage the Mac OS X devices even better with Configuration Manager. Several really cool new features were added!

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