All posts tagged ConfigMgr 2012 R2

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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It’s that time of the month again, in the next couple of days (October 28 until November 6) new features are added to Microsoft Intune. This months headlines are the following:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise data protection (EDP) configuration policies (deploy EDP policies to Windows 10 Enterprise devices)
  • Universal Windows Apps (deploy and install Windows Universal apps on Windows 10 devices)
  • Updated Intune Company Portal app for iOS (couple of updates to the company portal for iOS)

Also support for the new Android version is being added to Microsoft Intune.

See for a complete list of Microsoft Intune updates this link and Hybrid updates this link!

pmm-4-03Last year I wrote several blogs about a great plugin for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Parallels Mac Management for Configuration Manager. While I was in Denver for BriForum presenting about the 3.5 version, the new version 4.0 was released with some great new features related to OS Deployment of Mac OS X images.

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briforumsessionYesterday I was honored to speak at BriForum about managing Mac OS X devices with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 natively and with the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin. During this session I showed what we need to enable and configure Mac OS X support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 and what options are currently available.

If you want to “play” with the different Configuration Items I showed during the demo’s, please have a look here. You are able to download and import them into your ConfigMgr environment.

During the session I showed also the Parallels Mac Management (PMM) for SCCM plugin, the version I showed was beta-3 of version 4.0. Next Friday the new version of PMM available. Expect more about the new abilities later on this blog. Also referred to the fact that Mac OS X support for Microsoft Intune has been announced at Microsoft Ignite, if you want to see that session again have a look here.

If you want to read earlier blogs about managing Mac devices with ConfigMgr have a look here.

Thanks for joining my session and hopefully until next year. If you have any feedback, please let me know.

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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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!

 

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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Busy times while Ignite is going forward. Yesterday the Configuration Manager team released Cumulative Update 5 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

This bundle of updates/fixes will fix issues in the following areas;

  • Reporting
  • Software Distribution and application management
  • Site servers and site systems
  • Client
  • Operating system deployment
  • Endpoint Protection

The new version of Configuration Manager is 5.0.7958.1604 and the Endpoint Protection client will have 4.7.0209.0 as the new version. It can be downloaded here.

rbaTogether with some customers of mine we are testing and implementing Microsoft Intune connected with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (hybrid scenario). Regardless of the fact the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is managed by the Configuration Manager admins they want to be able to give certain employees (admins) of their company only permissions to manage only the mobile devices and configuring and deploying settings and profiles for those devices. To be able to do this we need to use the Role Based Administration feature in Configuration Manager, we would be able to use some of the default roles but I created a couple that combine everything we need.

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The Easter weekend ended very great after getting two sessions at IT/Dev Connections approved. IT/Dev Connections will be held like last year in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, the place where more than 1.500 IT Pros will be learning all about SQL, Exchange, Windows, System Center, Azure, Intune, EMS and more 🙂 The place to be in September if you ask me.

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BLOG-1000070While writing my last blog I realized myself that in Microsoft Intune, where the Mobile Device Management Authority has been set to Configuration Manager, objects of devices and users were also appearing in Microsoft Intune. Correct me if I am wrong, but earlier this was not the case. Let’s see why those objects are now also in Microsoft Intune.

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