All posts tagged Mobile Device Management

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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ca-logoThe last couple of weeks I had the privilege to test a feature that has just has been announced today to be released to Microsoft Intune . Conditional access to Outlook Web App and SharePoint Online web access for mobile devices. (CA for web services like OWA and SharePoint for Windows (mobile and PC) is coming up and still in preview)

So basically when a device is not enrolled and / or not compliant Outlook Web App or SharePoint Online web access cannot be accessed via browsers on those devices. Until now this was a major hole in the conditional access story of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

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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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resetpasscode01Last night my Microsoft Intune tenants were upgraded to version 5.0.61.86.0. Some nice new features came along with the upgrade / were announced.

Let’s see what new features are part of the update. While checking the tenants for the announced features not everything is switched on, yet.

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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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force-intune-mb01It took me a while to figure out the Web Clip/Aweb App story on Android devices, on iOS it is easy, you simple get a shortcut/icon pushed to the start screen of the device. For Android you need to add the Company Portal Widget to the start screen of an Android device.

Let’s see how to add the Company Portal Widget with the web clips and see how the web clip is enforced to be opened in the Intune Managed Browser.

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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.

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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.

msemsThe mobility space is an area that is moving fast, almost every day new products, new features or complete new versions of Operating Systems are released. As a mobile device Administrator it is your job to secure the mobile devices and the corporate data on it, but also when you are like me being part of a project implementing Microsoft Intune as the MDM solution in an environment where data leakage prevention is very important. We need to set the baseline and be aware of the changing variables.

It is easy when you only allow corporate owned devices to be able to connect to your environment, it becomes challenging when allowing Bring Your Own Devices. The market is huge and the diversity of operating systems and devices is enormous!

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companyportalTroubleshooting of MDM and the managed apps on all the different devices is always a bit hard.

Since a while Microsoft is making this a bit easier by including the logs of the managed apps via the Company Portal in Android, a quick troubleshooting tip.

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mms2016-01For the third year in a row I will be presenting at the Midwest Management Summit in Minneapolis. This year the conference will be held in May instead of November.

The last week sessions are added almost daily and one of the sessions which is approved is a preconference session together with fellow Enterprise Mobility MVP John Marcum, this 4 hour hands on lab session will be all about managing Mobile Devices using ConfigMgr and Intune.

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