All posts tagged Windows 10

As from this weekend Microsoft enrolled the earlier announced new features in all Intune tenants. Like mentioned last week also Windows 10 Passport for Work support has been added. By default this great feature is enabled and configured with default settings from Microsoft, so be sure to have a look at the feature (Admin > Mobile Device Management > Windows > Passport for Work) and configure it for your needs so that you are compliant with your corporate security guidelines.

Passport for Work enabled by default

Passport for Work enabled by default

 

jan-win10-updates-00Next to smart lock support for Android, another update that came with the new Microsoft Intune release of January is Health Attestation Reports and the ability to check compliance based on the Health Attestation.

The compliance part I could not find yet but the reports are already there and usable to get a view if your Windows 10 devices are healthy or not.

Also the ability to fully wipe (factory reset) a Windows 10 device is new. Let’s have a look!

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ms-passport-00Microsoft has added support for Microsoft Passport for Work as an alternative sign-in method for Windows 10 users.

If users of a Windows 10 device use Active Directory or Azure Active Directory to authenticate the password, smart card or virtual smart card can be replaced for Microsoft Password. As an Intune admin you are able to configure how Microsoft Passport is going to behave. Let’s have a look!

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Microsoft is very busy developing the next version of System Center Configuration Manager, today Microsoft released technical preview of VNEXT. Like the other technical previews Microsoft allows you to test the next version in a lab environment. This version allows you to test the following new features;

  • Deployment of required applications to Windows 10 devices managed via on-premises mobile device management (MDM)
  • Cluster-aware settings
  • High availability support with SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn
  • Ability to run software update cleanup tasks

And of course the features released in the earlier versions. (TP1 info, TP2 info)

Read the blog of the ConfigMgr Team here. Download the Technical Preview here. The Technical Preview is like the earlier versions time bomed at 60 days. See the TechNet docs here.

If you want to see the on premise MDM options in real live? Be sure to attend Greg Ramsey and my session at IT/Dev Connections!!

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A for your info blog. 😉 As I guess many IT-Pros are using the new Windows 10 builds daily to test the new great Operating System. Same here, I know we are not really supposed to do that but in a way it is eat your own dog food 😉 and you are able to give good feedback while using it on a daily basis! A couple of weeks ago one of my colleagues wanted to push the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 client after I had tested enrolling Windows 10 into Microsoft Intune, but for some reason he was not able to push it.

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Windows_10_Logo_svgSince I have installed my Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview on my laptop I wanted to know if I was able to manage the device (which is domain joined) by enrolling it via Microsoft Intune that is connected with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Just a quick blog about how the enrolling experience looks within Windows 10 and Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

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Just a quick note from my holiday address in Greece. 😉 Yesterday Microsoft announced and released lot’s of new things to ‘play’ with in the next half a year. As you probably have seen Technical Previews have been released for the next versions of Windows (Windows 10), Windows Server and System Center.

You can download the bits here:

As you probably see no new Configuration Manager Technical Preview have been released yet, I say yet because if you read this blog of the Product Group you learn that a new version is mentioned. Stay tuned for more after I am back 🙂