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!

 

Every quarter Microsoft awards community leaders around the world with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. Every first of April I am up for renewal, yesterday I received the (most wanted) email that I have received the Microsoft MVP Award for the fifth time in a row. So cool and honored that I have received this award again and that I am part of the Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager / Microsoft Intune / Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite) community! Thanks to all of you that visit my blog, attending my sessions around the world and providing me from feedback, without you this wasn’t even possible!

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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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A big wish of a lot of customers came true after the update of Microsoft Intune earlier this week. As from now you are able to force Web Clips (URLS) to use the Intune Managed Browser on Android and iOS devices. So this way you are able to configure corporate websites to use the Managed Browser, which is a great addition to the Intune service if you ask me! :)

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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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