Last week I was happy surprised to be speaking at Microsoft Cloud OS MVP Roadshow. This event is part of Microsoft’s global campagne to promote Microsofts new CloudOS. Part of the Cloud OS proposition I’ll talk about how to empower People Centric IT by Unified Device Management (UDM) – also known by the market as Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM).
Make sure when updating your configuration settings of the federated domain for the on-premises Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) service these settings are updated to the Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD) authentication system. Last week I updated my on-premises token-signing certificate without updating federation trust data. This causes the claim that the AD FS service supplies to be malformed and therefore rejected by the Windows Azure AD authentication system.
When a federated user tries to sign in to a Microsoft cloud service such as Office 365, Windows Azure, or Windows Intune from a sign-in webpage whose URL starts with “https://login.microsoftonline.com/login,” authentication for that user fails. Additionally, the user receives the following error message:
Sorry, but we’re having trouble signing you in
Please try again in a few minutes. If this doesn’t work, you might want to contact your admin and report the following error:
80041317 or 80043431
This year TechEd Europe will be held 27-31 October at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. We hope you will join us to increase your technical expertise through deep hands-on learning, sharing of best practices and interaction with Microsoft and a variety of industry experts.
Registration will open in the spring of 2014.
Today Microsoft announced new enhancements of Windows Intune Service as per next week. These updates include:
- Ability for the administrator to configure email profiles, which can automatically configure the device with the appropriate email server information and related policies, as well as the ability to remove the profile along with the email itself via a remote wipe if needed.
- Support for new configuration settings in iOS 7, including the “Managed open in” capability to protect corporate data by controlling which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments, and disabling the fingerprint unlock feature.
- Ability for the administrator to remotely lock the device if it is lost or stolen, and reset the password if the user forgets it.
- In addition to our unified deployment mode and integration with System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Intune can now stand alone as a cloud-only MDM solution. This is a big win for organizations that want a cloud-only management solutions to manage both their mobile devices and PC’s.
An actual question that is asked regurlarly. Hereby in short some pro’s and con’s to consider.
In System Center 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, and System Center 2012 R2, the Orchestrator component enables you to automate business processes and IT operations in your data center without scripting or programming. Orchestrator is a feature in System Center 2012. If you already have System Center 2012 installed, and you do not plan to install Windows Azure Pack, use Orchestrator.
- Automate business processes and IT operations in your data center without scripting or programming.
- You can also use PowerShell cmdlets to run other System Center 2012 components/Cmdlets.
- Let you use integration packs that are not covered by PowerShell. (Example : Leveraging Service Manager)
Today was exciting day for the Dutch community as the new website of System Center User Group Netherlands was launched. Theme of the new website is “Dutch Clouds” by Dutch famous painters (1400 – 1600 century) with a wink of the past and glimpse to the future cloud developments.
The renewed website is part of a range of new initiatives to better serve the Dutch community and beyond. In addition, the organization of the user group undergoing renewal with IT-pro’s Helmer Zandbergen (MCT), James van den Berg (MVP), Robert Smit (MVP) and Ronny de Jong (MCT) and communication/organization brain Brenda Kager.
As mentioned the user group has the ambition to better serve the community with various (new) initiatives, meetings, guest speakers, webcasts and intensify cooperation with various User Groups by organizing joint events like Experts Live and System Center Universe 2014.
Looking forward to see you!
Last week I received my session confirmation for ExpertsLive 2013. ExpertsLive is the Dutch knowledge community event around Microsoft Azure, System Center, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Windows Server and PowerShell. Experts Live is organized by and for the communities such as Hyper-V.nu, System Center User Group, Windows Azure User Group, PowerShell User Group, PASS (SQL) and the Windows Management User Group.
Together with my colleague Stijn Callebaut we provide the audience a cloud forecast; standardization, automation and process integration with Service Manager and Windows Azure. Showcase a self-service scenario provisioning IaaS to Windows Azure.
Service Manager 2012 R2 forecast “Cloudy with a chance of Iaas” – Ronny de Jong & Stijn Callebaut
Microsoft provides a consistent Cloud OS but how consistent is the deployment of these in a public or private cloud scenario? The lack of process integration, supply of various portals, too many steps, too many clicks! Service Manager provides an interface that allows Cloud OS. On a standard and automated way After going through change management process VMs in public (Azure) or private cloud (SCVMM) provisioned. All this on the assumption Cafeteria, standardization and automation of your public or private cloud.
Looking forward to see you at ExpertsLive 2013!
As Microsoft announced on September 23rd updating their Windows Intune cloud service which will be available October 18th I thought it might be interesting having a closer look what is going-on after installing the Windows Intune client agents software.
In this post I will cover the following points of Windows Intune. Enjoy
- Windows Intune Client Software
- Windows Intune Software Components
- Windows Intune Log Files
- Windows Intune Registry
- Windows Intune Services
- Windows Intune Operation Manager
- Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
- Windows Intune Task Scheduler
- Windows Intune Center
- Windows Intune Service Endpoints
Today Brad Anderson announced from now on that MMS will be merged with TechEd event. How come?
The objective is simple: Provide attendees a better opportunity for knowledge gathering and technical growth. By drawing together a larger community to this combined event, every attendee will have a dramatically wider range of experts and luminaries (both from the industry and within Microsoft) to learn from and engage.
TechEd 2014 will be your single best source for the latest news, trends, resources and deep technical education. Also, the System Center team is already preparing to teach the deep 300- and 400-level content you’ve come to expect at MMS. There will also be expanded Early Bird pricing options, dedicated Management Meet & Geek opportunities, dedicated Management Instructor-Led Labs and Hands-on Labs, structured and unstructured networking opportunities tuned to the Management community and broader communities, and other unique MMS experiences.
This is a big transition, and I understand and respect the concerns that accompany this type of strategic move. The content and operational experts behind both events are already working together to ensure that this new event surpasses what you’ve come to expect from TechEd while delivering everything you require from MMS.
Microsoft Press is doing a great job by providing free ebooks. This allows IT-pro’s to get access to great content. Most of ebooks are free and offered in three formats – PDF, Mobi (Kindle) and epub.
For a complete overview of all available ebooks go visit the Microsoft Press website.