With raising the dust of TechEd 2014 North America we gained many new insights which all are in line with Microsoft’s “Mobile First – Cloud First” vision. Witnessed the presence of the Enterprise Management Suite (EMS) which came a cross to all BYOD-, Hybrid Identity- and Enterpris Mobility Management sessions.
In a nut shell: Windows Intune Extensions are new features which will be delivered by your Windows Intune Cloud Services (Windows Intune Connector) into your Configuration Manager site.
What are Windows Intune Extentions?
With extensions you are able to introduce new capabilities through Windows Intune are available from within the Configuration Manager console. Configuration Manager administrators can enable individual extensions to gain access to these new capabilities without waiting for the next service pack or major product release to introduce that functionality. Continue reading “A closer look at Windows Intune Extensions…what’s in it for me?”
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
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.
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.
With the arrival of these new product versions Microsoft introduces a lot of new features and settings related to Unified Device Management #UDM (formerly known as Mobile Device Management #MDM). Some new features are:
- Extended Windows Intune connector
- Native Self-Service Portal App for Windows iOS & Andriod platform
- Support for Work Folders
- Resource Access
- Selective Wipe
Ronni Pedersen provides in a blog post a complete overview of all new features comming with R2 and wave E.