Mixing Windows app (Win32), Microsoft 365 Apps, and Line of Business apps in the same Autopilot deployment can cause some unusual delays/timeouts and even deployment failures. In this post, I show how you can switch from the Microsoft 365 Apps type in Intune to a Win32 app type.
Deploying Apps in Intune – Part 2 – The Win32 Content Prep Tool
The Content Prep Tool is a Microsoft tool that allows you to process a folder containing a Windows Desktop applications or installer, and convert the application into the file format needed for Intune Win32 app deployment.
Deploying Apps in Intune – Part 1 – Selecting App Types
Today, I'm focusing on how we can use Intune to make apps available to managed devices, and specifically, discussing the app types available.
Thoughts: Surface Laptop Studio
On the 22nd of September 2021, Microsoft hosted an online event where they showed off their all-new hardware. One of those new devices was the new Surface Laptop Studio. Some love the design, some hate it, but I try to explain it.
Microsoft Cares About Security
In 2002, Bill Gates announced a new direction for Microsoft: A change in culture, process, and a fundemental shift in product design, and this was known as the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) initiative. In this first part of a series I'm going to start on Microsoft's approach to security, I thought I'd take a look back at the great steps Microsoft made to enhance trust and security across it's Office, Windows, and other products.
Creating a Friendlier Windows Hello Setup
By now, we should have all received the news: Passwords are no longer enough. With faster and more powerful devices in the hands of determined cybercriminals, and the relative ease in which even "secure" password policies can be compromised by phishing attacks, the costs now outweigh the benefits of using predictable and vulnerable passwords. The... Continue Reading →
The pen is mightier than the keyboard, and why choosing the right device matters
In 2014, researchers by the name of Mueller and Oppenheimer released a paper in the journal of Psychological Science title 'The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note taking'. In this paper, the authors suggest that extended research into memory and cognitive learning processes of students strongly indicated that the... Continue Reading →
Cloud-enabling your users & groups with Azure AD Connect Sync
Azure AD Connect is Microsoft's secure integration and synchronisation tool, designed to help sites adopt hybrid identities. The solution has a number of different components that can be enabled, and can manage everything from enabling secure Pass-Through Authentication (PTA) via your existing Active Directory (AD) Domain, or by synchronising your users, groups, and even devices,... Continue Reading →
Is Password Hash Synchronisation safe?
I’ve seen a lot of confusion around this feature, and some people pointing at it as a weak point in identity security because they believe the synchronised content can be intercepted, replayed, or otherwise compromised. I’m here to say, this is not the case at all. I'm going to make this blog post really short:... Continue Reading →
Enable ‘Plus Addressing’ in Exchange Online to manage your Inbox
As much as we all may wish for a newer, better and more secure communication tool to replace email, it looks like the legacy Inbox-filling communication tool is going to be with us for some time. And while the underlying technology that authenticates you email accounts has been modernised to not rely on legacy protocols... Continue Reading →
Getting started with the Exchange Online Management v2 PowerShell Module
Like many things in Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), a lot of the advanced and bulk operations aren't possible in the standard web interface, and instead rely on the extensibility of PowerShell. Managing Exchange Online environments is no different, and while the Exchange Online Admin Center is mature and powerful, there are still a large... Continue Reading →
Macs Paving the Way to Modern Windows (Part 2)
In part 1, which was posted a long time ago now (oops), I discussed how there's a push to move more workloads to the cloud, and for sites to switch the Modern Desktop via Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. In this part, I'll cover what I've recently learned and implemented, in the hope that others... Continue Reading →
Macs Paving the Way to Modern Windows (Part 1)
Preface: We’re currently planning the next phase of modernisation for our fleet of Windows devices. In our case, the environment already ticks a number of "best practice" boxes, and is already up-to-date according to Microsoft's definition of "Modern Desktop"... but there is always more to learn, and new features which can help you and your... Continue Reading →
Hybrid Electric Cars need to switch gear
Have you ever seen a product, or series of products from a long list of vendors, that just seem to have things backwards and you can't figure out why? This is exactly how I feel about hybrid electric cars... all of them (well, the production ones, anyway). As the name suggests, hybrids are a mix... Continue Reading →
Classroom Devices: Never stop asking “Why?”
In a recent post, I addressed some of the criticisms aimed at the use of classroom technology, and attempted to provide evidence that computers do, in fact, benefit students... however the type of devices and activities in which the devices are used, are critical to the overall success of 1:1 programmes. For many schools, the... Continue Reading →
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