How to Find the Windows 10 Product Key After an Upgrade

At the recent Microsoft Cloud Roadshow here in Toronto, team CANITPRO was provided the opportunity to present best practices surrounding Windows 10 security, manageability and deployment.  During the session entitled Taking Advantage of the New Deployment Features in Windows 10 the following question was asked: "How do you find the Windows 10 product key once the upgrade from Windows…

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Mobility Management: Preparing An Intune Environment

Intune, Microsoft’s full-featured Mobile Device Management offering that supports Android, iOS, and Windows, can integrate with System Center Configuration Manager enabling larger environments. This combination can utilize a centralized management console to manage mobile devices, PCs, servers, and virtual machines, both in cloud and on-premise.  A Microsoft Intune subscription is required before preparing the Intune…


Step-By-Step: App Deployment via Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune, part of Microsoft’s EMS offering, enables cloud based mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management. Organizations can utilize Intune to provide supported users access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device securely.  Intune also provides the ability to push required applications to devices managed by…

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Step-By-Step: Enrolling iOS Devices Via Apple Configurator In Microsoft Intune

With the introduction of iOS into the workforce, IT professionals faced the dilemma of securing said devices.  Devices running iOS have traditionally been introduced in BYOD scenarios, however as of late, some organizations have now introduced corporately purchased iOS devices to perform certain functionality. The question on managing said devices still however remains. Microsoft Intune,…

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Device Management Strategy Planning: More Questions Than Answers

  Within the last few years, while in meeting discussing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) strategies, I have been frequently told the following by clientele when inquiring about business requirements:  “I want to be able to do all my tasks on my iPad that I currently do on my desktop.” The request itself spikes after every winter…

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Device Management Strategy Planning: Defining the Opportunity

To this day, many organizations still struggle with regards to device management strategy. While email security is still a top priority, businesses are attempting to do more with these devices to further enable their employees. This post series entitled “Device Management Strategy Planning” will endeavour to provide a planning framework in regards to device management…

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BYOD Basics: Managing iOS 8 Devices Via Microsoft Intune

With the recent release of iOS 8, many IT Professionals have been wondering how said devices with the now upgraded OS offering would be managed via existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. Some also wonder the length of time till an update is pushed down from said MDM vendor to address the change. Microsoft has…

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Windows 10 for IT Professionals

On September 30th 2014, Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore of the Windows team unveiled Microsoft’s latest client offering, Windows 10. With 1.5 billion users currently working with Windows, todays announcement embarks on the next chapter of client computing on path towards ubiquitous computing. What was also reviled was the importance of the IT Professional amidst…

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BYOD Basics: Securely Enabling iOS in the Workplace

In light of recent announcements, IT professionals are now awaiting the onslaught of requests to add new iOS devices into the organization or business said IT professional supports.  Embracing BYOD, through proper planning, thwarts the occurrence of Shadow IT and enables IT professionals to stay in control.  Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a great starting point in…

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Top 3 Windows Intune Security Facts

Windows Intune, now part of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Solutions offering (EMS), enables organizations to allow their people use the devices and applications while meeting the business’ security compliance needs. More than just your standard Mobile Device Management suite, Intune provides secure gateways for people to gain access to information that matters to them most.  With…

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