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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“Where ya to ‘der b’y?” EnergizeIT East Coast Update

People I chat with wonder what it is we do when we’re on the road with a series of activities that encompass a number of events like EnergizeIT. I’ve been peckin’ away at this post while were were on the road a week or so ago and finally made all the pieces fit and reordered…


Windows Phone 7 Series: Now That’s More Like It!

Note: I was very excited to learn more about the new Windows Phone 7 Series launch that happened on Monday. So much so – I tethered my Samsung Omnia II phone to my laptop in order to browse around and find out more details while I was up at the cottage. In case you missed…


Thinking About Anti-Virus

The other day this blog entry came through my RSS reader and got me thinking.  Security technologist and author Bruce Schneier wrote a post called Is Antivirus Dead?  He summarized his post with “Bottom line: antivirus software is neither necessary nor sufficient for security, but it’s still a good idea. It’s not a panacea that…

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Hyper-V in the Lab

I met Mohamud Ashoor in my travels to Vancouver at various VanTUG events and we regularly chat on IM as well.  A few weeks back he was telling me about his home lab setup and how he uses it to sharpen his skills, keep up with technology.  In our discussions the topic of a blog…

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Upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.1

As much as I like to curse the Canadian mobile Telco’s about their rates, sometimes out of date devices and rates I do have some nice things to say about Rogers today.  I was informed by Rick that they (Rogers/Fido) had released the Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade for my recently purchased Samsung Jack (aka SGH-i616). …

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[Review] Samsung ACE Mobile 6 Device

Every once in a while we end up getting hardware to take a look for and try out.  The latest gadget to cross our path was the Samsung ACE Mobile 6 device from Bell.  I asked Paul Laberge on our team to take it for a spin and share his impressions.  Check out his blog…

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What's Your Digital Lifestyle?

The digital lifestyle has been one that most readers of this blog have probably been living for quite a while.  We all seem to be up on the latest gadgets, tweaks and using technology in every part of our lives.  About a year ago we saw this video at an internal Microsoft event and I…

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Check out the New Canadian Windows Mobile Site

A couple of days ago I reviewed the HTC Touch from Bell.  Following on the mobile theme, we recently launched an updated Windows Mobile site at http://www.windowsmobile.ca with specific Canadian content and special offers.  The site provides a great set of resources on Windows Mobile including information on carriers and devices available in Canada, how…

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