Cloud4Good: Cloning, Compiling and Deploying the Child Finder Xamarin Mobile App

Back in October RedBit had an opportunity to participate in a weekend hack to try and leverage technology to find missing children. It was a collaboration with Missing Children Society of Canada, City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, Microsoft and RedBit. This article will focus on how to get the Xamarin project up and running…

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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: Creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders Test Lab

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Solution (EMS) allows organizations to enable its employees to achieve secure access to company apps and data on any of their devices in any location, Work Folders, introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2, furthers that enablement as it allows an organization's users to their work related files on the devices configured, regardless if the device is joined…

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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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Mobility Solutions: Enabling Workplace Join Via PowerShell

Workplace join is a great secure enabler of devices that traditionally cannot join a organizations domain. Provisioned as a self-service tool, Workplace join securely joins devices running iOS, Android and of course Windows to an organization’s Windows Server 2012 R2 domain to access network specific resources.  Those who have attended the #CANITPRO Mobility Camp or have…

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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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Step-By-Step: Enabling Azure Active Directory Authentication on iOS

As mentioned in a previous post, Azure Active Directory provides the ability to further enable people with secure access to information from a plethora of devices.  This capability is also extended to devices outside of the Microsoft umbrella allowing for a seamless, single sign-on experience.  This Step-By-Step, will highlight the enablement of an iOS device…

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