Step-By-Step: Building Windows 10 Provisioning Packages

Standard practice for most IT administrators when migrating to a new client offering entails creating a baseline image of a desired client state. Next the IT administrator wipes the computer to be worked on to image it with the newly created client image.  This procedure is not without it’s faults however and hardware inconsistencies have…


Windows 10 Tips: Managing Universal Apps in an Enterprise Setting

Windows 8.1, Love it or hate it, was intended to be both a desktop and device operating system. Regardless of how you feel about Windows 8.1, if you were tasked with managing it in you enterprise, there are a number of posts written to assist you in that task. Microsoft recently announced that client management…


Windows 10 Tips: Joining a device to Azure AD

Azure AD Join, similar to Domain Join, enables devices to be made visible in a directory to be managed and gain access to assigned resources. Windows 10 has the ability to register and authenticate directly with Azure AD without the requirement of a Domain Controller needed unless the respected IT administrator chooses to do so….


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…


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…