Microsoft Intune and Apple Mac Management

The Microsoft Intune team recently announced the ability to enroll and manage the Apple Mac. I’m happy to say that the feature has been deployed as part of the recent Intune release. Today’s post will focus on Mac enrollment and management via Intune. For details you can read more about the update and what management…


Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Tracking down security vulnerabilities has always been a game of cat and mouse. Certain safeguards can be put in place to prevent security vulnerabilities such as blocking firewall ports, requiring multi-factor authentication and so on. Granted, no system can capture every single security vulnerability, however if a layered security approach is taken, there’s a better…


The World of Mobility

It’s difficult to ignore the world of mobility. We often carry a one or more devices such as a Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, and so on.  Additionally, we bring these devices into the workplace and connect to applications, email, and files. This isn’t anything new, however the complexity of juggling devices and managing them…


Transitioning Blog to Enterprise Mobility Talk

Hello Everyone, First off, thank you for your readership over the past couple years. You may know my blog as an infrastructure blog focusing on Windows Server, System Center, Identity, and Microsoft Azure. However, recently I’ve transitioned roles within Microsoft and I am now a Mobility Technical Specialist focusing on device management, identity, and information…


Mobile access of files hosted on corporate file servers from Windows and iOS devices!

We all have used or currently use cloud drives, e.g. OneDrive, Box, DropBox, and so on. However what if you’re an organization that needs provide mobile access to files, however you need to keep some or certain files locally on the file server? How about CAD files or other documents that may not work well…


Backup Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup Services

In my conversations with enterprises I’ve received a lot of requests to back up Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) with no downtime from within Azure. Typically, backing up an Azure VM was done by running a script or backing up just the data. I have some exciting news, Azure Virtual Machines are now able to…


Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator version 2.2

We’re happy to announce version 2.2 of the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator! Supported Environments Microsoft technologies (Hyper-V, SCVMM) VMware technologies (vCenter, ESXi) Physical environments (Windows, Linux) New and Updated Features New scenario based cost estimator that allows you to choose from any of the Azure services and pre-defined sample scenarios to create a cost estimate….


Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

  Are you interested in moving virtual machines to Microsoft Azure? Are you finding it difficult to assess workload readiness for Azure? Look no further, the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment tool is here to assist. The Virtual Machines Readiness Assessment tool automatically inspects your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and…


Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool version 1.2

Back in August of 2014 Microsoft released version 1.0 of the Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool (view my previous post here). Today I’m happy to announce the release of version 1.2! The following new features have been updated/added: Support for all regions (apart from US) along with associated currencies. Support for D-Series virtual machines. Export…