Connect your GitHub repo to Azure DevTest Labs

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If you’ve been following along with this Azure DevTest Labs blog series, then you know how to do the basics to get a dev/test lab set up using what you get by default from the service. Virtual machines are easily created and there’s a large number of artifacts (scripted actions) available in the public Azure…

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Creating your first VMs with Azure DevTest Labs

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If you read my last post then you already know how to get an Azure DevTest Lab setup using your Azure subscription. Next, I’ll introduce you to some concepts and get you started creating your very first virtual machines and really kick the lab’s tires. Now, before you get all excited and jump straight to that shiny…

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Getting to know Azure DevTest Labs

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A (very) long time ago, I was one of the first people to obtain a Windows 2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) certification. Back then, just as now, I liked to test things out in a lab before introducing my latest technical interests into production—or these days, publishing what I learn to https://docs.microsoft.com. Of course, in the…

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Deleting Azure Active Directory

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If you’re like me, and I know I am, you have probably signed up for several Microsoft Online Services trials or just somehow ended up with multiple Azure AD instances associated with your Microsoft Azure subscription. Turns out they’re kind of hard to delete, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how. Just because you don’t want the…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part III

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If you’ve been picking up what I’ve been putting down on my blog about Windows Information Protection (WIP) then by now you’ve read Part I & Part II. Which means you know how to create a WIP policy with Intune as well as what happens from the end user and Windows event logging perspective. If you haven’t read…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part II

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If you read my last blog post (Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part I), then you probably have a good idea about how to create and deploy a Windows Information Protection (WIP) policy to managed Windows 10 devices. If you didn’t read my last blog post, then you might want to take some time…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part I

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You’ve probably heard a lot about the app protection policies available for iOS and Android when using Intune or SCCM to manage those devices. And, chances are, you’ve asked yourself and others what’s the deal with ­protecting data on Windows devices? Well, here’s your answer: Windows Information Protection (WIP)—previously known as Enterprise Data Protection (EDP)….

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Add a custom VM image to your Azure subscription

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It’s no secret that I like to use Azure virtual machines for my lab testing. In fact, as much as I love it, it’s rare that I even use Hyper-V on my local machine anymore. From servers to client OS’s, Azure virtual machine images stand ready to provide the infrastructure for me to do almost…

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Stay informed about Intune service updates

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For a long time Intune admins have been logging into the Intune service dashboard at https://status.manage.microsoft.com/ to check on the status of their service. From there, you could easily review maintenance window timeframes and know when updates to the service are going to be applied. Of course doing this meant that you had to remember multiple…

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Tips and tricks: troubleshooting Windows 10 Intune enrollment errors

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My day job at Microsoft is to author Enterprise Mobility + Security cross-service usage scenarios. Of course, before I can write about them, I must configure the products & services and push the appropriate buttons to see what happens. This means I spend many hours leveraging various lab environments in Hyper-V and Azure learning what…

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