Intune: Protecting your data in the user’s device, not the device itself.

With the growing trend of employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets to work to access company email and other corporate data, this presents a challenge for IT to ensure that data is well protected. With Microsoft Intune, you can enroll the device into Mobile Device Management (MDM) to manage the complete device – but…

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Intune: If you want email on your phone, you have to follow the rules!

Maintaining governance over where company data is stored and how it is used, is a core priority for many IT professionals. In this mobile first world, with each user on average having 3+ devices and each with company data on them, ensuring that data is well protected can be a challenge. Giving users a choice…

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Intune: Remove just corporate data from a user’s personal device

Providing a work environment where users can bring their own personal device and use it for their day jobs can be very empowering for employees. For me personally, having access to all of my company data such as email, files, and internal applications on my smartphone allows for a better work/life balance. However, this presents…

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Intune: MDM Enrollment Experience (complete device management)

Microsoft Intune, part of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), is an Azure based service that enables IT to manage devices at scale (iOS,Android,MacOS,Windows) and customize them, just like you would with an enterprise Windows PC. This provides a wealth of capability for IT to ensure devices are secure and protect intellectual property on them, but…

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Microsoft Teams: Limit access to only managed devices and reduce risk!

It’s amazing watching the adoption journey of Microsoft teams among organizations and how it is quickly becoming a mission critical tool. For me, it’s mission critical because of the collaboration and teamwork that’s occurring inside, and the data that is being stored is quickly becoming the heartbeat of many organizations and their project teams. There…

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Technical Readiness: Teams On-Air

You have heard me talk before how the Microsoft cloud is a dev ops platform and is constantly changing with new features being added frequently. Specifically, with Microsoft Teams it can be hard to keep up with what’s new, what’s coming and what has changed so you can be prepared to inform your organization. I’d…

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Microsoft Teams: Making meetings matter

When I first started in IT, the running joke (and more like a fact) was that in-person meetings always start 10 minutes late because of technical issues. The projector isn’t working, I don’t have network connectivity, why doesn’t my PC have the right resolution, I can’t find the PowerPoint deck, and so on. Then, during…

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Why do I receive invites to channel meetings in Microsoft Teams? (mystery solved)

For awhile I have been witnessing what I would call an oddity and something that I felt might be unexpected. As I covered in this post Microsoft Teams: Making your meetings matter Microsoft Teams has three different types of meetings (channel, private and meet now). Whenever someone on my team would schedule a channel meeting,…

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Firstline Worker: Your most valuable employees

How many Firstline Workers did you interact with today? For me, I count around a dozen or so that range from the barista at the coffee shop, gas station attendant, waitress at the restaurant I ate lunch at, the gate agent when I boarded my plane to fly home, when the cable repair technician came…

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Microsoft 365 Overview and Briefing (Video)

Microsoft 365 is a compelling offering that enables organizations ranging from the small to mid-size business all the way to enterprise on their journey towards digital transformation. At a high level, Microsoft 365 combines the best of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single offering that customers can purchase. However,…

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