Microsoft Intune

Hybrid Windows Autopilot over VPN

Windows Autopilot until now has only worked 100% remotely for Azure AD Joined devices. For devices which are Hybrid Azure AD Joined via Active Directory, Windows Autopilot could fail as it required the device to have line-of-sight to a Domain Controller to perform the Domain Join operation. With the introduction of support for Hybrid Windows Autopilot over VPN (Bring Your Own VPN as the Microsoft documentation calls it) the game has changed.

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Deploying Win32 Apps with Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is typically thought of as being all about device management and mobile devices but it’s much more than that. Using Microsoft Intune we can deploy applications to Windows and macOS devices including traditional line of business executables or MSI installer packages.

In this post, we look through how you can configure Microsoft Intune to deploy applications to Windows and macOS devices, how you get started, and how users can access apps that are available to them.

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Time Management with the 50 Minute Meeting

I can put my hand up and say that I’ve been in this situation far more times than I would care to admit with time management. When you work in an office people acknowledge that it takes time to travel from one meeting room to another but when working remote, that time management notion seems to get lost.

Even when working from home or remotely elsewhere, people need time in between their meeting schedule to use the bathroom, have a drink, or any number of other reasons. In this post, we’ll take a look at the very simple setting we can enable in Outlook to help with the issue.

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Simplify Machine Builds with Windows Autopilot

I’ve worked with Microsoft Configuration Manager since the 2007 version. I’ve seen and worked with many things relating to machine builds like creating Task Sequences, Operating System Images and keeping those images up-to-date, patched, and tested. Things have got much better since these early days, however, this is still IT-driven and requires extensive amounts of manual time-intensive testing and work.

By taking advantage of modern Windows 10 devices and management we can use cloud-based technologies to make the process slicker and even enable the serve themselves.

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Managing Windows 10 Updates using Microsoft Intune

Previously, we wrote about using Azure Update Management to perform Software Updates on Windows Server-based systems but what about Windows 10. In this article, we will explore Managing Windows 10 Updates using Microsoft Intune.

In on-premises environments, we use solutions like Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), or Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Yes, you can continue to use SCCM and Endpoint Manager with their Cloud Attach Co-Management features, however, what about if you have a cloud-native environment? What about if you have an environment where users are using non-domain joined devices?

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The New Microsoft Edge Stable Release

Earlier this month, Microsoft made the new Microsoft Edge Stable release of its new, Chromium engine based, Microsoft Edge browser available. We’ve been using this new browser, at Arcible, in its early forms for quite a while now and with the stable release now available, that means it’s ready for adoption by end-users.

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