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Intune Company Portal for macOS

Intune Company Portal for macOS Experience

Microsoft released a beta version of the Intune Company Portal for macOS just last month; however, it’s since been pulled from the Download Center. This app had been made available along with the announcement of Conditional Access supporting macOS in preview. Edit: the down…
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Protecting a Cloud Jump Box with Duo Free

Deploying a jump box into a cloud environment such as Azure or AWS, is a common way of providing access into said environment through a single entry point. Often access to the jump box will be restricted by source IP, but that approach isn’t completely secure for many r…
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Deploying Windows Updates with MDT

Automatic Download and Import of Updates into MDT

A couple of months back, I sent an email to the Microsoft MVP mailing list to see if anyone knew of a JSON feed of Windows 10 updates from Microsoft . I’d found a way to grab the latest Firefox version via PowerShell and was hoping to do something similar for Win…
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Enabling Modern Authentication for Office

Enabling Azure AD and Office 365 features including multi-factor authentication and Conditional Access will impact your users because they’ll need utilise App Passwords (one time passwords used for authentication with legacy applications). Unfortunately this will …
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Salesforce

Tips for Enabling SSO with Salesforce and Azure AD

I was recently testing out the setup of single sign-on (SSO) and user provisioning with Azure Active Directory and Salesforce via the Azure Resource Manager portal and came across a couple of minor hiccups that I wanted to share. With Salesforce being as popular as…
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Managing Universal Apps with Microsoft Intune

I am excited about the opportunities that managing Windows 10 devices with Azure AD Join and MDM (i.e. modern management) provides for both users and admins. In this article, I’ll cover deploying and managing modern applications (Universal apps) on a modern pla…
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Setting up the Windows Store for Business

While the Universal app platform on Windows 10 isn’t going to replace legacy Win32 apps for some time, the potential of this platform to improve the way IT approaches application lifecycle management is high. Apps can be deployed, updated and removed without packa…
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OMS

Monitoring AV and Windows 10 Updates with Intune MDM

In a previous article, I wrote about the differences between managing Windows 10 PCs with the Intune Client vs. the Windows 10 MDM channel. Two key monitoring pieces that you lose with going to MDM instead of the Intune Client is the ability to report on Windows updates and …
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Citrix User Group Melbourne

Inaugural Meeting of the Melbourne Citrix User Group

It’s been a long time coming and the time is nearly here for the inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Citrix User Group. On the 6th of December 2016, we’ll be really proud to kick off an independent Citrix User Group at the Golden Gate Hotel, South Melbourne.…
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Machine Creation Services Capacity Sizing on Hyper-V

To understand sizing Machine Creation Services on Hyper-V, we should first look at how XenDesktop creates virtual machines across the various deployment choices. XenDesktop 7.9 and 7.11 have introduced new features to MCS that will require additional consideration for storage req…
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Citrix ShareFile Drive Mapper installation

Automating the Citrix ShareFile Drive Mapper Install

Automating the installation of the Citrix ShareFile Drive Mapper requires deploying a code signing certificate to target machines before setup will complete. If you’ve installed the Drive Mapper client, you will have seen the following dialog box during setup: M…
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Resolving Issues Starting a CA due to an Offline CRL

I recently wrote a couple of articles on setting up and Root Certification Authority and a Subordinate Certification Authority as a basic cheat sheet for setting up and Enterprise PKI. One configuration item that is less well understood and often the cause of major h…
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Certificate Authority

Deploying an Enterprise Root Certificate Authority

Setting up an Enterprise Root Certificate Authority isn’t a task that you’ll complete on a regular basis and something I think I’ve done twice, maybe 3 times, ever. Each time I forget what I did previously and you can guarantee I’m using a…
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Intune management comparison

Choose Your Own Adventure with Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune has multiple methods for managing Windows 10 – you can choose to deploy a client or use the mobile device management capabilities built into the operating system. However, guidance from Microsoft on the comparing the capabilities of each, especially from …
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