Staging corporate Android devices

This week is all about the recently ability to stage Android Enterprise devices. That ability enables IT administrators to further prepare devices before actually giving them to the user. In a way, staging Android Enterprise devices is similar to pre-provisioning Windows devices. In other words, a method to prepare the device for the user and to simplify and fasten the user experience to get up-and-running. Before, the IT administrator would generate an enrollment token that could be used by the user to start the enrollment process. The user would then sign in and walk through the guided enrollment process. Now, with the staging ability, the IT administrator still generates an enrollment token, but instead of directly sharing that with the user, it’s used by the …

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Combining the different layers of data security on personal Windows devices

This week is a continuation of my previous blog post about working with personal Windows devices. That post was focussed on the different options available for providing secure access to corporate data on personal Windows devices. This post is focussed on providing more details around using those different options actually as different layers in a single solution. All with the focus on providing secure access to corporate data on personal Windows devices, while still providing the user with as much flexibility and options to be productive. Besides that, using different layers of data security also enables the IT administrators to add more granularity to the solution. That makes the total solution less black-and-white. So, for example, not just block the ability of the user to …

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Working with personal Windows devices

This week is kind of a follow up on my post of a couple of weeks ago about why enrolling personal Windows devices might be a really bad idea. That post was focussed on advising against allowing enrolling personal Windows devices into Microsoft Intune (or any other MDM provider). The logic follow up question would be: what are the alternatives? And that’s of course a fair question. This post will be about answering that specific question. And to be quite honest, the answer might come very close to a blog post of about four years around supporting unsupported platforms. The main difference will be what Microsoft has provided over the years. And that’s a lot, especially for the Windows platform. This post will focus on …

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Remotely collecting diagnostic logs for managed Microsoft 365 apps

This week is sort of a follow-up on a post of more then 5 years ago, about checking diagnostic logs for managed apps on iOS and Android devices. That post was focussed on how to achieve that locally on the device. Since recently, a lot has changed. The local option is still available, but it’s now also possible to remotely collect those diagnostic logs for managed Microsoft 365 apps. That make the troubleshooting of app protection and app configuration policies a lot easier. Without really difficult, or challenging, activities from an user perspective. The main thing that is left for the user, is accepting the remote collections of the diagnostics logs. There are, however, some other details to keep in mind. This post will focus …

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