Windows Store for Business synchronized with ConfigMgr

This blog post is about a pre-release feature, which means that it’s included in the product for early testing in a production environment, but should not be considered production ready. This week a blog post about the Windows Store for Business Integration feature that is introduced in ConfigMgr 1606. This feature is introduced as a pre-release feature. Before starting with the configurations of this blog post., make sure to sign up for Windows Store for Business here. Introduction The Windows Store for Business is where organizations can find and purchase Windows apps. By connecting the Windows Store for Business to ConfigMgr, organizations can synchronize the list of apps with ConfigMgr, view these in the ConfigMgr administration console, and deploy them like any other app. The …

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Conditional access for Exchange Online to the max

This week I want to show another look at conditional for Exchange Online. I want to do that by providing a scenario. That scenario will cover more than just conditional access. Mainly because conditional access simply blocks access to non-compliant devices, but what if I want to take it one step further? What if I also want to prevent potential data leakage? In that case I can’t just look at conditional access. In that case I also need to add mobile app management to the playing field. This post will address those subjects for Exchange Online. Scenario Now lets start with the scenario that I want to cover. Even though I know that I will use Microsoft Intune and related technologies to do the configuration, …

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Conditional access for browsers

This week I’ll provide an overview about the latest addition to conditional access, which is conditional access for browsers. It’s a feature that many have been waiting for and a feature that is indeed a pretty welcome addition to conditional access. This post will provide the basics about conditional for browses, the configuration of conditional access for browsers and the end-user experience with conditional access for browsers. It will also be the introduction for something much better next week. Introduction Conditional access allows IT organizations to manage access to corporate email, files and other resources based on customizable conditions that ensure security and compliance. The addition of conditional access for browsers addresses the backdoor that still existed for end-users connecting to the Outlook Web App …

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Windows 10 MDM and the MDM Bridge WMI Provider

This week another blog post about Windows 10 and OMA-DM, but this week will be short and different. Starting this week I won’t be referring to OMA-DM anymore, instead I’ll be referring to Windows 10 MDM. The main reason for that is change is to align with Microsoft. Also, it simply makes more sense. OMA-DM is the standards based protocol on which the Windows 10 MDM protocol is based. In other words, Windows 10 MDM is not exactly the same as the OMA-DM standards. Technically speaking it’s not wrong to refer to OMA-DM, but it simply makes more sense to refer to Windows 10 MDM. That being said, this blog post will be different for another reason. This week I’ll try to bring Windows 10 …

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Managing Windows Update for Business on Windows 10 via OMA-DM

This week another blog post about Windows 10 and OMA-DM. This week I’m going to have a look at managing Windows Update for Business on Windows 10. However, this time I’ll group the currently available policy settings per subject, to easily provide some more background information. Also, by now I assume that I don’t have to go through all the steps to create a Configuration Item or a Configuration Policy anymore. To manage Windows Update for Business, IT organizations can use the Policy configuration service provider (CSP) and to report about Windows Update for Business IT organizations can mainly use the Update CSP. During this blog post I’ll provide more information about Windows Update for Business, the Policy CSP, the Update CSP and the available …

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Reporting Windows Defender health on Windows 10 via OMA-DM

About a year ago I did a blog post about managing Windows Defender on Windows 10 via OMA-DM, by using the available policies in the Policy CSP. This week I’m going to have another look at Windows Defender, on Windows 10, but this time from a reporting perspective. This time I want to report about the health of Windows Defender on the Windows 10 devices that are managed via OMA-DM. To get that type of information I can use the Defender configuration service provider (CSP). The Defender CSP contains the information about the health of Windows Defender. During this blog post I’ll go through the Defender CSP, the required configuration to get the Windows Defender health information and the administrator experience. Defender CSP Before starting …

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Controlling Microsoft Passport for Work on Windows 10 via OMA-DM

This week another blog post about Windows 10 and OMA-DM. However, this time it might not be that obvious. In this post I’ll go through the configuration of enabling the provisioning of Microsoft Passport for Work on Windows 10 devices. Maybe even more important, I’ll go through the PassportForWork configuration service provider (CSP) that is used to provision that configuration. During this blog post I’ll go through the PassportForWork CSP, the configuration steps in Microsoft Intune hybrid and standalone and the end-user experience. PassportForWork CSP Before starting with the configuration of enabling the provisioning of Microsoft Passport for Work on Windows 10 devices, it’s good to get a better understanding  of what is actually used to get the configuration in place. The configuration through Microsoft …

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Setting up kiosk mode on Windows 10 via OMA-DM

A while ago I did a blog post about managing AppLocker on Windows 10 via OMA-DM. During that post I showed how to use OMA-DM, via Microsoft Intune hybrid and standalone, to configure AppLocker. In this post I’ll do something similar for setting up kiosk mode on Windows 10. Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education provide a configuration service provider (CSP) for setting up kiosk mode. That’s the AssignedAccess CSP. During this blog post I’ll go through the AssignedAccess CSP, and its required input, I’ll go through the configuration steps in Microsoft Intune hybrid and standalone and I’ll show the end-user experience with the Twitter app as an example. AssignedAccess CSP Before using the AssignedAccess CSP it’s good to get a better understanding  of …

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Conditional access for Skype for Business Online

This week another post about conditional access. This time about conditional access for Skype for Business Online. With this post I want to create more awareness for the availability of this feature and I want to show the currently available configuration options. During this post I’ll go into more detail about the prerequisites, the configuration and the end-users experience. The configurations that I’ll provide, are provided for Microsoft Intune standalone and Microsoft Intune hybrid. Prerequisites Before starting with the configuration steps for conditional access for Skype for Business Online, there are a few technical prerequisites that should be in place, or should be known. Modern authentication must be enabled for Skype for Business Online. At this moment modern authentication must be enabled by enrolling into …

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