Further integrating Apple Business Manager with Microsoft Intune

A few weeks ago I’ve discussed the integration of Apple Business Manager (ABM) with Azure AD, to provision the Managed Apple IDs and to provide a federation. That provides a very nice user experience, when used in combination with Microsoft Intune. This week I want to extend on ABM by further integrating it with Microsoft Intune. As a bare minimum for managing Apple devices it’s always required to use the Apple MDM Push certificate. I hope that every IT administrator can dream the required steps for such a certificate by now. On top of that, ABM can be used to facilitate company-owned devices and to facilitate volume purchased apps. That provides an even better experience on company-owned Apple devices. A great out-of-the-box experience together with …

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Quick tip: Manually adding devices to Apple Business Manager

This week a quick extra post. I noticed that there was not a lot of information available regarding manually adding devices to Apple Business Manager (ABM) for usage with Automated Device Enrollment (ADE). That makes sense, because the idea is that devices are automatically added to ABM after purchase. However, sometimes it’s useful to be able to manually add devices. Manually adding devices, can be achieved the easiest by following the two steps described below. Before starting with those steps make sure that: an enrollment program token is available and that the synchronization between ABM and Microsoft Intune is active, Find My {AppleDevice} is disabled, and that a mobile configuration is available that contains the WiFi configuration to simplify the enrollment Step 1: Create an …

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