Whitelist the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone

This time a short blog post about the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone. More specifically, about whitelisting the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone. When whitelists, also known as Allowed Apps lists, are used, for allowing access to applications on a Windows Phone, even the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app has to be added to that list. In that case the Windows Phone Store variant can simply be added, based on the link in the Windows Phone Store, but the Download Center variant is a bit more challenging. In this post I’ll provide the required information to find the app product ID for the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone. As the app might be updated in the …

Read moreWhitelist the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8.1 and the Windows Phone Store

This blog post will be about the other magical store world of Windows Phone 8.1 and that’s the world of the Windows Phone Store. By now, I think many are already aware of the different possibilities for the Windows Phone Store, but I thought it would be time for a complete overview like I did for Windows Phone 8.1 and the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app. This post will contain the different scenarios for providing (limited) access to the Windows Phone Store. These scenarios will be explained for Microsoft Intune standalone and Microsoft Intune hybrid. Scenarios Now lets start with summarizing the different scenarios that are possible for providing (limiting) access to the Windows Phone Store. I found the following three scenarios and I’ll go …

Read moreWindows Phone 8.1 and the Windows Phone Store

Windows Phone 8.1 and the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app

This blog post will be about the magical world of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app. More specifically, about Windows Phone 8.1 and the two Microsoft Intune Company Portal apps. The Microsoft Intune Company Portal app of the Windows Phone Store and the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app deployed via either Microsoft Intune or ConfigMgr. Yes, I know there was recently a KB article released about the same subject. In this post I’ll go through more scenarios and I’ll go in more detail about the possible solutions and the pro’s and cons of those solutions. Scenarios Now lets start with summarizing the different scenarios that are possible with the combination of Microsoft Intune, ConfigMgr, Windows Phone 8.1 and the Microsoft Intune …

Read moreWindows Phone 8.1 and the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app

Troubleshooting Windows Phone 8.1 enrollment – Part 2

A few months ago I did a blog post about How to troubleshoot Windows Phone 8.1 enrollment via Microsoft Intune. By then that was the only method to get log files from a Windows Phone 8.1 device for troubleshooting, but that has changed. A few days ago Microsoft released a document describing a different and easier method to get log files from a Windows Phone 8.1 device. This method is all around the, recently released, Field Medic app. As I previously wrote about troubleshooting Windows Phone 8.1 enrollment, I thought it would be good to do a short follow up with this easier method. Steps Let’s go through the required steps on a Windows Phone 8.1 device, to get the required logging. It’s pretty straight …

Read moreTroubleshooting Windows Phone 8.1 enrollment – Part 2

Custom terms and conditions for using the Company Portal of Microsoft Intune

Updated September 8, 2015: Since the August 2015 update of Microsoft Intune the creation and deployment of custom Terms and Conditions has changed. An update blog post can be found here: https://www.petervanderwoude.nl/post/multiple-custom-terms-and-conditions-for-device-enrollment-and-company-access/ And we’re back in the cloud, back in Microsoft Intune. One of the things customers like to do is customize, as the standards are often to generic. The nice thing with the Company Portal is that it’s already possible to customize things like the text, logo and colors via both Microsoft Intune standalone and Microsoft Intune hybrid (integrated with ConfigMgr). To add-on to that, it’s now also possible to create custom Terms and Conditions, via Microsoft Intune standalone, and in this blog post I’ll show how easy this can be done. The nice …

Read moreCustom terms and conditions for using the Company Portal of Microsoft Intune

Windows Phone 8.1 Kiosk mode: Inside AssignedAccessXml

Let’s start my first blog post of this new year with a nice story about a XML that can be used to configure a Windows Phone 8.1 device in a kiosk mode. This XML can be applied on a Windows Phone 8.1 device via OMA-URI settings. As it’s now possible to configure OMA-URI via Microsoft Intune and via Microsoft Intune integrated with ConfigMgr 2012, the information in the post is applicable to both scenario’s. I have to admit that it’s not as simple to configure as kiosk mode for an iOS device, or an Andriod device (via Microsoft Intune), but it does provide a lot more options to configure. In this blog post I will go through the different required elements of the XML and …

Read moreWindows Phone 8.1 Kiosk mode: Inside AssignedAccessXml

Extend the Hardware Inventory for PolicyManager settings on Windows Phone 8.1

This blog post will be a follow-up on last weeks blog post about THE Windows Phone 8.1 configuration baseline, as I will show this week how those settings can be added to the hardware inventory. Especially with using multiple configuration baselines and Company Resource Access policies, it’s easy to loose track of the current configuration of, in this case, Windows Phone 8.1. That’s why I  took the information about the PolicyManager configuration service provider (CSP),  again, as provided in the Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Protocol document, but this time to create a MOF file. Hardware Inventory settings By default ConfigMgr (and Microsoft Intune) will inventory a lot of great information, but not about the settings managed via the PolicyManager. That is why I created a …

Read moreExtend the Hardware Inventory for PolicyManager settings on Windows Phone 8.1

THE Windows Phone 8.1 Configuration Baseline

This blog post will be about THE Windows Phone 8.1 configuration baseline, for usage with ConfigMgr 2012 (integrated with Microsoft Intune). This configuration baseline is created based on the information provided in the Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Protocol document. That document describes the PolicyManager configuration service provider (CSP), which is the centralized component to handle all Windows Phone supported enterprise policies. It describes in detail every currently configurable policy, by any mobile device management solution. Configuration Items I took all the settings, as described in the Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Protocol document, and created separate configuration items for each one of them. In these configuration items I included all the available information about the specific settings, including their descriptions. Based on the possible values of …

Read moreTHE Windows Phone 8.1 Configuration Baseline