How to use Desktop Analytics for Windows 10 Feature Update

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, SCCM1 Comment

Desktop Analytics is still a recent product and a small beast that require a bit of time and trial and error to get going. The goal of Desktop analytics is to give data to understand your environment prior to mass roll out a new Windows 10 Feature Update. Desktop Analytics isn’t a product to deploy a Windows 10 Feature Update. ConfigMgr remains the master of the actual deployment. In this blog post, we’ll detail real-world scenarios on how to use Desktop Analytics information to help during a Windows 10 Feature update deployment. Desktop Analytics Windows 10 Update Requirements See our … Read More

Deploy Win32 Apps with Endpoint Manager (Intune)

Benoit LecoursIntune5 Comments

In September 2019, Microsoft announced that Intune was finally able to distribute Win32 applications. This was a major show stopper to go full MDM for Windows 10 devices for many companies and would keep using SCCM/MEMCM to fulfill this duty. In this post, we will detail how to deploy Win32 Apps with Endpoint Manager. We’ll deploy Google Chrome with the MSI installer as an example. Win32 Apps Endpoint Manager Prerequisites Download the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool from GitHub Prepare Endpoint Manager Win32 application First, you need to “wrap” all the required files into an Endpoint Manager (Intune) format. To … Read More

Manage Android devices without GMS using Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Eswar KonetiEMS, IntuneLeave a Comment

I was recently helping out a customer who wanted to manage Android mobile devices using Endpoint Manager for users in China. What is different from managing Android mobile devices for users in China and out of China? There is a significant difference and it is due to the services available on an Android mobile device that is required for managing the devices using Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Endpoint Manager provides 2 ways of protecting the mobile devices which are MAM-WE (Application management without enrollment) and Device enrollment (MDM). Following are some of the major differences between MDM vs MAM (app protection … Read More

Collect Windows10 Events in log analytic Workspace

Jonathan LefebvreAzure, IntuneLeave a Comment

Windows 10, Azure, and Endpoint Manager offer many different tools to gather and know more about what is going on in your environment. One of those is Log Analytics Workspace. Log Analytics workspace has the ability to collect data from Windows devices such as Events and performance data through the Microsoft monitoring agent. This can centralize Windows events to be analyzed and crunched to identify potential impacts happening to many computers. While the Monitoring agent is free, the data hosted in Log Analytics Workspaces will cost a little per month for great insight. Based on past experience, you can expect … Read More

How to use Windows Update for Business with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntuneLeave a Comment

Windows Update for Business is one of the new things Microsoft proposed along with Windows 10. It has come a long way since it’s release. Even if it isn’t perfect yet, or give all the flexibility that ConfigMgr (MEMCM) offer when managing monthly update or feature release, for many small/medium business, this brings a more simple approach to patching and maintaining Windows 10 up to date. In this post, we will detail how to configure Intune Windows Update for Business to patch Windows 10 devices managed by Intune Pre-requisites Windows 10 must be managed by Intune If Windows 10 is … Read More

How to configure Delivery Optimization with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, WINDOWS 10Leave a Comment

Microsoft has been hard at work to optimize content delivery since the release of Windows 10 and Office 365. While not perfect at the beginning, the offer is now really great and offer many supported methods to ease the huge content that needs to be distributed month after month. Delivery Optimization is a key component included in Windows 10 since the beginning and recently added to Office 365. Combining Delivery Optimization Intune with Windows update for business will greatly help content download from the Internet. In this post, we will provide details to configure Delivery Optimization for Windows 10 and … Read More

How to deploy Office 365 with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntune5 Comments

As part of a move away from standard OS deployment with SCCM toward Windows Autopilot with Intune, one of the usual key component is managing the installation of Office 365. Intune provides a built-in way of creating the application. While the end result will remain the same as other methods of installing Office 365, one of the great benefits of using this method is that it can automatically install the latest build available for the chosen channel, without a need for administrative modifications. In this post, we will detail how to prepare Office 365 application with Intune. This post is … Read More

How to join Autopilot devices to Hybrid AD

Jonathan LefebvreIntune8 Comments

In our previous post, we covered how to set up computers using Windows Autopilot. While the main scenario is to join computers to Azure AD, leaving the on-prem domain aside is for sure not realist in many cases. Microsoft has added the ability to join the On-prem domain as part of the Autopilot setup. This feature is still currently in Preview, but worth testing and checking it out. In this post, we will detail the requirements and how to configure Azure and on-prem AD to allow Hybrid AD to join computers. Intune Autopilot Hybrid AD joined computers allows seamless integration. … Read More

Windows 10 Intune and Autopilot Customization

Jonathan LefebvreIntune7 Comments

windows 10 intune autopilot customization

With the latest updates Microsoft released to Intune and Autopilot, it is becoming more realistic to leave the task sequence behind in favour of using Autopilot with Intune to deliver the computer standards required by an enterprise. While it will not be possible for all scenarios, a standard PC used for administrative tasks can be delivered with many, if not all, of the required windows 10 intune autopilot customization. While many of our previous Windows 10 Customization tricks are still gonna be useful, the delivery will be different from simply running various scripts from a Task Sequence. In this post, … Read More

Getting Started with Microsoft Autopilot and Windows 10| Step-by-Step Guide

Jonathan LefebvreIntune11 Comments

Since the announcement of Windows Autopilot there has been a lot of interest and questions about how it actually works, will it blend easily in our environment, etc. While at the beginning there was some major drawback compared to what a Task sequence’s configured computer can deliver, with the latest updates to the service, it is now a good time to start your journey with it. In this post, we will detail all the requirements and how to set up an environment for Microsoft AutoPilot and Windows 10 devices. This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that … Read More