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On December 8, 2014 my friend Simon May and I recorded (while presenting live) a Microsoft Virtual Academy “Jumpstart” session all about how to manage iOS and Android devices with Microsoft solutions.  We divided the topic up into 4 modules, to introduce the topic and the fundamentals, as well as to cover iOS and Android device management in greater depth.  We covered how Microsoft products and solutions such as Windows Server, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager can be used to grant secured, managed access to corporate resources for those users who “BYOD”; their iPhones, iPads, or Android devices.  Here is the landing page: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/taming-android-and-ios-with-enterprise-mobility-suite “Kevin, did you have a cold?” Ugh.. I was in the 2nd week of a pretty annoying chest cold. ... (more)

TechNet Radio: Success with Enterprise Mobility - Live Webcast Series Preview

In this episode I am honored to welcome back Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson to the show.  We discuss his monthly upcoming live webcast series, “Success with Enterprise Mobility” , that kicks off on Tuesday, December 9th and concludes on March 3rd. Tune in as he gives us a preview of what he and his guests will be discussing and learn how you can successfully support business productivity for your users through secured and controlled mobility   .   [1:02] It’s been about a year since our last conversation on TechNet Radio. So what are you up to these days? [2:31] Tell us ... (more)

Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune

(Re-posted with John Weston’s permission.) Overview Many times over the last year I have been asked the question, “What is Windows Intune?”  I like to describe Windows Intune as the cloud service that helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple, web-based console.  Released back in March 2011, Windows Intune has already had a major Update on October 17th, 2011. Why should any IT Pro consider using Windows Intune? Well, I came up with these top 10 reasons (there are many more, but let’s start with 10). Top 10 Reasons to Use Windows Intune: Windows Intune is a ... (more)

And Now for a Little Shameless Bragging…

Good morning, all.  I interrupt the normal cadence of this blog to bring to you just a little bit of bragging.  And a challenge. “Oh great.. what did you do now, Kevin?” This week I’m in Seattle, Washington, attending Microsoft’s bi-annual internal technical training event, “TechReady” (TechReady 14 to be specific.)  One of the benefits of being a Microsoft employee is that we can take certification exams for no cost.  And at these events, Microsoft brings in Prometric to facilitate a testing center for people attending the conference.  So this year as in years past, my teammates... (more)

Can I run Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? (So many questions. So little time. Part 33)

Chris A asked this question at a recent TechNet Event: Thanks for the question, Chris.  Hyper-V is actually available on all versions of Windows Server 2008 R2, and this will be true of foreseeable future versions of Windows Server as well.  There are a few differences in a couple of areas, however.  Here’s a slide that I’ve presented a couple of times that outlines the key differences.  (click to enlarge)   Notice, Chris, that you do have the ability to run Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition, but the main differences are that with Standard edition you don’t ha... (more)