Modern Device Management
Microsoft Ignite Fall 2021 is coming next week (Nov 2 – 4) and this year is a virtual and free again ! It is loaded… Read More »Microsoft Ignite Fall 2021 – Modern Workspace
A short 26 minute video overview of why modern device management with Microsoft Platform including Microsoft Intune, Windows Autopilot and Dell Technologies Services offering.
In this short 10 minute video I provide a high level low-technical overview of Windows Autopilot, Microsoft Intune and how as well as associated Dell Technologies service offerings.
As I have written many times before, 5G will be transforming the world we live in. This is especially true for Device Management. In a… Read More »Good 5G Podcast Episode with Jeff Brown
Three new white papers from from Principled Technologies on Workspace One and Dell Provisioning benefits follows: Full Report: Hands On Report: Workspace One vs InTune… Read More »Workspace One White Papers from Principled
Update 8/1/2020: Microsoft has updated their official blog post a number of times since this post to include automated ways from Intune and ConfigManager.
We have published a number of posts about what Windows Autopilot is and how to setup and test. Now that so many organizations have taken note of Modern Device Management advantages they want to know how to include those devices into the Windows Autopilot.
It needs to be clarified that Modern Devices Management in the context of Windows Autopilot, is comprised of three parts:
- Device Registration
- Device Enrollment
- Device Provisioning
This article relates to step 1) for existing devices within an organization. Specifically the question it is trying to answer is:
Is there a way we can generate the IDs without someone sitting down in front of hundreds / thousand of individual machines and manually starting the PowerShell script?
Here is high level steps what I have seen done out there:Read More »Gathering Existing Devices Windows Autopilot Device IDs
Not long ago, in August 2018, I wrote a blog post Microsoft Platform: Workspace Transformation in which I mentioned that each of the products included in the Microsoft 365 platform have already “changed and will continue to change the landscape of the way we are to manage end-user compute space”
I mentioned several products by name including:
- Azure Active Directory
- Windows 10
- Microsoft Intune
- Windows Analytics
- Windows Autopilot
- Office 365 ProPlus
- Microsoft 365
What has surprise me the most about the last year, is the adoption speed and acceleration of the platform.Read More »Microsoft tools manage 175M endpoints
This morning, a new blog post of mine was published on DellEMC Infocus. Drive productivity by ensuring your organization leverages modern tools to achieve results.. … Read More »Making the Case to Embrace Modern Device Management
5G is fast coming to market with roll outs expected across the world in 2019 and 2020. This technology is not only an core enabler for IoT, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, but also has significant implications as an enabled for Workforce Transformation and Modern Device Management.
As many of you know there is an immense amount of work going on behind the scenes to enable 5G, the next generation of cellular network technology. It is going to trans-formative technology offering three key advantages:
- Broadband capabilities multiple times the speeds today. Speeds of 1Gbps to be the norm with 10Gbps possible.
- Massive connectivity scale – Allows the avalanche of devices powered by IoT coming into the market which the current technologies lack
- Low Latency allows much faster respond times – Expected to be less than 5ms.
“5G will enable the era of hyper–connectivity where devices, machines, and humans will be interconnected in a very rich way.”
Liam Quinn, Sr. Vice President, & Sr. Fellow, Dell Technologies Source: Dell Technologist Luminaries Podcast May 2019
South Korea rolled-out 5G to the public in early 2019and it has been a game changer for them already.
Today, many companies are moving or seriously considering the move to Modern Device Management (or Modern Management) as their next step of their Digital Transformation Journey. Most considering the move, have already completed their Windows 10 migrations and are looking for efficiencies to their deployment workflows. Having said this, I get asked on a daily bases:
“What should I consider when moving to Modern Management?”
The first and most important item to address is a cultural one. Simply said:
All of us need to switch “our current thinking” of how devices are deployed and managed.
Let me address a bit more as to why this mind-set-change is important:Read More »Modern Device Management: More than Just Technology
As I go around customers talking about Modern Provisioning, a common questions during the session is: What do I need to give Windows Autopilot a try? How do I test it? What are the requirements? How do I get started?
You can take Windows Autopilot for a test drive with little effort and no need to order new devices. Here is how:Read More »How to Try Windows Autopilot
This post was inspired by a tweet from VMware’s COO Sanjay Poonen (part of Dell Technologies)
It is simply amazing how much the End User Computing space has changed in the last four year… For many of us in the industry the way we were managing PC devices needed a radical change. We simply could not continue to perpetuate the existing model.Read More »Unified Endpoint Management Field 2018