Month: April 2015

Microsoft Intune Step by Step for Small Businesses with Office365

Many organizations today struggle with securing the plethora of devices that are used for business purposes, regardless of their size. Even users that have company-provided computers and phones will often still use their personal devices to some degree. For small businesses, many of whom have no computer/device management, this presents a problem in protecting company-sensitive data without a cost-effective solution. For organizations that use Office365, Microsoft Intune can be easily added with little effort. Its user-subscription model follows the same process as adding Office365 e-mail accounts, using the familiar Microsoft Online interface. NOTE: This guide is for small businesses that DO NOT use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The process for integrating Intune with Configuration Manager is different, which will be discussed in a later post. Step 1: Microsoft Intune has a full featured trial for up to 100 users, which is perfect for small businesses. The first thing we need to do is create an Intune account. Go to and click the Try Now button on the top right, click Sign In and use the same UserID that was used to create the Office365 account, then click Try Now on the confirmation page. Step 2: After the account has been created, you will be brought to the Dashboard of the organization’s Microsoft Intune portal. On the dashboard you will see a rather large banner, suggesting that you...

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Register for the MVP Virtual Conference Today

Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference     I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.   The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key Note Address.   Why attend MVP V-Conf? The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone! Learn from the best and brightest MVPs in the tech world today and develop some great skills!   Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues.   The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.   Register now and feel the power of...

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