On March 21st, Apple made two-factor authentication available for certain devices running iOS 9.3 or MacOS X El Capitan. Now, let me save you some time. If you are following the instructions, but not seeing 2FA available in your iCloud security settings, you probably have two-step verification already enabled. In order to configure 2FA, you […]Read More 2FA for Apple ID is available, do it now! (or don’t, see within)
Get some know-how from the field on what broken systems management looks likeRead More So, what does the status quo look like?
Do you want to keep non-compliant devices from accessing critical company data and prevent otherwise authenticated end users from opening their Exchange store from a non-compliant device, whether it is hosted or on-premise? Oh snap, y’all. Something relatively (but not, really) new in ConfigMgr is conditional access for managed devices. Now, this is not your father’s […]Read More An introduction to conditional access in ConfigMgr (current branch)
A reasonable IT Pro may cast suspicion here… However, in a post on the Windows Experience Blog, EVP Terry Myers states the following: …Today we are clarifying our Windows support policy: Windows 7 will continue to be supported for security, reliability, and compatibility through January 14, 2020 on previous generation silicon. Windows 8.1 will receive the […]Read More Want updates? Better deploy Windows 10 now
Warning: Bold claims within! OK, let me give you some background first. If you read my post about what you don’t know about systems management might kill you, you know I’ve been very focused on systems management for quite some time. Having seen several generations of tools and processes, I wanted to share some best […]Read More The status quo isn’t working
I have seen a lot of endpoint trends come and go over my fifteen-plus years in enterprise technology. From the very first ‘mobile’ devices from Palm and HP (iPaq… the first iDevice!) to VDI and now the wave of constantly iterating MDM and mobile security platforms… I ask myself, what’s a thoughtful CIO to do […]Read More What you don’t know about systems management may kill you
In your organization, you have quite a few people who were born digital. What Microsoft has figured out, that you may not have (yet)… is that these folks have an expectation that they can work anywhere they want. The fact that you need to embrace a mobile-first workforce is not new, and even I am cringing at […]Read More Windows 10 is going to change your business, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it