Monthly archives "April 2015"

April Intune Updates include…

Joe Kuster

Windows Phone gets some love, Android gets Productive, and iOS gets Roaming #EnterpriseMobility

New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this update include:

  • Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android tablets.
  • Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises for Exchange ActiveSync clients on Android devices
  • Ability to create WiFi profiles with pre-shared keys (PSK) for Android devices
  • Ability to resolve certificate chains on Android devices without the need to deploy each intermediate certificate individually
  • Deployment of .appx bundles to Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Management of Work Folders app for iOS devices
  • Updated Endpoint Protection agent for managing Windows PCs
  • Ability to manage Windows Defender on Windows 10 PCs running Windows 10 Technical Preview without need for separate Microsoft Intune Endpoint Protection agent to be installed
  • Combined Microsoft Intune Company Portal websites for PCs and mobile devices to provide a more consistent user experience across platforms
  • Added Windows and Windows Phone Company Portal apps to the Microsoft Download Center to provide an additional option for accessing these app downloads
  • Enhanced user interface for overview pages within Intune admin console

User Available .MSI and .EXE Deployments in Intune are Not Showing Up

Joe Kuster

Have you created software deployments as available for your users, but the software isn’t showing up in their Company Portal for Intune? It may be how their PC was joined to Intune. #EnterpriseMobility #EMS

Functionality for available user deployments of .msi and .exe files for Windows 8 / 8.1 depend on the Intune Agent. However, if you have joined a PC via the Company Portal Application instructions, instead of having the full agent, you have joined via an Open Mobile Alliance – Device Management (OMA-DM) method instead of the more fully featured Intune Agent.

So how do you get the agent?

Log into:

Click Add Device in the upper right

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Click Download software 

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Extract the files, making certain that the certificate file is in the same folder as the .exe, then run the executable.


Complete the wizard


Log out and log back into the company portal to see if this has fixed your issue.


Applies to Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Intune, EMS

RemoteApp Built from Azure–No More Massive Uploads

Joe Kuster

Microsoft has finally released a new machine in the virtual machine gallery which streamlines creating a Azure RemoteApp server. The process is mostly the same, just minus the massive upload from on-premises to Azure. The last time I published a new RemoteApp template it was 16 hours of upload for an 80 Gb VM. Glad this is finally fixed! #RemoteApp