Deploy Intune App Protection Policies based on Management State

Microsoft Intune is always evolving, and with the latest round of updates they have added a feature to target Intune App Protection Policies based on the device's management state. Since Intune App Protection Policies are identity-driven, it was common for someone with a mix of managed and unmanaged devices to receive the same App Protection Policies - whereas an organization may want to be a little less strict with policies that target managed devices versus unmanaged devices. For example, my company wants to force company data to be saved to OneDrive or SharePoint instead of saving to the local storage.…

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Prepare for Windows 10 with Upgrade Readiness - Part 1

Whether your just starting out or you have already started deploying Windows 10, Upgrade Readiness can be a key contributor to a successful Windows 10 rollout. As defined on docs.microsoft.com: Upgrade Readiness offers a set of tools to plan and manage the Windows 10 upgrade process end to end, allowing you to adopt new Windows releases more quickly. With new Windows versions being released multiple times a year, ensuring application and driver compatibility on an ongoing basis is key to adopting new Windows versions as they are released. Upgrade Readiness not only supports upgrade management from Windows 7…

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Quick Look at the Azure Cloud Shell

The Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-accessible, command-line interface that can be used for managing Azure resources and comes in both PowerShell and Bash flavors - both available with some nice tools and features. Features & tools for Bash in Azure Cloud Shell Features & tools for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell (Preview) To get started: Launch the Azure Cloud Shell Login to Azure If you have multiple Azure directories, you will be prompted to select the one you want to work with Next you will be prompted to select which command-line environment you want to work in - either…

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Remove Windows 10 Provisioned Apps with Intune

Since the days of Windows 8, IT Pros have had to find a way to remove the built-in or "provisioned apps" that ship with Windows. Doing a quick search on the web will provide plenty of ways on how to achieve this during OSD, or even through servicing your Windows image, but today I am going to walk you through removing the apps by deploying a script through Microsoft Intune. NOTE - Although this post covers deploying a script through Intune, you can easily deploy it using other means like ConfigMgr, GPO, or a Scheduled Task. The trick is that…

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Install Kali Linux in Windows 10 WSL

Thanks to the hard work done between the Offensive Security and Windows WSL Teams, Kali Linux has been released into the Microsoft App Store as an official WSL distribution. For those of you that do not know what Kali Linux is – Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. In this post I will be walking you through the steps to install and configure Kali in Windows 10. Keep in mind, this will install a lite version of Kali and will not include all of the packages found in the full distribution – but…

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