Sunday, February 05, 2017

Intune Groups Migrating to Azure AD Groups !

Organisation's using Microsoft Intune via Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) or Standalone Service should have now received update from Microsoft team that over the next few months, Intune is migrating all Intune groups over to Azure AD groups.

Below is the extract from the Communication mailer:

What does this mean to you? As an Azure AD admin, you’ll start to see Intune groups in your Azure AD infrastructure. Please do not delete these groups; they’ll pop in there in preparation for migration, then will be populated by our migration engine.

We’re excited to bring Intune groups over to Azure AD groups as this will provide an improved experience for our Intune service admins. Migration will also allow Intune admins to use the new Intune on Azure experience currently in preview at

Ensure that your Intune Administrators are having right access to the Azure Portal and also getting familiar with the Interface.

Read the documentation here: Introduction to Microsoft Intune in the Azure portal preview

Also if your Organization is using Microsoft Azure AD Privileged Identity Management then make sure Intune Service Administrator Role management is on its way.

Review the below EMS Blog post Published recently to know more: Perspectives on the New Intune Console

Additionally check out Intune 2016 year in review to see a list of features, innovations, and product news that was released in 2016.

Add-on Read:

If you are still in the phase of Migrating to Intune from a Third party MDM provider this below guide will be your prime resource.

Access the Guide here: Intune migration guide


Get to know the Latest Updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure as of April 2017

Access here: Latest Updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure


Intune Admin experience is now Generally available in Azure Portal

The New Intune and Conditional Access Admin Consoles are GA

Also Read: Better together: Intune and Azure Active Directory team up to improve user access

Stay tuned for more updates...

Thursday, February 02, 2017

New Skype for Business Online Training Videos !

Microsoft Skype Academy team partnered with the Office 365 Center of Excellence (CoE) of Microsoft Consulting Service, to create the following trainings' to help all customers and partners leverage Skype for Business Online.

We have 8 training videos Available now.

Review this full Announcement in the following Microsoft Tech Community Post, Register soon to start your learning :  Training extravaganza: New training sessions about E5 workloads

Join Microsoft Tech Community today if you have not yet Joined for more exciting opportunities and be a part of the Elite community and stay updated.

Identity and Device Protection for Office 365 Poster !

Microsoft provides many protection capabilities across the cloud services. It can be challenging to choose the right set of capabilities for your organization.

This document / Poster recommends the most common capabilities to help you secure your data, identities, and devices.

Capabilities are recommended in three tiers:

  • Baseline protection
  • Sensitive protection
  • Protection for environments with highly regulated or classified data. 

Download here to know more: Identity and Device Protection for Office 365 

Access Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources site for more resources.