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ConfigMgr @ 25

ConfigMgr @ 25

Late last week, I wrote about the remarkable quarter-century milestone reached by ConfigMgr, and today I wanted to dive even deeper into the backstory of this incredible product, share a couple announcements, and debut an awesome new documentary (lookout Sundance!) which offers an in-depth look at the genesis and growth of the product that created...

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Maximizing IT’s Impact with Microsoft 365 Powered Devices

Maximizing IT’s Impact with Microsoft 365 Powered Devices

The modern workplace has introduced an explosion of cloud services and devices that have dramatically changed the scenarios IT has to manage and support.  And, of course, IT has to manage these countless new challenges with same budget and resources. Our focus on customer experience and customer usage has made us very aware of these...

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ConfigMgr Reaches 25 Years

ConfigMgr Reaches 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1992, planning for a new product began – and that point in time has had a tremendous impact on my life and the lives of millions of IT Pros – and it has enabled us all to support 100s of millions of workers around the globe. Check out...

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“Lunch Break” @ Microsoft Ignite!

“Lunch Break” @ Microsoft Ignite!

Everyone here in Redmond is wildly busy gearing up for Microsoft Ignite next week — and I can’t remember a time I’ve been more excited to attend a tech conference. One of the reasons I’m so excited is that I have three hours set aside to do something that’s been on my to-do list for...

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Our Obsession with Usage and Customer Experience

One of the most impactful changes we have made at Microsoft is to focus our engineering teams solely on usage and the customer experience of our services . In all my years leading product teams, I have never seen something that has impacted the culture of an engineering organization more than this.  These changes have...

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The unbelievably diverse array of devices managed by our customers

Something I have come to really appreciate as we’ve built Intune and watched its usage scale to millions of devices is the unbelievably broad and diverse types of hardware our customers have to manage. To put this challenge in perspective, check out the chart below. In this chart, you can see the diversity of devices...

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The New Intune and Conditional Access Admin Consoles are GA

There are a handful of topics that consistently come up whenever I meet with our customers and partners – and one of the most common has to do with how to balance productivity for end users with the need for security and control of company data.  The tension between these two needs is the stage...

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Video:  Everything You Want to, Need to, and/or Should Know About EMS in 2017

Video:  Everything You Want to, Need to, and/or Should Know About EMS in 2017

The demands of mobility and security change fast.  Really fast.  Faster than anyone could have imagined just a few years ago. This is a reality that inspires the work we do with EMS – architecting it as a cloud service so that its features and solutions are tuned to the needs of your organization.  The...

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Lululemon’s Corporate Technology Manager talks about Employee Discounts, How to Effectively Embrace Shadow IT, and Clicking Things 57 Times

Lululemon’s Corporate Technology Manager talks about Employee Discounts, How to Effectively Embrace Shadow IT, and Clicking Things 57 Times

In the second half of my conversation with Simon Cheng (Manager of Corporate Technology at Lululemon) we talk about how often he gets requests for discounts on Lululemon gear, as well as how his IT organization has structured their infrastructure to support the company’s culture and the needs of its workforce to operate in ways...

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