2017 in Review and Happy New Year

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Normally I write this blogpost at the end of the year but the last couple of weeks of 2017 were very busy so the time to write blogposts was very limited. 2017 started great with receiving my second MVP Award. I really like sharing my knowledge with the community and again receiving the MVP award for this is a honor. In 2017 I also changed jobs, I started at KPN Consulting as a Technical Consultant with a strong focus on Intune, ConfigMgr and Windows 10. With this job switch my knowledge area changed from primarily RDS to Intune, ConfigMgr and Windows 10. All these changes were great and I’m looking forward to continue sharing my knowledge in 2018.
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Intune Policy conflicts caused by ‘hidden’ setting

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This week I was looking into an issue with Intune and conflicting policies. In our case the Device Restriction and the Software updates policy were in conflict. In this blogpost I want to share you how I did some troubleshooting and how I solved the conflicting policies.My first step was trying to look into the configured policies and looking for the policies which have a high percentage of error deployments.
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Backup Bitlocker Recovery Key with Intune PowerShell

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This weeks blogpost is about the new PowerShell capabilities we get through the Intune Management Extension. This new capability is released in the latest Intune release from 2 weeks ago. With the ability to run PowerShell on MDM managed devices many scenarios are possible. The scenario I wanted to test is to add an additional Bitlocker Recovery key to the Bitlocker configuration. If you’ve applied an Intune Endpoint Protection policy this key is automatically saved into AzureAD. From the past I know that this is not easy because we need to run the scripts in an elevated PowerShell user session. But I accepted the challenge and I got it working. Credits also to my colleague David Omisi since he helped me developing the PowerShell script.
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Intune Device Compliance Notifications

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This weeks short blogpost is all about the new Device Compliance Notification functionality in Microsoft Intune. With this new option you can send notifications to your users when the device of the user becomes non-compliant. This is a great new way of informing users about the compliance state of their device. When using Device Compliance in AzureAD Conditional Access it’s very important to inform your users about the compliance state of the device. Users can view the compliance state in the Intune Company portal and this is just a new additional functionality.
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Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN with Conditional Access – Part 3

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This is the last part of the blogpost series about Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN with AzureAD Conditional Access. In the first part I described what infrastructure is needed to get up and running with the Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN. The second part was about the configuration which was needed to add AzureAD Conditional Access to the configuration. In the second post I also showed how MFA can be enforced on AlwaysOn VPN connections with AzureAD Conditional Access. In this last part I want to show you that AzureAD can also enforce a compliant device and I want to describe the scenario of blocking access to the AlwaysOn VPN.
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Scenario: Using both Intune Device and App Based Conditional Access – conclusion

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Last week I visited IT/DEV Connections in San Francisco.  During this week I visited some great sessions and I talked to some great people. During the last day I visited the sessions of Simon May (PM within the Intune team of Microsoft). I discussed the Conditional Access scenario where I wanted to combine both App and Device Based Conditional Access. During this discussion we together both concluded that this scenario must now be possible. With this blogpost I want to provide an update on this scenario.
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Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN with Conditional Access – Part 2

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This is the second part of the series about the Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN solution. In the first part, which you can find here, I described how to set up the infrastructure for the AlwaysOn VPN solution. The infrastructure which is described in that blogpost is a prerequisite for this blogpost. This blogpost will focus on the configuration needed to add AzureAD Conditional Access to the solution. With AzureAD Conditional Access we add a great set of capabilities to control who can connect to the VPN solution and which conditions the user must meet before the connection can be made. In this blogpost I configure the first scenario and that is enforcing a Multi-Factor authentication request before the VPN connection can be activated.
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Windows 10 AlwaysOn VPN with Conditional Access – Part 1

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In this series of blogposts I want to show you how you can use AzureAD Conditional Access to protect your Windows 10 / Server 2016 AlwaysOn VPN solution (deployed with Intune). This first part of the series will describe the initial requirements and setup of the infrastructure which is needed for the AlwaysOn VPN solution. The second part will focus on the configuration needed to add AzureAD Conditional Access for VPN connections to the flow and the last part of the series will focus on testing the Conditional Access features against AlwaysOn VPN connections. But let’s start with the description of the needed components and the initial configuration of those components.

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Office365 ProPlus can’t open files on SMB Share protected by WIP

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The last 2 weeks I was working on an issue where users were unable to open Office files with Office365 ProPlus on SMB shares protected by Windows Information Protection. If the SMB share was part of the enterprise context the user was not able to open or change files with Office applications. Other applications which were part of the WIP configuration were able to open the same files without any issues. Together with Microsoft Support and the PG we’ve found a solution and a workaround (which I will describe in this blogpost). Unfortunately the root cause of the issue is not known at this moment. Not all of the users have this issue but the majority of the customers user population had the issue.
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Creating a Intune Application Deployment Overview – Part 2

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Last week I posted the first version of my Intune Application Deployment Overview script. This script exported device deployment information from Intune through the Graph API to a CSV file and a HTML file. The CSV file contained all the device deployment details and the HTML contained a summary of the deployment status for all applications. You can find this first post here. This blogpost is build on top of this first blogpost, this blogpost describes the next version of this script. In this version I’ve added the user deployment information of Intune Application deployments. Before you continue I want to advise you to first read the first blogpost.

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