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BitLocker: How to configure BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows 10 Clients in Microsoft Intune

The cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution in Microsoft Intune gives mobile users the power to work productively from anywhere. At the same time, it must be ensured for the companies that the company data is protected independently of location, in particular through the consideration of the DSVO. To keep your corporate data secure, whether your administrative infrastructure is local or in the cloud, most organizations use a form of hard-disk encryption such as Microsoft BitLocker.

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Publish your solution to the Azure Marketplace

Publishing own solutions to the Azure Marketplace seems to be very easy by using the documentation on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/marketplace/marketplace-publishers-guide. To avoid any pitfalls I wrote down some insights about my first approach. In this blog, I will focus on “Azure Applications”

The Cloud Partner Dashboard

Make sure that you have access to the Cloud Partner Portal at https://cloudpartner.azure.com. In my case, I use my coopered credentials to log in.
Assign your Dev Center account details via Publisher Profile:

Hint:
I had some trouble doing this.

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Why configuring Azure AD authentication with an Azure Web App fails

I spent hours today adding Azure AD authentication to an Azure MVC web application with Visual Studio. I always got the same error while adding the preconfigured AD application:

“Error: Unable to query for Azure AD applications: An error occurred while processing this request.”

My account has the right permission in Azure AD – I thought. After a while I found out: Visual Studio was connected to my Azure AD with three different accounts:

Normally,

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Deploy an Azure Functional App as an interface to Log Analytics / Azure Monitor

Introduction

Microsoft offers with Log Analytics a cloud-based big data service. Log Analytics is used by several services (including Azure itself) to log and analyze data. It’s a core component of Azure Monitor and Application Insights.

Log Analytics key facts:

  •  Cloud-based
  • No data aggregation
  • Pay per upload and data retention
  • Powerful query language (kql: <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/kusto/>)
  • Direct support for visualization on portal.azure.com

I use Log Analytics for several projects where data aggregation and analyzation are main tasks.

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Creating devices for Azure IoT Hub with SAS token automatically

A few weeks ago, I started an IoT project with a company responsible for a huge amount of different buildings around the world. We deployed several virtual and physical sensors in Azure IoT Hub. Doing this we had three challenges:

  • Deploy new IoT devices in Azure IoT hub in a batch
  • Generate SAS tokens for these IoT devices
  • Generate SAS tokens even if a device still exist in Azure IoT Hub

The requirement of batch processing avoids the use of the Device Explorer to generate SAS token.

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OneDrive PowerShell Module – Added support for OneDrive for Business

More than two years ago, I created my PowerShell module to access OneDrive. This module can be installed with a one-liner from https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/OneDrive

Again, I was asked to support OneDrive for Business and finally, I’m ready: From version 2.0.0 OneDrive for Business is supported.

 

I provide the complete documentation on GitHub, where I will maintain it: https://github.com/MarcelMeurer/PowerShellGallery-OneDrive

 

Here is the summary of version 2.0.0:

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The OneDrive PowerShell module is available via PowerShellGallery.com.

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Win32 Application deployment with Microsoft Intune

In Orlando there have been many announcements as well as new functions in various cloud technologies regarding Microsoft Ignite. The announcement of Win32 App support was especially interesting for me. Until now it was possible to provide single MSI files for Windows 10 clients with Microsoft Intune, excluding .exe files. Unfortunately, only few hosts’ applications unpacked in MSI files exist. Also, the available .exe files could not be provided via MS Intune so far.

So far,

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Working with the OneDrive PowerShell Module

Recently I got some questions on how to work with my PowerShell module for OneDrive. Therefor, I put together some examples.

Remember: The OneDrive module is for OneDrive personal and doesn’t work with OneDrive business / Sharepoint.

First: Register an app (authentication) for OneDrive: https://www.sepago.de/blog/onedrive-powershell-module-new-version-with-improved-authentication/

Authenticate to OneDrive

Show files and folders

Create new folder in OneDrive

Copy files from local to OneDrive

Copy file from OneDrive to local disk

Delete file in OneDrive

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Windows Autopilot: Enrollment Status Page in Microsoft Intune

The Windows Autopilot, which was initially introduced by the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1703), enables IT departments to install a Windows 10 client for the staff’s usage. With Windows Autopilot users are able to arrange their computing devices just by a few clicks and administrators have no need to create custom Windows images any longer.

Some new features of the Windows Autopilot were added to Intune by the Windows 10 Update (1803).

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How to completely remote reset and redeploy Windows 10 Devices with Microsoft Intune

In my last article I introduced the automatic ReDeployment of Windows 10 devices via enrollment page. This feature is still available after the Windows 10 Update (1803), but is complimented by the opportunity to trigger a remote reinstallation of Windows 10 devices with Microsoft Intune in Windows Insider Preview Build 17672 or higher. With Windows Autopilot reset personal applications, data, and settings are removed by the reinstallation of the Windows device. However, the user keeps the Azure AD-Join and the Microsoft Intune registration.