Endpoint Manager Newsletter – 22nd April 2022

Welcome to another exciting (and busy) weekly newsletter with my highlights from the community from this week. It’s been a busy week as well, thanks to everyone working hard to create this excellent content.

As usual, these are in no particular order:

First up we have this post from Mattias Melkersen on enrolling Teams Rooms into Endpoint Manager. With a workforce moving more hybrid I imaginie Teams Rooms will be a key feature of any new meeting room configurations.

https://blog.mindcore.dk/2022/04/how-to-enroll-microsoft-teams-rooms.html


Next up Damien Van Robaeys runs through how to use Powershell to block keyboard combinations (one I’ll be trying myself)

https://www.systanddeploy.com/2021/01/block-or-unblock-keyboard-combinations.html


This official post from Microsoft is soemthing I have been looking forward to seeing for some time now. The Group Policy Analytics functionality has been updated to create policies as well as reviewing which are compatible. Better still, it uses Settings Catalog and picks the best setting. For anyone still using on-prem GPOs for Intune managed devices, now is the time to migrate!

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/in-development#create-a-settings-catalog-policy-using-your-imported-gpos-with-group-policy-analytics-public-preview


This post by Jitesh Kumar describes how to export Device Compliance Policies. For anyone in a multi-customer environment, this should save some time setting up new Intune environments.

https://www.anoopcnair.com/export-intune-device-compliance-policies-mem/


This post by Oktay Sari uses conditional access filters to block BYOD devices if the OS Version is unsupported. The device filters can be extremely powerful in conditional access!

https://allthingscloud.blog/blocking-byod-based-on-unsupported-os-versions/


Next up we have a post from Michael Niehaus with a nice Powershell script to tell us the size of the built-in Windows apps. This may be useful for those running de-bloat scripts!

https://oofhours.com/2022/04/21/how-big-are-the-built-in-windows-11-apps/


This post by Rudy Ooms fixes an issue in some Windows 11 builds where Windows Update triggers a reboot and stops app installations. Well worth checking out if you are having issues with W11 Autopilot Deployments


For anyone working in Intune, a lab environment is a must have, never test in Production! If you don’t have one already, check out this post from Niels Scheffers on how to get a free Dev account from Microsoft


This comprehensive post from Sander Rozemuller describes how to configure alerting from within Intune


I haven’t been giving Youtube the attention it needs either so I’ll try and keep an eye on exciting content from there moving forward as well, here are two from this week to get you started:

This video from Dean Ellerby (one of many this week) describes using Test Base to automate app compatibility testing. I’d recommend checking out his channel for some excellent content


And last, but not least, this video from Jonas Bøgvad running through how to get started with Endpoint Manager and Azure AD

That’s it for this week, check back next week for the latest updates, or feel free to subscribe and receive this via email.

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