Edge Show 135 Understanding Azure RemoteApp+ What happened in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Windows in January / Febuary

The last month has been pretty busy again in the space of enterprise mobility and Windows. Lots of new announcements, features, and products coming out the door of Redmond.

First up, let’s talk about the show: In this episode of The Edge Show Simon May talk’s about Azure RemoteApp with Eric Orman, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp team about what Azure RemoteApp can do. They take a look at a very real world use case with QuickBooks 2015 and walk through how it’s implemented inside Azure RemoteApp.

If you want to comment on the show, leave the comments over on the show page on Channel 9.

What happened in January / Feb in Enterprise Mobility

We released a new Microsoft Virtual Academy course, Enabling Samsung KNOX via Microsoft Intune, it shows the great things that Samsung KNOX and Microsoft Intune can do when they work together and helps you get up and running quickly.

One question we always get asked is “what’s the roadmap” and in the spirit of working out loud I’m really pleased to say that you can now find a public roadmap for Enterprise Mobility that actually explains it! In the roadmap, you can see features that are recently available, in public preview, in development (aka coming), and canceled what’s not coming.

There were yet more updates to Microsoft Intune. Up to Feb 11 they released a raft of new stuff including:

  • Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android devices, including the ability to restrict actions such as copy, cut, and paste outside of the managed app ecosystem
  • Management of the OneNote app for iOS devices. Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on iOS devices made available in December 2014
  • and more…

These are pretty important, but the MAM wrapping of Office is probably the most game-changing.

There was a ton of new things inside Azure RMS too – too many to list but take a look here for more info on what I think is the best content management solution on the planet!

If you’d like some evidence about how awesome System Center Configuration Manager is you can check out this great case study with Humbolt University.

I wrote about 5 great reasons you need to connect your directory to Azure AD!

What happened in January / Feb in Windows

We released a new Technical Preview of Windows 10 – you should join the Insiders and take a look at it! Also, take a look at this awesome MVA course while you’re at it! (hint updating this soon).

We also released a new RSAT for Windows 10 and Windows Server Technical Preview.

What happened in January / Feb in Productivity

Microsoft acquired Sunrise, provider of next-gen calendar apps on iOS and Android which is interesting as it strengthens Microsoft’s commitment to enabling people to be productive wherever they happen to be, on any device.

Outlook for iOS and Android was released to pretty popular user acclaim, as always software is never done and there will be updates. Personally I’m loving Outlook on my iPad!

What do you think?