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Announcing Azure Location Based Services public preview

Today we announced the Public Preview availability of Azure Location Based Services (LBS). LBS is a portfolio of geospatial service APIs natively integrated into Azure that enable developers, enterprises and ISVs to create location aware apps and IoT, mobility, logistics …

Five more reasons why you should download the Azure mobile app

This post was co-authored by Ilse Terrazas Ortega, Program Manager, Azure mobile app

You may have already heard about the Azure mobile app at the Build conference back in May 2017. The app lets you stay connected with Azure even …

What Can Microsoft Intune See On Your Managed Mobile Devices?

When mobile device management is being used there are often concerns by end users about what the company can see on their mobile devices. For most people the concerns are around private information such as text messages and photos, while …

PowerShell Script for TroubleShooting Exchange ActiveSync Devices

On a recent case I was investigating a mobile device that couldn’t connect to a mailbox over ActiveSync. After spending a few minutes collecting information about the mailbox and its associated devices I realized that this task could be …

Outlook for iOS/Android Still Able to Connect After Disabling ActiveSync

When an Exchange Online mailbox has the ActiveSync protocol disabled, you may find that the Outlook app for iOS and Android mobile devices is still able to connect to the mailbox to send and receive emails.

PS C:\> Set-CasMailbox dave.bedrat 

Comparing Solutions for Mobile Device and Application Management in Office 365

As our business workforce becomes more mobile every year, and security risks for corporate data increase, it’s important to consider how you will manage mobility for your organization. Office 365 customers have a choice of solutions that can be used …

General Availability: Azure Search parses JSON Blobs

Today, we are happy to announce general availability for JSON parsing with Azure Search’s Blob Storage indexer.

Azure Search has long supported indexers for a variety of data sources on Azure: Document DB, Azure SQL Database, Tables, and Blobs. …

Azure Search releases support for synonyms (public preview)

Today, we are happy to announce public preview support for synonyms in Azure Search, one of our most requested features on UserVoice. Synonyms functionality allows for Azure Search to not only return results which match the query terms that …

Announcing new capabilities of HDInsight and DocumentDB at Strata

This week in San Jose, Microsoft will be at Strata Hadoop + World where will be announcing new capabilities of Azure HDInsight, our fully managed OSS analytics platform for running all open-source analytics workloads at scale, with enterprise grade …

Adding #AzureSearch to #DocumentDB collections with a click of a button

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Our customers love how easy it is to use Azure Search and DocumentDB together to meet business goals. Tight integration through Indexers simplifies the task of indexing and searching in a variety of verticals from ecommerce to business applications. …

How To Build Planet Scale Mobile App in Minutes with Xamarin and DocumentDB

Most mobile apps need to store data in the cloud, and Azure DocumentDB is an awesome cloud database for mobile apps. It has everything a mobile developer needs, a fully managed NoSQL database as a service that scales on demand, …

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s3 e11 / Season 3 Outtakes

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes its all the best stuff we couldnt fit into the other shows, but its just too good to leave on the cutting room floor.…

Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s3 e8 / Mark Russinovich, CTO, Azure

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public …

Lunch Break / s3 e5 / Justin Kershaw, CIO & CVP, Cargill

In this episode I kick off my two-part conversation with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill the largest publicly held company in the U.S.

At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the …

Announcing general availability of preview features and new APIs in Azure Search

Today we are announcing the general availability (GA) of several features as well as a new REST API version and .NET SDK that support the new GA features. All GA features and APIs are covered by the standard Azure service …

Fixing Autodiscover Root Domain Lookup Issues for Mobile Devices

There’s a fairly common issue that occurs with mobile devices connecting to Exchange Server or Exchange Online for mailbox access.

Before we go further though, I just want to point out two other potential causes of this issue that you …

Azure DocumentDB updates: quick start experience, backup and restore, and firewall support

Over the past couple weeks we released a number of improvements to the developer experience and capabilities of Azure DocumentDB. We added a new quick start experience helping you to get up and running with a working app on DocumentDB in …

General availability for Azure Search S3, S3 High Density, and new regions

Today, we are excited to announce general availability of the S3 tier of service! The S3 tier of Azure Search is designed to handle large volumes of documents and heavy traffic. Identically priced and backed by the same high performance …

General availibility for Azure Search S3, S3 High Density, and new regions

Today, we are excited to announce general availability of the S3 tier of service! The S3 tier of Azure Search is designed to handle large volumes of documents and heavy traffic. Identically priced and backed by the same high performance …

DocumentDB updates in the Azure Portal: New metrics blade and improved collections management

Recently we released several updates to the Azure DocumentDB portal experience. We added a new consolidated metrics experience with several new metrics available including new availability, throughput, consistency, and latency metrics which allows you to track how DocumentDB is meeting its …

Azure Mobile Apps iOS SDK 3.2.0 Release

We are excited to bring you the latest release of our Mobile Apps iOS client SDK 3.2.0. We've added Refresh Token feature, updated with iOS 10/Swift 3.0 support, and made performance improvement.

Learn more about the update on the App Service

App Service Mobile Apps .NET Client SDK 3.0.1 release

We just rolled out Azure Mobile Client SDK 3.0.1 and Azure Mobile SQLiteStore 3.0.1! We are out of beta, fixed the Android SQLiteStore dependency issue, and unified our .NET client SDK versions. Learn more about the update at App Service

Review of CiraSync for Synchronizing Contact Lists to Mobile Devices

I often see questions posted in forums, or emailed to me, about synchronizing contact lists to smartphones. The requirement is simple – businesses would like a way to create lists of key contacts, and have them synchronized to employee mobile …

Announcing the release of Azure Mobile Apps Node SDK v3.0.0

We are excited to announce the next iteration of the Azure Mobile Apps Node.js Server SDK.  This release includes a stack of new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Data Transforms, Filters and Hooks

One of the great features within the …

Refreshing user logins in App Service Mobile Apps

Azure App Service's Easy Auth feature has made enabling app authentication extremely simple, whether you are working with client flow or server flow. Still, if you've worked with token-based authentication in the past, token expiry and refresh can be a hassle. …

The Endpoint Zone: September 2016 Edition

In this episode of The Endpoint Zone, we cover A LOT.

In particular, we cover this month’s newest Intune features, we take a detailed look at EMS E5 (the demos we show are incredible!), we look …

Microsoft Intune provides support for iOS 10

Earlier today, Apple announced the availability of iOS 10 (with public release scheduled for 9/13/2016). Since the initial beta bits were first released, we have been busy working to ensure that all existing MDM and MAM scenarios are compatible with …

Exploring HockeyApp data in Application Insights: introducing the Bridge App

In a previous blog, we announced that soon, the data from any app in HockeyApp would be accessible through the Analytics, and Continuous Export features in Application Insights. This functionality is now available to you through the new HockeyApp …

How to Unblock a Mobile Device in Exchange Server

Heidi asks:

“I accidentally blocked a user and I need to allow them. How do I unblock them?”

When a mobile device is being blocked by Exchange ActiveSync, there are two ways that you can unblock it. The …

Retrieve platform notification system error details with Azure Notification Hubs

We enabled Platform Notification System Feedback a while back to improve monitoring and debugging, where all channel error feedback from Platform Notification Systems associated with your hub is put in a storage blob for you to peruse. If you haven’t …

iOS Memory Warnings

Memory on mobile devices is a shared resource, and apps that manage memory improperly run out of memory and crash. iOS manages the memory footprint of an application by controlling the lifetime of all objects using object ownership, which is …

Tracing Objective-C Methods

You can write very fast programs in Objective-C, but you can also write very slow ones. Performance isn’t a characteristic of a language but of a language implementation, and more importantly, of the programs written in that language. Performance optimization …

Android ANR troubleshooting with MINT

Being involved with shippable software for mobile and desktop, I realize that there is a class of problems that are not easy to troubleshoot.

Crashes are probably the easiest to reproduce in QA and Engineering environments and so they are

#AzureAD Conditional Access: Per app MFA and Network Location based policies are GA!

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Great news today! The Azure AD Conditional Access per app MFA and and Network Location policies are GA! We have seen incredible demand for these capabilities from customers so I’m completely stoked that they are ready for broad production …

Update: Mobile and Desktop app telemetry experience in Application Insights and HockeyApp

Last month, we announced an updated approach to the transition of mobile and desktop apps from Visual Studio Application Insights to HockeyApp. To recap that announcement: any existing Mobile and Desktop apps will now have a linked HockeyApp app. HockeyApp

APIs: Are you missing a critical piece of your cloud strategy?

Did you know you can transform your digital assets from products to platforms easily? And in the process you can monetize them in new ways, creating revenue streams from business models you didn’t have before? That’s right – you may …

Microsoft Support for iOS and Android

Three years ago I was asked the same question pretty frequently – by both customers and media.  At the time, it was a legitimate question, but today it comes up very rarely.  The question was:  “Is Microsoft committed to supporting …

Notification Hubs enabling APNS priority for pushes to iOS devices

Apple Push Notification Services added “apns-priority” to its notification send request headers a while back for users to specify send priorities with ten marking immediate and high-priority sends and five marking device power saving sends. We want to …

Batch send notifications to device tokens using Notification Hubs

We are excited to announce the Batch Direct Send feature for our Basic and Standard tiered customers. This is a batch version of the previously published Direct Send feature, which enabled sends to individual device tokens/channel uris. Since this feature …

Update on transitioning Mobile Apps from Application Insights to HockeyApp

Since we announced our transition plan for Mobile Apps to HockeyApp from Visual Studio Application Insights, we received feedback from our customers expressing concerns about the features that are in Application Insights but currently unavailable in HockeyApp. After considering …

Multi URL performance test with App Service

Since announcing the Public preview for Performance Test on web and mobile apps and the ability to chain a Performance testing with App Service Continuous Deployment the most requested feature has been the ability to execute multi URL tests.

We …

Podcast Episode 19: Enterprise Mobility Suite with Justin Harris

Justin HarrisMy guest for this episode is Justin Harris.

Justin is a Program Manager at Binary Tree for Exchange, messaging, and Active Directory platforms. Justin is one of a handful of professionals globally who holds the Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified …

A Vertu-ous circle – a DevOps case study of smartphones, machine data and Splunk

VertuThere’s a lot of talk about DevOps at the moment. Splunk’s part in this story is to help make the most of the machine data across the DevOps ecosystem. We’re helping customers to use data to ensure quality of software, …

Namespace-level tier selection enabled for Notification Hubs

Notification Hubs recently enabled namespace-level tiers so customers can allocate resources tailored to each namespace’s expected traffic and usage patterns.

For customers less familiar with the namespace and resource concepts in Notification Hubs:

  • A hub is the smallest resource/entity in

Announcing Azure Mobile Services transition to Azure App Service

This service announcement affects you only if you are running Azure Mobile Services. 

We are transitioning from Azure Mobile Services to Azure App Service. While no action is required on your part, please note the management experience will change. You may choose …

Migrate your Application Insights mobile app to HockeyApp today

Early in March we announced we are focusing our efforts for mobile and desktop customer on HockeyApp. HockeyApp is a key component of our Mobile DevOps solution. You can now migrate your application from Application Insights to HockeyApp via …

Announcing Azure Mobile Apps Node.js Server SDK v2.1.0

When we released the v2.0.0 GA release of the Azure Mobile Apps Node.js Server SDK, we had some unfinished business to deal with. Most notable among the customer asks was the ability to run a local development edition of the server …

Exchange Best Practices: Device Encryption for Mobile Devices

Encryption is important for protecting corporate data stored on mobile devices from being accessed by anybody who has physical access to the device.

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Improved Per Message Telemetry and device expiry for Notification Hubs

We are announcing some updates to our Per Message Telemetry feature and device expiry.

Per Message Telemetry

Per Message Telemetry is now available for scheduled notifications and is improved to understand additional push request processing statuses. On top of the …

MyDriving – An Azure IOT and Mobile sample application

Building IoT and Mobile solutions is fun and exciting. This year at //Build, we wanted to show the amazing scenarios that can come together when these two are combined. So we developed a sample application. The MyDriving Azure IoT and Mobile …

DocumentDB goes planet scale with global databases, new pricing and more developer choices

Developing cloud applications presents a unique opportunity for businesses to reach new markets and customers that span the globe. The reach of an application is no longer constrained by a business’ ability to build IT infrastructure but rather how quickly …

Announcing Xamarin SDK, Unity SDK and open APIs for Azure Mobile Engagement

We are very excited to announce some key features – Xamarin SDK, Unity SDK & open APIs to Azure Mobile Engagement – which will increase the reach of the product to even more customers. For those who are new …

Announcing the publication of Parse Server with Azure Managed Services

Facebook rocked the mobile development world in January by announcing Parse, a development platform beloved by hundreds of thousands of developers would be shuttered. Today, we are pleased to announce the Parse Server on Azure Managed Services, an easy …

Exchange Best Practices: Automatically Remote Wiping Mobile Devices

Exchange Server and Exchange Online mobile device mailbox policies allow automatic remote wipe of devices after failed sign-in attempts.

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Bitnami application stacks in the Azure Marketplace

 

Earlier this month, we announced the next chapter in our partnership with Bitnami as we begin certifying a number of Linux-based images from VM Depot into Azure Marketplace.

Today, I’m excited to share that all 120 application stacks are …

Exchange Best Practices: PIN/Passcode Requirements for Mobile Devices

The default Exchange and Exchange Online mobile policies do not enforce PIN/passwords for mobile devices, which is not recommended for security reasons.

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Top three takeaways from #MWC16

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This years Mobile World Congress, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, was bigger than ever. After several long flights, many tapas, and some crazy taxi experiences, we have returned home after a great week. Here are just a few of the key …

Exchange Best Practices: Non-Provisionable Mobile Devices

In Exchange Server and Exchange Online the default mobile device mailbox policy allows non-provisionable ActiveSync devices to connect, which is not recommended for security reasons.

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Transitioning Mobile Apps from Application Insights to HockeyApp

Last November at Connect(), we announced we’ll focus our efforts for mobile and desktop app developers on HockeyApp. HockeyApp is key component of our Mobile DevOps solution for building apps across platforms like iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, Xamarin, Cordova …

Mobile push notifications: Help or hindrance?

 

Have you ever wondered if mobile push notifications are still an effective way to reach your customers? When done right, mobile notifications can engage your audience and help deliver the best ROI. The problem is, few are actually doing …

Monitoring and troubleshooting critical applications? There’s a platform for that!

Hopefully by now, you’ve done some of your holiday shopping. And if you have, I’ll bet you did much of it online. The early returns are in, and while in-store traffic is down, online spend is up at least 14%

Join Microsoft and Azure Mobile Engagement at Mobile World Congress 2016

2016 Mobile World Congress

The Azure Mobile Engagement team will be at Mobile World Congress in just a few short weeks. The mobile revolution is already upon us with the average smartphone owner looking at their phone up to 200 times every day. Every …

File management with Azure Mobile Apps

Whether it is storing images, videos, or documents in general, modern mobile applications often have data storage needs that expand into binary data, and while Azure Blob Storage provides the infrastructure that is needed to handle that task, getting it …

Progress update: Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps

Back in September, we announced the availability of the first alpha release for the Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. This SDK streamlines the code for implementing a mobile backend with Azure App Service. We've been hard …

Announcing the Azure SDK 2.8.2 for .NET

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.8.2 for Visual Studio 2015. This release includes some user interface, validation improvements and engineering optimizations to improve the App Service developer experience. This post will summarize the new features being released in …

Custom analyzers in Azure Search

In Azure Search we believe that developers who build Web and mobile applications shouldn’t have to be search experts in order to add a great search experience to their products. We put simplicity at the core of our value proposition, …

Announcing the Beta Apache Cordova Plugin for Azure App Service Mobile Apps

I am pleased to announce the latest beta release of the Apache Cordova Plugin for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. This plugin provides an API for data access, push registration and authentication to an Azure Mobile App backend written in …

Easily enable identity and access management with social logins for B2C apps

If you want to make it easier for your customers to easily and securely login to your consumer-facing apps with existing accounts like Microsoft, Google and Facebook and greatly minimize the work required to maintain customer identities, you’ll want to …

Azure Mobile Engagement integration with VMob drives new retail engagement possibilities

Late last year we launched Azure Mobile Engagement, our data-driven user engagement platform that enables fine-grain user segmentation, app user analytics, contextually-aware smart push notifications and in-app messaging across all connected devices. Since launch, we’ve been working on some …

Making the most of Azure Mobile Engagement

Since Azure Mobile Engagement became generally available a few months ago, we have been working hard to improve the service and build exciting new features for you!

In a nutshell, Azure Mobile Engagement is a SaaS-delivered, data-driven user engagement platform …

Microsoft PowerApps engineering team invite you to AMA

The Microsoft PowerApps engineering team will host a special Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on r/Azure, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 am PST.

What’s an AMA?

In this case, “Ask Me Anything” means Ask US

Lucene query language in Azure Search

In the context of search, different applications need different amounts of control over exactly how searches are executed. In many cases you want straightforward keyword search, with separate optional control for relevance. That’s what Azure Search has traditionally offered and …

Announcing general availability of App Service Mobile Apps

We recently rolled out a number of updates to App Service Mobile Apps making it a better platform for building and running mobile backends. Today, I am excited to announce general availability of App Service Mobile Apps, as well as …

Announcing the Azure SDK 2.8.1 for .NET

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.8.1 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. This SDK update offers some great new features for Azure App Service developers to complement the new release of App Service API Apps and …

Office 365 Book Recommendations

If you’re trying to learn about Office 365 and books are your preferred way to learn new skills, then you face a bit of a problem.

Office 365 is a rapidly changing service. Most of the books written about Office …

Azure App Service Updates – November 2015

This week at the Connect(); event in New York we released some new videos highlighting the upcoming improvements being made to Azure App Service. In the time since Azure App Service was announced in March, we’ve been listening to feedback …

Azure Mobile Apps November 2015 Update

Today I'm pleased to announce several new capabilities we are adding to App Service in support of building mobile applications.

This set of updates includes:

  • Authentication Improvements
  • REST API updates (with some breaking changes)
  • A preview of in-portal editing

These …

Expanding App Service Authentication/Authorization

Around this time last year, my colleague Byron Tardif authored a post introducing Azure Websites Authentication/Authorization. This feature enabled users to quickly protect a site using Azure Active Directory with just a few clicks. We’ve heard a lot of …

Announcing API Management and Event Hubs integration

We are excited to announce the new Azure Event Hubs integration features of API Management. Azure API Management provides a turn-key, cloud-based solution that helps API publishers create consistent modern API facades for existing backend services, protect APIs from misuse …

Updates from Notification Hubs: Independent NuGet, Installation model, PMT, and more

We strive to deliver a smooth developing experience and some handy features to our customers. Check out what we’ve been working on for the past few months:

  • Notification Hubs is officially an independent service, separated from Azure Service Bus, with

Operations Management Suite goes mobile with iOS and Android apps

We are excited to announce the launch of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
With the new OMS mobile apps, you can gain full visibility of your IT infrastructure at any …

Language support in Azure Search

At the beginning of this year the Azure Search team began work on one of the most frequently requested capabilities: support for multiple languages. We’re excited to announce that this work is now complete. As of now, Azure Search customers …

Open Sourcing App Service Mobile .NET Server SDK

I'm excited to announce the .NET Server SDK for App Service Mobile is now open source on GitHub! This follows the open-sourcing of the Node.js Server SDK last month. The client libraries for iOS, Android, Xamarin, and Windows have been …

The Search for Search Contest

#SearchForSearch

Do you have an idea to build something really cool with search? Would you like to get some visibility on a high traffic platform, like the Azure Blog? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got something exciting for you. …

Azure App Service hosts Ask Me Anything session

The Azure App Service team will host a special “Ask Me Anything” on /r/Azure, Friday, October 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm PDT.

What's an AMA?

In this case, "Ask Me Anything" really means Ask Us Anything. …

Expanding the Microsoft Band through Logic Apps and Power BI

Azure Logic Apps is a powerful new service in Azure for integration and workflows in the cloud. What makes Logic Apps great is the ability to take APIs or microservices, which in isolation are limited, and flow together with some …

Microsoft Applications on Azure

Over the last few years, we have made many investments in Azure to help you deploy Microsoft applications into the public cloud in an easy and safe way, a Cloud First approach to your application plans. AzureCon, just last week, …

Why the Azure Cloud?

Last week was an exciting week for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. We held AzureCon, one of the world’s largest virtual cloud events, and more than 150,000 of you tuned in to learn how we’re advancing the intelligent cloud …

Go mobile with Azure App Service and Xamarin

In Bill Staples's keynote at AzureCon we saw a number of great mobile apps our customers built using Azure App Service.

Alaska Airlines Hopper.

Mike Lorengo from Alaska Airlines spoke about their mobile app, Hopper, which enables their employees to …

AirSync Recipient Not Found Exception when Remote Wiping a Mobile Device

When an administrator issues a remote wipe for a mobile device they may receive a warning message:

The user username who is currently logged on, isn’t a valid recipient.

airsync-recipient-not-found-exception

This error can occur when the administrative user you are logged …

General Availability: Azure Mobile Engagement

Azure Mobile Engagement is now generally available.

In a mobile-first world, where consumers and users have an overabundance of choice and businesses see eroding user loyalty, customer engagement has changed!

Whether you develop or publish employee-facing, business-facing or consumer-facing apps, …

What’s new with Splunk MINT?

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If mobile apps are part of your business, having real-time insight into app performance, crashes, usage and transactions is critical. With Splunk MINT, developers, operations and business all gain insight into the mobile end user experience  and can answer …

Azure Mobile Apps September 2015 Update

This post was co-authored by Matthew Henderson.
 

We’re happy to announce the latest updates to the .NET Server SDK for Azure Mobile Apps. If you haven’t already seen it, we recommend you check out last month’s blog post

Got mobile apps? Check out these .conf sessions!

LGO-conf2015-RGBGot mobile apps? Chances are, if your organization is not responsible for developing or supporting mobile apps for the enterprise, you will soon! Last year at .conf, we introduced Splunk MINT, and this year, there are three …

Announcing Node.js support for Azure Mobile Apps

Last month, we announced significant update to the Mobile Apps feature of Azure App Service, that enabled developers to quickly build mobile backend APIs in .NET, add mobile features to their existing ASP.NET web apps, as well as add web …

Finding Azure Search: How Autocosmos.com found time and success

A responsive and accurate implementation of search is crucial to the success of numerous websites and applications. In many instances, a user’s only convenient path to their desired content is through the search bar. Poor search results or slow response …

Office 365 Mobile Device Management Enrolment for Android Devices

In this article we’ll look at the user experience for enrolling an Android device for Office 365 Mobile Device Management.

Enrolment can be triggered by an administrator adding the user to a group that is targeted by an Office

Get the DocumentDB SQL query cheat sheet

Azure DocumentDB lets you query JSON documents using familiar and friendly SQL syntax. If you know SQL, you can get up and running quickly with Azure DocumentDB – and we have an easy to print reference sheet to help …

Azure Mobile Apps August 2015 update

Last month, we released an update to the Azure Mobile Apps .NET server SDK making it easier to get started and facilitated use of the SDK with any ASP.NET project. Today, we’re announcing changes to the Mobile App portal, further …

Office 365 Mobile Device Management Enrolment on Apple iOS Devices

In this article we’ll look at the user experience for enrolling an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad for Office 365 Mobile Device Management.

Enrolment can be triggered by an administrator adding the user to a group …