Intune, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, Office 365, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Modern Workplace (Microsoft 365) Discovery Day – Overview Session

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Cliftons Auckland
Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland

From home to business, from desktop to web and the devices in between, Microsoft 365 empowers your employees with intelligent & secure tools to get work done.

Showcasing the product suite of Microsoft 365, join us to understand what products are available to you now with your current subscription, as well as understanding new products which can be implemented immediately and work seamlessly with existing tools and infrastructure.

We’re inviting you to experience M365’s potential in person with a full-day Microsoft 365 Discovery session.

Active Directory, Administration, Azure, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2016, Deployment, EMS, Intune, Microsoft, Office 365, Security, Training & Workshop, Uncategorized, Windows 10

Microsoft Ignite – Configuration Manager What’s Next?

System Center Configuration Manager Overview and Roadmap

Learn about the latest developments in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), watch demos, and understand what is coming next.

Windows has evolved. Simplify Windows 10 management and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the Microsoft Cloud. See how Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Windows 10 can be used together to ease procurement, simplify provisioning and lower TCO through modern management & security, and deliver cloud-based updates without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.


Administration, Deployment, EMS, Endpoint Computing Devces, Intune, Microsoft, Security, Training & Workshop

Identity-Driven UEM with Microsoft EMS

This webinar illustrates how Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) provides an identity-driven unified endpoint management solution that can help you manage and secure user identities, devices, apps, and data across all of your iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows devices.

Conference, Configuration Manager 2016, EMS, Intune, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Windows as a Service Partner Workshop

Windows as a Service Partner Workshop – 20 Feb 2018, 9am – 12pm

Cliftons Auckland
Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Windows 10 has been around for over 2 years, you’ve successfully completed a number of Windows 10 projects, but have your customers successfully adopted Windows as a Service?

Windows as a Service with the increased cadence of change and new support lifecycle makes it significantly different to adopt and support. How has your project approach transformed to address these changes?

Come and find out how our approach to Windows 10 projects need to change to help our customers adopt Windows as a Service long after our project is completed.

Audience: Solution Architects & Designated Windows as a Service champions in the organisation

Overview: What is Windows as a Service, why is it important and what are the inherent benefits of the new servicing model.

Technical update: Refresher on the technical side of Windows as a Service and cover the recent changes to the servicing model.

Adoption of a service: What needs to change within our customers organisation to support a “service” and what do we have to do to help them successfully adopt Windows as a Service.

Transforming our project approach: Look at how our project approach needs to be transformed to address the changes introduced by Windows as a Service.

Azure, Conference, Configuration Manager 2012, Deployment, Intune, Microsoft, Office 365, System Center, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series – Enterprise Deployment & Management Technical Workshop L300

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series – Enterprise Deployment & Management Technical Workshop L300

November 30-December 1, 2017 | Auckland, New Zealand

A 2-day Training on the Complete, Intelligent, Secure Solution that Empowers Employees

What is Microsoft 365 Enterprise Tech Series?

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. The Enterprise Tech Series will help empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose-built for your business

What to Expect from Training:

Understand the Microsoft 365 Vision
Dive into Modern IT Deployment
Learn about Traditional IT Transformation
Feel equipped to fully manage Microsoft 365 environments

Conference, Training & Workshop

Microsoft Services Tech Hui

This year the focus topic is Security which we all know is a major topic and concern for any organisation – yours and your customers! Hence the catch phase – Security is the New Black! But we will also have a lot of other sessions and opportunities for your team to talk to SMEs in many technologies.

As part of the services we provide to our Premier customers, the New Zealand Services team is excited to announce the return of Premier Tech Hui (previously TechDay).
Stream 1 Stream 2
Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack
Come and listen to Insomnia, a specialist security company, as they, and Microsoft’s very own Account Managers, talk about what a security attack can look like, and what you can do about it!
Office 365 Email Security Azure Automation
Just how sure are you that your email is secure? Gain a new understanding of what your exposure maybe, and what technology Microsoft has to help you. Explore Azure Automation Runbooks and DSC, and configure an Automation Portal with a Workflow Approval process.
EMS (Enable BYOD during your lunch break) Azure Scaffolding
Exploring Mobile Application Management. What is it, and how do I get started? Azure Scaffold is a lightweight cloud governance framework for Azure Subscriptions. Watch how ARM Policies, ARM Templates, Visual Studio Team Services and PowerShell can provide security, compliance and cost control without slowing development teams down.
Ask the Experts
Ask our expert speakers all your burning questions!
Windows 10 Deployment Digital Transformation
Windows 10 modern management. What is the future of deploying and managing the modern desktop and how does it compare to traditional management? Managing Change in the Digital era – The Microsoft Story.
AI & Machine Learning Art of Coding a Conversation: Designing Bots
Get your head in the AI/ML space, with some awesome overview demo’s by one of our local PFE’s. In this session, we will take a deep dive into Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and share our experiences from building bots with customers in Aus/NZ.
Azure Stack Mixed Reality
Azure Stack is an extension of Azure to your on premises environment. Start your ramp up now with a Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist! Learn the basics of what Windows Mixed Reality is, and how to get started developing applications with it.
What is it?
A day for Techs, Architects and anyone else within your organisation with an interest in all things IT! Tech Hui is about coming together as a group, sharing information, learnings, and good vibes.

Our Field Engineers and other subject matter experts will be presenting on a variety of topics in their specialist fields. As well as this year’s keynote.


8.30am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 1st November

Langham Hotel


EMS, Intune, Microsoft, Training & Workshop

Microsoft Premier Workshop – EMS + S Technical Workshop

Microsoft Premier Workshop – EMS + S Technical Workshop

The four-day EMS + S Technical Workshop for Spark will provide members of the Spark technical support and delivery team the skills required to understand and successfully configure and support Spark’s EMS customer solution.

The topics included within this Workshop include

  • EMS Introduction
  • Managing client access
  • Defining and managing security & rights management
  • Implementing & applying user templates
  • Working with customer self-service options

In this Workshop, students will learn the tools used in EMS to help define and manage individual customer requirements within Sparks shared customer environment.  This Workshop contains Level 300 content.

Key Features and Benefits 

Each module is designed to provide participants with in-depth expertise, tools and experience in configuring and managing various EMS scenarios.  As an exclusive Spark event students, will be able to deep dive on the Spark solution to define specific customer requirements.  A series of User Scenarios will provide participants with the practical application of the features and functions they learn about.

Technical Highlights 

This Workshop will include the following topics

EMS Pre-Requisites 

  • The Solution
  • Connecting a customer


  • Mobile device management
  • Controlling conditional access – device and applications
  • Managing compliance rules
  • Applying exemptions
  • Mobile application rules

Rights Management (RMS)

  • Activating RMS
  • Invoking and managing file protection
  • Configuring templates
  • Applying templates
  • User experience

Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP)

  • Identity and access management – Single Sign-On to access cloud apps from Windows, iOS and Android devices
  • Data protection
  • Self-service for employees – password and group management
  • Password resets
  • Group management
  • Customized MyApps portal
  • Integration with On-premises

User Scenarios – practical experience in applying the learning of the Workshop

Deployment, Microsoft, Training & Workshop, Windows 10

Windows 10 Technical Training

With Windows 10 being released, more customers are asking about it and looking to start their proof of concepts so they can evaluate how it can best fit within their organization. This is a great opportunity for you to start engaging with customers to drive project and managed services opportunities.

As a valuable Windows deployment partner, we want to help you with this by offering you the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of Windows 10 from Microsoft experts. Ace and Auldhouse, will each be hosting a three-day training session in Auckland.

Here you will learn about topics such as how to deploy and manage Windows 10, and the security features you can use to help protect a customer’s data, identity, and devices. You will come away with a better understanding of how Windows is becoming more like a service and how new features will be added over time. After this training you should be able to walk into your customer’s organization and help them deploy Windows 10.

As part of this event you will have the opportunity to use hands on labs (HOL) to help reinforce the topics discussed. To use the HOL, you will need to bring a laptop that runs Windows 8.0 or higher, Server 2012 R2 or higher, Hyper-V role installed, 8GB of RAM or more, 100GB Free disk space, and a modern CPU (Core i5 or better preferred).

Location: Auldhouse Computer Training Centre
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2015 9:00 a.m. till Wednesday, 4 November 2015 5:00 p.m.

Azure, BitLocker, Configuration Manager 2016, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Office 365, Training & Workshop, Virtualization, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

@ Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group

Went to the Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group this evening. First timer to this social hub. Free pizza and beer is a good start.

The group covered:
– Office 365 Groups
– Delve insight. Soon available on Android and IOS
– SharePoint Server 2016
– Support for non-office documents
– Patching with smaller foot print and zero down time
– No Foundation 2016 or SharePoint Designer 2016
– Durable content link. No more missing documents
– Cloud search service application. Cloud content appears on on-premise searches
– Creating a Microsite demo
– Windows 10 for Business
– Windows Updates for Business
– Windows 10 Desktop Editions; Home, Pro and Enterprise
– Installed OS is a smaller foot print than Windows 8.1
– Nano Server; No GUI, 64-bit only, CloudOS infrastructure, zero foot print, have import all roles and features and driver support, manage with PS, DSC and WMI. Improved servicing, fewer open ports, drivers and services running. 40 seconds to deploy. Disk foot print 400 MB (SD card).
–  Windows Server 2016; Storage Spaces Direct four nodes required.
– Hyper-V 2016; Shielded VMs using TPM and BitLocker enabled guests. Linux secure boot. PowerShell Direct. Hot add memory and nice.
System Center 2016; support Windows 10. Allow direct manage of Windows 10 devices with MDM. Allow ConfigMgr on virtual machines and in-cloud.

Plug: New Zealand Ignite 1 – 4 September 2015 @ SkyCity