Friday Notebook, Oct 13: Google invests in Neverware; Citrix in …


Microsoft expelled a list of prerequisites for regulating Co-Management with Windows 10 devices. Among them are a Tech Preview of SCCM chronicle 1709, Azure AD, EMS or Intune licenses, and an Intune subscription where Intune is configured as a MDM authority. Additionally, existent Windows 10 machines already managed by SCCM contingency be using Windows 10, build 1709 and assimilated to both AD and Azure AD. New Windows 10 machines need to have a Cloud Management Gateway installed. …So… once we get all that straightened out, we can use a Tech Preview of Co-Management. It will get easier as time goes by, though right now it certain looks like there’s a emigration or dual to do before we get to your ultimate migration. Here’s a initial story on Co-Management, a demeanour during what it could meant for other EMMs, and a technical explanation.

Neverware landed a Series B turn of funding this week, led by Google. We’ve created about Neverware’s Chromium OS-based height before, observant that their product, Cloudready, gives a Chromebook knowledge a best possibility it’s had for craving adoption. Think of Neverware Cloudready as Stratodesk for desktops and laptops, converting any x86-based device into a Chromebook or Chromebox. It creates clarity that Google would deposit in them, generally as both companies are increasingly environment their sights on a craving world.

Microsoft settled that subscription-based Office 365 income has surpassed income from incessant Office licenses for a initial time. They also pronounced that they design to have dual thirds of a Office business to be subscription-based someday in late 2018 or early 2019. This shouldn’t be that surprising, given a unimaginable expansion rate for Office 365 (or a fact that switching to Office 365 is a fastest approach to “true up” a series of licenses we have contra a series of users we have), though it is still considerable nonetheless.

Hive-IO, that we competence remember as a association that acquired a resources of Atlantis Computing, has cumulative a Series B turn of appropriation that includes Citrix as one of a investors. The investment volume was not disclosed. You’d have to consider that Citrix could have bought Atlantis during some indicate if they were unequivocally meddlesome in doing something with hyper converged infrastructure, so I’d take this proclamation as 0 some-more than Citrix removing some skin in a game. You can design to see a partnership with Hive-IO and Citrix during some point, though over that it’s anyone’s guess.

Dell announced a outrageous devise to create a new IoT multiplication and deposit a billion dollars in RD. One of a freelance contributors only wrote about the problems od IoT, and today, we’re still wondering if IoT will finish adult being a shortcoming of EUC folks like us, or otherwise. Either way, while it’s not a outrageous concentration for us, we’re gripping an eye on it. If there are IoT developments or stories we consider we should be covering, let us know in a comments.

The latest chronicle of iTunes got absolved of a App Store, though for a lot of mobile admins, this was a pivotal partial of a app placement workflow. To that end, Apple has re-released iTunes 12.6.3. (Via Reddit.) We’ll see if they make this permanent, or change EMM workflows to finally make iTunes unnecessary.

Jamf Software has perceived a “majority investment” from Vista Equity Partners. This comes during a time when they’ve been growing like crazy, partnering with Microsoft, and Mac government is continuing to evolve. Their user discussion starts in a small over a week, so watch out for some-more news.

Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile have shrank to an roughly unmeasurable marketplace share in a final year or two, and this week we got what some are interpreting as a pointer of a final finish when Joe Belfiore tweeted that it was no longer a focus. (Via Windows Central) This comes on a heels of final week’s proclamation of Edge for iOS and Android. Still, we have to consternation how this squares with Terry Myerson’s comments from a year ago that they should still have a toe in a H2O to keep adult with ARM and mobile technology. Maybe now that they’re formulation on ancillary other ARM-based and cellular-enabled devices, they don’t have to worry about phones anymore?

Faronics, makers of Deep Freeze, have announced a new mobile device government product, Deep Freeze MDM. (Via VMBlog.) It’s been awhile given we’ve seen a code new MDM, and only yesterday we wrote about how tough creation a good MDM unequivocally is. While they discuss “leaving out intermittently used features,” they are covering Apple DEP and VPP, and Android craving and Android 0 touch.

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