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Kieran Jacobsen is the Head of Information Technology at Readify, a Microsoft MVP and regular speaker at conferences throughout Australia.

Enabling Mobile Device Management with Office 365

Microsoft recently announced that they would be including a Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform as part of Office 365. What this means is that organisations, both small and large now have an extremely easy and powerful MDM available to them, without any additional charge to their Office 365 licencing. Administrators can manage Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices, and enforce various corporate policies and standards.

To support the new MDM functionality, you will need to create two new DNS records in each of your Office 365 domains. I have updated the Posh-Office365CloudFlare script to support the creation of these two additional records. You can create these records via the -MDMEnable parameter.

The process for creating the entries is as simple as:

Register-Office365.ps1 -CloudFlareApiToken <token> -CloudFlareEmailAddress <email> -Domain <domain> -MDMEnable

Just a quick note, I am yet to fully test out the new MDM functionality as none of my existing tenants have enabled for it yet. 

Kieran Jacobsen

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