New features for Windows Phone, iOS and Android coming this week!

Earlier today Microsoft has announced this months Intune features that will be released between May 19 and May 26

 

The following new Intune standalone (cloud only) features are in this release:

  • Ability to extend application protection to your existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for Android (Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS made available in December 2014)
  • Ability to assign help desk permissions to Intune admins, filtering their view of the Intune admin console to only provide access to perform remote tasks (e.g. passcode reset and remote lock)
  • RSS feed notification option added for Intune admin to subscribe to be alerted when new Intune service notifications are available for their service instance
  • Improved end user experience in the Intune Company Portal app for iOS with step-by-step guidance added on how to access corporate email by enrolling for management and validating device compliance
  • Updated Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1 to provide enhanced status notifications for app installations
  • New custom policy template for managing new Windows 10 features using OMA-URI
  • New per-platform mobile device security policy templates for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone, in addition to new Exchange ActiveSync policy template
  • Ability to deploy Google Play store apps that are required/mandatory to install on Android devices

Also, as announced last week, several new hybrid features are now available for those using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune once upgraded to the latest Configuration Manager 2012 or R2 service pack. You can view the full list of hybrid features included in these service packs by visiting here.

Make sure to bookmark this blog and the ConfigMgr blog to keep up-to-date on the latest features being released and read the latest how-to technical posts written by the engineering team.

Source : Microsoft Intune Blog

iPhone 6 versus Lumia 930

The last few weeks I spoke to several persons who wanted to renew their smartphone. Most of them could only think of an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy. Since I’m a Microsoft Geek, I always asked them why they wouldn’t go for a Windows Phone. The only reason they could come up with was that the Windows Phone didn’t have all the nice Apps that were available on Android and iOS. At the moment there are over 300.000 Apps available for Windows Phone and most populair Apps are available in the Windows Phone Store.

Since the new iPhone was announced a few weeks ago it would be nice to compare the iPhone 6 with the current top model Windows Phone : Lunia 930. Just by looking at the specs like they were published by Apple and Nokia. Ohw….and also add a small list of populair Apps which are available on both systems.

iphone6 Nokia Lumia 930
General iPhone 6 Lumia 930 / Icon
Size (mm)  138 x 67 x 6.9  137 x 71 x 9.8
Weight (grams) 129 167
SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Dual-core 1.4 Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics) Adreno 330
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1810 mAh Li-Ion 2420 mAh
Standby up to 250h up to 432h
Talk time Up to 14h up to 15h 30m
Music Play Up to 50h Up to 75h
Display
Screen size (inch) 4.7 5
Resolution 1334 x 750 (Retina HD, 326 ppi) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD, 441 ppi)
Screen Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glas 3
 Display Zoom ClearBlack Display
Multi-Touch display with IPS Technology  Multi-Touch display with AMOLED Technology
Networking
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1549 (GSM),
A1549 (CDMA), A1586
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (CDMA),
A1586
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (GSM),
A1549 (CDMA), A1586
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1549 (CDMA), A1586 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 – A1586
4G Network LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/
2100/2600
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/
26/28/29) – A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)
LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/
26/28/29/38/39/40/41) – A1586
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100
Data
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A,
up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL,
50 Mbps UL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP
NFC Yes, but for Apple Pay only Yes
USB v2.0 (via proprietary adapter) microUSB v2.0
Sound
Alarms Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory
Memory Card slot No No
Internal Storage 16/64/128 GB 32 GB
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Camera
Primary 8 MegaPixel, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus,
dual-LED (dual tone) flash
20 MegaPixel, 4992 х 3744 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image
stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3” sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD
video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection,
HDR (photo/panorama)
1/2.5” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, PureView technology, dual capture,
geo-tagging, face detection, panorama
Video 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 60/120/240fps 1080p @ 30fps, optical stabilization, stereo sound recording
Secondary video 1.2 MegaPixel, 720p @ 30fps, face detection 1.2 MegaPixel, 720p
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Browser HTML5 (Safari) HTML5 (IE11)
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email IM, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email,
Radio No Yes, FM Radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java No No
Colors Spacey Gray, Silver, Gold Bright Orange, Bright Green, White, Black
Features – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– AirDrop file sharing
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– TV-out
– Maps
– iBooks PDF reader
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Wireless charging (QI)
– SNS integration
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– 7GB free SkyDrive storage
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input

 

Enough about the specs, I think you can draw your own conclusions…..let’s talk about the Apps! In the following table I will give you a list of the most commonly used apps. If you’re using other apps, please check the iTunes Store or the Windows Phone Store to see if the App is available for both platforms.

Social App iPhone? Lumia?  Other Apps  iPhone? Lumia?
whatsapp
WhatsApp
Yes Yes Office
Office
Yes  Yes, built-in
instagram
Instagram
Yes  Yes OneNote
OneNote
Yes  Yes, built-in
Facebook
Facebook
Yes Yes  HP AiO
HP All-in-One
Yes Yes
facebook messenger
Messenger
Yes Yes  Lastpass
LastPass
 Yes Yes
skype
Skype
Yes Yes evernote
Evernote
Yes Yes
FourSquare
FourSquare
Yes Yes  Plex
Plex
 Yes Yes
Swarm
Swarm
Yes Yes Spotify
Spotify
 Yes Yes
Vine
Vine
Yes Yes  Netflix
Netflix
Yes Yes
twitter
Twitter
Yes Yes  RTLXL
RTL XL
Yes Yes
linkedin
LinkedIn
Yes Yes
News Apps
CNN
CNN
Yes Yes
FOXNews
FOX News
Yes Yes
 NOS
NOS
Yes Yes

If you mis any Apps I really should add, please let me know in the comments.

Upgrade the 7GB SkyDrive Storage to 25 GB (for free)

In my previous post I mentioned that I could only use 7 GB (of my 25 GB storage) with the SkyDrive App on my iPad (and on Windows). When I clicked around a bit I found a way to upgrade your storage for free. Just right click the SkyDrive icon in your taskbar and select Manage Storage. A web browser will pop up and there you can ‘upgrade’ your free storage to 25 GB!

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Finally….SkyDrive for Windows and Mac!

Everybody with a Windows Live  Microsoft Account owns one…..a SkyDrive, before today I wasn’t really using it. When I read the new blogpost from Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog I really can start using it…on my Windows 8 PC, my Mac, iPad, iPhone and (last but not least) my Windows Phone!

There is an installer for every operating system (ehh…they forgot the Android version…).Just go to http://apps.live.com/skydrive to download the appropriate version for your device. Check out the screenshots below.

 

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