Recorded - Integrating Apple Macs, iPads, iPhones into a Microsoft Windows / Active Directory / Exchange / SharePoint Environment
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Recorded - "Integrating Apple Macs, iPads, iPhones into a Microsoft Windows / Active Directory / Exchange / SharePoint Environment"
Original Event Date: May 11, 2011
Event Location: San Francisco Bay Area
When Rand first led this session a couple years back, Apple Macs were making an inroad into the Corporate network, iPads were non-existent, but iPhones were taking off as the mobile phone of choice. Rand has updated his content and from dozens of enterprise Mac/Windows, iPad/iPhone integration engagements with clients, Rand will share tips, best practices, lessons learned on what organizations are doing about intermixing non-Windows based systems and devices in a Windows / Active Directory / Exchange / SharePoint / System Center environment.
In this free seminar, Rand Morimoto, President of Convergent Computing, author of the Unleashed-series of books from Sams Publishing, and daily user of an Apple MacBook computer presented and demonstrated:
* how orgs are integrating Apple Macs and mobile devices (just like Windows systems and mobile devices) into a Microsoft based network for common security and policy-based access
* how “joining” an Apple Mac into a Windows Active Directory environment along with extending Active Directory Group Policies (both out of the box and with 3rd party tools) can create common security practices across client-based platforms
* best practices at administering and managing Macs, iPads, and iPhones just like managing and administering Windows-based systems and devices
* how to patch and update Mac computers without having to setup a completely separate and parallel update system for Windows systems and Macs (ie: using MS System Center ConfigMgr to patch both Windows and Mac systems)
* how to create common fileshares and printer shares for multi-platform access
* pros/cons of running Windows on a Mac system (ie: Bootcamp, Parallels, VMware Fusion, etc) vs utilizing native Mac-based applications (ie: Office 2011, Entourage, Web-based, etc)
* integration of Macs, iPads, iPhones into applications like Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and the like (including configuration tips, tricks, and lessons learned)
* remote access options for Mac user’s access to Windows networks (VPN), thin client, VDI, and Web access support
* how Macs, iPads, and iPhones integrate in a “Cloud” environment with online Exchange, online SharePoint, online Lync, online Web Conferencing, and the like
* etc, etc