Projecting iOS Demo Environments using AirServer

Scenario

You want to share with your customers a rich experience from a iOS / Android or Windows Phone device on your monitor that you can project. This give the customer a great immersive experience of what it’s like to be an end user and helps you tell that story.

Background

There are a number of tools on the market to share your iOS device on your screen, iTools, Reflector just to name a couple. One of these tools is Airserver. Airserver enables you to project a device to your monitor using Airplay or Miracast. This gives you an opportunity to share the story with your customers. These tools are great and they are powerful to really help explain and demonstrate features.

In this example post we will show you how to get a free trial of Airserver and install this to share your iOS screen. In future posts we will show other technologies

Step 1 : Sign up for the Airserver Free Trial

Go to http://www.airserver.com/Download and click the download for free … when you click that option you will get a chance to register… in the registration use “enter your details below” and put your email address in the email option (you can also use facebook however for this example i have used the registration option).

You will then shortly receive an email to be able to download the software.

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An email similar to the below will drop in your mailbox with your license code

Hello Justin,
Thank you for requesting a free trial of AirServer. To receive your activation code and begin your free trial, click on the link below:
http://www.airserver.com/Download/Confirm/

If you did not request a free trial of AirServer, please disregard this message.
Best regards,
AirServer Team

Click on the link to validate your account and this will now offer you a activation code and download link to get your copy for Windows or Mac

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Step 2 : Airserver Install

Depending on the options and requirements you need there are 2 install methods;

1. Use airplay, the enables you to use your iOS device connected with the cable or stream over airplay. This requires itunes to be installed.

2. User miracast , this enables your devices if it supports miracast to stream over a wifi connection to your monitor. It does not require itunes however you do need an appropriate NDES Netwrok Driver with MiraCast you need NDES 6.4 driver (http://support.airserver.com/customer/portal/articles/1746310-airserver-universal-system-requirements )

a. To find out if the WiFi adapter is running Windows 8.1 (NDIS 6.4) driver, open Power Shell and run this command: Get-NetAdapter | Select Name, NdisVersion

Once you have chosen your install method find the installer and run it

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Click Next at the initial screen

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Next select the protocol support you want to use. Remember you need itunes for airplay and the correct NDES network driver for miracast

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And next again after all the checks are validated ….i.e if you don’t have an appropriate NDES driver it will say you need to install itunes/quicktime and filters etc you can then click next as its ready to install

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Accept the end user license agreement

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In the activation select “I am trying out AirServer Universal and have a trial activation” this is where you will put the activation code you received earlier when downloading the software

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Set the installation location and click next

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Define if you want airserver to automatically start or you select it to start

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And now click Install

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Now click Finish

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Step 3: Connect your iOS device to Airserver

First start airserver from your start menu (if you have not automatically started based on the earlier install)

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You will see a new icon (highlighted green in this example) in your tray icons

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Now connect your iOS device by a cable (Airplay) or mirracast by swiping up from the bottom of your ipad clicking the Airplay button and selecting your PC name and enabling mirroring

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Your iOS device will now magically appear on your screen and give you a killer demo environment.

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References :

Airserver – http://www.airserver.com/ 
Airserver Support – http://support.airserver.com/ 
Apple iTunes – https://www.apple.com/itunes/ 
Apple QuickTime – http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ 
Airserver Universal System Requirements – http://support.airserver.com/customer/portal/articles/1746310-airserver-universal-system-requirements

Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Mobility Management

Mobility has changed the way we live and work everyday. Channel 9 has released a Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Mobility Management course which walks you through the capabilities and learning’s in this space.

Throughout this course you will learn the progress Windows has had and what’s new in Windows Phone 8.1, whether it be with user benefits or IT benefits. Microsoft technology experts Simon May, David Alessi, Mike Danoski, and Alan Meeus will delve into these topics.

This training really can help you understand Windows Phone and how this is managed via a Mobile Device Management platform.

Full course outline:

 

Full details and the course can be found below;

Mod 01: Mobile Device Management

In this module you will get an overview of all the components associated with Mobile Device Management, and explore how enrollment, policy and setting configuration are beneficial to the services.

  • [29:52] – Enrollment Demo
  • [35:14] – Policy and Settings Configuration

 

Mod 02: Asset and User Management

In this module you will learn about management and enrollment/device retirement.

  • [00:05] – Policy and Settings Configuration
  • [15:49] – Asset and User Management

 

Mod 03: App Deployment

Explore how the company portal, app deployment, and app lifecycle management all are important.

 

Mod 04: App Lifecycle Management

Learn the dynamics of App lifecycle Management while seeing how policies can affect apps.

  • [01:50] – App Lifecycle Management

 

Mod 05: Managing Data on Devices

Explore remote wipe, encryption, and app sandboxing.

 

Mod 06: Managing Device Access

Get an understanding on how managing access from devices is beneficial. This module will go over email, certificates, and VPN throughout this module.

 

Mod 07: Windows Phone 8.1 Overview

In this module you will learn about the new features and updates in Windows Phone 8.1 for IT Pros and Enterprises.

 

References :

Windows Phone 8.1 Enterprise Mobility Management – http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management

Mod 01: Mobile Device Management – http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/01

Mod 02: Asset and User Management – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/02

Mod 03: App Deployment – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/03

Mod 04: App Lifecycle Management – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/04

Mod 05: Managing Data on Devices – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/05

Mod 06: Managing Device Access – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/06

Mod 07: Windows Phone 8.1 Overview – http://channel9.msdn.com/series/Windows-Phone-8-1-Enterprise-Mobility-Management/07

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Workshops

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In the UK subsidiary Microsoft will be running a series of Enterprise Mobility Workshops.

The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Workshops are ½ day and delivered jointly with our one of our strategic partners at regional locations across the UK. These workshops are designed to help you understand how Microsoft can keep your users productive, help with data protection & compliance, and unify your environment to drive efficiency – introducing enterprise mobility solutions & technologies from Microsoft.

Nobody said being in IT was easy. And now they have to deal with the increased use of mobile devices, a proliferation of apps, and users’ expectations to access company data from virtually anywhere. IT needs a reliable, complete and efficient solution that takes a people-centric approach to the management of users, their devices and the protection of corporate data. Microsoft has solutions to help organisations harness the power of enterprise mobility, without unnecessary risk or complexity.

For more information, please visit: http://aka.ms/PCIT.

How can IT provide a consistent and personalised experience for users across a wide range of devices? How does IT help to keep corporate information protected? How are these two requirements achieved without adding unrealistic cost and complexity to the business? Microsoft has solutions to enable enterprise mobility:

  • Hybrid Identity Management
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Access and Information Protection
  • Desktop Virtualization

Microsoft recently announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), which is the comprehensive cloud solution to address your consumerisation of IT, BYOD, and cloud SaaS challenges. The suite is the most cost effective way to acquire all of the included cloud services: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management.

AGENDA FOR THE DAY

  • 09:30-09:45 – What’s The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Story?
  • 09:45-10:30 – Hybrid Identity Management and Information Protection
  • 10:30-10:45 – BREAK
  • 10:45-11:30 – Windows Devices in the Enterprise
  • 11:30-12:15 – Unified Device Management
  • 12:15-12:45 – LUNCH
  • 12:45-13:30 – Desktop & Application Virtualization
  • 13:30-13:45 – Licensing Overview
  • 13:45-14:00 – Customer References and Next Steps

Register for the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Workshops

DATE:

LOCATION:

VENUE:

Registration

2 September 2014

LONDON

Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032589923&Culture=en-GB&community=0

16 September 2014

MANCHESTER

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590991&Culture=en-GB&community=0

23 September 2014

CARDIFF

Park Plaza Cardiff, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590992&Culture=en-GB&community=0

7 October 2014

READING

Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590022&Culture=en-GB&community=0

15 October 2014

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, One Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590993&Culture=en-GB&community=0

22 October 2014

LEEDS

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590994&Culture=en-GB&community=0

4 November 2014

EDINBURGH

Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590023&Culture=en-GB&community=0

12 November 2014

BRISTOL

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590995&Culture=en-GB&community=0

19 November 2014

BIRMINGHAM

Radisson Blu Hotel, 12 Holloway Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1BT

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590996&Culture=en-GB&community=0

2 December 2014

LONDON

Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590024&Culture=en-GB&community=0

22 January 2015

ABERDEEN

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5EF

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590997&Culture=en-GB&community=0

29 January 2015

MANCHESTER

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590998&Culture=en-GB&community=0

4 February 2015

CARDIFF

Park Plaza Cardiff, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590999&Culture=en-GB&community=0

11 February 2015

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, One Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032591000&Culture=en-GB&community=0

10 March 2015

READING

Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590025&Culture=en-GB&community=0

17 March 2015

EDINBURGH

Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590026&Culture=en-GB&community=0

22 April 2015

LEEDS

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032591001&Culture=en-GB&community=0

28 April 2015

LONDON

Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032590027&Culture=en-GB&community=0

13 May 2015

BRISTOL

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032591002&Culture=en-GB&community=0

20 May 2015

BIRMINGHAM

Radisson Blu Hotel, 12 Holloway Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1BT

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032591003&Culture=en-GB&community=0

Windows Intune and EMS at TechEd North America 2014

Back in May there was a small show called TechEd. TechEd featured some amazing new announcements as well as some insightful looks at our core technologies.

TechEd North America provides technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise. The brightest and most skilled technology professions meet to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on technical learning, sharing of best practices and interaction with Microsoft and a variety of industry experts and their peers.

Our team of fun loving devs, program managers and product managers attended to give some great insight to Windows Intune and what’s coming next. See all the sessions where Windows Intune gets a mention below ;

TechEd Keynote

Join us for the TechEd 2014 opening Keynote with Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server and System Center Program Management.

Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Server

Presenter : Andrew Conway : Senior Director Product Marketing

People want to choose their own devices and be productive in a way that best suits them. IT is responsible for managing corporate assets and resources. Once users are working on mobile devices across the various platforms of Windows, iOS, and Android (i.e., BYOD not joined to a domain) IT needs a way to manage all personal and corporate devices, enforce corporate data protection and have a way to securely publish access to these resources with strong authentication, such as conditional claims-based access and multi-factor authentication. Microsoft provides a unified management environment for all these platforms, a rich desktop virtualization experience for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, information protection, and a hybrid identity for users across existing on-premises investments and connected to new cloud services in Microsoft Azure Active Directory. We call this approach People-centric IT (PCIT). In this session, we cover the scenarios we deliver in PCIT through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, Windows Server, and Azure Active Directory, and showcase with demos how they come together in real-world implementations so customers can have productive users working on the device and platform of their choice.

What’s New in Enterprise Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenters : Craig Morris and Dave Randall : Senior Program Managers Enterprise Client

Come hear about the latest in enterprise mobility management using Windows Intune and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. See the newest Windows Intune enhancements for managing Windows Phone, iOS and Android systems in action and learn about the newest features in Configuration Manager. We’ll demonstrate how Configuration Manager and Windows Intune work together to offer a single, seamless cross platform device management solution.

Infrastructure Deployment for Mobile Device Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenter : Jim Dempsey

This session dives into what you’ll do at the server level to drive Configuration Manager and Windows Intune integration for mobile device management. The session includes subscription, connectors, certificates, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), DirSync, among other server configurations that enable Mobile Device Management.

Enrollment and Management of Mobile Devices with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenters : Joey Glocke and Chris Green

System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune provide a unified approach for device management on-premise and through the cloud. Come and learn how this can help organizations address the complex issues raised by Bring Your Own Device scenarios. Go deep into settings management scenarios, security considerations, deployment options, and how these will enable single pane of glass management of Windows, Mac OS X, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android devices.

Application Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenters : Craig Morris and Heidi Cheng : Senior Program Managers

Configuration Manager gives users access to business applications on a wide array of platforms. In this session we provide a deep technical overview of the application model and demonstrate how an IT Admin configures applications for a variety of devices. This session includes Windows 8 app delivery to Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Mac, Linux, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android inclusive of new functionality enabled by R2 and Windows Intune.

Protecting Your Corporate Data with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenters : Dilip Radhakrishan : Lead Program Manager and Assem Kohil : Senior Program Manager

This session takes you through the capabilities provided by System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune to help protect your corporate data. From mobile device compliance settings, wrapping applications with specific policies, to our data center certifications and privacy controls, find out how Configuration Manager and Windows Intune can help provide the governance and control that your high priority business information requires.

Deploying and Managing Enterprise Apps on Windows and Windows Phone

Presenters : Michael Niehaus and Matthijs Hoekstra

Learn how companies can publish their line-of-business apps for deployment to Windows and Windows Phone, and then manage the lifecycles of those apps. The two platforms haven’t yet converged on a single mechanism for doing this, and this session helps you navigate the differences. This session provides overviews of each platform as well as what’s new for 8.1, including policy allowing only certain apps to run on Windows Phone, the ability to remotely install and uninstall apps from a Windows Phone, changes to sideloading and sideloaded apps in Windows 8.1, and more.  Also, see how MDM vendors such as Windows Intune choose to abstract many of the differences and service both platforms in a unified way.

How Microsoft IT Solves BYOD Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Presenters : Karthik Jayavel and Marc Hurley

Join this session to learn how Microsoft IT is successfully running Unified Device Management by leveraging Windows Intune and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to embrace BYOD scenarios across 15K heterogeneous devices. This session provides a deep technical overview of how Microsoft IT automates LOB application publishing, manages Company Portal deployments, and enforces device security settings for Windows 8.1 PCs, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, and iOS. This session also covers how Microsoft IT has configured certificate services to deploy VPN, Wi-Fi, and Remote connection profiles on devices to enhance user productivity

I hope this collection of the North America TechEd 2014 Windows Intune sessions are useful.

References :

Windows Intune TechEd 2014 Sessions : http://channel9.msdn.com/events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014?sort=sequential&direction=desc&term=intune#fbid=

TechEd Keynote : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/KEY01#fbid=

Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Server : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/FDN02#fbid=

What’s New in Enterprise Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B311#fbid=

Infrastructure Deployment for Mobile Device Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B216#fbid=

Enrollment and Management of Mobile Devices with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B317#fbid=

Application Management with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B323#fbid=

Protecting Your Corporate Data with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B325#fbid=

Deploying and Managing Enterprise Apps on Windows and Windows Phone : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/WIN-B217#fbid=

How Microsoft IT Solves BYOD Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune : http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B333#fbid=

 

Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start

Customers are always looking for some good training material to help them with readiness for on-boarding onto Windows Intune. The Microsoft Virtual Academy is a great starting point for customers big and small that want to understand and develop to a Mobile Device Management solution.

Instructors

This course features Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison delivering an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.

Modules

There are 12 modules and the course takes you from the beginner steps of setting up the environment to end user enrolment.

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All the courses and details can be found http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-intune-for-it-professionals-jump-start 

Reference :

Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start : http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-intune-for-it-professionals-jump-start