I've been doing some weird stuff in 2018. This month I deployed five Lenovo X1 Carbons to a new...


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I've been doing some weird stuff in 2018. This month I deployed five Lenovo X1 Carbons to a newly formed company, managing them all with Azure AD and InTune, empowering the employees with Office 365, Enterprise + Mobility, and Skype for Business.



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And how is that? Have you also been using microsoft 365 with oobe?

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New setup with modern resources, that sounds like bliss

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Are you using Autopilot? I'm really anxious to try that. I need a dev o365 subscription

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@henkjanvries It's been real nice, there's definitely several $ licenses that need to combine together but it's important to remember what you'd usually pay several vendors for, and the added benefits you get of going with Office 365 (no maintenance, no hardware to protect or warranty)

We used Windows 10 OOBE to join the computers to Azure AD. Now, Azure AD/InTune don't have the giant encyclopedia of GPO you can manage in a traditional AD environment but there are things you can manage and preferences you can set. Escrowing BitLocker was simple.

@nthomassr this job was rushed so we didn't have time to do auto pilot but it's on the agenda.

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That’s our internal setup and it’s a beautiful thing. Just need Intune policies to mature before it can be considered a GPO replacement.

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If intune had jamf built into it for mac clients, I'd be all over it. I want to control mdm for win/mac from 1 screen.

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and 1 license cost.

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I've been working towards the same goal but unfortunately JAMF Now is super restrictive

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and JAMF Pro has an absurd cost to just get up and running for small environments

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I think I'm going to get a few of those x1's to demo. Have you had any experience with warranty work? I use NBD onsite support for HP.

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Not yet but I purchased next day on site warranty repair for not a lot of cash.

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6th Gen is coming out in a few days, I needed to get 5th gen cause of time constraints.

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Is it? Got a link on that? I built a quote for some in cdw, but I'll hold out for 6th gens

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https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-6th-Gen/p/22TP2TXX16G

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looks sweet

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eye movement recognition and a touch screen to bang my face against

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