EDIT GROUP TAG AND COMPUTER NAME IN WINDOWS AUTOPILOT

Since a while we’re waiting for this change in Windows Autopilot. We can now edit and change the Group Tag and Computer Name filed within the UI or trough PowerShell. This is part of the Intune release 1911 (November 2019).

Open the Device management portal: devicemanagement.microsoft.com
Navigate to Devices – Device enrollment – Windows enrollment – Devices and select the device you like to rename. The option blade now allows you to change both entries, Device Name and Group Tag.

This is very useful for doing changes on the device or assign a different Autopilot profile. If you use dynamic groups, the device will automatically be reassigned to the new Profile as long you have a dynamic group which is queering the new Group Tag.

Also, a new PowerShell module was published by Michael Niehaus to edit and change those values. Make sure you upgrade to the latest version (at least version 3.9).

Update-Module -Name WindowsAutoPilotIntune -RequiredVersion 3.9

Use Set-AutoPilotDevice to rename the device or change the Group Tag after you have connected to MS Graph using Connect-MSGraph. Here is an example of the command:

Set-AutoPilotDevice -id 8afc147f-8893-441b-a47d-3c0f3652c1a4 -groupTag "PartnerCtrRegistered-AP" -ComputerName MasterWayne

Force a sync of the Autopilot service to see the changes or wait until the service has synced. You’re all set now. Enjoy!

MY UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

It is going to be a busy time until the end of November!
I’m very proud to be a part of some great conferences and user groups to present about Modern Workplace stuff like Modern Device Management and Microsoft 365 Governance.

AZURE USER GROUP ZURICH
Already next week you can join me at the Azure User Group in Zurich. There is a full track about Digital Cloud Workplace and how to move from a “legacy” management to a modern cloud (enabled) management or better I say, to a Modern Workplace! Of course, using tools from the Microsoft 365 products. If you like to join check out the agenda and register now for the MeetUp in Zurich:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Digital Cloud Workplace at Azure Zurich User Group

EXPERTS LIVE EUROPE
I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at Experts Live Europe 2019 in Prague. The conference will be held in from November 20-22 2019. This is huge for me and I’m very happy to be a part of this conference, specially as a speaker in this year. If you’re interested to join, you can find more details about the conference here:

Wednesday – Friday, November 20-22, 2019
Experts Live Europe 2019, Prague
My session – 10:30, Club E!

GEEKMANIA
Also in November, at the 29th, we will be at a community event called Geekmania in Zurich, Switzerland. This event covers two tracks, one for Azure and another one for Microsoft 365. I’m happy to provide two sessions in the afternoon.
In the first session I will show, why and how you can use Microsoft 365 and in the second session we will talk about Modern Device Management. Would be cool to see you there and if you have, bring some questions!

Friday, November 29, 2019
geekmania 2019, Zurich, Switzerland

#COMMUNITYPOWER

SPEAKING ENGEMENT

SPEAKING AT EXPERTS LIVE SWITZERLAND 2019

I’m excited to be chosen as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland 2019. Experts Live Switzerland 2019 will take place on June 20 in the Workspace Welle 7 in Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is a one-day event with 17 sessions in three parallel tracks focusing on Microsoft Cloud, Datacenter and Modern Workplace opics, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft and other industry experts.

I am happy to speak about Modern Workplace and how you can move from a classic or legacy deployment to a new Modern Device deployment. This will cover some Microsoft 365 features like Windows 10, Autopilot & Intune.

Check out the Experts Live Switzerland for more detailed information’s. Would be cool to see you there!