Microsoft Intune announces enhanced app management control for iOS 9.3 and Samsung KNOX devices

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft today announced that the August update of Intune comes with some enhancements for app management on iOS 9.3 and Samsung KNOX devices that give you even more control of the apps users can access on their devices. Some organizations need to have specific control over which applications can be installed on their devices from public app stores, this update will allow them to control in such cases.

On iOS 9.3:

Now you can use the hidden and shown apps list in the iOS general configuration policy to specify which apps users can view and launch, and which are hidden on their devices. The apps you can specify include both apps you have deployed, and the built-in iOS apps like Messages and Notes.

  • Apps that are specified as hidden can’t be viewed or launched by users.
  • When you specify a list of apps to be shown, no other apps can be viewed or launched.

On Samsung KNOX devices:

The Samsung KNOX improvements also allow you to configure custom policies that let you block or allow specific apps on these devices.

  • Once an app is blocked, it cannot be activated or run on the device, even if it is already installed.
  • Specifying which apps are allowed designates which apps can be installed from the Google Play store. When a list of allowed apps is defined, no other apps can be installed from the store.

Read more about it here.