Microsoft Intune now supports Android Oreo update

Last night, Google announced the general availability of the Android Oreo (8.0) update. Now, Microsoft has announced that Intune has day 0 support for Android O. They have been testing their MDM and MAM scenarios with the available Android O preview builds since the day the developer preview bits first became available.

When Intune-managed users upgrade their devices from prior versions or buy new devices with Android O pre-loaded, Intune’s device and app management features will continue to work seamlessly. The only thing needed is to update to the latest version of the Company Portal.

With the Android O update, Google has made some changes to their OS to improve security.  Previously, users need to enable Installation from Unknown Sources in order to install line-of-business APKs. It used to be a device-wide setting. With this update, each individual app has its own “Install unknown apps” permission. This is available in the below path.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Special app access > Install unknown apps > Company Portal

End users should enable this permission for Company Portal to install line-of-business APKs. Learn more about behaviour changes in Android O here.

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