Microsoft Reveals Upcoming Features To Windows Intune Service, Can Now Act As Cloud-only MDM Solution

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As BYOD trend is increasingly growing among enterprises, they are finding it hard to manage different kind of devices that their employees bring in. There are no.of mobile MDM vendors in the market right now and recently VMWare acquired the largest player Airwatch. Microsoft has its own solution called Windows Intune which allows IT managers to manage all the devices with the help of System Center and Active Directory. Today, Microsoft announced no.of new features that is coming to Windows Intune next week.

Helping organizations proactively manage this new generation of IT is what makes me so excited about the advancements and innovation we are delivering as a part of next week’s update to the Windows Intune service. These updates include:

  • Support for e-mail profiles that can configure a device with the correct e-mail server information and related policies – and it can also remove that profile and related e-mail via a remote wipe.
  • In addition to our unified deployment mode and integration with System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Intune can now stand alone as a cloud-only MDM solution. This is a big win for organizations that want a cloud-only management solutions to manage both their mobile devices and PC’s.
  • There is also support for new data protection settings in iOS 7 – including the “managed open in” capability that protects corporate data by controlling the apps and accounts that can open documents and attachments.
  • This update also enables broader protection capabilities like remotely locking a lost device, or resetting a device’s PIN if forgotten.

Also, later this year, Microsoft will bring additional updates to the Intune service including the ability to allow/deny apps from running (or accessing certain sites), conditional access to e-mail depending upon the status of the device, app-specific restrictions regarding how apps interact and use data, and bulk enrollment of devices.
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Source: Microsoft