Microsoft today announced that Windows Intune will be renamed to Microsoft Intune in its next major update, coming later this year. The reason behind it is stragiht forward, Intune is now more than a Windows management servie. Intune can now manage iOS, Android and Windows devices as well.
This change reflects Microsoft’s ongoing strategy for Intune as a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) solution. The “Microsoft Intune” name more accurately represents Intune’s capabilities, supporting both iOS and Android platforms, in addition to Windows. It is also in alignment with our commitment to embrace the new dynamics of the workplace, and increase employee productivity by enabling them to work wherever and whenever they want on any device, while helping IT keep corporate information secure.
Microsoft has added Intune in the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) which is Microsoft’s comprehensive and cost-effective solution for addressing consumerization of IT, BYOD, and SaaS challenges.
Windows Intune helps organizations let their people use the devices and applications they love while configuring device settings to meet compliance needs. Either completely from the cloud or connected to an existing System Center Configuration Manager infrastructure, Windows Intune lets you manage devices in a flexible way that’s best for you.
- Support BYOD across all popular platforms: Windows, iOS, and Android
- Improve efficiency and simplify administration with no infrastructure required
- Manage PCs and mobile devices in one place
- Protect corporate assets with configuration policies and remote wipe
- Easily integrate with existing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager deployments as needed