Microsoft Updates Windows Intune To Support Windows Phone 8.1 And Samsung KNOX Devices

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Microsoft today announced an update to its Windows Intune service to add support for Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung Knox devices. The previous update provided the ability to deploy and remove email profiles on mobile devices, data protection configuration settings for devices running iOS 7, and the ability to remotely lock or reset a device’s PIN.

Today we are rolling out an update to Windows Intune which will provide support for Windows Phone 8.1 as well support for Samsung Galaxy devices supported with the KNOX platform.

For Windows Phone 8.1, there are additional device configuration settings, software installation (sideloading) enhancements, selective wipe, support for Web Authentication Broker (WAB) enrollment, and automatic MDM certificate renewal.

For Samsung devices which support KNOX, we now support device configuration settings directly through KNOX Standard (formerly Samsung SAFE) as well as through Exchange ActiveSync.   The configuration settings are the same today, and we’re working on releasing additional KNOX Standard-specific settings at a later date.

Microsoft will begin rolling out this update to customers beginning today, with the deployment complete for all customers around May 21.   New trial and paid subscriptions created after May 9 will automatically have these new updates.

Read more about it here.