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Microsoft Intune

What’s Microsoft Working on for Intune? There’s Now a Page for That

Microsoft is in constant motion developing new features for its cloud-based endpoint management solution, Intune. There’s always a list of upcoming features that are under development, but now Microsoft is making that list public and promising to update it monthly. The page to bookmark: In development for Microsoft Intune The RSS feed to follow: RSS Feed Each month, when new public features are released and the What’s New page is updated, Microsoft will also update the In Development page to keep the list updated. Microsoft isn’t using this new page to replace any other communication methods (i.e., through the message center and the roadmap). This is just another avenue for customers to get information to plan for forthcoming features. Microsoft also reserves the right to...

Apple Records Stuck in ConfigMgr After Hybrid Migration to Intune

If you’re a System Center Configuration Manager customer who has opted to do the Hybrid migration of your managed Apple devices, the Apple records have been found to get stuck in the ConfigMgr console – essentially creating duplicate records on-premises and in the cloud. Microsoft is aware of the problem and offers the following solutions until a resolution is developed: If you happen to run into this prior to changing your MDM authority, then kindly delete the DEP records from ConfigMgr. If you’ve already migrated, then you can run the SQL command below on the ConfigMgr database, which will remove the records:     Delete from MDMCorpOwnedDevices where DeviceType=8 and DiscoverySources=4

Tip: Getting Notified of the Features Added Weekly to Microsoft Intune

While System Center Configuration Manager won’t be going away anytime soon due to a large group of on-premises holdouts and old-timers, Intune has become a very viable alternative for many organizations. So, when Enterprises do decide to “cut-the-cord,” Microsoft Intune will be ready. Microsoft continues its steady pace of bolstering its web-based endpoint management technology, Microsoft Intune. Every week there’s new features, modifications, and improvements. To get notified when new features are added, add the following to your favorite RSS reader: https://docs.microsoft.com/api/search/rss?search=%22What%27s+new+in+microsoft+intune%3F+-+Azure%22&locale=en-us The new features won’t display in your RSS reader, but the new page count will increment to let ...

Microsoft Intune, Others, Become Google Certified for Android Enterprise Management

The EMM market has had slow uptake over its initial few years but has really picked up more recently. Google has just announced a new resource for customers using the Android platform to locate the top Enterprise management solutions. The initial list is a solid one, showcasing some of the most known vendors. Google says it will add more over time. Included in the inductees is Microsoft’s Intune alongside BlackBerry, Google Cloud, I3 Systems, IBM, MobileIron, Softbank, SOTI, and VMware. EMM solutions must meet the following conditions: Experience across multiple Android Enterprise management sets Proven ability to deliver advanced security and management features A consistent deployment experience, with admin consoles that simplify set-up of Android Enterprise Documentation and guide...

New Intune Features for December 2018

Microsoft continues its steady improvements for its cloud-based endpoint management solution, Intune. Intune is updated regularly and if you miss a single update you generally miss a lot. Here’s what’s available now from the December 10, 2018 updates. Updates for Application Transport Security Microsoft Intune supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, to ensure Intune is more secure by default, and to align with other Microsoft services such as Microsoft Office 365. In order to meet this requirement, the iOS and macOS company portals will enforce Apple’s updated Application Transport Security (ATS) requirements, which also require TLS 1.2+. ATS is used to enforce stricter security on all app communications over HTTPS. This change im...

Tip: The Living Intune Configuration and Roll-out Guide

Provided as a living document for those that need a guide for configuring and deploying Intune, the Lazy Administrator, Brad Wyatt, has supplied the following online resource: CONFIGURE AND DEPLOY INTUNE MDM    

Tip: Command-Line Parameters for the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool

Use the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool to pre-process Windows Classic apps. The packaging tool converts application installation files into the .intunewin format. The packaging tool also detects the parameters required by Intune to determine the application installation state. After you use this tool on your apps, you will be able to upload and assign the apps in the Microsoft Intune console. Download the latest: Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool Command-line options -h – Help -c setup_folder_name – Setup folder for all setup files. All files in this folder will be compressed into .intunewin file. Only the setup files for this app should be in this folder. -s setup_file_name – Setup file (e.g. setup.exe or setup.msi). -o output_file_name – Output ...

Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool Updated to Version 1.3

Use the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool to pre-process Windows Classic apps. The packaging tool converts application installation files into the .intunewin format. The packaging tool also detects the parameters required by Intune to determine the application installation state. After you use this tool on your apps, you will be able to upload and assign the apps in the Microsoft Intune console. Download the latest: Microsoft Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool    

Microsoft Reveals New Device-based Subscription Licensing for Intune

Microsoft today has unveiled a new subscription option for devices managed using its cloud-based management system, Intune. Microsoft Intune is pleased to announce a new device-based subscription service that helps organizations manage devices that are not affiliated with specific users. The Intune device SKU is licensed per device per month.  There are some caveats, however. Device-based subscription… …does not allow you to take advantage of any user-based security and management features. …cannot be used for shared device scenarios.      

Intune to Stop Supporting Windows 7 in 2020

Microsoft has taken to its notification system to give advanced warning to customers still managing Windows 7 devices. Windows 7 reaches the end of extended support on January 14, 2020. As such, Microsoft will also stop supporting management of Windows 7 devices using Intune (or whatever it is called in 2020). Windows 7 reaches end of extended support on January 14, 2020. At that time, Intune will retire support for devices running Windows 7, so we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and providing great new end user experiences. After that date, technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 before January 2020, to avoid a scenario where you need service or sup...

Microsoft Killing Hybrid MDM Product, Pushing Customers to Intune

Microsoft has sent the following warning to customers of its Hybrid MDM solution that this solution will no longer be available. Those currently using it will be given until September 1st of 2019 to adjust to the changes.     Plan for Change: Move to Intune on Azure for your Mobile Device Management     Major update: General Availability rollout started     Since launching on Azure over a year ago, Intune has added hundreds of new customer-requested and market-leading service capabilities, and now offers far more capabilities than those offered through hybrid Mobile Device Management (MDM). Intune on Azure provides a more integrated, streamlined administrative experience for your enterprise mobility needs. As a result, we see that most Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) custome...

PowerShell Script Repository for Managing Intune

Microsoft has begun utilizing Github as a repository for Intune management PowerShell scripts. This repository of PowerShell sample scripts show how to access Intune service resources. They demonstrate this by making HTTPS RESTful API requests to the Microsoft Graph API from PowerShell. The following scripts are available now… Manage Applications – iOS, Android, Web App Protection Policy – Creation, Get and Delete Company Portal Branding – Get and Set Compliance Policy – Add, Get and Delete Corporate Device Enrollment – Get and Export Device Configuration – Add, Get and Delete Enrollment Restrictions – Get and Set Intune Data Export LOB Application – Add Managed Devices – Get, Overview and Device Action Paging – Get Intune R...

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