We are incredibly excited to announce significant new capabilities in the upcoming Microsoft Intune service update that will be rolled out globally over the next few weeks. New features and enhancements that will be made available as part of this service update include:
- Managing Office mobile apps without MDM: Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) without requiring the device to be enrolled for management. In short “Intune MAM without enrollment”. This is particularly useful for BYO scenarios where end users don’t want to or can’t enroll their devices for IT management. This capability is also useful in cases where a device is already enrolled in another MDM solution. As part of this month’s service update, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive will support Intune MAM without enrollment. Support for Outlook is coming soon. This new capability is an addition to the existing Intune MAM capabilities that require enrollment into Intune mobile device management (MDM).
- Managing additional Microsoft apps: Intune MAM support for additional Microsoft apps, including Power BI and Remote Desktop client, will be available in the next few weeks. Support for Skype for Business and Dynamics CRM apps is coming soon.
- Managing 3rd party apps: Major companies like Box and Adobe have announced iOS and Android apps with native support for Intune mobile application management (MAM). Custom SAP Fiori mobile apps customized and built by SAP’s customers using SAP Fiori mobile service will also support these management and data protection capabilities delivered by Microsoft Intune. Additionally, Acronis, Foxit, and Citrix have integrated support for Intune MAM into their mobile apps.
- Mac OS X support: You can now enroll and manage Mac OS X devices using Intune’s MDM capabilities. This includes simple web-based enrollment, the ability to deploy resource access profiles like Wi-Fi and VPN profiles, device-level configuration policy, and reporting. Stay tuned for a detailed blog post on this topic next week.
- Windows 10 enhancements: Microsoft recently announced the first major update to Windows 10. This Intune service update supports new compliance and configuration policy rules for Windows 10 devices.
- Self-service device PIN reset: Employees can now reset the PIN of their managed devices directly from the Intune Web Portal (portal.manage.microsoft.com) without calling the help desk.
- Co-existence with MDM for Office 365: You can now activate and use both MDM for Office 365 and Intune concurrently on your tenant and set the management authority to either Intune or MDM for Office 365 for each user to dictate which service will be used to manage their mobile devices. User’s management authority is defined based on the license assigned to the user. If the user is assigned with the EMS or Intune license, Intune will manage user’s devices and apps. If the user is assigned with the Office 365 license (without the EMS or Intune license), then MDM for Office 365 will manage user’s devices. Stay tuned for a detailed blog post on this topic in the coming weeks.