When I logged in my Microsoft Intune account today it was already updated with the new UI which looks great and all the new cool features are there as well, just in time for my session at Microsoft Techdays 2014 in Stockholm tomorrow. It even looks cool in Swedish 😉
The November update 2014 of Microsoft Intune adds a lot of new features and brings the standalone version of Intune or Cloud only if you like up to parity with the Hybrid solution where you integrate Intune with Configuration Manager. There are actually settings/features that can be used only in the standalone version.
Looking at the TechED session of what will come next with a secure way of managing corporate applications, an app wrapper to manage your LOB apps and Office for Android as well I would say that this brings Intune up as a really strong enterprise device management solution with unique features and end user experience!
So what is new in the November release? It is listed here as as well on the Intune blog which you really should follow: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoftintune/archive/2014/11/17/new-microsoft-intune-capabilities-coming-this-week.aspx
- Enhanced user interface for Intune administration console
- Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises email based upon device enrollment
- Bulk enrollment of devices using a single service account
- Lockdown of Supervised iOS devices and devices using Samsung KNOX with Kiosk mode
- Targeting of policies and apps by device groups
- Ability to report on and allow or block a specific set of applications
- Enforcement of application install or uninstall
- Deployment of certificates, email, VPN and WiFi profiles
- Ability to push free store apps to iOS devices
- More convenient access to internal corporate resources using per-app VPN configurations for iOS devices
- Remote pin reset for Windows Phone 8.1 devices
- Multi-factor authentication at enrollment for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices
- Ability to restrict administrator access to a specific set of user and device groups
- Updated Company Portal apps to support customizable terms and conditions
There is a recorded webinar here that shows the new features of Conditional Access: https://azureinfo.microsoft.com/US-Azure-WBNR-FY15-11Nov-EMSWebinarSeries4-Registration-Page.html?ls=Social&WT.mc_id=Blog_Intune_Announce_PCIT
And as I wrote above you will be able to use control access and manage you LOB applications as well in the future and it is demoed here at TechED if you want to have a look: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/EM-B312
If you haven’t looked at Intune before you really should and if you have look again! If you are attending Techdays 2012 in Stockholm 19-20 November I hope to see you there!