A really cool new announcement was just made: a new feature in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 / Windows Intune that makes it possible to provision ActiveSynce email profiles using ConfigMgr 2012 and Windows Intune. Thought that I would post this here as well as it is bigger news than just the fact that you can provision ActiveSync email profiles using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune.
This new feature uses a new component in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 that makes it possible for Microsoft to publish new Windows Intune Mobile Device Management features to the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console / site without having to do it in a Service Pack or in a new release. This is a really cool feature as it makes it possible to ship new features more often than you could with the normal approach with Service Packs and R2 releases.
The Mobile Device Management segment is driving innovation really fast. I have several customers who now have more iOS devices in their environment than they have PC’s, so there is a big market out there.
The blog post about how to provision email profile can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/01/29/provision-activesync-email-profiles-to-mobile-devices-using-configmgr-and-windows-intune.aspx
Now it is time to provision some email accounts 🙂