What is next for Windows Intune

Posted by bink on June 4 2013, 10:10 PM.

With the next release of Windows Intune, organizations can benefit from greater depth in device management in several areas, including:

  • Giving people a consistent experience in discovering and installing corporate applications that IT has made available to them, across all of their managed devices
  • Publishing corporate apps and services across device types, regardless of whether they’re corporate-connected or cloud-based
  • Granting more granular control over device settings available to configure Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android devices to make them compliant with corporate policies
  • Wiping corporate applications, data, and policies from devices selectively when they are no longer managed by the organization

That selective wipe of corporate data doesn’t remove the files, but only removes the encryption key. This may be undesired behavior as filenames by itself may be sensitive too.

Also this month, Microsoft will add a cloud-based connector to Office 365 Hosted Exchange, making it easier for organizations to benefit from our cloud services in a cohesive manner. Now you need an on premise sync service running to connect your Office365 to Windows Intune, which is a bit strange for customers committing to cloud solutions.

 

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