New features for Windows Phone, iOS and Android coming this week!

Earlier today Microsoft has announced this months Intune features that will be released between May 19 and May 26

 

The following new Intune standalone (cloud only) features are in this release:

  • Ability to extend application protection to your existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for Android (Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS made available in December 2014)
  • Ability to assign help desk permissions to Intune admins, filtering their view of the Intune admin console to only provide access to perform remote tasks (e.g. passcode reset and remote lock)
  • RSS feed notification option added for Intune admin to subscribe to be alerted when new Intune service notifications are available for their service instance
  • Improved end user experience in the Intune Company Portal app for iOS with step-by-step guidance added on how to access corporate email by enrolling for management and validating device compliance
  • Updated Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1 to provide enhanced status notifications for app installations
  • New custom policy template for managing new Windows 10 features using OMA-URI
  • New per-platform mobile device security policy templates for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone, in addition to new Exchange ActiveSync policy template
  • Ability to deploy Google Play store apps that are required/mandatory to install on Android devices

Also, as announced last week, several new hybrid features are now available for those using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune once upgraded to the latest Configuration Manager 2012 or R2 service pack. You can view the full list of hybrid features included in these service packs by visiting here.

Make sure to bookmark this blog and the ConfigMgr blog to keep up-to-date on the latest features being released and read the latest how-to technical posts written by the engineering team.

Source : Microsoft Intune Blog

New Intune Features Are Coming This Week

Microsoft is releasing their next service update for Microsoft Intune as we speak. This service update will introduce several new features for Android devices plus much more.

New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this update include:

  • Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android tablets. (Management of Office Mobile app for Android phones made available in February 2015)
  • Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises for Exchange ActiveSync clients on Android devices
  • Ability to create WiFi profiles with pre-shared keys (PSK) for Android devices
  • Ability to resolve certificate chains on Android devices without the need to deploy each intermediate certificate individually
  • Deployment of .appx bundles to Windows Phone 8.1 devices (Support for .appx files made available in March 2015)
  • Managed Browser app for iOS devices that controls actions that users can perform, including allow/deny access to specific websites (Managed Browser app for Android devices made available in December 2014)
  • Management of Work Folders app for iOS devices
  • Updated Endpoint Protection agent for managing Windows PCs
  • Ability to manage Windows Defender on Windows 10 PCs running Windows 10 Technical Preview without need for separate Microsoft Intune Endpoint Protection agent to be installed
  • Combined Microsoft Intune Company Portal websites for PCs and mobile devices to provide a more consistent user experience across platforms
  • Added Windows and Windows Phone Company Portal apps to the Microsoft Download Center to provide an additional option for accessing these app downloads
  • Enhanced user interface for overview pages within Intune admin console

We plan to continue rapidly adding new features to the Intune service and look forward to sharing more information with you on this blog over the coming months. Along with the Intune service updates we are releasing monthly, you can also expect new features to be made available soon for those using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune (hybrid). Make sure to bookmark this blog and the ConfigMgr blog to stay up-to-date as we continue to release new features.

Note: To see the specific timeframe for when your tenant will be updated, please visit the Microsoft Intune status page. You can identify the Service Instance that your Intune subscription is running on by opening your Intune administration console, clicking on the Admin tab and then selecting View Service Status. Your Service Instance will be displayed at the top of this page.

Source : Microsoft Intune Blog

New February 2015 Intune features

Somewhere between today and February 11th Microsoft will release some new Intune features!

New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this service update include:

  • Management of the Office Mobile app (access, view, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents) for Android phones
  • Management of the OneNote app for iOS devices. Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on iOS devices made available in December 2014 
  • Ability to browse and install apps on Windows Phone 8.1 devices using Intune Company Portal website
  • Deployment of WiFi profiles for Windows devices using XML import and Windows Phone devices using OMA-URI (deployment of WiFi profiles currently supported for iOS and Android devices)
  • Support for Cisco AnyConnect per-app VPN configurations for iOS devices
  • Ability to require encryption on Windows 8.1 (x86) devices
  • Ability to set minimum classification of platform updates to be installed automatically on Windows 8.1 (x86) devices

Additionally, you can expect conditional access capabilities for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business to be made available over the next few weeks.

Source : Microsoft Intune blog

March 2015 update for Microsoft Intune

Also this month Microsoft will update Intune with some new features

New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be released as part of this service update include:

  • Ability to streamline the enrollment of iOS devices purchased directly from Apple or an authorized reseller with the Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
  • Ability to restrict access to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business based upon device enrollment and compliance policies
  • Management of OneDrive apps for iOS and Android devices
  • Ability to deploy .appx files to Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Ability to restrict the number of devices a user can enroll in Intune

Additionally, as part of this service update, we will be providing hybrid customers with the ability to create custom WiFi profiles with pre-shared keys (PSK) for Android devices. Delivering new features to our hybrid customers using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune remains a top priority for our team, and you can expect additional hybrid features to be made available soon.

Source : Microsoft Intune blog

How to get a Windows 10 exam for free!

Holly Dickson (of MS Learning) just posted a nice blog where you can read how to attend the upcoming Windows 10 exam for free! The only prerequisite is that you have earned the MCSA Windows 8 certification.

Earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification in Windows 8 between February 15, 2015, and May 31, 2015, and you’ll be eligible to take a Windows 10 exam (Exam 697) for free when it’s published later this year! The Windows 8 MCSA covers Windows 8.1, so you’ll be current and ready to move to Windows 10.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Prove what you know. Earn your MCSA: Windows 8 certification by choosing one of the paths below:

Step 2: When the Windows 10 Exam 70-697 is available (expected in the second half of 2015), sign in to https://www.microsoft.com/learning and register for the exam for free.

 

Windows 10 Examen

Source : BorntoLearn