In this video I will provide an overview of the service before signing up for a free trial and demonstrating the basics of how it works in later videos.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, I present an introduction to Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Intune, formerly known as Windows Intune, is a cloud based management solution introduced in 2011 for managing Windows computers and mobile devices. Intune provides employees access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while keeping corporate information secure. Intune supports mobile device management of IOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices, and also supports management of Windows RT, Windows computers, and Mac OS10 computers.
Intune is primarily aimed at small and medium enterprises and service providers. It helps minimize complexity by offering mobile device management through the cloud, with integrated data protection and compliance capabilities. So in this video, I'll provide an overview of the service before demonstrating how to sign up for a free trial, and also demonstrating the basics of how it works in later videos. Some noteworthy Microsoft Intune capabilities includes, Intune requires no servers or intranet, making it easier to manage geographically distributed mobile devices and computers.
Intune supports encryption. You can require mobile devices that support it to use this encryption, including Bitlocker drive encryption. If a mobile device or computer with encryption is lost or stolen, the data on the device's storage media is unreadable, helping to secure the data from theft. Intune generates hardware and software inventories and reports. It gathers information on the hardware and software used by your company, helping you to plan your hardware upgrade cycle.
It also helps you determine if unwanted software has been installed on managed devices. Intune monitors mobile devices and computers. It can trigger alerts and email notifications to the IT admins when there is a problem with a mobile device or a computer. Intune provides a self service model for IT. Intune provides a company portal to enroll devices, install site licensed software, or find contact information for IT administrators. Intune supports multifactor authentication.
It does this by requiring any two of the following authentication logins, something you know, like a PIN or password, something you have, like a mobile phone, or something you are, like a fingerprint. And lastly, Intune is available in multiple languages. For a full list of these languages, you can visit the Microsoft website here, at this URL for a full list of all locations where Intune is available internationally. Quite a long list here. Intune management is done through a simple web based admin console to perform common admin tasks, including installing the latest software updates, conducting software inventories, monitoring for missing updates, protecting data from malware infections, as well as providing remote assistance.
Some common business problems that Intune can help you solve include securing on premises email and collaboration infrastructure, so that it can be accessed by mobile devices and apps on the internet, securing Office 365 infrastructure so that it can be safely accessed by mobile devices as well as on the internet, it enables organizations to issue mobile phones to it's employees that can access needed apps and services, it enables organizations to provide limited use, shared devices for task workers, it also enables employees to use their own mobile devices to securely access company resources, and it also supports employees using 365 from mobile devices.
There are four ways to manage your devices using Microsoft Intune. The first is to use a standalone device management. Intune is a standalone cloud based service, is where you can manage devices and protect company data without the overhead of network infrastructure cost. You can also use Intune as a cloud extension of Microsoft's System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. If you're already using Configuration Manager to manage on premises devices, and you're looking for a way to manage mobile devices, you can use Intune as an extension of this manager.
This hybrid implementation of Intune provides both a unified management experience for both on premises and mobile device management, and can also scale to handle hundreds of devices. You can also use Intune as part of your Microsoft Office 365 subscription. If you do have a commercial subscription to Office 365, you can use the Intune mobile device management capabilities that are built right into Office 365 to manage IOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. While this option is not as extensive as the other options here, it does meet many of your management needs, such as limiting access to Office 365 email and documents, or removing Office 365 from managed devices.
And lastly, you can use Intune as part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite. Intune is a core component of EMS, which is a set of cloud based services that provide threat detection, identity management, on top of the data protection and device management that Intune's standalone delivers.
Note: This course maps to the "Manage apps" domain of the Configure Windows Devices exam 70-697.
- Deploying via Azure RemoteApp
- Setting up cloud, cloud + VNet and hybrid collections
- Publishing RemoteApp apps
- Understanding real-world uses for RemoteApp
- Deploying and managing mobile apps with Intune
- Deploying virtual machines with Hyper-V