It is official now, Windows Intune has been released to the public. While I already had the opportunity to work with it during the beta stage it now goes RTM and everybody can start working with it.
You will have the option to buy a subscription or try it out for 30 days.
Windows Intune will allow you as a business to manage your entire desktop infrastructure, including, but not limited to malware protection, update management, remote management and inventory from the cloud, accessible from everywhere without the need for an entire antimalware infrastructure, and update infrastructure and so on.
Many IT Professionals where I discuss the topic with are scared that the product doesn’t have enough features compared to the stand-alone suites of System Center. While I can’t deny that this isn’t true, I always remind them that this product is just new while the other solutions in the suite exist already for a long time. I had the luck of spending some time with the Intune product team last night in a bar (by –5 degree which was also something new for me ) and I learned that they will catch up quite quickly. Because of the entire cloud solution, they will be able to bring updates and features every 6 months.
Your IT professionals will be able to focus on the real business problems without the need of focusing and maintaining an entire infrastructure. Imagine upgrading your entire management and security solution for your desktops every 6 months to the latest version. Then imagine that you won’t need to spent effort in that and you will have no risk on your side… That is the true power of the cloud and windows Intune.
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