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Ieri in occasione del CeBIT, Microsoft ha annunciato che Windows Intune verrà rilasciato al pubblico il prossimo 23 marzo durante l’evento Microsoft Management Summit a Las Vegas:

Windows for Your Business: News from CeBIT- Windows Intune Coming Soon to a PC Near You!

Questo Cloud Service permetterà di gestire un set di PC desktop con Windows tramite una console web molto semplice che permetterà all’amministratore di avere il controllo da remoto di diversi aspetti:

  • Manage updates: Centrally manage the deployment of Microsoft updates and service packs that you choose to all your PCs from the Windows Intune console.
  • Track hardware and software inventory: Track hardware and software assets used in your business to efficiently manage your assets, licenses, and compliance.
  • Protect PCs from malware: Help safeguard your PCs from the latest threats with centralized endpoint protection built on the award-winning Microsoft Malware Protection Engine and using the same trusted technologies as Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection and Security Essentials.
  • Proactively monitor PCs: Receive alerts on updates and threats so that you can proactively identify and resolve problems with your PCs—before they impact users and your business.
  • Provide remote assistance: Resolve PC issues, regardless of where you or your users are located, with remote assistance.
  • Set security policies: Centrally manage update, firewall, and malware protection settings across all of your PCs, even on remote machines outside the corporate network.
  • Manage multiple customer accounts from a single view: If you're a solution provider or an IT consultant using Windows Intune to manage your customers' PCs, the Multi-Account Console aggregates all of your customer accounts in a single view to help you stay on top of your customers' needs.
  • Increase your insight with reporting tools: Get a snapshot of what's going on in your PC environment, so you can quickly see the status of updates, software, licensing, and more. In just a few simple steps, you can create a report that gives you a full list of all the installed software on your PCs managed by Windows Intune—so you can better analyze specific needs of users in your organization. This data can also be exported into Microsoft Office Excel so you can view the information in the way that's most helpful for you.

Windows Intune verrà rilasciato in più di 35 paesi contemporaneamente, compresa l’Italia, e sarà possibile provarlo gratuitamente per 30 giorni (nel post indicato potete iscrivervi per essere avvisati della disponibilità di questo free trial). Altro aspetto rilevante di questa offerta sarà la possibilità di poter ottenere l’aggiornamento della versione di Windows a Windows 7 Enterprise come beneficio della sottoscrizione.

Ho personalmente visto una demo qualche giorno fa da parte della collega Ileana del nostro team PFE e devo dirvi che il servizio è di una semplicità impressionante: da una lato potrà semplificare enormemente la vita delle medie/piccole imprese nella gestione dei PC e della loro sicurezza, dall’altro abiliterà i partner a gestire in modo semplice l’outsourcing di questa gestione da parte di più clienti.

Feliciano

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