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  • Blog Post: Windows Intune General Availability Announced

    We are excited to announce that the Windows Intune service will be commercially available on March 23rd, 2011. As of this date, you will be able to sign up for a trial or a paid subscription of Windows Intune in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic...
  • Blog Post: Delivering Unified Device Management with Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

    Back in September, we announced our strategy around unified device management , and how the next releases of Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will deliver on that vision. As part of today’s update to our Cloud OS vision, we’re pleased to announce that System Center...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune beta Now Available

    You spoke and we listened! Thanks to all the great feedback we received during the Windows Intune beta last year and its subsequent commercial release, we have been hard at work and new features and enhancements to the Windows Intune service. We received input on how well the service worked for you,...
  • Blog Post: Policy Settings for Mandatory Updates

    This is the second post in a three-part series on topics surrounding Windows Intune client update behavior. The first post covered the overall client update process; this post will detail the available Updates policy settings and what effect these policy settings have on the client behavior. First...
  • Blog Post: Scheduled beta Service Maintenance Notice

    Attention All Beta Testers: Please be advised that due to scheduled service maintenance, the service will be down on Saturday, March 12 th from 10 AM PST – 6 pm PST. For real-time service status, please visit the Service Status Page. Sincerely, Your Windows Intune team
  • Blog Post: The Next Release of Windows Intune is Now Available

    We are excited to announce that effective today the latest release of Windows Intune is commercially available. Visit www.windowsintune.com to check it out today. Since its initial general availability just last March, we have added many new enhancements and features to make Windows Intune an even more...
  • Blog Post: About Service Notifications

    This is the third and final post in this series on topics surrounding Windows Intune client updates. The first post covered the overall client update process, and the second post detailed the policy settings and end-user notifications. This post is about notifications when Microsoft schedules maintenance...
  • Blog Post: Baltimore Certificate Update

    On September 5, 2012, Microsoft updated its publicly trusted SSL infrastructure with a new 2,048-bit root (the Baltimore CyberTrust Root) in order to comply with the latest industry standards for minimal key strength certificates. To benefit from this update, Windows Intune, which currently uses the...
  • Blog Post: Client Update Process

    I’m Aaron Czechowski, a senior program manager on the Windows Intune engineering team. This is the first in a three-part series on topics surrounding Windows Intune client behavior when the Windows Intune team publishes a client update. We’ve recently heard a lot of feedback from customers...
  • Blog Post: Beta Account Housekeeping

    Greetings Windows Intune beta testers! Thanks to all of you that are using the Windows Intune service and sending your feedback. Please be advised that on February 23rd we will be performing maintenance on the service and will be removing any inactive beta accounts. An inactive account is any account...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to the latest Windows Intune Release

    Existing Windows Intune customers, Today we announced the latest release of the Windows Intune service . We know you’ll love the new features like Windows 8 support, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 integration and Modern Device Management features that enable IT Professionals to...
  • Blog Post: Intune Service Upgrades Begin September 23rd

    Just a few short weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the latest update to the Windows Intune service will be available on October 18 th . Existing customers will be upgraded ahead of that date! This post provides our upgrade schedule, along with highlighting some of the new features that will be available...
  • Blog Post: Remote Assistance Reporting in Windows Intune

    We have a lot of MSPs (managed service providers) in the Windows Intune beta.  MSPs are 'IT departments for hire', and help small to medium sized business manage their IT more effectively.  One of the requests I've heard from this group is how to produce a list of the remote assistance sessions...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Commercial Availability

    Microsoft has released a major update to Windows Intune that will add a host of much-awaited features, including the ability to import your Active Directory User and Security Groups; mobile device management; the introduction of information worker portals, and more. If you are not familiar with Windows...
  • Blog Post: Moving to the new Windows Intune release

    As most of you know, Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Intune in June 2012. In today’s blog post we’ll walk through the process to activate your new features in Windows Intune, how the process will work and everything you need to know to jump into the June 2012 release. ...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging On Premise Web Proxies to Reduce Internet Bandwidth Usage

    Some of you have asked about the possibility of leveraging existing on-premise infrastructure to reduce internet network bandwidth usage from PCs managed by Windows Intune. We are posting some information on this based on some internal testing that we have done in our labs. If your network configuration...