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  • Blog Post: The Windows Intune team will be performing scheduled maintenance starting 9/3/2014 through 9/16/2014

    The Windows Intune team will be performing scheduled maintenance starting 9/3/2014 through 9/16/2014. During this maintenance window you may be unable to login and use the service for up to 4 hours. If you cannot login to your account for more than 4 hours, please open a support case here: https:...
  • Blog Post: What’s Coming Next with Windows Intune

    As a cloud service, Windows Intune is updated on a regular basis, roughly every quarter. We’re currently rolling out an update to the Windows Intune service which provides support for Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung KNOX Standard (formerly Samsung SAFE) support. In Q3, we will add support for...
  • Blog Post: Availability of Update to Windows Intune for Windows Phone 8.1 and Samsung KNOX Standard

    One of the benefits of having a cloud-based service is the ability to update it with more functionality on a fast cadence, and being able to deliver those new capabilities to you easily, without requiring you to upgrade any infrastructure or on-premises systems. We’ve been releasing updates to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) Agent Update Coming April 23rd

    Introduction: The Windows Intune service will be releasing an update to our Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) agent beginning on 4/23/2013. Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware...
  • Blog Post: Known issue and Workaround: Devices not upgraded to iOS7 might fail to renew modern device management profile

    Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS devices requires an enrollment operation which establishes trust between the device and the Windows Intune service. Trust is established by installing a profile, referred to as an MDM profile. The MDM profile installed on the device is signed by a certificate acceptable...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming changes to the Windows Intune Endpoint Protection Policy

    In the current release of Windows Intune, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection is only installed if a policy is created to require this installation on newly enrolled clients. In the upcoming release of Windows Intune, the endpoint protection client will be installed on computers with Windows Intune, unless...
  • 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: Windows Intune Walkthrough: Windows Phone 8 Management

    Jon Lynn, Windows Intune Service Engineer, recently put together a step-by-step guide on how to set up Windows Phone 8 management for Windows Intune. In this detailed walkthrough, you will get information on: The requirements to set up Windows Phone 8 management Purchasing and importing a Symantec...
  • 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: 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: Remote Assistance in Windows Intune

    One of the nifty features that is available in this beta (and will be available in the released version of the service is Remote Assistance. This feature is there to make supporting your customers easier. Here’s how it works: When you install the Windows Intune client software on a machine, an icon...
  • 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: Expanding optional software features: New devices, new apps and BYOD

    Software Installation in Windows Intune - a Potted History The first release of Windows Intune - announced at MMS 2011 - was primarily an IT Pro-centric release. We focused on delivering an essential range of features allowing administrators to manage and secure corporate PCs. This included update...
  • Blog Post: Device Management with Windows Intune, Windows Server and System Center

    During Brad Anderson’s keynote, Brad mentioned one of our customers, Aston Martin and how they use Windows Intune and several other technologies to manage their diverse device environment. Windows Intune is tightly integrated with other Microsoft products and this of course includes Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Exciting Updates to People-centric IT

    As a growing majority of organizations face the need to let their employees choose the devices they want to use for their jobs, IT organizations are looking for ways to enable consumerization without compromising compliance. Helping IT serve users and the devices they bring to the workplace lies at the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) Agent Update coming on Nov. 12th

    Introduction: The Windows Intune service will be releasing an update to our Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) agent beginning on 11/12/2013. Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware...
  • 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: Intune Agent Updates Beginning July 29th

    7/25/2013 UPDATE: We are ready to deploy this update once again. New dates & times are listed below 7/16/2013 UPDATE: We are delaying this deployment at this time. We are currently evaluating a new date & time for this to be deployed and will update this blog posting in the next few days with...
  • Blog Post: Alerts and Notifications

    Hope everyone is finding the Windows Intune Beta service useful and a productivity booster. I wanted to share with you a few helpful tips and tricks when using the Alerting feature set to monitor your desktop computers and help you keep track of any issues that require your attention. Here are the steps...
  • Blog Post: I Think They Like Us...

    Wow- In this initial limited-availability beta of Windows Intune, we anticipated that all the available accounts would get used up within the first month. Amazingly, all the available accounts were snapped up within the first 30 hours!! We opened the online services enrollment portal yesterday morning...
  • Blog Post: What a week…

    Windows Intune has received an incredible response from everyone. From the announcement on Monday morning (4/19), through the discussion at Brad Anderson’s keynote at MMS in Las Vegas (4/21), and now at Convergence in Atlanta GA (- 4/27), it has been pedal to the metal. Things are moving really fast...
  • Blog Post: Performance in Windows Intune

    Running a cloud service means focusing on reliability, stability and performance for our customers. The Windows Intune performance team is dedicated to testing our service as thoroughly as possible so our users can have a great experience. One key metric is how fast the User Interface responds to...
  • 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,...