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  • 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: 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: Tuning Windows Intune: Computers and Groups

    Mark, a Program Manager with the User Experience team of Windows Intune, explains how to organize and manage your PCs using the 'Computers and Groups' feature in Windows Intune.
  • 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: Troubleshooting Windows RT Software Distribution with Windows Intune

    System Center supports management of a wide variety of device types. That includes slate form factor devices like the Microsoft Surface running Windows RT . The recent Wave-D release of the Windows Intune service and the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 enables enterprise management...
  • Blog Post: A Quick Windows Intune Beta Update

    The windows Intune beta has been available for a few days now, and so far we’ve had a great response! The forum discussions are happening, and we are seeing valuable feedback coming in. Keep it coming! We’ve seen a number of forum threads about Windows Intune Client installation issues...
  • 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: TechNet Radio: Managing Mobile Devices with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and Windows Intune

    The next release of Windows Intune brings integration with System Center Configuration Manager (SP1). A new TechNet Radio episode featuring Wally Mead covers mobile device management from SCCM SP1, including the important role played by Windows Intune.
  • 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: Software Inventory in Windows Intune

    Here's a short video that drills down into more detail on how the software inventory in windows Intune works. Enjoy! Paul Bourgeau
  • 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: Deploying Windows 8 apps using Windows Intune (new DevRadio Episode)

    With the release last week of Windows 8 and Windows RT, developers are excited to take advantage of these new platforms, creating rich and immersive applications. For many, the Windows Store (and/or the Windows Phone Store) is a great way to publish apps to the widest possible audience. For Line of Business...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2013 Editor’s Choice: Windows Intune

    Welcome Windows Intune fans to the start of TechEd North America, 2013! By now we hope that you have had a chance to hear from Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella on “The Enterprise Era” in this post and video on the new Microsoft Cloud OS YouTube channel. In addition, TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Application Distribution Capabilities in Windows Intune June 2012 Release

    This post was written by two of Windows Intune Mobile feature PM's - Sharon Nakibly and Yuval Goldstein. In their words: We're Sharon and Yuval - two program managers from the Windows Intune team. We'd like to tell you about the mobile application distribution capabilities in the Windows Intune June...
  • Blog Post: Power, Beauty and Soul – How Aston Martin is Using Cloud Technologies to Enable Quicker Decisions

    Aston Martin sports cars are synonymous with luxury, heritage, and authentic craftsmanship. Alongside these core values comes passion about the cars the company produces: all models are hand crafted using advanced production techniques and technology within a modern environment. Head of IT Simon Callow...
  • 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...
  • 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...