What is Microsoft Intune?

- By the embark of windows 10, Microsoft has introduced Microsoft INTUNE;  cloud-based services, that allows employees the freedom and adaptability to get their work done wherever it’s suitable; reflecting the way most of the enterprise wield today.

Referring to an IT impact report

  • 4 out of 5 employees admit that they spend at least part of their day working outside the office.

  • 1out of 3 employees are completely mobile.

  • 61% of those who took the survey to assume the current mobile solution is ineffective.

therefore Microsoft has expanded and improved the BYOD trend with Intune, at present business owners and IT admins have the mobility to simply protect and manage their devices

But first to get a deeper understanding of Microsoft Intune lets to overview some of the common terms:

  • EMM: Enterprise Mobility management; hardware method of remotely managing devices including configuration and the field content generated with MDM and MAM.

  • MDM: Mobile device Management allows registering an employee mobile phone, tablet or any other devices; and then track; manages and secure the device according to the employee’s profile and task.

  • MAM: Mobile application management, it controls access to business apps and the content related to, without controlling the overall physical device. 

  • UEM: unified endpoint management; it remotely controls and secures the related to work devices

   Let go back now to our main topic Microsoft Intune

Microsoft designed Intune to help businesses securely and effectively manage mobile devices and computers, distribute windows updates and APPS, and secure company data with conditional access;

So as it is a cloud-based service in the EMM space that helps enable the workforce to be productive while keeping the cooperate data protected, with Intune, an employee can manage these following actions:

-Companies can use devices and business apps without additional costs for the network infrastructure.

-Users can register the devices or remove them, also install business apps.

-Companies that already use Microsoft system center can manage with the configuration manager local computer and use the Microsoft Intune in addition to mobile device management (MDM).

·         -Data encryption for mobile devices and computers.

·         -Multi-Factor authentication.

·         -Remote wipe capabilities so lost or stolen devices never lead to data breaches.

The benefits of Microsoft Intune

Management of Office mobile apps: promoting Mobile productivity for employees with access to corporate resources on Office mobile apps which they are familiar with.

  • Data Protection – Secure corporate data, including Exchange email, Outlook email, and OneDrive for Business documents, regarding the registration status of the device and the compliance policies set by the administrator.

  •  No need to maintain Infrastructure: Eliminate the need to plan, purchase, and maintain hardware and infrastructure by managing mobile devices from the cloud with Intune.

  • Integration with Enterprise: Extending existing System Centre Configuration Managing infrastructure through integration with Intune to provide a consistent management experience across devices on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Flexible Licensing: Spend less time counting devices per-user. Intune include the Enterprise Mobility Suite, the most cost-effective way to acquire Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium, and Azure Rights Management.

And finally, there is absolutely no hardware required, eliminating the hassle and saving you time and money access to Intune is managed fully through the cloud. Microsoft Intune delivers mobile application management across iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone.

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