New Android-heavy Microsoft Intune Features Rolling Out Starting Today

New Android-heavy Microsoft Intune Features Rolling Out Starting Today

Microsoft's regular cadence for updates for its Cloud-based management product, Intune continues starting today. And, while there's some tidbits available for iOS and Windows Phone users, the major releases this month are focused on Android.

Here's what's coming this week:

  • Extend application protection to existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for Android

  • Assign help desk permissions to Intune admins with full view filtering capability

  • RSS feeds to notify admins of new service notifications

  • Improvements to the end user experience in the Intune Company Portal app for iOS

  • Updated Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1 to provide enhanced status notifications for app installations

  • Custom policy template for managing new Windows 10 features using OMA-URI

  • Per-platform mobile device security policy templates for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone. Additionally, there's a new Exchange ActiveSync policy template.

  • Ability to deploy Google Play store apps that are required/mandatory to install on Android devices

The company also hopes to start delivering similar updating capabilities for its on-premises System Center Configuration Manager product later this year when it releases the 2016 version, see: Configuration Manager to Get Microsoft Intune Updating Capability this Fall

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