Today the Microsoft Intune product team announced next set of Intune features that will be released between May 19 and May 26. With this monthly release cadence, Microsoft continue to focus on providing customers with best-in-class experiences that help keep users productive while protecting company’s sensitive data. You can expect to see the following new Intune standalone (cloud only) features in this release:
- Ability to extend application protection to your existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for Android (Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS made available in December 2014)
- Ability to assign help desk permissions to Intune admins, filtering their view of the Intune admin console to only provide access to perform remote tasks (e.g. passcode reset and remote lock)
- RSS feed notification option added for Intune admin to subscribe to be alerted when new Intune service notifications are available for their service instance
- Improved end user experience in the Intune Company Portal app for iOS with step-by-step guidance added on how to access corporate email by enrolling for management and validating device compliance
- Updated Intune Company Portal app for Windows Phone 8.1 to provide enhanced status notifications for app installations
- New custom policy template for managing new Windows 10 features using OMA-URI
- New per-platform mobile device security policy templates for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone, in addition to new Exchange ActiveSync policy template
- Ability to deploy Google Play store apps that are required/mandatory to install on Android devices
In case you missed it, last week Microsoft Configuration Manager product team announced the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2. Read the complete post here. With Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 you will be on par for new cloud capabilities which already be available in native Intune.
Below are a few additional links that you may find helpful as you begin to explore these new releases.
- What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager
- Installation Instructions for System Center Configuration Manager
- Technical Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager
- System Center Configuration Manager Forums
- System Center Configuration Manager Survival Guide
- System Center Configuration Manager Support
These service packs will be available on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on May 27th. You may also use your existing product key to transition from the evaluation version to the full product version.