We are planning to release the next service update for Microsoft Intune next week. This service update will introduce several new features for Android devices plus much more.
New Intune standalone (cloud only) features that will be made available as part of this update include:
- Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android tablets. (Management of Office Mobile app for Android phones made available in February 2015)
- Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises for Exchange ActiveSync clients on Android devices
- Ability to create WiFi profiles with pre-shared keys (PSK) for Android devices
- Ability to resolve certificate chains on Android devices without the need to deploy each intermediate certificate individually
- Deployment of .appx bundles to Windows Phone 8.1 devices (Support for .appx files made available in March 2015)
- Managed Browser app for iOS devices that controls actions that users can perform, including allow/deny access to specific websites (Managed Browser app for Android devices made available in December 2014)
- Management of Work Folders app for iOS devices
- Updated Endpoint Protection agent for managing Windows PCs
- Ability to manage Windows Defender on Windows 10 PCs running Windows 10 Technical Preview without need for separate Microsoft Intune Endpoint Protection agent to be installed
- Combined Microsoft Intune Company Portal websites for PCs and mobile devices to provide a more consistent user experience across platforms
- Added Windows and Windows Phone Company Portal apps to the Microsoft Download Center to provide an additional option for accessing these app downloads
- Enhanced user interface for overview pages within Intune admin console
We plan to continue rapidly adding new features to the Intune service and look forward to sharing more information with you on this blog over the coming months. Along with the Intune service updates we are releasing monthly, you can also expect new features to be made available soon for those using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune (hybrid). Make sure to bookmark this blog and the ConfigMgr blog to stay up-to-date as we continue to release new features.
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Note: To see the specific timeframe for when your tenant will be updated, please visit the Microsoft Intune status page. You can identify the Service Instance that your Intune subscription is running on by opening your Intune administration console, clicking on the Admin tab and then selecting View Service Status. Your Service Instance will be displayed at the top of this page.