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How to Purchase or Extend Intune Trial Version for SCCM 2012 Lab

First of all I would like to thank Gerry  Hampson and his post MDM in SCCM 2012 R2 – Extend Windows Intune trial. This post helped to extend my Microsoft Intune trial subscription. Microsoft Intune trial is only for 30 days and then you’ve to purchase it (or extend it to another 30 days). In my environment, Microsoft Intune trial subscription is integrated with my SCCM 2012 R2 CU3 lab. So I’m using SCCM console to manage all mobile devices. Initially, I tried to call Microsoft CSS to extend the Intune subscription without any success. The people in CSS support are not aware of any process to extend Intune trial subscription. I’ve reached out (again) to Gerry, he was super helpful and provided a tip that we should NOT contact CSS for intune trial extension rather there is another support number for Microsoft Online Services Customer Support. Following is the mail which I got from Microsoft Online Support team upon extension Microsoft Intune trial.

Intune Trial Extension Email

To extend your Microsoft Intune trial subscription, you need to contact numbers (of respective loaction) in the following link “Microsoft Online Services Customer Support“. This support number can be used for Office 365 trial version and Microsoft Intune trial version extension! If you want to purchase Microsoft Intune (Microsoft Intune With Microsoft Desktop Operating System) for 1 user license at INR Rs. 660.00 per user license, per month. More details about Microsoft Intune licensing costs in the following session. The costing information is subject to change any time. Please refer to Microsoft online resources for LIVE costing (As Microsoft mentioned here *Pricing reflected is approximate and may be subject to revision). One user can only manage maximum of 5 devices and 20 GB of cloud storage. For the trial version we’ve 25 user licenses !!

Intune Trial Version Purchase

How to Purchase Microsoft Intune ? When you’ve already signed in for a trial version and you wanted to purchase it after your permitted trial run then the following link ” https://account.manage.microsoft.com/Commerce/Catalog.aspx ” will get you to the Purchase subscriptions options in Microsoft Intune console.

Intune Trial Version Purchase 1

Don’t get confused with the amount (INR Rs 360/- per user per month) shows up in the below screen shot (I know, it’s mentioned that the cost is INR RS 660/- per user per month). If you look at the following picture you can see that it shows ONLY “Microsoft Intune” offering and it charges as Rs. 360.00 per user license, per month. It’s different from Microsoft Intune with Microsoft Operating System license offering.

Intune Trial Version Purchase 2

What is the difference between the license offerings Microsoft Intune with  Microsoft Desktop Operating System and just Microsoft Intune ?

As per the latest Microsoft Intune Licensing Data Sheet here, Microsoft is offering two kind of licenses for Microsoft Intune services. 1. Microsoft Intune  Add-On and 2. Microsoft Intune :- I ASSUME that Microsoft Intune offering (RS 360.00 /- which you can see in the purchase page above) is Microsoft Intune Add-ON (this is useful when you already have a SCCM 2012 environment). Microsoft Intune with Microsoft Desktop Operating System (INR Rs 660/-) is Microsoft’s offering that includes Intune and SCCM 2012 licenses. I’m not expert in licensing so this is the interpretation that I could make out from the Licensing data sheet.

P.S: I think, Few months back, Microsoft had another license offering called Microsoft Intune with Windows Software Assurance and now they’ve removed it. MPSA: Microsoft Products and Services Agreement; CSP: Cloud Solution Provider; MOSP: Microsoft Online Subscription Program.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard ! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 13 years of experience (calculation done on the year 2014) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012,Current Branch, Intune. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, SCOM, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, RMS, Hyper-V etc...

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One Comment

  1. Anoop says:

    That is true !

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