Integration of ConfigMgr and Intune may help cooperates (or their IT departments) to manage mobile devices and user devices. As most of us know, cooperates are promoting Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). Remember, there are lots of advantages as well as disadvantages with BYOD. The security is the main concern of BYOD devices. It seems now we need to thing about “Manage Their Devices” (MTD) strategy along BYOD and CYOD.
Windows Intune along with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 is the best product to support cooperate devices as well as user owned devices. To know more about Intune capabilities go through the following link here. It’s more easy to manage cooperate network devices and users own devices after the integration of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune. IT department can use same interface (ConfigMgr / SCCM admin console ) to manage thick clients (office workstations), Mobile devices, Users own mobile devices and Users own laptops or workstations. So the Manage Their Devices should work very well with these technologies.
With the Integration of Windows Intune and ConfigMgr 2012, IT department can easily support and manage hybrid scenarios (on premises devices and off premises devices) from the same interface. Now, Anti malware and Antivirus solution is also integrated with Intune and ConfigMgr or SCCM. With these technologies, you can easily manage and apply cooperate policies on user owned laptops. Some everything under one umbrella. Isn’t it very promising?
Now back to technical stuff, Microsoft has detailed about “How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager” in the following TechNet article here. The following topics are the highlight of this article.
The Company Portal and User-Owned Devices
The Windows Intune Subscription and the Windows Intune Connector
Prerequisites for Intune out ConfigMgr
The Windows Intune Subscription
The Windows Intune Connector Site System Role with ConfigMgr
Mobile Device Enrollment
Device Life-cycle Management
Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices That Are Enrolled by Using the Windows Intune Connector for ConfigMgr
App Management for Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices or BYOD Hardware Inventory