What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune

What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune. During TechEd Europe 2014 keynotes, Microsoft announced MDM capabilities for Office 365 (O365)!!

How will Microsoft provide MDM (Mobile Device Management) capabilities to Office 365? Yes, it’s through Microsoft Intune. They’re going to add a subset of Microsoft Intune capabilities into Office365.

What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune

Now Exchange Administrators can use Office 365 admin console and manage Mobile devices (Android, IOS, and Windows) using the following capabilities of Microsoft Intune.

Device Settings Management
Conditional Access to Office 365 Data and Mail
Selective Wipe of Office 365 Data
Integrated Administration within Office 365

So what is Intune for O365? From my perspective, this (Intune for O365) is a replacement for Exchange Active Sync (EAS). Here I’m not talking about EAS protocol. We still use the EAS protocol to control all those features; however, we won’t see Active Sync options in Office 365?

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EAS is the first technology I know, SCCM ConfigMgr admins used to manage mobile devices with “very” limited capabilities. Now Office 365 integration with Intune will provide richer features and capabilities !!

What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune

These MDM features are freely available for all office 365 customers. Microsoft is planning to release this integration by the 1st quarter of 2015.

More details about Intune integration with Office 365 are there in the Blog Posts by Brad Anderson.

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What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune
What is Intune for Office365 O365 Microsoft Intune

Pictures Screen shot taken from http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud and Teched Europe 2014 Keynotes

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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