IT’s role of device management just got better and easier with Windows Intune’s new feature set. Below are some highlights of the new features that will make IT’s job a little easier.
Windows Intune SKUs
- Windows Intune through Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) – Which includes Windows Intune cloud service, SCCM, System Center Endpoint Protection and rights to latest version of Windows Enterprise. This is best suited for organisation with less than 250 users. Price: $11 (USD) User/Month
- Windows Intune through MOSP or Enterprise Agreement (EA) – Which includes Windows Intune cloud service, SCCM, and System Center Endpoint Protection. This is best suited for organisations with more than 250 users to customize their on-premise software. Price: $6 (USD) User/Month
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
As the workforce becomes more mobile it can be a challenge for IT to manage all of the various devices employees need to do their jobs. SCCM 2012 has the capability to manage not only Windows desktops and laptops, but smartphones (Windows 8 Phones, iOS, and Android) and tablets (including the new Surface RT and Pro).
End Point Protection
Will protect PCs from viruses and malware. Will also give IT a way to centrally monitor threats and create alerts to make sure your users’ machines stay up to date.
Mobile Device Management
Smartphones and tablets have become the new edge user need to achieve high productivity. This is great for the user(s) but can be burdensome on IT and risky for the organisation. Now Windows Intune can manage smartphones and tablets (Windows, iOS, Android) making it easier for the users and lets IT maintain the organisation’s security standards. An added benefit is the ability to buy storage space in the cloud so users can download all of their productivity tools in one place without having to use the public market place. Making the option of offering Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) an easier one.