2013
11.07

The new version of Windows Intune is not actually called “Wave E”.  I found a presentation by Microsoft Norway that calls the latest release “Blue/Wave F”

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Some of the slides hint that Intune is doing single sign-on for BYOD.  That’s not strictly true; that functionality is accomplished via new functionality in WS2012 R2:

  • ADFS + PKI
  • Workplace Join via Device registration service
  • Web Application Proxy
  • Work Folders synchronization and selective wipe

Intune can make use of single sign-on for the end user/admin experience to secure, apply policies, audit, remote control, offer support, and deliver apps to Android, Windows (real, RT, and Phone), and iOS.

Intune has pretty much evolved into Microsoft’s mobile device management (MDM) solution, also equally capable of managing the traditional on-premise PC.  Intune gives you a manage-it-anywhere platform that can control devices directly or through System Center Configuration Manager (like an extension of SCCM into the cloud for integrated MDM).  It’s either your BYOD management system and/or your remote device management system, partnering with the advancements in WS2012 R2. 

You can find out more about the new functionality in Windows Intune in this post.

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  1. Is remote support finally here for Windows 8 and 8.1? I use Intune only and supposed to be ipdated to the latest version but still no remote support or UI changes on the client side.

    • I think so, but am not sure. I know I asked the question months ago, but the answer is lost in my fog of WS2012 R2 newness :)

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