Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Microsoft Intune


In the last posts Azure AD and Office 365 were integrated into the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard, now it’s time for the final piece of user account integration, this time with Microsoft Intune. As the role of Intune grows as part of Microsoft’s other online offerings, now providing MDM capabilities for Office 365 and a core component of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, the benefits that it brings will be widely seen amongst Microsoft’s user base.


The screenshot above picks up where we left off in the last post, with Azure AD and Office 365 integration enabled, now it’s time to run through the same process for Intune.  The hard work has already been done because of the Azure AD integration steps performed at the start of the process. The only thing I want to point out here, which is something that will be covered in more detail in another post, is that both Intune and Azure have had the Windows branding removed, and replaced with Microsoft branding, which is a nice touch.


The steps are effectively the same as what we saw with the Office 365 integration enablement, a few clicks and we are done.


The integration wizard only takes a few seconds.


And we are done, all we need is a Dashboard restart.


And that’s it for enabling Intune integration. What you will notice here is that we don’t get deeper UI integration with the Dashboard.that we’ve seen with Office 365, and in the next post you will see how the integration enablement delivers a simplified user administration experience.

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