Microsoft Intune: Windows 10 Modern Management In The Azure Portal


Managing Windows 10 Pro client devices via Mobile Device Management is one of the topics we will be focusing on over the coming months, and am important update is in preview right now in the Azure portal. Intune has traditionally been managed through a Silverlight based console is a web browser, or alternatively via integration with System Center Configuration Manager in many larger deployments. Moving to the Azure portal brings a host of benefits, but for now I'll just focus on highlighting some of what we see in the current preview.

If you are having trouble finding Intune in the Azure portal, make start off by signing in to portal.azure.com with the appropriate credentials, and follow the next few steps.

First up, search for Intune (from more services, bottom left of Azure Portal).

You see two options, which I have selected the stars to favourite them. Intune App Protection links to the Intune Mobile Application Management functionality that has been in the Azure portal for quite a while now.

Once added, you will see the two items above added to the left hand side of the Azure Portal.

Clicking on Intune App Protection opens the Intune MAM blade, which I've covered previously. The interesting thing here is the rebranding, which I think we will probably be reading more about pretty soon...

Clicking on the Intune link on the right hand side of the Azure Portal opens the Intune preview blade, where we have the choice of;

Manage apps
Configure devices
Set device compliance
Conditional access
Devices & Groups
Manage Users
Enroll Devices
Access Control
Classic (Silverlight) Intune portal.

Manage Apps provides links to the following

Overview

Manage

Apps
Licensed Apps
App Configuration Policies
App Protection Policies
App Selective Wipe

Monitor

Discovered Apps
App install status
App Protection User Status

Setup

iOS VPP Tokens
Windows Store for Business
Company Portal Branding

Help and Support

Help And Support

Configure Devices provides the following options

Overview

Manage

Profiles

Setup

Certification Authority
Telecom Expense Management

Help and Support

Help and Support

Set device compliance includes

Overview

Manage

Policies

Help and Support

Help and Support

Conditional Access includes

Overview

Manage

Exchange on-premises access

Setup

Exchange ActiveSync on-premises

Help and Support

Help and Support

Overview

Manage

All devices

Monitor

Device Actions

Help and Support

Help and Support

Manage Users is a link to the Azure Active Directory blade, which has been in preview since shortly prior to Ignite. It's had a few updates since then, but you can see that it's a bit richer with extra icons and working views.

Overview

Manage

Apple Enrollment
Windows Hello for Business
Terms and Conditions
Enrollment Restrictions
Device Categories
Corporate Device Identifiers
Device Enrollment Managers

Setup

Apple MDM Push Certificate

Help and Support

Help and Support

Well, I can't show you anything here yet, as you can see, and as you can probably imagine, I know where the classic Intune portal link will take me... our old friend Silverlight... I took these screenshots in Edge, so that's a good enough reason to not click the link. Over the coming months as these features light up I'll be providing step by step guides to managing Windows 10 client devices using these new blades in the Azure portal.


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