Getting Started with Microsoft Intune for Education

HUGE announcements in the Education space yesterday, with the very exciting release of Microsoft Intune for Education.

Intune for Education offers a streamlined management UI for IT Pros in Education, as well as integration with your schools Student Information System (SIS) to create/manage your groups.

Getting started is quick and easy.

First, browse to https://intuneeducation.portal.azure.com which is the custom portal endpoint for managing Intune for Education.

Once logged in, you’ll see a UI like this

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Click the Launch Express Configuration to get started quickly. You’ll be prompted to Get Started

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If you’ve previously setup your AAD tenant to use Windows Store for Business, Intune will look to pull in the apps you’ve assigned & purchased previously.

If you have a Student Information System, you’ll now be prompted to configure the School Data Sync. To setup the School Data Sync service, visit https://sds.microsoft.com/

Now select the group you’d like to first target with policies and apps.

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Select some apps to deploy

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Either leave the preconfigured settings, or customize them to your situation

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And your done!

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Now any user in the Grade 6 Students group who enrols their Windows 10 device will receive the policies and apps you’ve deployed.

From the Azure Portal view, we can see:

A Windows 10 settings profile has been created and deployed

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A Web App for Khan Academy and Mathletics has been created and deployed

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So within 5 minutes you’ve created and deployed some policies and apps!

I hope you find the setup as quick and easy as I did. Until next time!

Matt Shadbolt

Senior Service Engineer
Enterprise Client and Mobility – Intune