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At TechEd Europe, we announced that new features would be coming soon to Microsoft Intune. In follow up, the Intune team will be rolling out a service update between November 17, 2014 and November 19, 2014 that introduces new capabilities to Intune standalone (cloud only). During this update, you may not be able to login to the Intune administration console. To see the specific timeframe for when your access to the service may be interrupted, please visit the Microsoft Intune status page.

New Intune standalone features that will be released as part of this service update include:

  • Enhanced user interface for Intune administration console
  • Ability to restrict access to Exchange on-premises email based upon device enrollment
  • Bulk enrollment of devices using a single service account
  • Lockdown of Supervised iOS devices and devices using Samsung KNOX with Kiosk mode
  • Targeting of policies and apps by device groups
  • Ability to report on and allow or block a specific set of applications
  • Enforcement of application install or uninstall
  • Deployment of certificates, email, VPN and WiFi profiles
  • Ability to push free store apps to iOS devices
  • More convenient access to internal corporate resources using per-app VPN configurations for iOS devices
  • Remote pin reset for Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Multi-factor authentication at enrollment for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices
  • Ability to restrict administrator access to a specific set of user and device groups
  • Updated Intune Company Portal apps to support customizable terms and conditions
  • Enhanced user interface for Intune Company Portal website

Also, as part of this service update, you’ll notice that all references to Windows Intune have been updated to Microsoft Intune. This name more accurately represents Intune’s cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capabilities across iOS and Android platforms, as well as Windows. You can read more about the rebrand on Intune blog here.

We are rapidly adding new capabilities to the Intune service, and we have a lot of exciting new capabilities currently under development, so you can expect additional features to be made available over the next few months. Stay tuned to this blog for further information on upcoming Intune service updates, in-depth blog posts that will cover the new features, and additional information on when these new Intune standalone features will be made available to customers using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Intune. To stay up-to-date, be sure to also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Additionally, don’t forget to register for today’s 30 minute webinar starting at 10:00AM PT to learn more about how to protect corporate data by restricting access to Exchange email on unenrolled or non-compliant devices using Intune.

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Please Note: To identify the Service Instance that your Intune subscription is running on, open your Intune administration console, click on the Admin tab and then select View Service Status. Your Service Instance will be displayed at the top of this page.