Building upon the Intune announcements made at TechEd Europe and the recent November service update, we will be rolling out the next Microsoft Intune service update between December 9, 2014 and December 12, 2014. This service update introduces new mobile application management (MAM) capabilities, protecting Office 365 data and much more.
New features that will be released to Intune standalone (cloud only) as part of this service update include:
- Ability to restrict access to Exchange Online email based upon device enrollment and compliance policies
- Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for iOS devices, including ability to restrict actions such as copy, cut, and paste outside of the managed app ecosystem
- Ability to extend application protection to existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS
- Managed Browser app for Android devices that controls actions that users can perform, including allow/deny access to specific websites. Managed Browser app for iOS devices currently pending store approval
- PDF Viewer, AV Player, and Image Viewer apps for Android devices that help users securely view corporate content
- Bulk enrollment of iOS devices using Apple Configurator
- Ability to create configuration files using Apple Configurator and import these files into Intune to set custom iOS policies
- Lockdown of Windows Phone 8.1 devices with Assigned Access mode using OMA-URI settings
- Ability to set additional policies on Windows Phone 8.1 devices using OMA-URI settings
In partnership with the Office team, you can also expect new Intune-managed Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android devices coming soon.
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Note: To see the specific timeframe for when your tenant will be updated, please visit the Microsoft Intune status page. You can identify the Service Instance that your Intune subscription is running on by opening your Intune administration console, clicking on the Admin tab and then selecting View Service Status. Your Service Instance will be displayed at the top of this page.