A lot of teams ramp down at the end of the year, shifting into holiday hibernation mode for the final stretch. But not us. We’re still pushing at full speed, dedicated to delivering more value to you in the remainder of 2016. If you’re already making the shift into holiday mode, we suggest you bookmark this page because you’ll want to read about all these new features and improvements in Intune when you’re back from the break and gearing up for 2017. And please check back next month for news on our final update of the year.
More conditional access goodness:
Conditional access is one of the signature experiences from Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, bringing together the power of Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium to allow you to define policies that provide contextual control at the user, location, device and app levels. This rich set of features gives you the control you need to ensure your corporate data is secure, while giving your users the experience they expect in today’s world. We’re excited to announce these new features that further expand our conditional access capabilities to mobile applications and Windows PCs:
- Conditional access for mobile apps
This update allows you to restrict access to Exchange Online from only apps that are enabled with Intune’s mobile application protection policies, such as Outlook. If you’ve been looking for a way to block access to Exchange Online from built-in mail clients or other apps, look no further.
- Conditional access for Windows PCs
You can now create conditional access policies through the Intune admin console to block Windows PCs from accessing Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. You can also create conditional access policies to block access to Office desktop and universal applications.
Intune App SDK – now supports MAM without device enrollment
Last year, we released the Intune App SDK for iOS and Android. The SDK enables developers to easily build data protection and app management features into mobile apps, allowing admins to manage these apps via Microsoft Intune. For existing line-of-business applications, we created an Intune App Wrapping Tool which allows you to add app management without making code changes.
A few months ago, we took it a step further, releasing a Cordova plugin and Xamarin component based on our SDK that makes it simpler for cross-platform mobile developers using Cordova and Xamarin to incorporate Intune’s mobile application protection controls into their standard development process.
Today, we are happy to announce that all our SDK tools have been updated to support MAM without enrollment scenarios. Whether you’re a big power player creating apps the world knows and loves, or an in-house developer creating LOB apps to fit the unique needs of your team, there’s never been a better time to use our SDK.
You can download the Intune App SDK, App Wrapping Tool, Cordova plugin, and Xamarin component here on Github.
Android for Work – now generally available
Thanks to those of you who took part in our public preview. Today, we’re pleased to announce the General Availability of our Android for Work support. There’s loads of information to help you get started on our docs site.
Visit the What’s New in Microsoft Intune page for more on these and other recent developments in Intune.