Hi again, it’s Jeff Buller. This is the final post in my series on Mobile Application Delivery. Part 5 will discuss how to deliver Android applications to users, utilizing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. A table of contents of the full series is listed below.
Table of Contents
· Part 3: Windows 8/RT application delivery
· Part 5: Android application delivery
Android Application Delivery
So far in this series on Mobile Application Delivery, I discussed how to deliver iOS, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications to a user using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune. In this post, I will walk through a similar process to deliver an Android application to a user. A high level summary of the administrator and user process is listed below.
Administrator Process to Deliver an Android (deep-link) Application
1. Create a Configuration Manager Application and Android Deployment Type
2. Deploy the application to a Configuration Manager User Collection
User Process to Access an Android (deep-link) Application
1. Access the Company Portal
2. Install the application
In the rest of this post, I will walk through the administrator and user steps required to complete this process.
Before I begin, there are some prerequisites that need to be in place in order to perform Android Application delivery with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune. The prerequisites include:
· Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is setup and running.
· Windows Intune Subscription (Trial Subscription is ok).
· Configuration Manager and Windows Intune properly setup and configured to work together.
· Android enrollment enabled.
Windows Intune Subscription Properties window showing Android enrollment enabled
If your environment doesn’t meet these prerequisites, please refer to the links below for guidance on implementing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune.
Administrator process to deliver an Android (deep-link) Application
The following administrator steps outline the process to deliver an Android (deep-link) application using the Configuration Manager Management Console. The administrator steps are broken into two areas, creating the Configuration Manager Application and then deploying the application to a User Collection.
1. Creating a Configuration Manager Application and App Package for Android on Google Play Deployment Type
2. Deploying the Android (deep-link) application
User process to access an Android (deep-link) application
The following user steps outline the process to access the Windows Intune Company Portal and install the Skype for Android application.
1. Access the Company Portal on Android
2. Install the application on Android
|1. While in the Company Portal, Click on the Skype for Android application.|
|2. Click on View in Google Play.|
|3. Click on Install.|
|4. The Skype for Android application is now installed.|
I hope you have found this series on Mobile Application Delivery useful and informative. Look for additional posts from me on other aspects of Mobile Device Management using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune.