One of the new features that is available in this beta (and will also be available in the released version of the service) is the multi-account console. If you have access to multiple accounts in Windows Intune, this feature gives you an ‘all-up’ view of all the accounts in one place. This especially handy for managed service providers (MSPs), who deliver IT for a number of companies.
Here’s how it works:
When you log in with a Live ID that is associated with multiple accounts, you are first presented with the multi-account console that looks like the image below:
By default, the data is arranged alphabetically by company name, but it can also be sorted by health or can be searched using the name of the account.
You can log-in to the specific account that you are interested in managing by clicking on the account and proceed with your regular management activities. Once you are done with that account, you can quickly jump back to the multi-account dashboard and select another account to manage by clicking the “Switch to another account” link on the top right hand corner of the console. You’ll also see the name of the account that you are currently managing to the top right hand corner, so you can easily see which account you are currently managing.
Of course, for this feature to be available, you need to have 2 or more accounts in Windows Intune. This means that your Live ID (the one you use to log into Windows Intune) must be added to two or more accounts. For those of you in the beta, send us your feedback and let us know what you think!
Witten by Karuna Koneru, Software Development Engineer on the Windows Intune team