Microsoft has released a major update to Windows Intune that will add a host of much-awaited features, including the ability to import your Active Directory User and Security Groups; mobile device management; the introduction of information worker portals, and more. If you are not familiar with Windows Intune, we recommend that you read the Windows Intune Product Guide for a detailed overview of all the features of Windows Intune. This guide is intended to provide you with information about the new features and updates that are specific to this latest Windows Intune release.
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With this release, Windows Intune extends the reach of its management solution and enhances existing features with the following improvements:
An enhanced Windows Intune administration console and the new Windows Intune account portal improve your management experience and provide you with user-centric management capabilities, so that you can manage users as well as devices.
The ability to integrate Windows Intune with your on-site Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) environment makes it possible for you to synchronize users and security groups in Active Directory DS to Windows Intune, so that they appear in the Windows Intune account console, and you can select which users you want to manage with Windows Intune.
The management reach of the Windows Intune service has now been extended to include mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
The new Windows Intune and Windows Intune mobile company portals provide your users with self-service capabilities. As a result, they can install available applications on their computers and mobile devices as needed, and they can perform other common tasks without needing to call your IT help desk.
The Windows Intune Team