20 Nov.

Microsoft Intune November 2016 Updates

Another month, another round of feature updates for Intune. This month’s updates include news on enhanced Cordova and Xamarin support for MAM without enrollment. If you need a refresher on what’s currently available for MAM without MDM, take a look at the table here.

Over the last few months we’ve seen new tenants moving from traditional Intune groups over to AAD groups, a huge improvement, but one that also requires some planning for those who have been using Intune since before this change. This has an impact on Android for Work, with new or migrated tenants, providing support for the Available option for apps. If you are on a non-migrated tenants, you will have to rely on Required for now.

The last few updates related to the Windows Phone 8 Company Portal, take a look at the text below from the update page for more information.

 

New capabilities

An Update on Intune and Android for Work

While you can deploy Android for Work apps with an action of Required, you can only deploy apps as Available if your Intune groups have been migrated to the new Azure AD groups experience.+

Intune App SDK for Cordova plugin now supports MAM without enrollment

App developers can now use the Intune App SDK for Cordova plugin to enable MAM functionality without device enrollment in their Cordova-based apps for Android and iOS. The Intune App SDK for Cordova plugin can be found here.+

Intune App SDK Xamarin component now supports MAM without enrollment

App developers can now use the Intune App SDK Xamarin component to enable MAM functionality without device enrollment in their Xamarin-based apps for Android and iOS. The Intune App SDK Xamarin component can be found here.+

Notices

Symantec signing certificate no longer requires signed Windows Phone 8 Company Portal for upload

Uploading the Symantec signing certificate will no longer require a signed Windows Phone 8 Company Portal app. The certificate can be uploaded independently.+

Deprecations

Support for the Windows Phone 8 Company Portal

Support for Windows Phone 8 Company Portal will now be deprecated. Support for the Windows Phone 8 and WinRT platforms was deprecated in October 2016. Support for the Windows 8 Company Portal was also deprecated in October 2016.

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