16 Feb.

Intune Preview Portal Updates For February 2017

For those of you with recently created Intune tenants that have access to the Intune preview functionality within the Azure Portal, more capabilities have been added to test out. The one which I’ve had many people tell me was on their wish list is non-managed devices can access assigned apps, making it easier for MAM without device enrolment scenarios to become more user friendly for app location and installation use.

Ability to restrict mobile device enrollment

Intune is adding new enrollment restrictions that control which mobile device platforms are allowed to enroll. Intune separates mobile device platforms as iOS, macOS, Android, Windows and Windows Mobile. 

    • Restricting mobile device enrollment does not restrict PC client enrollment.
    • For iOS and Android only, there is one additional option to block the enrollment of personally owned devices.

 

Intune marks all new devices as personal unless the IT admin takes action to mark them as corporate owned, as explained in this article. 

View all actions on managed devices

A new Device Actions report shows who has performed remote actions like factory reset on devices, and additionally shows the status of that action. See What is device management?.

Non-managed devices can access assigned apps

As part of the design changes on the Company Portal website, iOS and Android users will be able to install apps assigned to them as “available without enrollment” on their non-managed devices. Using their Intune credentials, users will be able to log into the Company Portal website and see the list of apps assigned to them. The app packages of the “available without enrollment” apps are made available for download via the Company Portal website. Apps which require enrollment for installation are not affected by this change, as users will be prompted to enroll their device if they wish to install those apps. 

Custom app categories

You can now create, edit, and assign categories for apps you add to Intune. Currently, categories can only be specified in English. See How to add an app to Intune.

Display device categories

You can now view the device category as a column in the device list. You can also edit the category from the properties section of the device properties blade. See How to add an app to Intune.

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