Intune

Back on January 3 the Microsoft Intune Support Team blog posted Plan for Change: Use Intune on Azure now for your MDM management, and today the following message was sent out to Intune admins to make sure they are aware of the changes that are coming on April 2, 2018…

Over a year ago, we announced the public preview of Intune in the Azure portal and followed up six months ago with general availability of the new admin experience. Most customers are already using the new Intune console. From scalability improvements to optimizations across Enterprise Mobility + Security workflows, Intune in the Azure portal provides a more integrated, streamlined admin experience for your enterprise mobility needs.
What’s Changing?
Starting on April 2, 2018, we will turn off mobile device management (MDM) in the classic Silverlight console for those customers using Intune standalone and instead ask that you use Intune in the Azure portal for all your MDM needs. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 management with the full PC agent will remain in the Silverlight console, as will several hybrid features. Windows 10 management through the MDM channel will stay in Intune in the Azure portal. Here’s a few more details about this announcement:

We do not expect any end user impact with this change.
Note that classic PC management (management of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 with an Intune PC Client) will remain in the Silverlight console. We highly recommend you use MDM to manage your Windows 10 devices instead of using the legacy Intune PC client. Windows 10 management through MDM is available in the Intune in the Azure portal. You can learn more about PC management here. If you are using classic PC management, you will continue to have access to the Silverlight console.
If you are using Hybrid Intune configuration (Intune connected with System Center Configuration Manager) be aware that Android for Work (also known as Android Enterprise) and Mobile Threat Defense onboarding will still be available in the classic Silverlight Intune console.
Please check that your MDM compliance policies for conditional access are showing up in the new Intune console. For more information, check the documentation here. If you have not already, you’ll want to create the new compliance policies in Intune in the Azure portal, so you can continue to edit them as your business needs change.
Please inform your helpdesk to change their browser favorites from the Silverlight console to the Intune in the Azure portal. Intune documentation links will also be updated to remove much of the Silverlight content.
As a reminder, your MDM plus App Protection Policies (also known as MAM policies) were already moved over to the new Intune console, so head there for any changes or updates to those policies.

Where did we announce this change?

We communicated through the Office Message Center post #MC126588.
We continue to update the Intune Support blog post topic as questions come in directly from customers and through support.
We’ve added this update to the Intune release list – What’s new in Microsoft Intune.
We are following up through this email as this is an important service update, and we hear from some of you that you don’t always check the Office Message Center posts or What’s New on a frequent basis.

Looking to get up to speed on the latest in Intune? Here are a few resources to help you get started:

•Watch the year in review here:
https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Endpoint-Zone/The-Endpoint-Zone-with-Brad-Anderson-1801/player

Review the documentation about getting started with Intune in the Azure portal here: https://docs.microsoft.com/intune/get-started-azure
Learn about graph APIs and using the new console by watching the Ignite 2017 presentation posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRdAH0OECN0
Let us know if you don’t see a feature you want (or vote up) the item in Microsoft Intune UserVoice: https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/

Thank you,
The Intune team