Enabling IT using Microsoft Intune Series – Episode 1
- October 5, 2022
- Posted by: Lara Administrator
- Category: End User Computing
Topics Covered: Introduction to Microsoft Intune
In this article, We’ve explained what Microsoft Intune is and why businesses are using it to centrally manage their IT infrastructure.
As new features are routinely added to Microsoft Intune, which is currently in beta, now is a great moment to immerse yourself in learning it and helping your organization manage its devices.
In today’s environment, data is a digital asset, and any organization’s main concern should be to preserve it. Microsoft Intune can help with this.
We’ll address several fundamental inquiries in this article, such as what Microsoft Intune is and why it matters to me. And a few more important queries to complete this topic.
You should be familiar with this specialized technology if you work as an IT engineer in the Digital Workplace Services sector because it will soon take the place of your current MECM technology. Regardless of your position or title within the Digital Workplace Services industry. To grow in your profession and start assisting your clients by marketing and using this technology to manage their IT infrastructure, you must start mastering this new expertise.
Let us begin by asking the following questions.
What exactly is Microsoft Intune?
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that specializes in mobile device management (MDM) and mobile app management (MAM). It is classified as Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) in Azure Cloud computing.
What difference does it make to me?
You can control the laptops, tablets, and smartphones used by your company thanks to Microsoft Intune. You have total control over these devices when using the Microsoft Intune capabilities.
What features are available in Microsoft Intune?
For managing the IT infrastructure of your company, Microsoft Intune offers several capabilities. My favorite Intune features will be discussed here.
You can manage devices (MDM) with Microsoft Intune in any way you find most efficient. You could desire total command over all settings, functionality, and security on all devices controlled by your company. In this method, people “enroll” in Intune together with their devices. Once they’re signed up, they’ll receive your settings and regulations through Intune policies.
There are many different device management features available with Microsoft Intune. On Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android, you can maintain tabs on all of your employees’ devices, whether they are company-owned or BYOD. As an administrator, you can examine an inventory of the devices accessing organization resources as well as the devices that have been registered. You can take several quick steps to safeguard the resources and information owned by your business (and its clients), including:
- Review user and device reports to determine which are and aren’t compliant.
- Make sure that devices are set up to comply with your security and health standards before allowing them to connect to company data.
- Implement encryption.
- Implement antivirus.
- Implement MFA ( Multi-Factor Authentication).
- Performance Improvements.
- If the device is lost, stolen, or not in use any longer, delete organization data.
- On-demand support is offered for next-generation one-drives.
- The gadgets can be remotely wiped if they are misplaced.
- Automate device setup to speed up IT procedures.
- Check the list of devices with access to company resources and the enrolled device.
Rather than at the device level, Intune’s mobile application management (MAM) is designed to safeguard organizational data at the application level. Both bespoke and store apps fall under this. So don’t worry, you can continue to utilize your preferred office apps. Both company-owned and personal devices can be utilized for app management, just like for device management.
The list of easier procedures and measures to safeguard your app data is provided below:
- Set up existing apps on the device to get updates, and set up apps to launch with specified settings enabled.
- Include mobile applications in user- and device-specific groups, including user- and device-specific groups.
- Use Azure AD identity to isolate organizational data from personal data.
- Strictly delete the apps, keeping just organizational information.
- Limiting operations like copying, pasting, saving, and viewing can help secure personal device access.
- Check out app usage statistics and keep tabs on usage.
Compliance and Conditional Access:
A variety of access control situations are made possible by Microsoft Intune when used in conjunction with Azure AD, a cloud-based identity and access management solution. For instance, you can mandate that mobile devices adhere to company standards specified in Intune before accessing network services like email or SharePoint. Similar to this, you can limit access to services so that only a select group of mobile apps can access them. For instance, you can limit Outlook and Outlook Mobile users’ access to Exchange Online.
In our next article, we’ll discuss some typical business issues that Microsoft Intune can help you with and the steps you may take to fix them.