Monday, 19 January 2015

Mobile Application Management with Microsoft Intune

December 2014 was a big month for Microsoft Intune. Additional features were added such as conditional access, bulk enrollment of iOS devices and lockdown of Windows Phone 8.1 devices (Kiosk mode). However, for me, the most eagerly awaited features were the introduction of new mobile application management (MAM) capabilities.

The additional features were described in the Intune Team Blog:

New Mobile Application Management Capabilities Coming to Microsoft Intune This Week  

  • Managed Browser for Android
  • PDF Viewer, AV Player, and Image Viewer apps for Android devices 
  • Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for iOS devices
  • Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS

Edit 1st Feb 2015 - new apps released

Microsoft Word for Android
Microsoft Excel for Android
Microsoft PowerPoint for Android
Microsoft OneNote for Android
Microsoft Outlook for Android
Microsoft Outlook for iPad

Follow the links below to see how this technology works (and it works very well). We will see how to secure the managed browser to only be able to open a single URL (SharePoint site). It will only be possible to open content using a managed app. We will see how this looks on an Android device.

Create Policies 
Add and deploy Intune Managed Browser
Add and deploy PDF Viewer 
Install Managed Apps and test MAM functionality
Available Managed Apps


Control apps using mobile application management policies with Microsoft Intune

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