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Windows Intune Service Description

Updated: August 25, 2014

Applies To: Windows Intune

Windows Intune is a cloud-based management solution for computers and mobile devices that helps you to manage and secure your company's information assets. It lets you manage Windows computers and mobile devices including iOS, Android, Windows RT and Windows Phone devices.

For information about new features in Windows Intune, see Windows Intune Service Updates.

The following table lists Windows Intune features.

 

Scenario System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Windows Intune System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Platform Support

Microsoft Windows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Windows Server

Yes

No

Yes

Windows Phone

No

Yes

Yes

Windows RT

No

Yes

Yes

iOS

No

Yes

Yes

Android

No

Yes

Yes

Mac OS X

Yes

No

Yes

Unix/Linux Servers

Yes

No

Yes

Compliance Settings

Extensible Windows PC Device Configuration Settings (e.g., WMI, Registry)

Yes

No

Yes

Extensible Mac OS X Configuration Settings

Yes

No

Yes

Mobile Device Configuration Settings

No

Yes

Yes

Deployment

Application Deployment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Operating System Deployment

Yes

No

Yes

Security and Privacy

Software Updates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Endpoint Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Administration and Reporting

Software Metering

Yes

No

Yes

Hardware and Software Inventory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom hardware and software inventory

Yes

No

Yes

Role-based Administration and Reporting

Yes

No

Yes

Unified Reporting for Cloud- and Corporate-connected Devices

No

No

Yes

Cloud-based Reporting

No

Yes

No

Data Protection for mobile devices

Security Settings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Wipe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Lock

No

Yes

No

Passcode Reset

No

Yes

No

Company Resource Access

Email Profiles

Yes

Yes

Yes

For a list of settings that you can configure on mobile devices, see:

For information on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, see Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

For information on Windows Intune, see Documentation Library for Windows Intune.

The information on using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the Windows Intune connector together is located with the Configuration Manager documentation, see How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune.

See Also

 
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