Setting up Windows Intune Direct Management of Mobile Devices
Updated: December 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Intune
Windows Intune provides comprehensive mobile device management capabilities. With Windows Intune, you can deploy policies to help secure corporate data on mobile devices, perform a hardware inventory, and retire and wipe mobile devices. In addition, Windows Intune direct management of mobile devices enables you to distribute applications to users in either of the following ways:
External link: You can provide a link address to an application on any of the stores for the managed devices, including the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and the App Store. In addition, this web link can be to a web-based application that runs on the device through the device’s web browser.
Software installer: You can provide a signed application package that is uploaded directly to the Windows Intune service, and then sideloaded onto the managed devices. Sideloaded applications do not have to be certified by the store or installed through the store for the device.
Users benefit from an enrollment and application installation experience that is tailored for their device types, they can choose the applications that they want to install, and they can maintain control of configuring their devices.
Set up Windows Intune direct management of mobile devices
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