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Deploy and manage apps with Microsoft Intune


Updated: September 4, 2015

Applies To: Microsoft Intune


One of the primary reasons many companies use Microsoft Intune is to manage the multitude of apps that are available today.

Getting your devices managed by Intune is just the first step in the many tasks you'll perform.

For example, if your company uses Microsoft Word, there are versions available for Windows, iOS, Android and more. The challenge you, as an IT admin face is to manage the multitude of apps available, on many different device and computer platforms with the aim of allowing users to do their work whilst still ensuring the security of your company data.

Just like with the management of your devices, apps have a lifecycle that takes you from preparation, to deployment, monitoring, updating, and retiring. Intune can help you at all stages of this lifecycle.

In the following sections, you'll discover how to manage your apps; on mobile devices and computers through their lifecycle, including the following steps:

Before you start working with apps, you need to learn about a few concepts that will help you in the process. This section teaches you about the prerequisites for app deployment, helps you find your way around the apps workspace, and teaches you about the different types of apps you can deploy with Intune.

Once you understand the basics, you can start deploying apps. In these sections, you'll find all you need to know to prepare your apps for deployment, and then deploy them to mobile devices and computers.

The Intune console offers a range of tools to help you check how your app deployments are going. Here, you'll find out how to see which app deployments for mobile devices and computers have succeeded, and which need further attention from you.

A common theme with modern apps are that they are updated regularly. It can be a difficult job to try and ensure that all of your users are running the latest version of an app. Fortunately, Intune provides a simple capability that lets you update a previously deployed app with a newer version of the same app.

Additionally, after a time, it is likely that apps you deployed to devices will no longer be required and you'll want to uninstall them. Intune makes this process simple for apps that you manage.

For details, see Update and retire apps using Microsoft Intune.

Protect data using mobile application management policies with Microsoft Intune

If you're looking for information about using mobile application management policies to secure your apps, you'll find it here.

Troubleshoot app deployment problems in Microsoft Intune

When things go wrong, you'll find help for common app deployment problems in this section.

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