Use Microsoft Intune to manage personal devices

Updated: November 21, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Intune

The proliferation of consumer devices and ubiquitous information access is driving the enterprise away from a device-centric model centered on corporate-owned and provisioned devices to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model in which employees use their own devices to access corporate applications and data. When they’re working, people expect consistent access to corporate tools and data regardless of the type of device they’re using. They also want their corporate-issued technology and resources to look and behave like their personal technology—always on and always available from any device, from virtually anywhere.

The trend toward BYOD—and with it, the move toward the personalization of IT— presents an opportunity for IT to help increase user productivity and satisfaction. At the same time, this trend brings numerous management and security challenges to IT organizations, which must see that enterprise infrastructure and corporate data are protected from malicious intent, while ensuring that these resources can be accessed in compliance with corporate policies regardless of device type or location.

Microsoft Intune can help you to manage and protect personal devices, while at the same time protecting your company. To learn about how Intune helps you to manage personal devices, see the Microsoft Intune evaluation guide. For a tour of Intune, see Getting started with Microsoft Intune: walkthrough guide