Microsoft Intune

Intune – You can now send organization messages to Windows 11 devices

In 2029, Microsoft introduced a way to send messages to Android and iOS devices using Company Portal (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2019/07/24/intune-you-can-send-notification-to-managed-devices/). Well, this functionality has been extended to now allows you to send messages to Windows 11 devices too. With this updated functionality you can do the following: Enable always-on device onboarding messages to help people ramp …

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Intune – You can now manage macOS updates with Intune (preview)

As you already know you can control updates for Windows devices with Intune. Well, good news, you can now do the same for macOS devices. To manage which updates and when they are being installed on your macOS fleet, connect to your Intune portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) to access the Devices\Update policies for macOS blade to create …

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Intune – You can now create a set of reusable settings for Attack Surface Reduction Profile and Firewall Profile

As you now to configure devices and Windows Firewall for managed devices in Intune you use profiles – attack surface reduction profiles or firewall profiles. You may have multiple profiles to apply different configuration settings on devices and these profiles may have common configuration settings. Unfortunately, until now, you were not able to define a …

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Intune – You can now onboard Chrome OS devices (preview)

After allowing you to onboard Linux devices (see https://t.co/J2nsZT6MPW), you can now also onboard Chrome OS devices in Intune. I have announced last week this was coming (see https://t.co/J2nsZT6MPW) but there was not yet any official documentation. This is now the case: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/enrollment/chrome-enterprise-connector-configure/ In a nutshell, you have to: Create a connection to your Chrome …

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Intune – Onboarding Google Chrome OS devices is coming

After allowing onboarding Linux devices in Intune (see https://t.co/J2nsZT6MPW), support for Google Chrome OS is also coming. It is worth noting there is not yet any official documentation or communication but the onboarding process will more likely looks the same than for Linux devices. This means you will have options to create compliance policies to …

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Intune – Updates for Intune network endpoints

  If you use Microsoft Intune (aka Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manger) and are filtering Internet access from your corporate network, you need to update your firewall filtering configuration to update the allowed IP addresses for Microsoft Intune.   Microsoft has updated the network endpoints used by Intune due to the added Azure services (Azure Scale …

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Intune – You can now onboard Linux clients in Intune

As you know, Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager is the device management solution from Microsoft, allowing you to manage Windows, MacOS, iOS/iPad or Android devices – from device configuration to software deployment or device compliance. Well, until now there was one major operating system missing: Linux. Good news, you can now onboard Linux devices in Intune to …

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Intune – You can now notify end-users when a device has been enrolled (preview)

Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager can now enable notification – either by email or push notification – to notify end-user when a device has been enrolled by them. This notification can help reporting enrollment mistakes or during the onboarding process of new users. The enrollment notification is available for all platforms (Windows, iOS or Android) and works …

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Windows – Control Internet Explorer retirement with group policy and Intune device configuration

As you know, Internet Explorer has been part of the Windows world for quite some time (first released in August 1995) and is now unsupported and being discontinued by being replaced by more modern web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. In May 2021, Microsoft has announced the 2 steps retirement phases for Internet …

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