Endpoint Configuration Manager

Intune – Enable self-service password reset on Windows login screen new option

As you are now probably aware, Intune administrators were able to enable self-service password reset (SSPR) on the Windows login screen for quite some time This enablement required to create a custom Intune device configuration profile, as documented here https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/06/azure-ad-allow-end-users-to-reset-password-or-pin-from-the-login-screen/. Well, as Intune has been evolving quite quickly and some time you may miss updates, …

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Teams / Intune – Administrators can now control Teams notifications with more granularity

If you use Intune / Endpoint Configuration Manager, you are already aware that you can implement applications protection and configuration policies to secure your organizational data on mobile devices. As a mobile device user using Microsoft Teams, you also know you can get activity notifications from Teams (chat, channels…). Until now, Intune administrators had no …

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Intune – You can now use multiple administrator approval for administration task (preview)

When performing Intune administration tasks, there are tasks – for example application updates – which may require a second view before being deployed and applied. You can now request a second approval step when performing some administrative tasks. During this preview, the multiple approval workflow applies only to: Application – applies to application deployment but …

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Intune – A new experience to add Microsoft Store application with search capability

As you know, you can deploy applications to your devices using Intune. Until now, when deploying applications from the Microsoft Store there was only 2 options: the Microsoft Store for Business – which is going to be retired during the first quarter of 2023 manual configuration of all the details of the application in Intune …

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SCCM – The new 2211 version of SCCM is now available and has a new prerequisite

The new release of System Center Configuration Manager 2211 is now available. It will be made available through the in-console update gradually. As always, you can force the detection by using the early update script available here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099733 As part of this release a new prerequisite check has been introduced: Network Access Account (NAA) account …

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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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