Microsoft Intune new name
Effective October 12, 2022, Microsoft Intune becomes the name of the endpoint management family with the name Microsoft Endpoint Manager no longer being used. Going forward, Microsoft will refer to cloud management as Microsoft Intune and on-premises management as Microsoft Configuration Manager. The Microsoft Intune product family now includes:
- Microsoft Intune
- Microsoft Configuration Manager
- Microsoft Intune Suite
- Microsoft Intune Remote Help
- Microsoft Tunnel for Mobile Application Management (MAM)
- Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that allows businesses to manage devices and applications from a single console. Intune is a part of the Microsoft Endpoint Management family, and it provides management of mobile devices, PCs, and applications from the cloud.
Microsoft Configuration Manager
Microsoft Configuration Manager is an on-premises management tool that allows businesses to manage their devices and applications from a single console. Configuration Manager provides management of desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices on premises.
Microsoft Intune Suite
Effective March 1, 2023, the new Microsoft Intune Suite will be available for customers who have Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 or any other plan which includes a license for Microsoft Intune. Its features include advanced analytics, threat protection, data loss prevention, and more. The Intune Suite consists of the following components (with new features to follow throughout 2023):
- Microsoft Intune Tunnel for Mobile Application Management
- Microsoft Intune management of specialty devices
- Microsoft Intune Remote Help
- Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management
- Microsoft Intune advanced endpoint analytics
Microsoft Intune Remote Help
Microsoft Intune Remote Help is a feature that allows IT administrators to remotely assist users with their devices. This feature is available for both mobile and desktop devices.
Microsoft Tunnel for Mobile Application Management (MAM)
Microsoft Tunnel for Mobile Application Management (MAM) is a feature that provides secure access to on-premises applications and resources from mobile devices. This feature allows businesses to keep their data secure while still providing access to critical applications and resources.
Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management
Microsoft Intune Endpoint Privilege Management is a feature that allows businesses to manage and secure access to sensitive resources and data on their endpoints. This feature provides businesses with the ability to control access to sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access.
Microsoft‘s endpoint management family has undergone some significant changes with the naming changes and product additions. With Microsoft Intune now being the primary name for cloud management and Microsoft Configuration Manager being the on-premises management tool, businesses can streamline their device management and application deployment from a single console. The suite of advanced solutions for Microsoft Intune provides businesses with additional features and capabilities to enhance their device management experience, making it easier than ever before to manage their endpoints.
What is the difference between Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Configuration Manager?
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based endpoint management solution that provides mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capabilities. It is designed to manage devices and applications in a modern, mobile-first world.
Microsoft Configuration Manager, on the other hand, is an on-premises endpoint management solution that provides traditional PC management capabilities, such as software distribution, inventory management, and patch management. It is designed for managing PCs in a corporate environment.
Will the changes to Microsoft endpoint management impact my existing Microsoft Endpoint Manager deployment?
No, the changes to the naming of Microsoft endpoint management will not impact your existing deployment. However, you may need to update any documentation or training materials that reference the old name.
Will I need to purchase additional licenses to access the new Microsoft Intune suite of advanced solutions?
It depends on your current licensing agreement with Microsoft. If you have Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 or any other plan that includes a license for Microsoft Intune, you will be able to access the new suite of advanced solutions at no additional cost. If you do not have a license for Microsoft Intune, you will need to purchase one in order to access the new suite of advanced solutions.
Is Microsoft Intune still available?
Yes, Microsoft Intune is still available, and it becomes the name of Microsoft’s endpoint management family.
Is Microsoft Endpoint Manager now Microsoft Intune?
Yes, Microsoft Endpoint Manager will no longer be used as a name for the endpoint management family, and it will be replaced by Microsoft Intune.
What is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is no longer being used as a name for the endpoint management family, and it has been replaced by Microsoft Intune for cloud management and Microsoft Configuration Manager for on-premises management.
For the full article about the naming change to Microsoft Intune, please visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/endpoint-management-blog/introducing-the-microsoft-intune-product-family/ba-p/3650769.
For the full article and to find out more about the capabilities of the new Microsoft Intune suite of advanced solutions, please visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/endpoint-management-blog/reduce-your-overall-tco-with-a-new-microsoft-intune-plan/ba-p/3650725.
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