Microsoft Intune Adds Mobile Application Management Support for Microsoft Edge

Cloud Computing

Microsoft has announced the release of the June 2023 service release (2306) for Microsoft Intune. The latest update brings Mobile Application Management (MAM) support for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows.

Mobile Application Management (MAM) is a feature that enables organizations to protect and manage mobile apps installed on tablets and smartphones. It helps IT admins to secure corporate data on devices that are not even enrolled in a full MDM solution. The MAM feature supports app protection policies, app deployment, conditional access, and other capabilities.

Microsoft mentioned that the MAM capability is a long-requested feature from enterprise customers. This release should help organizations to improve their overall security posture and protect sensitive data from unauthorized access on Windows PCs.

“Using MAM, Microsoft Edge for Business provides users with secure access to organizational data on personal Windows devices with a customizable user experience. We’ve combined the familiar security features of app protection policies (APP), Windows Defender client threat defense, and conditional access, all anchored to Azure AD identity to ensure unmanaged devices are healthy and protected before granting data access,” the Microsoft Intune team explained.

Microsoft has published a video that briefly demonstrates how MAM for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows works:

Getting started with MAM for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows

Microsoft says that MAM for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows is available in public preview for organizations. Customers can participate in the public preview by signing up on this page. However, keep in mind that IT admins may need to wait up to 10 business days to gain access to this functionality in their tenants.

Lastly, Microsoft has rolled out a new update that gives IT admins more control over Windows client driver and firmware updates installations in Microsoft Intune. The company has detailed various advantages of its new driver update management policies and reports. These include intelligent servicing, streamlined driver management, device status monitoring, and remediation recommendations.