Microsoft Intune Gets Support for Uninstalling Apps in the Company Portal for Windows

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Microsoft has started rolling out the July 2023 service release (2307) for Microsoft Intune. The latest update brings several new capabilities to enhance support for App management, Device configuration, security, and more.

Microsoft has introduced a top-requested feature that lets standard users uninstall Win32 and Microsoft Store apps from within the Company Portal for Windows. This option is already enabled by default for all Microsoft Store apps. However, it will be up to the IT admins to enable/disable the feature for Win32 apps in their tenants. Microsoft says the update is rolling out gradually, and it’s expected to be available in the coming weeks.

“Our first capability we’re highlighting this month enables users to uninstall apps in the Intune Company Portal for Windows themselves rather than relying on help desk support to get it done. Customers have requested this capability for a while; and it even received a standing ovation from customers when we announced at a conference that it was in development,” Microsoft explained.

Microsoft streamlines unified security settings management

Microsoft has released a new unified experience to streamline endpoint security settings management across macOS, Windows, and Linux. In Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, the native security settings management capabilities integrate with Microsoft Intune’s admin experience. This release also removes the requirement for all devices to be registered with Azure AD to streamline the onboarding process.

Microsoft Intune Gets Support for Uninstalling Apps in the Company Portal for Windows

Lastly, Microsoft has announced a new PKG installer workflow to expand the range of apps that can be installed on macOS. Previously, IT admins had to use scripts to deploy security apps (like antivirus solutions or VPNs) on Mac devices. The new flow will let IT admins deploy PKG apps that are unsigned, have a hierarchical structure, or are payload-free PKGs. The company plans to improve the new PKG-installed workflow in the coming months.