- Microsoft Intune’s October service release (2310) introduces a new feature that enables IT admins to seamlessly manage line-of-business (LOB) applications on devices running the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
- Administrators can now mandate the installation of Apple device management software updates within a specified time frame.
- The addition of web enrollment with Just in Time (JIT) registration streamlines the onboarding experience for personal devices.
Microsoft has released a slew of new capabilities and improvements for Microsoft Intune. The first new feature that the company highlighted today enables IT admins to install and remove line-of-business (LOB) applications on devices running Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Up until now, IT admins had to use third-party applications to manage AOSP line-of-business required apps within their organizations. LOB apps are applications that an organization needs to perform specific business operations. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is the source code repository that lets developers create custom versions of the Android operating system.
“Admins can now leverage the existing LOB app flow in Intune, used to manage and protect applications used for all other devices, and select AOSP as the targeted platform after uploading the app. This is particularly useful for organizations who use specialty devices such as the Meta Quest family of immersive headsets and frontline wearables RealWear,” Microsoft explained.
Microsoft Intune now allows administrators to mandate the installation of Apple device management software updates within a designated time frame. The device will natively handle the downloading and installation process of the update to minimize disruptions.
Furthermore, it’s possible to include a help URL alongside the update in System Settings. It will provide details about the update, number of prompts, deadline, and other instructions.
Microsoft has introduced support for web enrollment with Just in Time (JIT) registration to streamline the onboarding experience for personal devices. The JIT registration feature establishes Single Sign-On (SSO) to reduce the number of authentication prompts on the device. The enrollment process occurs through the Intune Company Portal, which eliminates the need to switch between different applications. This capability is available for devices running iOS/iPadOS 15 or higher.
Last but not least, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Mobile Application Management (MAM) support for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows. This capability has been available in public preview since June, allowing users to get secure access to organizational data on personal Windows devices.