Updates to Microsoft Intune used to be done on a quarterly base.
But Microsoft is going for a more agile method, and release service updates on a more frequent base.
After the updates in November, Microsoft is already releasing a service update this week.
New features that will be released to Intune standalone (cloud only) as part of this service update include:
- Ability to restrict access to Exchange Online email based upon device enrollment and compliance policies
- Management of Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for iOS devices, including ability to restrict actions such as copy, cut, and paste outside of the managed app ecosystem
- Ability to extend application protection to existing line-of-business apps using the Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS
- Managed Browser app for Android devices that controls actions that users can perform, including allow/deny access to specific websites. Managed Browser app for iOS devices currently pending store approval
- PDF Viewer, AV Player, and Image Viewer apps for Android devices that help users securely view corporate content
- Bulk enrollment of iOS devices using Apple Configurator
- Ability to create configuration files using Apple Configurator and import these files into Intune to set custom iOS policies
- Lockdown of Windows Phone 8.1 devices with Assigned Access mode using OMA-URI settings
- Ability to set additional policies on Windows Phone 8.1 devices using OMA-URI settings
And new Intune-managed Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Android devices are coming soon.
Faster updates is a good thing, this means we are able to use the new features faster. But it makes it harder to follow up the releases and new features.
You can follow this RSS feed to stay up-to-date on all of the exciting capabilities coming to Microsoft Intune. And of course there will be a lot of information on the SCUG blogs :).