What is Microsoft Intune device management?

Applies to: Intune in the Azure portal preview
Because this is a preview, details and functionality are subject to change.
Looking for documentation about the classic Intune console? Go to Intune docs for the classic portal.

The Devices and groups workload gives you insights into the devices you manage, and lets you perform remote tasks on those devices. To access the workload:

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.
  2. Choose More Services > Monitoring + Management > Intune.
  3. On the Intune blade, choose Devices & Groups.

    Devices and groups workload

Now, choose one of the following:

  • Overview Get information about devices you've enrolled, and the operating systems each device runs.
  • Manage - Choose All Devices to see a list of all the devices you manage. Select one of those devices in the list to open the <device name> Overview blade where you can select one of:

    • Overview - See general information about the device including information about it's name, the owner, whether it is a BYOD device, when it last checked-in, and more. Additionally, you can perform the following remote actions on the device (not all actions are supported by all device platforms):

      • Remove company data - Removes only company data managed by Intune. Does not remove personal data from the device. The device will no longer be managed by Intune, and will no longer be able to access corporate resources (not supported for Windows devices that are joined to Azure Active Directory).
      • Factory reset - Returns the device to its default settings. The device will no longer be managed by Intune and both company and personal data are removed. You cannot undo this action.
      • Remote lock - Locks the device. The device owner must use their passcode to unlock it. You can only remotely lock a device that has a PIN or password set.
      • Reset passcode - Generates a new passcode for the device which will be displayed on the <device name> Overview blade.
      • Bypass Activation Lock - This will remove the activation lock from an iOS device without the user’s Apple ID and password. Once you bypass the activation lock, the device turns on activation lock again when the Find My iPhone app launches. Only bypass the activation lock if you have physical access to the device.
      • Lost mode - If a device has been stolen, you can enable lost mode. This lets you specify a message and a phone number that will be displayed on the lock screen of the device.
      • Restart - Causes the device to restart. The device owner is not automatically notified of the restart, therefore might lose work. Device overview
    • Hardware - See more detailed information about the device including it's free storage space, model and manufacturer, and more. Managed device hardware inventory

    • Detected Applications - Displays a list of all apps that Intune found installed on the device. Detected applications node
  • Monitor Choose Device Actions to see a list of device actions that have been performed on devices you manage and the current state of those actions. Monitor device actions
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