|Applies to: Intune in the Azure portal|
|Looking for documentation about Intune in the classic portal? Go here.|
As an IT admin, you are responsible for making sure that your end users have access to the apps they need to do their work. This can be a challenge because:
- There are a wide range of device platforms and app types.
- You might need to manage apps on company devices and users own devices.
- You must ensure your network, and your data remain secure.
Additionally, you might want to assign, and manage apps on devices that are not enrolled with Intune.
Intune offers a range of capabilities to help you get the apps you need, on the devices you want.
App management capabilities by platform
|Android||iOS||Windows Phone 8.1||Windows 10|
|Add and assign apps to devices and users||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Assign apps to devices not enrolled with Intune||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Use app configuration policies to control the startup behavior of apps||No||Yes||No||No|
|Use mobile app provisioning policies to renew expired apps||No||Yes||No||No|
|Protect company data in apps with app protection policies||Yes||Yes||No||No1|
|Remove only corporate data from an installed app (App selective wipe)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Monitor app assignments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Assign and track volume-purchased apps from an app store||No||No||No||Yes|
|Mandatory install of apps on devices (Required)2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Optional installation on devices from the Company Portal (Available install)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Install shortcut to an app on the web (web clip)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-house (line-of-business) apps||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Apps from a store||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
1 Consider using Windows Information Protection to protect apps on devices that run Windows 10.
2Applies to devices managed by Intune only.
How to get started
You can find most things app-related in the Mobile Apps workload that you can access as follows:
- Sign into the Azure portal.
- Choose More Services > Monitoring + Management > Intune.
On the Intune blade, choose Mobile apps.
- Apps - This node is where you add, assign, and monitor most of your apps.
- App configuration policies - App configuration policies let you supply settings that might be required when a user runs an app.
- App protection policies - Lets you associate settings with an app to help protect the company data it uses. For example, you might restrict the capabilities of an app to communicate with other apps, or require the user to enter a PIN to access a company app.
- App selective wipe - Remove only corporate data from a users device you select.
- iOS provisioning profiles - iOS apps include a provisioning profile and code that is signed by a certificate. When the certificate expires, the app can no longer be run. Intune gives you the tools to proactively assign a new provisioning profile policy to devices that have apps that are nearing expiry.
- Licensed Apps - View, assign, and monitor volume-purchased apps from the app stores.
- Discovered Apps - Shows all apps that were assigned by Intune, and installed on a device.
- App Install Status - Shows the status of an app assignment you created.
- App protection status - Shows the status of an app protection policy for a user you select.
For details, see Monitor apps
- Microsoft Store for Business - Set up integration to the Microsoft Store for Business. Afterwards, you can synchronize purchased applications to Intune, assign them, and track your license usage.
- Company Portal branding - Customize the Company Portal to give it your company branding.