What's new in the Microsoft Intune - previous months

May 2020

App management

Windows 32-bit (x86) apps on ARM64 devices

Windows 32-bit (x86) apps that are deployed as available to ARM64 devices will now be displayed in the Company Portal. For more information about Windows 32-bit apps, see Win32 app management.

Windows Company Portal app icon

The icon for the Windows Company Portal app has been updated. For more information about the Company Portal, see How to customize the Intune Company Portal apps, Company Portal website, and Intune app.

Update to icons in Company Portal app for iOS/iPadOS and macOS

We've updated the icons in Company Portal to create a more modern look and feel that's supported on dual screen devices and aligns with the Microsoft Fluent Design System. To see the updated icons, go to UI updates for Intune end-user apps.

Customize self-service device actions in the Company Portal

You can customize the available self-service device actions that are shown to end-users in the Company Portal app and website. To help prevent unintended device actions, you can configure these settings for the Company Portal app by selecting Tenant Administration > Customization. The following actions are available:

Auto update VPP available apps

Apps that are published as Volume Purchase Program (VPP) available apps will be automatically updated when Automatic App Updates is enabled for the VPP token. Previously, VPP available apps did not automatically update. Instead, end-users had to go to the Company Portal and reinstall the app if a newer version was available. Required apps continue to support automatic updates.

Android Company Portal user experience

In the 2005 release of Android Company Portal, end-users of Android devices that are issued a warn, block, or wipe by an app protection policy will see a new user experience. Instead of the current dialog experience, end-users will see a full page message describing the reason for the warn, block, or wipe and the steps to remediate the issue. For more information, see App protection experience for Android devices and Android app protection policy settings in Microsoft Intune.

Support for multiple accounts in Company Portal for macOS

The Company Portal on macOS devices now caches user accounts, making sign-in easier. Users no longer need to sign into the Company Portal every time they launch the application. Additionally, the Company Portal will display an account picker if multiple user accounts are cached, so that users don't have to enter their user name.

Newly available protected apps

The following protected apps are now available:

  • Board Papers
  • Breezy for Intune
  • Hearsay Relate for Intune
  • ISEC7 Mobile Exchange Delegate for Intune
  • Lexmark for Intune
  • Meetio Enterprise
  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Now® Mobile - Intune
  • Qlik Sense Mobile
  • ServiceNow® Agent - Intune
  • ServiceNow® Onboarding - Intune
  • Smartcrypt for Intune
  • Tact for Intune
  • Zero - email for attorneys

For more information about protected apps, see Microsoft Intune protected apps.

Search the Intune docs from the Company Portal

You can now search the Intune documentation directly from the Company Portal for macOS app. In the menu bar, select Help > Search and enter the key words of your search to quickly find answers to your questions.

Company Portal for Android guides users to get apps after work profile enrollment

We've improved the in-app guidance in Company Portal to make it easier for users to find and install apps. After they enroll in work profile management, users will get a message explaining how to find suggested apps in the badged version of Google Play. The last step in Enroll device with Android profile has been updated to show the new message. Users will also see a new Get Apps link in the Company Portal drawer on the left. To make way for these new and improved experiences, the APPS tab was removed. To see the updated screens, go to UI updates for Intune end-user apps.

Device configuration

Improvements to OEMConfig support for Zebra Technologies devices

Intune fully supports all features provided by Zebra OEMConfig. Customers managing Zebra Technologies devices with Android Enterprise and OEMConfig can deploy multiple OEMConfig profiles to one device. Customers can also view rich reporting about the status of their Zebra OEMConfig profiles.

For more information, see Deploy multiple OEMConfig profiles to Zebra devices in Microsoft Intune.

There is no change in OEMConfig behavior for other OEMs.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise
  • Zebra Technologies devices that support OEMConfig. For specific details on support, contact Zebra.

Configure system extensions on macOS devices

On macOS devices, you can create a kernel extensions profile to configure settings at the kernel-level (Devices > Configuration profiles > macOS for platform > Kernel extensions for profile). Apple is eventually deprecating kernel extensions, and replacing them with system extensions in a future release.

System extensions run in the user space, and don’t have access to the kernel. The goal is to increase security and provide more end user control, while limiting attacks at the kernel level. Both kernel extensions and system extensions allow users to install app extensions that extend the native capabilities of the operating system.

In Intune, you can configure both kernel extensions and system extensions (Devices > Configuration profiles > macOS for platform > System extensions for profile). Kernel extensions apply to 10.13.2 and newer. System extensions apply to 10.15 and newer. From macOS 10.15 to macOS 10.15.4, kernel extensions and system extensions can run side-by-side.

To learn about these extensions on macOS devices, see Add macOS extensions.

Applies to:

  • macOS 10.15 and newer

Configure app and process privacy preferences on macOS devices

With the release of macOS Catalina 10.15, Apple added new security and privacy enhancements. By default, applications and processes are unable to access specific data without user consent. If users don't provide consent, the applications and processes may fail to function. Intune is adding support for settings that enable IT administrators to allow or disallow data access consent on behalf of end-users on devices running macOS 10.14 and later. These settings will ensure that applications and processes continue to function properly, and reduce the number of prompts.

For more information on the settings you can manage, see macOS privacy preferences.

Applies to:

  • macOS 10.14 and newer

Device enrollment

Enrollment restrictions support scope tags

You can now assign scope tags to enrollment restrictions. To do so, go to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > Enrollment restrictions > Create restriction. Create either type of restriction and you'll see the Scope tags page. For more information, see Set enrollment restrictions.

Autopilot support for HoloLens 2 devices

Windows Autopilot now supports HoloLens 2 devices. For more information on using Autopilot for HoloLens, see Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2.

Device management

Use sync remote action in bulk for iOS

You can now use the sync remote action on up to 100 iOS devices at a time. To see this feature, go to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > All devices > Bulk device actions.

Automated device sync interval down to 12 hours

For Apple's Automated Device Enrollment, the automated device sync interval between Intune and Apple Business Manager has been reduced from 24 hours to 12 hours. For more information on sync, see Sync managed devices.

Device security

Derived credentials support for DISA Purebred on Android devices

You can now use DISA Purebred as a derived credentials provider on Android Enterprise fully managed devices. Support includes retrieving a derived credential for DISA Purebred. You can use a derived credential for app authentication, Wi-Fi, VPN, or S/MIME signing and/or encryption with apps that support it.

Send push notifications as an action for noncompliance

You can now configure an action for noncompliance that sends a push notification to a user when their device fails to meet conditions of a compliance policy. The new action is Send push notification to end user, and is supported on Android and iOS devices.

When users select the push notification on their device, the Company Portal or Intune app opens to display details about why they are noncompliant.

Endpoint security content and new features

The documentation for Intune Endpoint Security is now available. In the endpoint security node of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center you can:

  • Create and deploy focused security policies to your managed devices
  • Configure integration with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, and manage security tasks help remediate risks for at-risk devices as identified by your ATP team
  • Configure security baselines
  • Manage device compliance and conditional access policies
  • View compliance status for all your devices from both Intune and Configuration Manager when Configuration Manager is configured for client attach.

In addition to the availability of content, the following are new for Endpoint Security this month:

  • Endpoint security policies are out of preview and are now ready to use in production environments, as generally available, with two exceptions:

    • In a new public preview, you can use the Microsoft Defender Firewall rules profile for Windows 10 Firewall policy. With each instance of this profile you can configure up to 150 firewall rules to compliment your Microsoft Defender Firewall profiles.
    • Account protection security policy remains in preview.
  • You can now create a duplicate of endpoint security policies. Duplicates keep the settings configuration of the original policy, but get a new name. Then new policy instance doesn't include any assignments to groups until you edit the new policy instance to add them. You can duplicate the following policies:

    • Antivirus
    • Disk encryption
    • Firewall
    • Endpoint detection and response
    • Attack surface reduction
    • Account protection
  • You can now create a duplicate of a security baseline. Duplicates keep the settings configuration of the original baseline, but get a new name. The new baseline instance doesn't include any assignments to groups until you edit the new baseline instance to add them.

  • A new report for endpoint security antivirus policy is available: Windows 10 unhealthy endpoints. This report is a new page you can select when your viewing your endpoint security antivirus policy. The report displays the antivirus status of your MDM-managed Windows 10 devices.

Support for S/MIME signing and encryption certificates with Outlook on Android

You can now use certificates for S/MIME signing and encryption with Outlook on Android. With this support, you can provision these certificates by using SCEP, PKCS, and PKCS imported certificate profiles. The following Android platforms are supported:

  • Android Enterprise Work Profile
  • Android Device Administrator

Support for Android Enterprise Fully Managed devices is coming soon.

For more information about this support, see Sensitivity labeling and protection in Outlook for iOS and Android in the Exchange documentation.

Use Endpoint detection and response policy to onboard devices to Defender ATP

Use endpoint security policy for Endpoint detection and response (EDR) to onboard and configure devices for your deployment of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Defender ATP). EDR supports policy for Windows devices managed by Intune (MDM), and a separate policy for Windows devices managed by Configuration Manager.

To use the policy for Configuration Manager devices, you must set up Configuration Manager to support the EDR policy. Set up includes:

  • Configure your Configuration manager for tenant attach.
  • Install an in-console update for Configuration Manager to enable support for the EDR policies. This update applies only to hierarchies that have enabled tenant attach.
  • Synchronize your device collections form your hierarchy to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Device reports UI update

The reports overview pane will now provide a Summary and a Reports tab. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Reports, then select the Reports tab to see the available report types. For related information, see Intune reports.

Scripting

macOS script support

Script support for macOS is now generally available. In addition, we have added support for both user assigned scripts and macOS devices that have been enrolled with Apple's Automated Device Enrollment (formerly Device Enrollment Program). For more information, see Use shell scripts on macOS devices in Intune.

App management

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus rename

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. To learn more, see Name change for Office 365 ProPlus. In our documentation, we'll commonly refer to it as Microsoft 365 Apps. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, you can find the apps suite by selecting Apps > Windows > Add. For information about adding apps, see Add apps to Microsoft Intune.

Manage S/MIME settings for Outlook on Android Enterprise devices

You can use app configuration policies to manage the S/MIME setting for Outlook on devices that run Android Enterprise. You can also choose whether or not to allow the device users to enable or disable S/MIME in Outlook settings. To use app configuration policies for Android, in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center go to Apps > App configuration policies > Add > Managed devices. For more information about configuring settings for Outlook, see Microsoft Outlook configuration settings.

Pre-release testing for Managed Google Play apps

Organizations that are using Google Play's closed test tracks for app pre-release testing can manage these tracks with Intune. You can selectively assign apps that are published to Google Play's pre-production tracks to pilot groups in order to perform testing. In Intune, you can see whether an app has a pre-production build test track published to it, as well as be able to assign that track to Azure AD user or device groups. This feature is available for all of our currently supported Android Enterprise scenarios (work profile, fully managed, and dedicated). In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, you can add a Managed Google Play app by selecting Apps > Android > Add. For more information, see Working with Managed Google Play Closed Testing Tracks.

Microsoft Teams is now included in Microsoft 365 for macOS

Users who are assigned Microsoft 365 for macOS in Microsoft Endpoint Manager will now receive Microsoft Teams in addition to the existing Microsoft 365 apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote). Intune will recognize the existing Mac devices that have the other Office for macOS apps installed, and will attempt to install Microsoft Teams the next time the device checks in with Intune. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, you can find the Office 365 Suite for macOS by selecting Apps > macOS > Add. For more information, see Assign Office 365 to macOS devices with Microsoft Intune.

Update to Android app configuration policies

Android app configuration policies have been updated to allow admins to select the device enrollment type before creating an app config profile. The functionality is being added to account for certificate profiles that are based on enrollment type (Work profile or Device Owner). This update provides the following:

  1. If a new profile is created and Work Profile and Device Owner Profile are selected for device enrollment type, you will not be able to associate a certificate profile with the app config policy.
  2. If a new profile is created and Work Profile only is selected, Work Profile certificate policies created under Device Configuration can be utilized.
  3. If a new profile is created and Device Owner only is selected, Device Owner certificate policies created under Device Configuration can be utilized.

Important

Existing policies created prior to the release of this feature (April 2020 release - 2004) that do not have any certificate profiles associated with the policy will default to Work Profile and Device Owner Profile for device enrollment type. Also, existing policies created prior to the release of this feature that have certificate profiles associated with them will default to Work Profile only.

Additionally, we are adding Gmail and Nine email configuration profiles that will work for both Work Profile and Device Owner enrollment types, including the use of certificate profiles on both email configuration types. Any Gmail or Nine policies that you have created under Device Configuration for Work Profiles will continue to apply to the device and it is not necessary to move them to app configuration policies.

In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, you can find app configuration policies by selecting Apps > App configuration policies. For more information about app configuration policies, see App configuration policies for Microsoft Intune.

Push notification when device ownership type is changed

You can configure a push notification to send to both your Android and iOS Company Portal users when their device ownership type has been changed from Personal to Corporate as a privacy courtesy. This push notification is set to off by default. The setting can be found in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager by selecting Tenant administration > Customization. To learn more about how device ownership affects your end-users, see Change device ownership.

Group targeting support for Customization pane

You can target the settings in the Customization pane to user groups. To find these settings in Intune, navigate to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Tenant administration > Customization. For more information about customization, see How to customize the Intune Company Portal apps, Company Portal website, and Intune app.

Device configuration

Multiple "Evaluate each connection attempt" on-demand VPN rules supported on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

The Intune user experience allows multiple on-demand VPN rules in the same VPN profile with the Evaluate each connection attempt action (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS or macOS for platform > VPN for profile > Automatic VPN > On-demand).

It only honored the first rule in the list. This behavior is fixed, and Intune evaluates all rules in the list. Each rule is evaluated in the order it appears in the on-demand rules list.

Note

If you have existing VPN profiles that use these on-demand VPN rules, the fix applies the next time you change the VPN profile. For example, make a minor change, such as change the connection the name, and then save the profile.

If you're using SCEP certificates for authentication, this change causes the certificates for this VPN profile to be re-issued.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS
  • macOS

For more information on VPN profiles, see Create VPN profiles.

Additional options in SSO and SSO app extension profiles on iOS/iPadOS devices

On iOS/iPadOS devices, you can:

  • In SSO profiles (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device features for profile > Single sign-on), set the Kerberos principal name to be the Security Account Manager (SAM) account name in SSO profiles.
  • In SSO app extension profiles (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device features for profile > Single sign-on app extension), configure the iOS/iPadOS Microsoft Azure AD extension with fewer clicks by using a new SSO app extension type. You can enable the Azure AD extension for devices in shared device mode and send extension-specific data to the extension.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS 13.0+

For more information on using single sign-on on iOS/iPadOS devices, see Single sign-on app extension overview and Single sign-on settings list.

New shell script settings for macOS devices

When configuring shell scripts for macOS devices, you can now configure the following new settings:

  • Hide script notifications on devices
  • Script frequency
  • Maximum number of times to retry if script fails

For more information, see Use shell scripts on macOS devices in Intune.

Device enrollment

Delete Apple Automated Device Enrollment token when default profile is present

Previously, you couldn't delete a default profile, which meant that you couldn't delete the Automated Device Enrollment token associated with it. Now, you can delete the token when:

  • no devices are assigned to the token
  • a default profile is present To do so, delete the default profile and then delete the associated token. For more information, see Delete an ADE token from Intune.

Scaled up support for Apple Automated Device Enrollment and Apple Configurator 2 devices, profiles, and tokens

To help distributed IT departments and organizations, Intune now supports up to 1000 enrollment profiles per token, 2000 Automated Device Enrollment (formerly known as DEP) tokens per Intune account, and 75,000 devices per token. There is no specific limit for devices per enrollment profile, below the maximum number of devices per token.

Intune now supports up to 1000 Apple Configurator 2 profiles.

For more information, see Supported volume.

All devices page column entry changes

On the All devices page, the entries for the Managed by column have changed:

  • Intune is now displayed instead of MDM
  • Co-managed is now displayed instead of MDM/ConfigMgr Agent

The export values are unchanged.

Device management

Trusted Platform Manager (TPM) Version information now on Device Hardware page

You can now see the TPM version number on a device's hardware page (Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > choose a device > Hardware > look under System enclosure).

Microsoft Endpoint Manager tenant attach: Device sync and device actions

Microsoft Endpoint Manager is bringing together Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console. Starting in Configuration Manager version 2002, you can upload your Configuration Manager devices to the cloud service and take actions on them in the admin center. For more information, see Microsoft Endpoint Manager tenant attach: Device sync and device actions.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Collect logs to better troubleshoot scripts assigned to macOS devices

You can now collect logs for improved troubleshooting of scripts assigned to macOS devices. You can collect logs up to 60 MB (compressed) or 25 files, whichever occurs first. For more information, see Troubleshoot macOS shell script policies using log collection.

Security

Derived credentials to provision Android Enterprise Fully Managed devices with certificates

Intune now supports use of derived credentials as an authentication method for Android devices. Derived credentials are an implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-157 standard for deploying certificates to devices. Our support for Android expands on our support for devices that run iOS/iPadOS.

Derived credentials rely on the use of a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) card, like a smart card. To get a derived credential for their mobile device, users start in the Microsoft Intune app and follow an enrollment workflow that is unique to the provider you use. Common to all providers is the requirement to use a smart card on a computer to authenticate to the derived credential provider. That provider then issues a certificate to the device that's derived from the user's smart card.

You can use derived credentials as the authentication method for device configuration profiles for VPN and WiFi. You can also use them for app authentication, and S/MIME signing and encryption for applications that support it.

Intune now supports the following derived credential providers with Android:

  • Entrust Datacard
  • Intercede

A third provider, DISA Purebred, will be available for Android in a future release.

Microsoft Edge security baseline is now Generally Available

A new version of the Microsoft Edge security baseline is now available, and is released as generally available (GA). The previous Edge baseline was in Preview. The new baseline version ins April 2020 (Edge version 80 and later).

With the release of this new baseline, you'll no longer be able to create profiles based on the previous baseline versions, but you can continue to use profiles you created with those versions. You can also choose to update your existing profiles to use the latest baseline version.

March 2020

App management

Improved sign-in experience in Company Portal for Android

We've updated the layout of several sign-in screens in the Company Portal app for Android to make the experience more modern, simple, and clean for users. For a look at the improvements, see What's New in the app UI.

Configure Delivery Optimization agent when downloading Win32 app content

You can configure the Delivery Optimization agent to download Win32 app content either in background or foreground mode based on assignment. For existing Win32 apps, content will continue to download in background mode. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Apps > All apps > select the Win32 app > Properties. Select Edit next to Assignments. Edit the assignment by selecting Include under Mode in the Required section. You will find the new setting in the App settings section. For more information about Delivery Optimization, see Win32 app management - Delivery Optimization.

Company Portal for iOS supports landscape mode

Users can now enroll their devices, find apps, and get IT support using the screen orientation of their choice. The app will automatically detect and adjust screens to fit portrait or landscape mode, unless users lock the screen in portrait mode.

Script support for macOS devices (Public Preview)

You can add and deploy scripts to macOS devices. This support extends your ability to configure macOS devices beyond what is possible using native MDM capabilities on macOS devices. For more information, see Use shell scripts on macOS devices in Intune.

macOS and iOS Company Portal updates

The Profile pane of the macOS and iOS Company Portal has been updated to include the sign-out button. Additionally, UI improvements have been made to the Profile pane in the macOS Company Portal. For more information about the Company Portal, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Retarget web clips to Microsoft Edge on iOS devices

Newly deployed web clips (pinned web apps) on iOS devices that are required to open in a protected browser, will open in Microsoft Edge rather than the Intune Managed Browser. You must retarget pre-existing web clips to ensure they open in Microsoft Edge rather than the Managed Browser. For more information, see Manage web access by using Microsoft Edge with Microsoft Intune and Add web apps to Microsoft Intune.

Use the Intune diagnostic tool with Microsoft Edge for Android

Microsoft Edge for Android is now integrated with the Intune diagnostic tool. Similarly to the experience on Microsoft Edge for iOS, entering "about:intunehelp" into the URL bar (the address box) of Microsoft Edge on the device will start the Intune diagnostic tool. This tool will provide detailed logs. Users can be guided to collect and send these logs to their IT department, or view MAM logs for specific apps.

Updates to Intune branding and customization

We have updated the Intune pane that was named "Branding and customization" with improvements, including:

  • Renaming the pane to Customization.
  • Improving the organization and design of the settings.
  • Improving the settings text and tooltips.

To find these settings in Intune, navigate to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Tenant administration > Customization. For information about existing customization, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

User's personal encrypted recovery key

A new Intune feature is available that enables users to retrieve their personal encrypted FileVault recovery key for Mac devices through the Android Company Portal application or through the Android Intune application. There is a link in both the Company Portal application and Intune application that will open a Chrome browser to the Web Company Portal where the user can see the FileVault recovery key needed to access their Mac devices. For more information about encryption, see Use device Encryption with Intune.

Optimized dedicated device enrollment

We're optimizing the enrollment for Android Enterprise dedicated devices and making it easier for SCEP certificates associated with Wi-Fi to apply to dedicated devices enrolled prior to November 22, 2019. For new enrollments, the Intune app will continue to install, but end-users will no longer need to perform the Enable Intune Agent step during enrollment. Installment will happen in the background automatically and SCEP certificates associated with Wi-Fi can be deployed and set without end-user interaction.

These changes will be rolling out on a phased basis throughout the month of March as the Intune service backend deploys. All tenants will have this new behavior by the end of March. For related information, see Support for SCEP certificates in Android Enterprise dedicated devices.

Device configuration

New user experience when creating administrative templates on Windows devices

Based on customer feedback, and our move to the new Azure full screen experience, we've rebuilt the Administrative Templates profile experience with a folder view. We haven't made changes to any settings or existing profiles. So, your existing profiles will stay the same, and will be usable in the new view. You can still navigate all settings options by selecting All Settings, and using search. The tree view is split by Computer and User configurations. You will find Windows, Office, and Edge settings in their associated folders.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 and newer

VPN profiles with IKEv2 VPN connections can use always on with iOS/iPadOS devices

On iOS/iPadOS devices, you can create a VPN profile that uses an IKEv2 connection (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > VPN for profile type). Now, you can configure always-on with IKEv2. When configured, IKEv2 VPN profiles connect automatically, and stay connected (or quickly reconnect) to the VPN. It stays connected even when moving between networks or restarting devices.

On iOS/iPadOS, always-on VPN is limited to IKEv2 profiles.

To see the IKEv2 settings you can configure, go to Add VPN settings on iOS devices in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS

Delete bundles and bundle arrays in OEMConfig device configuration profiles on Android Enterprise devices

On Android Enterprise devices, you create and update OEMConfig profiles (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > OEMConfig for profile type). Users can now delete bundles and bundle arrays using the Configuration designer in Intune.

For more information on OEMConfig profiles, see Use and manage Android Enterprise devices with OEMConfig in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise

Configure the iOS/iPadOS Microsoft Azure AD SSO app extension

The Microsoft Azure AD team created a redirect single sign-on (SSO) app extension to allow iOS/iPadOS 13.0+ users to gain access to Microsoft apps and websites with one sign-on. All apps that previously had brokered authentication with the Microsoft Authenticator app will continue to get SSO with the new SSO extension. With the Azure AD SSO app extension release, you can configure the SSO extension with the redirect SSO app extension type (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device features for profile type > Single sign-on app extension).

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.0 and newer
  • iPadOS 13.0 and newer

For more information about iOS SSO app extensions, see Single sign-on app extension.

Enterprise app trust settings modification setting is removed from iOS/iPadOS device restriction profiles

On iOS/iPadOS devices, you create a device restrictions profile (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). The Enterprise app trust settings modification setting is removed by Apple, and is removed from Intune. If you currently use this setting in a profile, it has no impact, and is removed from existing profiles. This setting is also removed from any reporting in Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS

To see the settings you can restrict, go to iOS and iPadOS device settings to allow or restrict features.

Troubleshooting: Pending MAM policy notification changed to informational icon

The notification icon for a pending MAM policy on the Troubleshooting blade has been change to an informational icon.

UI update when configuring compliance policy

We've updated the UI for creating compliance policies in Microsoft Endpoint manager (Devices > Compliance policies > Policies > Create Policy). We've a new user experience that includes the same settings and details you've used previously. The new experience follows a wizard-like process to create the compliance policy and includes a page where you can add Assignments for the policy, and a Review + Create page where you can review your configuration before creating the policy.

Retire noncompliant devices

We've added a new action for noncompliant devices that you can add to any policy, to retire the noncompliant device. The new action, Retire the noncompliant device, results in removal of all company data from the device, and also removes the device from being managed by Intune. This action runs when the configured value in days is reached and at that point the device becomes eligible to be retired. The minimum value is 30 days. Explicit IT admin approval will be required to retire the devices by using the Retire Non-compliant devices section, where admins can retire all eligible devices.

Support for WPA and WPA2 in iOS Enterprise Wi-Fi profiles

Enterprise Wi-Fi profiles for iOS now support the Security type field. For Security type, you can select either of WPA Enterprise or WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, and then specify a selection for the EAP type. (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile and select iOS/iPadOS for Platform and then Wi-Fi for Profile).

The new Enterprise options are like those that have been available for a Basic Wi-Fi profile for iOS.

New user experience for certificate, email, VPN, and Wi-Fi, VPN profiles

We've updated the user experience in the Endpoint Management Admin Center (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile) for creating and modifying the following profile types. The new experience presents the same settings as before, but uses a wizard-like experience that doesn't require as much horizontal scrolling. You won't need to modify existing configurations with the new experience.

  • Derived credential
  • Email
  • PKCS certificate
  • PKCS imported certificate
  • SCEP certificate
  • Trusted certificate
  • VPN
  • Wi-Fi

Improved user interface experience when creating device restrictions profiles on Android and Android Enterprise devices

When you create a profile for Android or Android Enterprise devices, the experience in the Endpoint Management admin center is updated. This change impacts the following device configuration profiles (Devices > Configuration Profiles > Create profile > Android device administrator or Android Enterprise for platform):

  • Device restrictions: Android device administrator
  • Device restrictions: Android Enterprise device owner
  • Device restrictions: Android Enterprise work profile

For more information on the device restrictions you can configure, see Android device administrator and Android Enterprise.

Improved user interface experience when creating configuration profiles on iOS/iPadOS and macOS devices

When you create a profile for iOS or macOS devices, the experience in the Endpoint Management admin center is updated. This change impacts the following device configuration profiles (Devices > Configuration Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS or macOS for platform):

  • Custom: iOS/iPadOS, macOS
  • Device features: iOS/iPadOS, macOS
  • Device restrictions: iOS/iPadOS, macOS
  • Endpoint protection: macOS
  • Extensions: macOS
  • Preference file: macOS

Hide from user configuration setting in device features on macOS devices

When you create a device features configuration profile on macOS devices, there's a new Hide from user configuration setting (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > macOS for platform > Device features for profile > Login items).

This feature sets an app's hide checkmark in the Users & Groups login items apps list on macOS devices. Existing profiles show this setting within the list as unconfigured. To configure this setting, administrators can update existing profiles.

When set to Hide, the hide checkbox is checked for the app, and users can't change it. It also hides the app from users after users sign in to their devices.

Hide apps on macOS devices after users sign in to the device in Microsoft Intune and Endpoint Manager

For more information on the setting you can configure, see macOS device feature settings.

This feature applies to:

  • macOS

Device enrollment

Configure if enrollment is available in Company Portal for Android and iOS

You can configure whether device enrollment in the Company Portal on Android and iOS devices is available with prompts, available without prompts, or unavailable to users. To find these settings in Intune, navigate to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and, select Tenant administration > Customization > Edit > Device enrollment.

Support for the device enrollment setting requires end users have these Company Portal versions:

  • Company Portal on iOS: version 4.4 or later
  • Company Portal on Android: version 5.0.4715.0 or later

For more information about existing Company Portal customization, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Device management

New Android report on Android Devices overview page

We've added a report to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin console in the Android Devices overview page that displays how many Android devices have been enrolled in each device management solution. This chart (like the same chart already in the Azure console) shows work profile, fully managed, dedicated, and device administrator enrolled device counts. To see the report, choose Devices > Android > Overview.

Guide users from Android device administrator management to work profile management

We're releasing a new compliance setting for the Android device administrator platform. This setting lets you make a device non-compliant if it's managed with device administrator.

On these non-compliant devices, on the Update device settings page users will see the Move to new device management setup message. If they tap the Resolve button, they'll be guided through:

  1. Unenrolling from device administrator management
  2. Enrolling in work profile management
  3. Resolving compliance issues

Google is decreasing device administrator support in new Android releases in an effort to move to modern, richer, and more secure device management with Android Enterprise. Intune can only provide full support for device administrator-managed Android devices running Android 10 and later through Q2 CY2020. Device administrator-managed devices (except Samsung) that are running Android 10 or later after this time won't be able to be entirely managed. In particular, impacted devices won't receive new password requirements.

For more information about this setting, see Move Android devices from device administrator to work profile management.

New URL for the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

To align with the announcement of Microsoft Endpoint Manager at Ignite last year, we have changed the URL for the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center (formerly Microsoft 365 Device Management) to https://endpoint.microsoft.com. The old admin center URL (https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com) will continue to work, but we recommend you start accessing the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center using the new URL.

For more information, see Simplify IT tasks using the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

Change Primary User for Windows devices

You can change the Primary User for Windows hybrid and Azure AD Joined devices. To do so, go to Intune > Devices > All devices > choose a device > Properties > Primary User. For more information, see Change a device's primary user.

A new RBAC permission (Managed Devices / Set primary user) has also been created for this task. The permission has been added to built-in roles including Helpdesk Operator, School Administrator, and Endpoint Security Manager.

This feature is rolling out to customers globally under preview. You should see the feature within the next few weeks.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager tenant attach: Device sync and device actions

Microsoft Endpoint Manager is bringing together Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console. Starting in Configuration Manager technical preview version 2002.2, you can upload your Configuration Manager devices to the cloud service and take actions on them in the admin center. For more information, see Features in Configuration Manager technical preview version 2002.2.

Review the Configuration Manager technical preview article before installing this update. This article familiarizes you with the general requirements and limitations for using a technical preview, how to update between versions, and how to provide feedback.

Bulk remote actions

You can now issue bulk commands for the following remote actions: restart, rename, Autopilot reset, wipe, and delete. To see the new bulk actions, go to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > All devices > Bulk actions.

All devices list improved search, sort, and filter

The All devices list has been improved for better performance, searching, sorting, and filtering. For more information, see this Support Tip.

Monitor and troubleshoot

The Data Warehouse now provides the MAC address

The Intune Data Warehouse provides the MAC address as a new property (EthernetMacAddress) in the device entity to allow admins to correlate between the user and host mac address. This property helps to reach specific users and troubleshoot incidents occurring on the network. Admins can also use this property in Power BI reports to build richer reports. For more information, see the Intune Data Warehouse device entity.

Additional Data Warehouse device inventory properties

Additional device inventory properties are available using the Intune Data Warehouse. The following properties are now exposed via the devices beta collection:

  • ethernetMacAddress - The unique network identifier of this device.
  • model - The device model.
  • office365Version - The version of Microsoft 365 that is installed on the device.
  • windowsOsEdition - The Operating System version.

The following properties are now exposed via the devicePropertyHistory beta collection:

  • physicalMemoryInBytes - The physical memory in bytes.
  • totalStorageSpaceInBytes - Total storage capacity in bytes.

For more information, see Microsoft Intune Data Warehouse API.

Help and support workflow update to support additional services

We've updated the Help and support page in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center where you now choose the management type you use. With this change you'll be able to select from the following management types:

  • Configuration Manager (includes Desktop Analytics)
  • Intune
  • Co-management

Security

Use a preview of security administrator focused policies as part of Endpoint security

As a public preview, we've added several new policy groups under the Endpoint security node in the Microsoft Endpoint Management admin center. As a security admin you can use these new policies to focus on specific aspects of device security to manage discrete groups of related settings without the overhead of the larger Device Configuration policy body.

With the exception of the new Antivirus policy for Microsoft Defender Antivirus (see below), the settings in each new of these new preview policies and profiles are the same settings that you might already configure through Device configuration profiles today.

The following are the new policy types that are all in preview, and their available profile types:

  • Antivirus (Preview):

    • macOS:

    • Windows 10 and later:

      • Microsoft Defender Antivirus - Manage Antivirus policy settings for cloud protection, Antivirus exclusions, remediation, scan options, and more.

        The Antivirus profile for Microsoft Defender Antivirus is an exception that introduces a new instance of settings that are found as part of a device restriction profile. These new Antivirus settings:

        • Are the same settings as found in device restrictions, but support a third option for configuration that's not available when configured as a device restriction.
        • Apply to devices that are co-managed with Configuration Manager, when the co-management workload slider for Endpoint Protection is set to Intune.

      Plan to use the new Antivirus > Microsoft Defender Antivirus profile in place of configuring them through a device restriction profile.

    • Windows Security experience - Manage the Windows Security settings that end users can view in the Microsoft Defender Security center and the notifications they receive. These settings are unchanged from those available as a Device configuration Endpoint Protection profile.

  • Disk encryption (Preview):

    • macOS:
      • FileVault
    • Windows 10 and later:
      • BitLocker
  • Firewall (Preview):

    • macOS:
      • macOS firewall
    • Windows 10 and later:
      • Microsoft Defender Firewall
  • Endpoint detection and response (Preview):

    • Windows 10 and later: -Windows 10 Intune
  • Attack surface reduction (Preview):

    • Windows 10 and later:
      • App and browser isolation
      • Web protection
      • Application control
      • Attack surface reduction rules
      • Device control
      • Exploit protection
  • Account protection (Preview):

    • Windows 10 and later:
      • Account protection

February 2020

App management

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) app for macOS

Intune provides an easy way to deploy the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) app for macOS to managed Mac devices. For more information, see Add Microsoft Defender ATP to macOS devices using Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Mac.

macOS Company Portal user experience improvements

We have made improvements to the macOS device enrollment experience and the Company Portal app for Mac. You will see the following improvements:

  • A better Microsoft AutoUpdate experience during enrollment that will ensure your users have the latest version of the Company Portal.
  • An enhanced compliance check step during enrollment.
  • Support for copied Incident IDs, so your users can send errors from their devices to your company support team faster.

For more information about enrollment and the Company Portal app for Mac, see Enroll your macOS device using the Company Portal app.

App protection policies for Better Mobile now supports iOS and iPadOS

In October of 2019, Intune app protection policy added the capability to use data from our Microsoft Threat Defense partners. With this update, you can now use an app protection policy to block, or selectively wipe the users corporate data based on the health of a device using Better Mobile on iOS and iPadOS. For more information, see Create Mobile Threat Defense app protection policy with Intune.

Microsoft Edge version 77 and later on Windows 10 devices

Intune now supports uninstalling Microsoft Edge version 77 and later on Windows 10 devices. For more information, see Add Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 to Microsoft Intune.

Screen removed from Company Portal, Android work profile enrollment

The What's next? screen has been removed from the Android work profile enrollment flow in Company Portal to streamline the user experience. Go to Enroll with Android work profile to see the updated Android work profile enrollment flow.

Company Portal app improved performance

The Company Portal app has been updated to support improved performance for devices that use ARM64 processors, such as the Surface Pro X. Previously, the Company Portal operated in an emulated ARM32 mode. Now, in version 10.4.7080.0 and above, the Company Portal app is natively compiled for ARM64. For more information about the Company Portal app, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Microsoft's new Office app

Microsoft's new Office app is now generally available for download and use. The Office app is a consolidated experience where your users can work across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint within a single app. You can target the app with an app protection policy to ensure the data being accessed is protected.

For more information, see How to enable Intune app protection policies with the Office mobile preview app.

Device configuration

Enable network access control (NAC) with Cisco AnyConnect VPN on iOS devices

On iOS devices, you can create a VPN profile, and use different connection types, including Cisco AnyConnect (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > VPN for profile type > Cisco AnyConnect for connection type).

You can enable network access control (NAC) with Cisco AnyConnect. To use this feature:

  1. At Cisco Identity Services Engine Administrator Guide, use the steps in Configuring Microsoft Intune as an MDM Server to configure the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) in Azure.
  2. In the Intune device configuration profile, select the Enable Network Access Control (NAC) setting.

To see all the available VPN settings, go to Configure VPN settings on iOS devices.

Device enrollment

Serial number on the Apple MDM Push certificate page

The Apple MDM Push certificate page now shows the serial number. The serial number is needed to regain access to the Apple MDM Push certificate if access to the Apple ID that created the certificate is lost. To see the serial number, go to Devices > iOS > iOS enrollment > Apple MDM Push certificate.

Device management

New update schedule options for pushing OS updates to enrolled iOS/iPadOS devices

You can choose from the following options when scheduling operating system updates for iOS/iPadOS devices. These options apply to devices that that used the Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager enrollment types.

  • Update at next check-in
  • Update during scheduled time
  • Update outside of scheduled time

For the latter two options, you can create multiple time windows.

To see the new options, go to MEM > Devices > iOS > Update policies for iOS/iPadOS > Create profile.

Choose which iOS/iPadOS updates to push to enrolled devices

You can choose a specific iOS/iPadOS update (except for the most recent update) to push to devices that have enrolled by using either Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager. Such devices must have a device configuration policy set to delay software update visibility for some number of days. To see this feature, go to MEM > Devices > iOS > Update policies for iOS/iPadOS > Create profile.

Exports from the All devices list now in zipped CSV format

Exports from the Devices > All devices page are now in zipped CSV format.

Windows 7 ends extended support

Windows 7 reached end of extended support on January 14, 2020. Intune deprecated support for devices running Windows 7 at the same time. Technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your PC are no longer available. You should upgrade to Windows 10. For more information, see the Plan for Change blog post.

Device security

Improved Intune reporting experience

Intune now provides an improved reporting experience, including new report types, better report organization, more focused views, improved report functionality, as well as more consistent and timely data. The reporting experience will move from public preview to GA (general availability). Additionally, the GA release will provide localization support, bug fixes, design improvements, and aggregate device compliance data on tiles in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

New report types focus on the following information:

  • Operational - Provides fresh records with a negative health focus.
  • Organizational - Provides a broader summary of the overall state.
  • Historical - Provides patterns and trends over a period of time.
  • Specialist - Allows you to use raw data to create your own custom reports.

The first set of new reports focuses on device compliance. For more information, see Blog - Microsoft Intune reporting framework and Intune reports.

Consolidated the location of security baselines in the UI

We've consolidated the paths to find security baselines in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center by removing Security baselines from several UI locations. To find Security baselines, you now use the following path: Endpoint security > Security baselines.

Expanded support for imported PKCS certificates

We've expanded support for using imported PKCS certificates to support Android Enterprise fully managed devices. Generally, importing PFX certificates is used for S/MIME encryption scenarios, where a user's encryption certificates are required on all of their devices so that email decryption can occur.

The following platforms support import of PFX certificates:

  • Android - Device Administrator
  • Android Enterprise - Fully Managed
  • Android Enterprise - Work profile
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows 10

View the endpoint security configuration for devices

We've updated the name of the option in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, for viewing endpoint security configurations that apply to a specific device. This option is renamed to Endpoint security configuration because it shows applicable security baselines and additional policies created outside of security baselines. Previously, this option was named Security baselines.

Role-based access control

Intune Roles user interface changes coming

The user interface for Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Tenant administration > Roles has been improved to a more user-friendly and intuitive design. This experience provides the same settings and details that you use now, however the new experience employs a wizard-like process.

January 2020

App management

Intune support for additional Microsoft Edge version 77 deployment channel for macOS

Microsoft Intune now support the additional Stable deployment channel for the Microsoft Edge app for macOS. The Stable channel is the recommended channel for deploying Microsoft Edge broadly in Enterprise environments. It updates every six weeks, each release incorporating improvements from the Beta channel. In addition to the Stable and Beta channels, Intune supports a Dev channel. The public preview offers stable and dev channels for Microsoft Edge version 77 and later for macOS. Automatic updates of the browser are On by default. For more information, see Add Microsoft Edge for macOS devices using Microsoft Intune.

Retirement of Intune Managed Browser

The Intune Managed Browser will be retired. Use Microsoft Edge for your protected Intune browser experience.

User experience change when adding apps to Intune

You'll see a new user experience when adding apps to via Intune. This experience provides the same settings and details that you have used previously, however the new experience follows a wizard-like process before adding an app to Intune. This new experience also provides a review page before adding the app. From the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Apps > All apps > Add. For more information, see Add apps to Microsoft Intune.

Require Win32 apps to restart

You can require that a Win32 app must restart after a successful install. Also, you can choose the amount of time (the grace period) before the restart must occur.

User experience change when configuring apps in Intune

You'll see a new user experience when creating app configuration policies in Intune. This experience provides the same settings and details that you have used previously, however the new experience follows a wizard-like process before adding a policy to Intune. From the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Apps > App configuration policies > Add. For more information, see App configuration policies for Microsoft Intune.

Intune support for additional Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 deployment channel

Microsoft Intune now support the additional Stable deployment channel for the Microsoft Edge (version 77 and later) for Windows 10 app. The Stable channel is the recommended channel for deploying Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 broadly in Enterprise environments. This channel updates every six weeks, each release incorporating improvements from the Beta channel. In addition to the Stable and Beta channels, Intune supports a Dev channel. For more information, see Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 - Configure app settings.

S/MIME support for Microsoft Outlook for iOS

Intune supports delivering S/MIME signing and encryption certificates that can be used with Outlook for iOS on iOS devices. For more information, see Sensitivity labeling and protection in Outlook for iOS and Android.

Cache Win32 app content using Microsoft Connected Cache server

You can install a Microsoft Connected Cache server on your Configuration Manager distribution points to cache Intune Win32 app content. For more information, see Microsoft Connected Cache in Configuration Manager - Support for Intune Win32 apps.

Device configuration

Improved user interface experience when configuring Exchange ActiveSync on-premises connector UI

We've updated the experience for configuring the Exchange ActiveSync on-premises connector. The updated experience uses a single pane to configure, edit, and summarize the details of your on-premises connectors.

Add automatic proxy settings to Wi-Fi profiles for Android Enterprise work profiles

On Android Enterprise Work Profile devices, you can create Wi-Fi profiles. When you choose the Wi-Fi Enterprise type, you can also enter the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used on your Wi-Fi network.

Now when you choose the Enterprise type, you can also enter automatic proxy settings, including a proxy server URL, such as proxy.contoso.com.

To see the current Wi-Fi settings you can configure, go to Add Wi-Fi settings for devices running Android Enterprise and Android kiosk in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise work profile

Device enrollment

Block Android enrollments by device manufacturer

You can block devices from enrolling based on the manufacturer of the device. This feature applies to Android device administrator and Android Enterprise work profile devices. To see enrollment restrictions, go to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > Enrollment restrictions.

Improvements to the iOS/iPadOS Create enrollment type profile UI

For iOS/iPadOS User Enrollment, the Create enrollment type profile Settings page has been streamlined to improve the Enrollment type choice process while keeping the same functionality. To see the new UI, go to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center > Devices > iOS > iOS enrollment > Enrollment types > Create profile > Settings page. For more information, see Create a User Enrollment profile in Intune.

Device management

New information in device details

The following information is now on the Overview page for devices:

  • Memory Capacity (amount of physical memory on the device)
  • Storage Capacity (amount of physical storage on the device)
  • CPU architecture

iOS Bypass Activation Lock remote action renamed to Disable Activation Lock

The remote action Bypass Activation Lock has been renamed to Disable Activation Lock. For more information, see Disable iOS Activation Lock with Intune.

Windows 10 feature update deployment support for Autopilot devices

Intune now supports targeting Autopilot registered devices using Windows 10 feature update deployments.

Windows 10 feature update policies cannot be applied during the Autopilot out of box experience (OOBE) and will only apply at the first Windows Update scan after a device has finished provisioning (which is typically a day).

Monitor and troubleshoot

Windows Autopilot deployment reports (preview)

A new report details each device deployed through Windows Autopilot. For more information, see Autopilot deployment report.

Role-based access control

New Intune built-in role Endpoint security manager

A new Intune built-in role is available: the Endpoint security manager. This new role gives admins full access to the Endpoint Manager node in Intune and ready-only access to other areas. The role is an expansion of the "Security Administrator" role from Azure AD. If you currently just have Global Admins as roles, then there's no changes needed. If you use roles, and you'd like the granularity that the Endpoint Security Manager provides, then assign that role when it is available. For more information about built-in roles, see Role-based access control.

Windows 10 administrative templates (ADMX) profiles now support scope tags

You can now assign scope tags to administrative template profiles (ADMX). To do so, go to Intune > Devices > Configuration profiles > choose an administrative templates profile in the list > Properties > Scope tags. For more information about scope tags, see Assign scope tags to other objects.

December 2019

App management

Retrieve personal recovery key from MEM encrypted macOS devices

End users can retrieve their personal recovery key (FileVault key) using the iOS Company Portal app. The device that has the personal recovery key must be enrolled with Intune and encrypted with FileVault through Intune. Using the iOS Company Portal app, an end user can retrieve their personal recovery key on their encrypted macOS device by clicking Get recovery key. You can also retrieve the recovery key from Intune by selecting Devices > the encrypted and enrolled macOS device > Get recovery key. For more information about FileVault, see FileVault encryption for macOS.

iOS and iPadOS user-licensed VPP apps

For user enrolled iOS and iPadOS devices, end users will no longer be presented with newly created device-licensed VPP applications deployed as available. However, end users will continue to see all user-licensed VPP apps within the Company Portal. For more information about VPP apps, see How to manage iOS and macOS apps purchased through Apple Volume Purchase Program with Microsoft Intune.

Notice - Windows 10 1703 (RS2) will be moving out of support

Starting October 9, 2018, Windows 10 1703 (RS2) moved out of Microsoft platform support for Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations editions. For Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions, Windows 10 1703 (RS2) moved out of platform support on October 8, 2019. Starting December 26, 2019, we will be updating the minimum version of the Windows Company Portal application to Windows 10 1709 (RS3). Computers running versions prior to 1709 will no longer receive updated versions for the application from the Microsoft Store. We have previously communicated this change to customers who are managing older versions of Windows 10 via the message center. For more information, see Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

App management

Migrating to Microsoft Edge for managed browsing scenarios

As we move closer to the retirement of the Intune Managed Browser, we made changes to app protection policies to simplify the steps needed to move your users over to Edge. We have updated the options for the app protection policy setting Restrict web content transfer with other apps to be one of the following:

  • Any app
  • Intune Managed Browser
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Unmanaged browser

When you select Microsoft Edge, your end users will see conditional access messaging notifying them that Microsoft Edge is required for managed browsing scenarios. They will be prompted to download and sign in to Microsoft Edge with their Azure AD accounts, if they have not already done so. This will be the equivalent to having targeted your MAM-enabled apps with the app config setting com.microsoft.intune.useEdge set to True. Existing app protection policies that used the Policy managed browsers setting will now have Intune Managed Browser selected, and you will see no change in behavior. This means your users will see messaging to use Microsoft Edge if you've set the useEdge app configuration setting to True. We encourage all customers leveraging managed browsing scenarios to update their app protection policies with Restrict web content transfer with other apps to ensure users are seeing the proper guidance to transition to Microsoft Edge, no matter which app they are launching links from.

Configure app notification content for organization accounts

Intune app protection policies (APP) on Android and iOS devices allow you to control app notification content for Org accounts. You can select an option (Allow, Block org Data, or Blocked) to specify how notifications for org accounts are shown for the selected app. This feature requires support from applications and may not be available for all APP enabled applications. Outlook for iOS version 4.15.0 (or later) and Outlook for Android 4.83.0 (or later) will support this setting. The setting is available in the console, but the functionality will begin to take effect after December 16, 2019. For more about APP, see What are app protection policies?.

Microsoft app icons update

The icons used for Microsoft apps in the app targeting pane for App protection policies and App configuration policies have been updated.

Require use of approved keyboards on Android

As part of an app protection policy, you can specify the setting Approved keyboards to manage which Android keyboards can be used with managed Android apps. When a user opens the managed app and doesn't already use an approved keyboard for that app, they are prompted to switch to one of the approved keyboards already installed on their device. If needed, they're presented with a link to download an approved keyboard from the Google Play Store, which they can install and set up. The user can only edit text fields in a managed app when their active keyboard isn't one of the approved keyboards.

Device configuration

Updates to Administrative Templates for Windows 10 devices

You can use ADMX templates in Microsoft Intune to control and manage settings for Microsoft Edge, Office, and Windows. Administrative Templates in Intune made the following policy setting updates:

For more information on ADMX templates in Intune, see Use Windows 10 templates to configure group policy settings in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 and later

Updated single sign-on experience for apps and websites on your iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices

Intune has added more single sign-on (SSO) settings for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. You can now configure redirect SSO app extensions written by your organization or by your identity provider. Use these settings to configure a seamless single sign-on experience for apps and websites that use modern authentication methods, such as OAuth and SAML2.

These new settings expand on the previous settings for SSO app extensions and Apple's built-in Kerberos extension (Devices > Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS or macOS for platform type > Device features for profile type).

To see the full range of SSO app extension settings you can configure, go to SSO on iOS and SSO on macOS.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS
  • macOS

We have updated two device restriction settings for iOS and iPadOS devices to correct their behavior

For iOS devices, you can create device restriction profiles that Allow over-the-air PKI updates and Blocks USB Restricted mode (Devices > Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). Prior to this release, the UI settings and descriptions for the following settings were incorrect, and they have now been corrected. Beginning with this release, the settings behavior is as follows:

Block over-the-air PKI updates: Block prevents your users from receiving software updates unless the device is connected to a computer. Not configured (default): allows a device to receive software updates without being connected to a computer.

  • Previously, this setting let you configure it as: Allow, which let your users receive software updates without connecting their devices to a computer. Allow USB accessories while device is locked: Allow lets USB accessories exchange data with a device that's been locked for over an hour. Not configured (default) doesn't update USB Restricted mode on the device, and USB accessories will be blocked from transferring data from the device if locked for over an hour.
  • Previously, this setting let you configure it as: Block to disable USB Restricted mode on supervised devices.

For more information on the setting you can configure, see iOS and iPadOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

This feature applies to:

  • OS/iPadOS

Block users from configuring certificate credentials in the managed keystore on Android Enterprise device owner devices

On Android Enterprise device owner devices, you can configure a new setting that blocks users from configuring their certificate credentials in the managed keystore (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device Owner Only > Device Restrictions for profile type > Users + Accounts).

New Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager co-management licensing

Configuration Manager customers with Software Assurance can get Intune co-management for Windows 10 PCs without having to purchase an additional Intune license for co-management. Customers no longer need to assign individual Intune/EMS licenses to their end users for co-managing Windows 10.

  • Devices managed by Configuration Manager and enrolled into co-management have almost the same rights as Intune Standalone MDM-managed PCs. However, after resetting they can't be re-provisioned by using Autopilot.
  • Windows 10 devices enrolled into Intune by using other means require full Intune licenses.
  • Devices on other platforms still require full Intune licenses.

For more information, see Licensing terms.

Device management

Protected wipe action now available

You now have the option to use the Wipe device action to perform a protected wipe of a device. Protected wipes are the same as standard wipes, except that they can't be circumvented by powering off the device. A protected wipe will keep trying to reset the device until successful. In some configurations, this action may leave the device unable to reboot. For more information, see Retire or wipe devices.

Device Ethernet MAC address added to device's Overview page

You can now see a device's Ethernet MAC address on the device details page (Devices > All devices > choose a device > Overview.

Device security

Improved experience on a shared device when device-based conditional access policies are enabled

We improved the experience on a shared device with multiple users who are targeted with device-based conditional access policy by checking the latest compliance evaluation for the user when enforcing policy. For more information, see the following overview articles:

Use PKCS certificate profiles to provision devices with certificates

You can now use PKCS certificate profiles to issue certificates to devices that run Android for Work, iOS/iPadOS, and Windows, when associated with profiles like those for Wi-Fi and VPN. Previously those three platforms supported only user-based certificates, with device-based support being limited to macOS.

Note

PKCS certificate profiles are not supported with Wi-Fi profiles. Instead, use SCEP certificate profiles when you use an EAP type.

To use a device-based certificate, while creating a PKCS certificate profile for the supported platforms, select Settings. You'll now see the setting for Certificate type, which supports the options for Device, or User.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Centralized audit logs

A new centralized audit log experience now collects audit logs for all categories into one page. You can filter the logs to get the data you're looking for. To see the audit logs, go to Tenant administration > Audit logs.

Scope tag information included in audit log activity details

Audit log activity details now include scope tag information (for Intune objects that support scope tags). For more information about audit logs, see Use audit logs to track and monitor events.

November 2019

App management

UI update when selectively wiping app data

The UI to selectively wipe app data in Intune has been updated. UI changes include:

  • A simplified experience by using a wizard-style format condensed within one pane.
  • An update to the create flow to include assignments.
  • A summarized page of all things set when viewing properties, prior to creating a new policy or when editing a property. Also, when editing properties, the summary will only show a list of items from the category of properties being edited.

For more information, see How to wipe only corporate data from Intune-managed apps.

iOS and iPadOS third-party keyboard support

In March 2019, we announced the removal of support for the iOS App protection policy setting "Third party keyboards". The feature is returning to Intune with both iOS and iPadOS support. To enable this setting, visit the Data protection tab of a new or existing iOS/iPadOS app protection policy and find the Third party keyboards setting under Data Transfer.

The behavior of this policy setting differs slightly from the previous implementation. In multi-identity apps using SDK version 12.0.16 and later, targeted by app protection policies with this setting configured to Block, end users will be unable to opt for third party keyboards in both their organization and personal accounts. Apps using SDK versions 12.0.12 and earlier will continue to exhibit the behavior documented in our blog post title, Known issue: Third party keyboards are not blocked in iOS for personal accounts.

Improved macOS enrollment experience in Company Portal

The Company Portal for macOS enrollment experience has a simpler enrollment process that aligns more closely with the Company Portal for iOS enrollment experience. Device users now see:

  • A sleeker user interface.
  • An improved enrollment checklist.
  • Clearer instructions about how to enroll their devices.
  • Improved troubleshooting options.

Web apps launched from the Windows Company Portal app

End users can now launch web apps directly from the Windows Company Portal app. End users can select the web app and then choose the option Open in browser. The published web URL is opened directly in a web browser. This functionality will be rolled out over the next week. For more information about Web apps, see Add web apps to Microsoft Intune.

New assignment type column in Company Portal for Windows 10

The Company Portal > Installed Apps > Assignment type column has been renamed to Required by your organization. Under that column, users will see a Yes or No value to indicate that an app is either required or made optional by their organization. These changes were made because device users were confused about the concept of available apps. Your users can find more information about installing apps from Company Portal in Install and share apps on your device. For more information about configuring the Company Portal app for your users, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Device configuration

Target macOS user groups to require Jamf management

You can target specific groups of users that will get their macOS devices managed by Jamf. This targeting enables you to apply the Jamf compliance integration to a subset of macOS devices while other devices are managed by Intune. If you are already using the Jamf integration, All Users will be targeted for the integration by default.

New Exchange ActiveSync settings when creating an Email device configuration profile on iOS devices

On iOS/iPadOS devices, you can configure email connectivity in a device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Email for profile type).

There are new Exchange ActiveSync settings available, including:

  • Exchange data to sync: Choose the Exchange services to sync (or block syncing) for Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, and Email.
  • Allow users to change sync settings: Allow (or block) users to change the sync settings for these services on their devices.

For more information on these settings, go to Email profile settings for iOS devices in Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.0 and newer
  • iPadOS 13.0 and newer

Prevent users from adding personal Google accounts to Android Enterprise fully managed and dedicated devices

On Android Enterprise fully managed and dedicated devices, there's a new setting that prevents users from creating personal Google accounts (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device Owner Only > Device Restrictions for profile type > Users and Accounts settings > Personal Google Accounts).

To see the settings you can configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise fully managed devices
  • Android Enterprise dedicated devices

Server-side logging for Siri commands setting is removed in iOS/iPadOS device restrictions profile

On iOS and iPadOS devices, the Server-side logging for Siri commands setting is removed from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin console (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Built-in apps).

This setting has no effect on devices. To remove the setting from existing profiles, open the profile, make any change, and then save the profile. The profile is updated, and the setting is deleted from devices.

To see all the settings you can configure, see iOS and iPadOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS/iPadOS

Windows 10 feature updates (public preview)

You can now deploy Windows 10 feature updates to Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 feature updates are a new software update policy that sets the version of Windows 10 that you want devices to install and remain at. You can use this new policy type along with your existing Windows 10 update rings.

Devices that receive Windows 10 feature updates policy will install the specified version of Windows, and then remain at that version until the policy is edited or removed. Devices that run a later version of Windows remain at their current version. Devices that are held at a specific version of Windows can still install quality and security updates for that version from Windows 10 update rings.

This new type of policy begins rolling out to tenants this week. If this policy isn't available for your tenant yet, it will be soon.

Add and change key information in plist files for macOS applications

On macOS devices, you can now create a device configuration profile that uploads a property list file (.plist) associated with an app or with the device (Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile > macOS for platform > Preference File for profile type).

Only some apps support managed preferences, and these apps might not allow you to manage all settings. Be sure to upload a property list file that configures device channel settings, not user channel settings.

For more information on this feature, see Add a property list file to macOS devices using Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • macOS devices running 10.7 and newer

Device management

Edit device name value for Autopilot devices

You can edit the Device Name value for Azure AD Joined Autopilot devices. For more information, see Edit Autopilot device attributes.

Edit Group Tag value for Autopilot devices

You can edit the Group Tag value for Autopilot devices. For more information, see Edit Autopilot device attributes.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Updated support experience

Starting today, an updated and streamlined in-console experience for getting help and support for Intune is rolling out to tenants. If this new experience isn't available for you yet, it will be soon.

We've improved the in-console search and feedback for common issues, and the workflow you use to contact support. When opening a support issue, you'll see real-time estimates for when you can expect a callback or email reply, and Premier and Unified support customers can easily specify a severity for their issue, to help get support faster.

Improved Intune reporting experience (public preview)

Intune now provides an improved reporting experience, including new report types, better report organization, more focused views, improved report functionality, as well as more consistent and timely data. New report types focus on the following:

  • Operational - Provides fresh records with a negative health focus.
  • Organizational - Provides a broader summary of the overall state.
  • Historical - Provides patterns and trends over a period of time.
  • Specialist - Allows you to use raw data to create your own custom reports.

The first set of new reports focuses on device compliance. For more information, see Blog - Microsoft Intune reporting framework and Intune reports.

Role-based access control

Duplicate custom or built-in roles

You can now copy built-in and custom roles. For more information, see Copy a role.

New permissions for school administrator role

Two new permissions, Assign profile and Sync device, have been added to the school administrator role > Permissions > Enrollment programs. The sync profile permission lets group admins sync Windows Autopilot devices. The assign profile permission lets them delete user-initiated Apple enrollment profiles. It also gives them permission to manage Autopilot device assignments and Autopilot deployment profile assignments. For a list of all school administrator/group admin permissions, see Assign group admins.

Security

BitLocker key rotation

You can use an Intune device action to remotely rotate BitLocker recovery keys for managed devices that run Windows version 1909 or later. To qualify to have recovery keys rotated, devices must be configured to support recovery key rotation.

Updates to dedicated device enrollment to support SCEP device certificate deployment

Intune now supports SCEP device certificate deployment to Android Enterprise dedicated devices for certificate-based access to Wi-Fi profiles. The Microsoft Intune app must be present on the device for deployment to work. As a result, we've updated the enrollment experience for Android Enterprise dedicated devices. New enrollments still start the same (with QR, NFC, Zero-touch, or device identifier) but now have a step that requires users to install the Intune app. Existing devices will start getting the app automatically installed on a rolling basis.

Intune audit logs for business-to-business collaboration

Business-to-business (B2B) collaboration allows you to securely share you company's applications and services with guest users from any other organization, while maintaining control over your own corporate data. Intune now supports audit logs for B2B guest users. For example, when guest users make changes, Intune will be able to capture this data through audit logs. For more information, see What is guest user access in Azure Active Directory B2B?

Security baselines are supported on Microsoft Azure Government

Instances of Intune that are hosted on Microsoft Azure Government can now use security baselines to help you secure and protect your users and devices.

October 2019

App management

Improved checklist design in Company Portal app for Android

The setup checklist in the Company Portal app for Android has been updated with a lightweight design and new icons. The changes align with the recent updates made to the Company Portal app for iOS. For a side-by-side comparison of the changes, see What's new in the app UI. For a look at the updated enrollment steps, see Enroll with Android work profile and Enroll your Android device.

Win32 apps on Windows 10 S mode devices

You can install and run Win32 apps on Windows 10 S mode managed devices. To do this, you can create one or more supplemental policies for S mode using the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) PowerShell tools. Sign the supplemental policies with the Device Guard Signing Portal and then upload and distribute the policies via Intune. In Intune, you will find this capability by selecting Client apps > Windows 10 S supplemental policies. For more information, see Enable Win32 apps on S mode devices.

Set Win32 app availability based on a date and time

As an admin, you can configure the start time and deadline time for a required Win32 app. At the start time, Intune management extension will start the app content download and cache it. The app will be installed at the deadline time. For available apps, start time will dictate when the app is visible in Company Portal. For more information, see Intune Win32 app management.

Require device restart based on grace period after Win32 app install

You can require that a device must restart after a Win32 app successfully installs. For more information, see Win32 app management.

Dark Mode for iOS Company Portal

Dark Mode is available for the iOS Company Portal. Users can download company apps, manage their devices, and get IT support in the color scheme of their choice based on device settings. The iOS Company Portal will automatically match the end user's device settings for dark or light mode. For more information, see Introducing dark mode on Microsoft Intune Company Portal for iOS. For more information about the iOS Company Portal, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Android Company Portal enforced minimum app version

By using the Min Company Portal version setting of an app protection policy, you can specify a specific minimum defined version of the Company Portal that is enforced on an end user device. This conditional launch setting allows you to Block access, Wipe data, or Warn as possible actions when the value is not met. The possible formats for this value follows the pattern [Major].[Minor], [Major].[Minor].[Build], or [Major].[Minor].[Build].[Revision].

The Min Company Portal version setting, if configured, will affect any end user who gets version 5.0.4560.0 of the Company Portal and any future versions of the Company Portal. This setting will have no effect on users using a version of Company Portal that is older than the version that this feature is released with. End users using app auto-updates on their device will likely not see any dialogs from this feature, given that they will likely be on the latest Company Portal version. This setting is Android only with app protection for enrolled and unenrolled devices. For more information, see Android app protection policy settings - Conditional launch.

Add Mobile Threat Defense apps to unenrolled devices

You can create an Intune app protection policy that may block, or selectively wipe the users corporate data based on the health of a device. The health of the device is determined using your chosen Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solution. This capability exists today with Intune enrolled devices as a device compliance setting. With this new feature, we extend the threat detection from an Mobile Threat Defense vendor to function on unenrolled devices. On Android, this feature requires the latest Company Portal on the device. On iOS, this feature will be available for use when apps integrate the latest Intune SDK (v 12.0.15+). We'll update the What's New topic when the first app adopts the latest Intune SDK. The remaining apps will become available on a rolling basis. For more information, see Create Mobile Threat Defense app protection policy with Intune.

Available Google Play app reporting for Android work profiles

For available app installs on Android Enterprise work profile, dedicated, and fully managed devices you can view app installation status as well as the installed version of managed Google Play apps. For more information, see How to monitor app protection policies, Manage Android work profile devices with Intune and Managed Google Play app type.

Microsoft Edge version 77 and later for Windows 10 and macOS (public preview)

Microsoft Edge version 77 and later will be available to deploy to PCs running Windows 10 and macOS.

The public preview offers Dev and Beta channels for Windows 10 and a Beta channel for macOS. The deployment is in English (EN) only, however end users can change the display language in the browser under Settings > Languages. Microsoft Edge is a Win32 app installed in system context and on like architectures (x86 app on x86 OS, and x64 app on x64 OS). In addition, automatic updates of the browser is On by default, and Microsoft Edge cannot be uninstalled. For more information, see Add Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 to Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Edge documentation.

Update to app protection UI and iOS app provisioning UI

The UI to create and edit app protection policies and iOS app provisioning profiles in Intune has been updated. UI changes include:

  • A simplified experience by using a wizard-style format condensed within one blade.
  • An update to the create flow to include assignments.
  • A summarized page of all things set when viewing properties, prior to creating a new policy or when editing a property. Also, when editing properties, the summary will only show a list of items from the category of properties being edited.

For more information, see How to create and assign app protection policies and Use iOS app provisioning profiles.

Intune guided scenarios

Intune now provides guided scenarios to help you complete a specific task or set of tasks within Intune. A guided scenario is a customized series of steps (workflow) centered around one end-to-end use-case. Common scenarios are defined based on the role an admin, user, or device plays in your organization. These workflows typically require a collection of carefully orchestrated profiles, settings, applications, and security controls to provide the best user experience and security. New guided scenarios include:

For more information, see Intune guided scenarios overview.

Additional app configuration variable available

When creating an app configuration policy, you can include the AAD_Device_ID configuration variable as part of your configuration settings. In Intune, select Client apps > App configuration policies > Add. Enter your configuration policy details and select Configuration settings to view the Configuration settings blade. For more information, see App configuration policies for managed Android Enterprise devices - Use the configuration designer.

Create groups of management objects called policy sets

Policy sets allow you to create a bundle of references to already existing management entities that need to be identified, targeted, and monitored as a single conceptual unit. Policy sets do not replace existing concepts or objects. You can continue to assign individual objects in Intune and you can reference individual objects as part of a policy set. Therefore, any changes to those individual objects will be reflected in the Policy set. ​ In Intune, you will select Policy sets > Create to create a new Policy set.

Device configuration

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New device firmware configuration interface profile for Windows 10 and later devices (public preview)

On Windows 10 and later, you can create a device configuration profile to control settings and features (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform). In this update, there's a new device firmware configuration interface profile type that allows Intune to manage UEFI (BIOS) settings.

For more information on this feature, see Use DFCI profiles on Windows devices in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 RS5 (1809) and newer on supported firmware

UI update for creating and editing Windows 10 Update Rings

We've updated the UI ex'erience for creating and editing Windows 10 Update Rings for Intune. Changes to UI include:

  • A wizard-style format condensed into a single console blade, which does away with the blade sprawl seen previously as you configure update rings.
  • The revised workflow includes Assignments, before completing the initial configuration of the ring.
  • A summary page you can use to review all the configurations you made, before saving and deploying a new update ring. When editing an update ring, the summary shows only the list of items set within the category of properties you edited.

UI update for creating and editing iOS software update policy

We've updated the UI experience for creating and editing iOS software update policies for Intune. Changes to UI include:

  • A wizard-style format condensed into a single console blade, which does away with the blade sprawl seen previously as you configure update policies.
  • The revised workflow includes Assignments, before completing the initial configuration of the policy.
  • A summary page you can use to review all the configurations you made, before saving and deploying a new policy. When editing a policy, the summary shows only the list of items set within the category of properties you edited.

Engaged restart settings are removed from Windows Update rings

As previously announced, Intune's Windows 10 Update rings now support settings for deadlines and no longer support Engaged restart. Settings for Engaged restart are no longer available when you configure or manage Update rings in Intune.

This change aligns with recent Windows servicing changes and on devices that run Windows 10 1903 or later, deadlines supersede configurations for engaged restart.

Prevent installation of apps from Unknown Sources on Android Enterprise work profile devices

On Android Enterprise work profile devices, users can't ever install apps from unknown sources. In this update, there's a new setting - Prevent app installations from unknown sources in the personal profile. By default, this setting prevents users from side-loading apps from unknown sources into the personal profile on the device.

To see the setting you can configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise work profile

Create a global HTTP proxy on Android Enterprise device owner devices

On Android Enterprise devices, you can configure a global HTTP Proxy to meet your organization's web browsing standards (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device owner > Device restrictions for profile type > Connectivity). Once configured, all HTTP traffic will use this proxy.

To configure this feature, and see all the settings you configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise device owner

Connect automatically setting is removed in Wi-Fi profiles on Android device administrator and Android Enterprise

On Android device administrator and Android Enterprise devices, you can create a Wi-Fi profile to configure different settings (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android device administrator or Android Enterprise for platform > Wi-Fi for profile type). In this update, the Connect automatically setting is removed, as it's not support by Android.

If you use this setting in a Wi-Fi profile, you may have noticed that Connect automatically doesn't work. You don't need to take any action, but be aware this setting is removed in the Intune user interface.

To see the current settings, go to Android Wi-Fi settings or Android Enterprise Wi-Fi settings.

Applies to:

  • Android device administrator
  • Android Enterprise

New device configuration settings for supervised iOS and iPadOS devices

On iOS and iPadOS devices, you can create a profile to restrict features and settings on devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS/iPadOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). In this update, there are new settings you can control:

  • Access to network drive in Files app
  • Access to USB drive in Files app
  • Wi-Fi always turned on

To see these settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.0 and newer
  • iPadOS 13.0 and newer

Device enrollment

Toggle to only show Enrollment Status Page on devices provisioned by out-of-box experience (OOBE)

You can now choose to only show the Enrollment Status Page on devices provisioned by Autopilot OOBE.

To see the new toggle, choose Intune > Device enrollment > Windows enrollment > Enrollment Status Page > Create Profile > Settings > Only show page to devices provisioned by out-of-box experience (OOBE).

Specify which Android device operating system versions enroll with work profile or device administrator enrollment

Using Intune device type restrictions, you can use the device's OS version to specify which user devices will use Android Enterprise work profile enrollment or Android device administrator enrollment. For more information, see Set enrollment restrictions.

Device management

Intune supports iOS 11 and later

Intune enrollment and Company Portal now support iOS versions 11 and later. Older versions aren't supported.

New restrictions for renaming Windows devices

When renaming a Windows device, you must follow new rules:

  • 15 characters or less (must be less than or equal to 63 bytes, not including trailing NULL)
  • Not null or an empty string
  • Allowed ASCII: Letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens
  • Allowed Unicode: characters >= 0x80, must be valid UTF8, must be IDN-mappable (that is, RtlIdnToNameprepUnicode succeeds; see RFC 3492)
  • Names must not contain only numbers
  • No spaces in the name
  • Disallowed characters: { | } ~ [ \ ] ^ ' : ; < = > ? & @ ! " # $ % ` ( ) + / , . _ *)

For more information, see Rename a device in Intune.

New Android report on Devices overview page

A new report to the Devices overview page displays how many Android devices have been enrolled in each device management solution. This chart shows work profile, fully managed, dedicated, and device administrator enrolled device counts. To see the report, choose Intune > Devices > Overview.

Device security

Microsoft Edge baseline (Preview)

We've added a security baseline Preview for Microsoft Edge settings.

PKCS certificates for macOS

You can now use PKCS certificates with macOS. You can select the PKCS certificate as a profile type for macOS, and deploy user and device certificates that have customized subject and subject alternative name fields.

PKCS certificate for macOS also support a new setting, Allow All Apps Access. With this setting you can enable all associated apps access to the private key of the certificate. For more information about this setting, see the Apple documentation at https://developer.apple.com/business/documentation/Configuration-Profile-Reference.pdf.

Derived Credentials to provision iOS mobile devices with certificates

Intune supports use of derived credentials as an authentication method and for S/MIME signing and encryption for iOS devices. Derived credentials are an implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-157 standard for deploying certificates to devices.

Derived credentials rely on the use of a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) card, like a smart card. To get a derived credential for their mobile device, users start in the Company Portal app and follow an enrollment workflow that is unique to the provider you use. Common to all providers is the requirement to use a smart card on a computer to authenticate to the derived credential provider. That provider then issues a certificate to the device that's derived from the user's smart card.

Intune supports the following derived credential providers:

  • DISA Purebred
  • Entrust Datacard
  • Intercede

You use derived credentials as the authentication method for device configuration profiles for VPN, Wi-Fi, and email. You can also use them for app authentication, and S/MIME signing and encryption.

For more information about the standard, see Derived PIV Credentials at www.nccoe.nist.gov.

Use Graph API to specify an on-premises User Principal Name as a variable for SCEP certificates

When you use the Intune Graph API, you can specify onPremisesUserPrincipalName as a variable for the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) for SCEP certificates.

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Microsoft 365 Device Management

Improved administration experience in Microsoft 365 Device Management

A refreshed and streamlined administration experience is now generally available in the Microsoft 365 Device Management specialist workspace at https://endpoint.microsoft.com, including:

  • Updated navigation: You will find a simplified 1st level navigation that logically groups features.
  • New platform filters: You can select a single platform, which shows only the policies and apps for the selected platform, on the Devices and Apps pages.
  • A new home page: Quickly see service health, state of your tenant, news, etc. on the new home page. ' For more information about these improvements, see the Enterprise Mobility + Security blog post on the Microsoft Tech Community web site.

Introducing Endpoint Security node in Microsoft 365 Device Management

Endpoint Security node is now generally available in Microsoft 365 Device Management specialist workspace at https://endpoint.microsoft.com, which groups together the capabilities to secure endpoints such as:

  • Security Baselines: Pre'configured group of settings that help you apply known group of settings and default values that are recommended by Microsoft.
  • Security Tasks: Take advantage of Microsoft Defender ATPs Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) and use Intune to remediate endpoint weaknesses.
  • Microsoft Defender ATP: Integrated Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to help prevent security breaches.""

These settings will continue to be accessible from other applicable nodes such as devices, and current configured state will be the same no matter where you access and enable these capabilities.

For more information about these improvements, see the Intune Customer Success blog post on the Microsoft Tech Community web site.

September 2019

App management

Managed Google Play private LOB apps'

Intune now allows IT admins to publish private Android LOB apps to Managed Google Play via an iframe embedded in the Intune console. Previously, IT admins needed to publish LOB apps directly to Google's Play publishing console, which required several steps and was time consuming. This new feature allows for easy publishing of LOB apps with a minimal set of steps, without needing to leave the Intune console. Admins will no longer need to manually register as a developer with Google, and will no longer need to pay the Google $25 registration fee. Any of the Android Enterprise management scenarios that use Managed Google Play can take advantage of this feature (work profile, dedicated, fully managed, and non-enrolled devices). From Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. Then, select Managed Google Play from the App type list. For more information about Managed Google Play apps, see Add Managed Google Play apps to Android Enterprise devices with Intune.

Windows Company Portal experience

The Windows Company Portal is being updated. You will be able to use multiple filters on the Apps page within the Windows Company Portal. The Device Details page is also being updated with an improved user experience. We are in the process of rolling out these updates to all customers and expect to be completed by the end of next week.

macOS support for web apps

Web apps, which allow you to add a'shortcut to a URL on the web, can be installed to the Dock using the macOS Company Portal. End users can access the Install action from the app details pa'e for a web app in the macOS Company Portal. For more information about the Web link app type, see Add apps to Microsoft Intune and Add web apps to Microsoft Intune.

macOS support for VPP apps

macOS apps, purchased using Apple Business Manager, are displayed in the console when Apple VPP tokens are synced in Intune. You can assign, revoke and reassign device and user-based licenses for groups using the Intune console. Microsoft Intune helps you manage VPP apps purchased for use at your company by:

  • Reporting license information from the app store.
  • Tracking how many of the licenses you have used.
  • Helping you prevent installation of more copies of the app than you own.

For more information about Intune and VPP, see Manage volume-purchased apps and books with Microsoft Intune.

Managed Google Play iframe support

Intune now provides support for adding and managing web links directly in the Intune console via the Managed Google Play iframe. This lets IT admins submit a URL and icon graphic, and then deploy those links to devices just like regular Android apps. Any of the Android Enterprise management scenarios that use Managed Google Play can take advantage of this feature (work profile, dedicated, fully managed, and non-enrolled devices). From Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. Then, select Managed Google Play from the App type list. For more information about Managed Google Play apps, see Add Managed Google Play apps to Android Enterprise devices with Intune.

Silently install Android LOB apps on Zebra devices

When installing Android line-of-business (LOB) apps on Zebra devices, rather than being prompted to both download and install the LOB app, you will be able to install the app silently. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. In the Select app type pane, select Line-of-business app. For more information, see Add an Android line-of-business app to Microsoft Intune.

Currently, after the LOB app is downloaded, a download success notification will appear on the user's device. The notification can only be dismissed by tapping Clear All in the notification shade. This notification issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, and the installation will be completely silent with no visual indicators.

Read and write Graph API operations for Intune apps

Applications can call the Intune Graph API with both read and write operations using app identity without user credentials. For more information about accessing the Microsoft Graph API for Intune, see Working with Intune in Microsoft Graph.

Protected data sharing and encryption for Intune App SDK for iOS

The Intune App SDK for iOS will use 256-bit encryption keys when encryption is enabled by App Protection Policies. All apps will need to have an SDK version 8.1.1 to allow protected data sharing.

Updates to Microsoft Intune app

The Microsoft Intune app for Android has been updated with the following improvements:

  • Updated and improved the layout to include bottom navigation for the most important actions.
  • Added an additional page that shows the user's profile.
  • Added the display of actionable notifications in the app for the user, such as the need to update their device settings.
  • Added the display of custom push notifications, aligning the app with the support recently added in the Company Portal app for iOS and Android. For more information, see Send custom notifications in Intune. ""

For iOS devices, customize the enrollment process privacy screen of the Company Portal

Using Markdown, you can customize the Company Portal's privacy screen that end users see during iOS enrollment. Specifically, you'll be able to customize the list of things that your organization can't see or do on the device. For more information, see How to configure the Intune Company Portal app.

Device configuration

Support for IKEv2 VPN profiles for iOS

In this update, you can create VPN profiles for the iOS native VPN client using the IKEv2 protocol. IKEv2 is a new connection type in Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > VPN for profile type > Connection Type.

These VPN profiles configure the native VPN client, so no VPN client apps are installed or pushed to managed devices. This feature requires devices be enrolled in Intune (MDM enrollment).

To see the current VPN settings you can configure, go to Configure VPN settings on iOS devices.

Applies to:

  • iOS

Device features, device restrictions, and extension profiles for iOS and macOS settings are shown by enrollment type

In Intune, you create profiles for iOS and macOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS or macOS for platform > Device features, Device restrictions, or Extensions for profile type).

In this update, the available settings in the Intune portal are categorized by the enrollment type they apply to:

  • iOS

    • User enrollment""
    • Device enrollment
    • Automated device enrollment (supervised)
    • All enrollment types
  • macOS

    • User approved
    • Device enrollment
    • Automated device enrollment
    • All enrollment types

Applies to:

  • iOS

New voice control settings for supervised iOS devices running in kiosk mode

In Intune, you can create policies to run supervised iOS devices as a kiosk, or dedicated device (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Kiosk).

In this update, there are new settings you can control:

  • Voice control: Enables Voice Control on the device while in kiosk mode.
  • Modification of voice control: Allow users to change the Voice Control setting on the device while in kiosk mode.

To see the current settings, go to iOS Kiosk settings.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.0 and later

Use single sign-on for apps and websites on your iOS and macOS devices

In this update, there are some new single sign-on settings for iOS and macOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS or macOS for platform > Device features for profile type).

Use these settings to configure a single sign-on experience, especially for apps and websites that use Kerberos authentication. You can choose between a generic credential single sign-on app extension, and Apple's built-in Kerberos extension.

To see the current device features you can configure, go to iOS device features and macOS device features.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.' and newer
  • macOS 10.15 and newer

Associate domains to apps on macOS 10.15+ devices

On macOS devices, you can configure different features, and push these features to your devices using a policy (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > macOS for platform > Device features for profile type). In this update, you can associate domains to your apps. This feature helps share credentials with websites related to your app, and can be used with Apple's single sign-on extension, universal links, and password autofill.

To see the current features you can configure, go to macOS device feature settings in Intune.

Applies to:

  • macOS 10.15 and newer

Use "iTunes" and "a'ps" in the iTunes App store URL when showing or hiding apps on iOS supervised devices

In Intune, you can create policies to show or hide apps on your supervised iOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Show or hide apps).

You can enter the iTunes App store URL, such as https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/work-folders/id950878067?mt=8. In this update, both apps and itunes can be used in the URL, such as:

  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/work-folders/id950878067?mt=8
  • https://apps.apple.com/us/app/work-folders/id950878067?mt=8

For more information on these settings, see Show or hide apps.

Applies to:

  • iOS

Windows 10 compliance policy password type values are clearer and match CSP

On Windows 10 devices, you can create a compliance policy that requires specific password features (Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Windows 10 and later for platform > System Security). In this update:

For more information on Windows 10 compliance settings, see Windows 10 and later settings to mark devices as compliant or not compliant.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 and later

Updated UI for configuring Microsoft Exchange on-premises access

We've updated the console where you configure access Microsoft Exchange on-premises access. All of the configurations for Exchange on-premises access are now available on the same pane of the console where you Enable Exchange on-premises access control.

Allow or restrict adding app widgets to the home screen on Android Enterprise work profile devices

On Android Enterprise devices, you can configure features in the work profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Work profile only > Device restrictions for profile type). In this update, you can allow users to add widgets exposed by work profile apps to the device home screen.

To see the settings you can configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise work profile

Device enrollment

New tenants will default away from Android device administrator management

Android's device administrator capabilities have been superseded by Android Enterprise. Therefore, we recommend using Android Enterprise for new enrollments instead. In a future update, new tenants will need to complete the following prerequisite steps in Android enrollment to use device administrator management: Go to Intune > Device enrollment > Android enrollment > Personal and corporate-owned devices with device administration privileges > Use device administrator to manage devices.

Existing tenants will experience no change in their environments.

For more information about Android device administrator in Intune, see Android device administrator enrollment.

List of DEP devices associated with a profile

You can now see a paged list of Apple Automated Device Enrollment Program (DEP) devices that are associated with a profile. You can search the list from any page in the list. To see the list, go to Intune > Device enrollment > Apple enrollment > Enrollment program tokens > choose a token > Profiles > choose a profile > Assigned devices (under Monitor).

iOS User Enrollment in Preview

Apple's iOS 13.1 release includes User Enrollment, a new form of lightweight management for iOS devices. It can be used in place of Device Enrollment or Automated Device Enrollment (formerly Device Enrollment Program) for personally-owned devices. Intune's Preview is supporting this feature set by letting you:

  • Target User Enrollment to user groups.
  • Give end users the ability to select between lighter User Enrollment or stronger Device Enrollment when they enroll their devices.

Starting on 9/24/2019 with the release of iOS 13.1, we're in the process of rolling out these updates to all customers and expect to be completed by the end of next week.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.1 and later

Device management

More Android Fully Managed support

We've added the following support for Android Fully Managed devices:

  • SCEP certificates for fully managed Android are available for cert authentication on devices managed as Device Owner. SCEP certificates are already supported on Work Profile devices. With SCEP certificates for Device Owner, you will be able to:
    • create SCEP profile under DO section of Android Enterprise
    • link SCEP certificates to DO Wi-Fi profile for authentication
    • link SCEP certificates to DO VPN profiles for authentication
    • link SCEP certificates to DO Email profiles for authentication (via AppConfig)
  • System apps are supported on Android Enterprise devices. In Intune, add an Android Enterprise system app by selecting Client apps > Apps > Add. In the App type list, select Android Enterprise system app. For more information, see Add Android Enterprise system apps to Microsoft Intune.
  • In Device compliance > Android Enterprise > Device Owner, you can create a compliance policy that sets the Google SafetyNet attestation level.
  • On Android Enterprise fully managed devices, the mobile threat defense providers is supported. In Device compliance > Android Enterprise > Device Owner, you can choose an acceptable threat level. Android Enterprise settings to mark devices as compliant or not compliant using Intune lists the current settings.
  • On Android Enterprise fully managed devices, the Microsoft Launcher app can now be configured via app configuration policies to allow a standardized end-user experience on the fully managed device. The Microsoft Launcher app can be used to personalize your Android device. Using the app along with a Microsoft account or work/school account, you can access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed.

With this update we are happy to announce that Intune support for Android Enterprise Fully Managed is now generally available.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise fully managed devices

Send custom notifications to a single device

You can now select a single device, and then use a remote device action to send a custom notification to only that device.

Wipe and Passcode Reset actions aren't available for iOS devices that are enrolled by using User Enrollment

User Enrollment is a new type of Apple device enrollment. When you enroll devices using User Enrollment, the Wipe and Passcode Reset remote actions won't be available for such devices.

Intune support for iOS 13 and macOS Catalina devices

Intune now supports managing both iOS 13 and macOS Catalina devices. For more information see the Microsoft Intune Support for iOS 13 and iPadOS blog post.

Intune support for iPadOS and iOS 13.1 devices

Intune now supports managing both iPadOS and iOS 13.1 devices. For more information, see this blog post.

Device security

BitLocker support for client-driven recovery password rotation

Use Intune Endpoint Protection settings to configure Client-driven recovery password rotation for BitLocker on devices that run Windows version 1909 or later.

This setting initiates a client-driven recovery password refresh after an OS drive recovery (either by using bootmgr or WinRE) and recovery password unlock on a Fixed data drive. This setting refreshes the specific recovery password that was used, and other unused passwords on the volume remain unchanged. For more information see the BitLocker CSP documentation for ConfigureRecoveryPasswordRotation.

Tamper Protection for Windows Defender Antivirus

Use Intune to manage Tamper Protection for Windows Defender Antivirus. You'll find the setting for Tamper Protection in the Microsoft Defender Security Center group when you use device configuration profiles for Windows 10 endpoint protection. You can set Tamper Protection to Enabled to turn on Temper Protection restrictions, set Disabled to turn them off, or set Not configured to leave a device's current configuration in place.

For more information about Tamper Protection, see Prevent security settings changes with tamper protection in the Windows documentation.

Advanced settings for Windows Defender Firewall are now generally available

The Windows Defender custom firewall rules for endpoint protection, which you configure as part of a device configuration profile, are out of public preview and are generally available (GA). You can use these rules to specify inbound and outbound behavior to applications, network addresses, and ports. These rules were released in July as a public preview.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Intune user interface update – Tenant Status dashboard

The user interface for the Tenant Status dashboard has been updated to align with Azure user interface styles. For more information, see Tenant status.

Role-based access control

Scope tags now support Terms of Use policies

You can now assign scope tags to Terms of Use policies. To do so, go to Intune > Device enrollment > Terms and conditions > choose an item in the list > Properties > Scope tags > choose a scope tag.

August 2019

App management

Control iOS app uninstall behavior at device unenrollment

Admins can manage whether an app is removed or retained on a device when the device is unenrolled at a user or device group level.

Categorize Microsoft Store for Business apps

You can categorize Microsoft Store for Business apps. To do so, choose Intune > Client apps > Apps > Select a Microsoft Store for Business app > App Information > Category. On the drop-down menu, assign a category.

Customized notifications for Microsoft Intune app users

The Microsoft Intune app for Android now supports the display of custom push notifications, aligning it with the support recently added in the Company Portal apps for iOS and Android. For more information, see Send custom notifications in Intune.

Device configuration

Configure Microsoft Edge settings using administrative templates for Windows 10 and newer

On Windows 10 and newer devices, you can create administrative templates to configure group policy settings in Intune. In this update, you can configure settings that apply to Microsoft Edge version 77 and newer.

To learn more about administrative templates, see Use Windows 10 templates to configure group policy settings in Intune.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 and newer (Windows RS4+)

New features for Android Enterprise dedicated devices in multi-app mode

In Intune, you can control features and settings in a kiosk-style experience on your Android Enterprise dedicated devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device Owner only, Device restrictions for profile type).

In this update, the following features are being added:

  • Dedicated devices > Multi-app: The Virtual home button can be shown by swiping up on the device, or floating on the screen so users can move it.
  • Dedicated devices > Multi-app: Flashlight access allows users to use the flashlight.
  • Dedicated devices > Multi-app: Media volume control allows users to control the device's media volume using a slider.
  • Dedicated devices > Multi-app: Enable a screensaver, upload a custom image, and control when the screensaver is shown.

To see the current settings, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise dedicated devices

New app and configuration profiles for Android Enterprise fully managed devices

Using profiles, you can configure settings that apply VPN, email, and Wi-Fi settings to your Android Enterprise device owner (fully managed) devices. In this update, you can:

Important

With this feature, users authenticate with their username and password for VPN, Wi-Fi, and e-mail profiles. Currently, certificate-based authentication isn't available.

Applies to:

  • Android Enterprise device owner (fully managed)

Control the apps, files, documents, and folders that open when users sign in to macOS devices

You can enable and configure features on macOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > macOS for platform > Device features for profile type).

In this update, there's a new Login Items setting to control which apps, files, documents, and folders open when a user signs in to the enrolled device.

To see the current settings, go to macOS device feature settings in Intune.

Applies to:

  • macOS

Deadlines replace Engaged restart settings for Windows Update rings

To align with recent Windows servicing changes, Intune's Windows 10 Update rings now support settings for deadlines. Deadlines determine when a device installs feature and security updates. On devices that run Windows 10 1903 or later, deadlines supersede configurations for engaged restart. In the future, deadlines will supersede engaged restart on earlier versions of Windows 10 as well.

When you don't' configure deadlines, devices continue to use their engaged restart settings, however Intune will deprecate support for engaged restart settings in a future update.

Plan to use deadlines for all your Windows 10 devices. After settings for deadlines are in place, you can change your Intune configurations for engaged restart to be Not configured. When set to Not configured, Intune stops managing those settings on devices but doesn't remove the last configurations for the setting from the device. Therefore, the last configurations that were set for engaged restart remain active and in use on devices until those settings are modified by a method other than Intune. Later, when the devices version of Windows changes or when Intune support for deadlines expands to the devices Windows version, the device will begin to use the new settings, which are already in place.

Support for multiple Microsoft Intune Certificate Connectors

Intune now supports install and use of multiple Microsoft Intune Certificate Connectors for PKCS operations. This change supports load balancing and high availability of the connector. Each connector instance can process certificate requests from Intune. If one connector is unavailable, other connectors continue to process requests.

To use multiple connectors, you don't need to upgrade to the latest version of the connector software.

New settings, and changes to existing settings to restrict features on iOS and macOS devices

You can create profiles to restrict settings on devices running iOS and macOS (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS or macOS for platform type > Device restrictions). This update includes the following features:

  • On macOS > Device restrictions > Cloud and storage, use the new Handoff setting to block users from starting work on one macOS device, and continue working on another macOS or iOS device.

    To see the current settings, go to macOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

  • On iOS > Device restrictions, there are a few changes:

    • Built-in apps > Find my iPhone (supervised only): New setting that blocks this feature in the Find My app feature.
    • Built-in apps > Find my Friends (supervised only): New setting that blocks this feature in the Find My app feature. ​
    • Wireless > Modification of Wi-Fi state (supervised only): New setting that prevents users from turning on or turning off Wi-Fi on the device.
    • Keyboard and Dictionary > QuickPath (supervised only): New setting that blocks the QuickPath feature.
    • Cloud and storage: Activity continuation is renamed to Handoff.

    To see the current settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • macOS 10.15 and newer
  • iOS 13 and newer

Some unsupervised iOS device restrictions will become supervised-only with the iOS 13.0 release

In this update, some settings apply to supervised-only devices with the iOS 13.0 release. If these settings are configured and assigned to unsupervised devices prior to the iOS 13.0 release, the settings are still applied to those unsupervised devices. They also still apply after the devices upgrade to iOS 13.0. These restrictions are removed on unsupervised devices that are backed up and restored.

These settings include:

  • App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming
    • App store
    • Explicit iTunes, music, podcast, or news content
    • Adding Game Center friends
    • Multiplayer gaming
  • Built-in Apps
    • Camera
      • FaceTime
    • Safari
      • Autofill
  • Cloud and Storage
    • Backup to iCloud
    • Block iCloud Document sync
    • Block iCloud Keychain sync

To see the current settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to:

  • iOS 13.0 and newer

Improved device status for macOS FileVault encryption

We've updated several of the device status messages for FileVault encryption on macOS devices.

Some Windows Defender Antivirus scan settings in the reporting show a Failed status

In Intune, you can create policies to use Windows Defender Antivirus to scan your Windows 10 devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Windows Defender Antivirus). The Time to perform a daily quick scan and Type of system scan to perform reporting shows a failed status, when it's actually a success status.

In this update, this behavior is fixed. So, the Time to perform a daily quick scan and Type of system scan to perform settings shows a success status when the scans complete successfully, and show a failed status when the settings fail to apply.

For more information on the Windows Defender Antivirus settings, see Windows 10 (and newer) device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Zebra Technologies is a supported OEM for OEMConfig on Android Enterprise devices

In Intune, you can create device configuration profiles, and apply settings to Android Enterprise devices using OEMConfig (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android enterprise for platform > OEMConfig for profile type).

In this update, Zebra Technologies is a supported original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for OEMConfig. For more information on OEMConfig, see Use and manage Android Enterprise devices with OEMConfig.

Applies to:

  • Android enterprise

Device enrollment

Default scope tags

A new built-in default scope tag is now available. All un-tagged Intune objects that support scope tags are automatically assigned to the default scope tag. The Default scope tag is added to all existing role assignments to maintain parity with the admin experience today. If you don't want an admin to see Intune objects with the default scope tag, remove the default scope tag from the role assignment. This feature is similar to the security scopes feature in Configuration Manager. For more information, see Use RBAC and scope tags to for distributed IT.

Android enrollment device administrator support

The Android device administrator enrollment option has been added to the Android enrollment page (Intune > Device enrollment > Android enrollment). Android device administrator will still be enabled by default for all tenants. For more information, see Android device administrator enrollment.

Skip more screens in Setup Assistant

You can set Device Enrollment Program profiles to skip the following Setup Assistant screens:

  • For iOS
    • Appearance
    • Express Language
    • Preferred Language
    • Device to Device Migration
  • For macOS
    • Screen Time
    • Touch ID Setup

For more information about Setup Assistant customization, see Create an Apple enrollment profile for iOS and Create an Apple enrollment profile for macOS .

Add a user column to the Autopilot device CSV upload process

You can now add a user column to the CSV upload for Autopilot devices. This lets you bulk assign users at the time you import the CSV. For more information, see Enroll Windows devices in Intune by using the Windows Autopilot.

Device management

Configure automatic device clean-up time limit down to 30 days

You can set the automatic device clean-up time limit as short as 30 days (instead of previous limit of 90 days) after the last sign-in. To do so, go to Intune > Devices > Setup > Device Clean Up Rules.

Build number included on Android device Hardware page

A new entry on the Hardware page for each Android device includes the device's operating system build number. For more information, see View device details in Intune.

July 2019

App management

Customized notifications for users and groups

Send custom push notifications from the Company Portal application to users on iOS and Android devices that you manage with Intune. These mobile push notifications are highly customizable with free text and can be used for any purpose. You can target them to different user groups in your organization. For more information, see custom notifications.

Google's Device Policy Controller app

The Managed Home Screen app now provides access to Google's Android Device Policy app. The Managed Home Screen app is a custom launcher used for devices enrolled in Intune as Android Enterprise (AE) dedicated devices using multi-app kiosk mode. You can access the Android Device Policy app, or guide users to the Android Device Policy app, for support and debug purposes. This launching capability is available at the time the device enrolls and locks into Managed Home Screen. No additional installations are needed to use this functionality.

Outlook protection settings for iOS and Android devices

You can now configure both general app and data protection configuration settings for Outlook for iOS and Android using simple Intune admin controls without device enrollment. The general app config settings provide parity with the settings administrators can enable when managing Outlook for iOS and Android on enrolled devices. For more information about Outlook settings, see Deploying Outlook for iOS and Android app configuration settings.

Managed Home Screen and Managed Settings icons

The Managed Home Screen app icon and the Managed Settings icon have been updated. The Managed Home Screen app is only used by devices enrolled in Intune as Android Enterprise (AE) dedicated devices and running in multi-app kiosk mode. For more information about the Managed Home Screen app, see Configure the Microsoft Managed Home Screen app for Android Enterprise.

Android Device Policy on Android Enterprise dedicated devices

You can access the Android Device Policy application from the Managed Home Screen app's debug screen. The Managed Home Screen app is only used by devices enrolled in Intune as Android Enterprise (AE) dedicated devices and running in multi-app kiosk mode. For more information, see Configure the Microsoft Managed Home Screen app for Android Enterprise.

iOS Company Portal updates

Your company name on iOS app management prompts will replace the current "i.manage.microsoft.com" text. For instance, users will see their company name instead of "i.manage.microsoft.com" when users attempt to install an iOS app from the Company Portal or when users allow management of the app. This will be rolled out to all customers over the next few days.

Azure AD and APP on Android Enterprise devices

When onboarding fully managed Android Enterprise devices, users will now register with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) during the initial setup of their new or factory reset device. Previously for a fully managed device, after setup was complete, the user had to manually launch the Microsoft Intune app to start Azure AD registration. Now when the user lands on the device home page after initial setup, the device is both enrolled and registered.

In addition to the Azure AD updates, Intune app protection policies (APP) are now supported on fully managed Android Enterprise devices. This functionality will become available as we roll it out. For more information, see Add Managed Google Play apps to Android Enterprise devices with Intune.

Device configuration

Use "applicability rules" when creating Windows 10 device configuration profiles

You create Windows 10 device configuration profiles (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 for platform > Applicability rules). In this update, you can create an applicability rule so the profile only applies to a specific edition or specific version. For example, you create a profile that enables some BitLocker settings. Once you add the profile, use an applicability rule so the profile only applies to devices running Windows 10 Enterprise.

To add an applicability rule, see Applicability rules.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Use tokens to add device-specific information in custom profiles for iOS and macOS devices

You can use custom profiles on iOS and macOS devices to configure settings and features not built in to Intune (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS or macOS for platform > Custom for profile type). In this update, you can add tokens to your .mobileconfig files to add device-specific information. For example, you can add Serial Number: {{serialnumber}} to your configuration file to show the serial number of the device.

To create a custom profile, see iOS custom settings or macOS custom settings.

Applies to:

  • iOS
  • macOS

New configuration designer when creating an OEMConfig profile for Android Enterprise

In Intune, you can create a device configuration profile that uses an OEMConfig app (Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android enterprise for platform > OEMConfig for profile type). When you do this, a JSON editor opens with a template and values for you to change.

This update includes a Configuration Designer with an improved user experience that shows details embedded in the app, including titles, descriptions, and more. The JSON editor is still available, and shows any changes you make in the Configuration Designer.

To see the current settings, go to Use and manage Android Enterprise devices with OEMConfig.

Applies to: Android Enterprise

Updated UI for configuring Windows Hello

We've updated the console where you configure Intune to use Windows Hello for Business. All of the configuration settings are now available on the same pane of the console where you enable support for Windows Hello.

Intune PowerShell SDK

The Intune PowerShell SDK, which provides support for the Intune API through Microsoft Graph, has been updated to version 6.1907.1.0. The SDK now supports the following:

  • Works with Azure Automation.
  • Supports app-only auth read operations.
  • Supports friendly shortened names as aliases.
  • Conforms to PowerShell naming conventions. Specifically, the PSCredential parameter (on the Connect-MSGraph cmdlet) has been renamed to Credential.
  • Supports manually specifying the value of the Content-Type header when using the Invoke-MSGraphRequest cmdlet.

For more information, see PowerShell SDK for Microsoft Intune Graph API.

Manage FileVault for macOS

You can use Intune to manage FileVault key encryption for macOS devices. To encrypt devices, you use an endpoint protection device configuration profile.

Our support for FileVault includes encrypting unencrypted devices, escrow of a devices personal recovery key, automatic or manual rotation of personal encryption keys, and key retrieval for your corporate devices. End users can also use the Company Portal website to get the personal recovery key for their encrypted devices.

We've also expanded the encryption report to include information about FileVault along-side information for BitLocker, so you can view all your device encryption details in one place.

New Office, Windows, and OneDrive settings in Windows 10 administrative templates

You can create Administrative templates in Intune that mimic on-premises group policy management (Device management > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Administrative template for profile type).

This update includes more Office, Windows, and OneDrive settings you can add to your templates. With these new settings, you can now configure over 2500 settings that are 100% cloud-based.

To learn more about this feature, see Use Windows 10 templates to configure group policy settings in Intune.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Device enrollment

Updates for Enrollment Restrictions

Enrollment Restrictions for new tenants have been updated so that Android Enterprise work profiles are allowed by default. Existing tenants will experience no change. To use Android Enterprise work profiles, you still need to connect your Intune account to your Managed Google Play account.

UI updates for Apple enrollment and enrollment restrictions

Both of the following processes use a wizard-style user interface:

Handling pre-configuration of corporate device identifiers for Android Q devices

In Android Q (v10), Google will remove the ability for MDM agents on legacy-managed (device administrator) Android devices to collect device identifier information. Intune has a feature that enables IT admins to pre-configure a list of device serial numbers or IMEIs in order to automatically tag these devices as corporate-owned. This feature won't work for Android Q devices that are device admin-managed. Regardless of whether the serial number or IMEI for the device is uploaded, it will always be considered to be personal during Intune enrollment. You can manually switch ownership to corporate after enrollment. This affects new enrollments only, and existing enrolled devices are not affected. Android devices managed with work profiles are not affected by this change and will continue working as they do today. Additionally, Android Q devices enrolled as device administrator will no longer be able to report serial number or IMEI in the Intune console as device properties.

Icons have changed for Android Enterprise enrollments (work profile, dedicated devices, and fully managed devices)

The icons for Android Enterprise enrollment profiles have changed. To see the new icons, go to Intune > Enrollment > Android enrollment > look under Enrollment profiles.

Windows Diagnostic Data collection change

The default value for diagnostic data collection has changed for devices running Windows 10, version 1903 and later. Starting with Windows 10 1903, diagnostic data collection is enabled by default. Windows diagnostic data is vital technical data from Windows devices about the device and how Windows and related software are performing. For more information, see Configure Windows diagnostic data in your organization. Autopilot devices are also opted into "Full" telemetry unless otherwise set in the Autopilot profile with System/AllowTelemetry.

Windows Autopilot reset removes the device's primary user

When Autopilot reset is used on a device, the device's primary user will be removed. The next user who signs in after the reset will be set as the primary user. This feature will be rolled out to all customers over the next few days.

Device management

Improve device location

You can zoom in to the exact coordinates of a device using the Locate device action. For more information about locating lost iOS devices, see Find lost iOS devices.

Device security

Advanced settings for Windows Defender Firewall (public preview)

Use Intune to manage custom firewall rules as part of a device configuration profile for endpoint protection on Windows 10. Rules can specify inbound and outbound behavior to applications, network addresses, and ports.

Updated UI for managing security baselines

We've updated the create and edit experience in the Intune console for our security baselines. Changes include:

A simpler wizard-style format that's been condensed to a single blade. within one blade. This new design does away with blade sprawl that requires IT Pros to drill down into several separate panes.
You can now create Assignments as part of the create and edit experience, instead of having to return later to assign baselines. We've added a summarization of settings you can view prior to creating a new baseline and when editing an existing one. When editing, the summary only shows the list of items set within the one category of properties being edited.

June 2019

App management

Intune App Protection Policies (APP) on Android and iOS devices now allow you to transfer Org web links to a specific browser beyond the Intune Managed Browser or Microsoft Edge. For more about APP, see What are app protection policies?.

All apps page identifies online/offline Microsoft Store for Business apps

The All apps page now includes labeling to identify Microsoft Store for Business (MSFB) apps as online or offline apps. Each MSFB app now includes a suffix for Online or Offline. The app details page also includes License Type and Supports device context installation (offline licensed apps only) information.

Company Portal app on Windows shared devices

Users can now access the Company Portal app on Windows shared devices. End users will see a Shared label on the device tile. This applies to the Windows Company Portal app version 10.3.45609.0 and later.

View all installed apps from new Company Portal web page

The Company Portal website's new Installed Apps page lists all managed apps (both required and available) that are installed on a user's devices. In addition to assignment type, users can see the app's publisher, date published, and current installation status. If you haven't made any apps required or available to your users, they'll see a message explaining that no company apps have been installed. To see the new page on the web, go to the Company Portal website and click Installed Apps.

New view lets app users see all managed apps installed on device

The Company Portal app for Windows now lists all managed apps (both required and available) that are installed on a user's device. Users can also see attempted and pending app installations, and their current statuses. If you haven't made apps required or available to your users, they'll see a message explaining that no company apps have been installed. To see the new view, go to the Company Portal navigation pane and select Apps > Installed Apps.

New features in Microsoft Intune app

We've added new features to the Microsoft Intune app (preview) for Android. Users on fully managed Android devices can now:

  • View and manage the devices they've enrolled through the Intune Company Portal or Microsoft Intune app.
  • Contact their organization for support.
  • Send their feedback to Microsoft.
  • View terms and conditions, if set by their organization.

New sample apps showing Intune SDK integration available on GitHub

The msintuneappsdk GitHub account has added new sample applications for iOS (Swift), Android, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin Forms, and Xamarin.Android. These apps are meant to supplement our existing documentation and provide demonstrations of how to integrate the Intune APP SDK into your own mobile apps. If you are an app developer that needs additional Intune SDK guidance, see the following linked samples:

  • Chatr - A native iOS (Swift) instant messaging app that uses the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for brokered authentication.
  • Taskr - A native Android todo list app that uses ADAL for brokered authentication.
  • Taskr - A Xamarin.Android todo list app that uses ADAL for brokered authentication, this repository also has the Xamarin.Forms app.
  • Xamarin.iOS sample app - A barebones Xamarin.iOS sample app.

Device configuration

Configure settings for kernel extensions on macOS devices

On macOS devices, you can create a device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > choose macOS for platform). This update includes a new group of settings that let you configure and use kernel extensions on your devices. You can add specific extensions, or allow all extensions from a specific partner or developer.

To learn more about this feature, see kernel extensions overview and kernel extension settings.

Applies to: macOS 10.13.2 and later

Apps from the store only setting for Windows 10 devices includes more configuration options

When you create a device restrictions profile for Windows devices, you can use the Apps from the store only setting so users only install apps from the Windows App Store (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). In this update, this setting is expanded to support more options.

To see the new setting, go to Windows 10 (and newer) device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Deploy multiple Zebra mobility extensions device profiles to a device, same user group, or same devices group

In Intune, you can use Zebra mobility extensions (MX) in a device configuration profile to customize settings for Zebra devices that aren't built into Intune. Currently, you can deploy one profile to a single device. In this update, you can deploy multiple profiles to:

  • The same user group
  • The same devices group
  • A single device

Use and manage Zebra devices with Zebra Mobility Extensions in Microsoft Intune shows how to use MX in Intune.

Applies to: Android

Some kiosk settings on iOS devices are set using "Block", replacing "Allow"

When you create a device restrictions profile on iOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Kiosk), you set the Auto lock, Ringer switch, Screen rotation, Screen sleep button, and Volume buttons.

In this update, the values are Block (blocks the feature) and Not configured (allows the feature). To see the settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: iOS

Use Face ID for password authentication on iOS devices

When you create a device restrictions profile for iOS devices, you can use a fingerprint for a password. In this update, the fingerprint password settings also allow facial recognition (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > Password). As a result, the following settings changed:

  • Fingerprint unlock is now Touch ID and Face ID unlock.
  • Fingerprint modification (supervised only) is now Touch ID and Face ID modification (supervised only).

Face ID is available in iOS 11.0 and later. To see the settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to: iOS

Restricting gaming and app store features on iOS devices is now dependent on ratings region

On iOS devices, you can allow or restrict features related to gaming, the app store, and viewing documents (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming). You can also choose the Ratings region, such as the United States.

In this update, the Apps feature is moved to be a child to Ratings region, and is dependent on Ratings region. To see the settings, go to iOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to: iOS

Device enrollment

Windows Autopilot support for Hybrid Azure AD Join

Windows Autopilot for existing devices now supports Hybrid Azure AD Join (in addition to the existing Azure AD Join support). Applies to Windows 10 version 1809 and above devices. For more information, see Windows Autopilot for existing devices.

Device management

See the security patch level for Android devices

You can now see the security patch level for Android devices. To do so, choose Intune > Devices > All devices > choose a device > Hardware. The patch level is listed in the Operating System section.

Assign scope tags to all managed devices in a security group

You can now assign scope tags to a security group and all devices in the security group will also be associated with those scope tags. All devices in these groups will also be assigned the scope tag. The scope tags set with this feature will overwrite the scope tags set with the current device scope tags flow. For more information, see Use RBAC and scope tags for distributed IT.

Device security

Use keyword search with Security Baselines

When you create or edit Security Baseline profiles, you can specify keywords in the new Search bar to filter the available groups of settings to those that contain your search criteria.

The Security Baselines feature is now generally available

The Security Baselines feature is out of preview and is now generally available (GA). This means the feature is ready for use in production. However, the individual baseline templates can remain in preview and are evaluated and released to GA on their own schedules.

The MDM Security Baseline template is now generally available

The MDM Security Baseline template has moved out of preview and is now generally available (GA). The GA template is identified as MDM Security Baseline for May 2019. This is a new template and not an upgrade from the preview version. As a new template, you'll need to review the settings it contains, and then create new profiles to deploy the template to your device. Other security baseline templates can remain in preview. For a list of available baselines, see Available security baselines.

In addition to being a new template, the MDM Security Baseline for May 2019 template includes the two settings that we recently announced in our In Development article:

  • Above Lock: Voice activate apps from a locked screen
  • DeviceGuard: Use virtualization-based security (VBS) at the next reboot of devices.

The MDM Security Baseline for May 2019 also includes the addition of several new settings, the removal of others, and a revision of the default value of one setting. For a detailed list of the changes from Preview to GA, see What's changed in the new template.

Security baseline versioning

Security baselines for Intune support versioning. With this support, as new versions of each security baseline are released, you can update your existing security baseline profiles to use the newer baseline version without having to recreate and deploy a new baseline from scratch. Additionally, in the Intune console you can view information about each baseline like the number of individual profiles you have that use the baseline, how many of the different baseline versions your profiles use, and when the latest release of a specific security baseline was. For more information, see Security Baselines.

The Use security keys for sign-in setting has moved

The device configuration setting for identity protection named Use security keys for sign-in is no longer found as a sub-setting of Configure Windows Hello for Business. It's now a top-level setting that is always available, even when you don't enable use of Windows Hello for Business. For more information, see Identity protection.

Role-based access control

New permissions for assigned group admins

Intune's built-in School Administrator role now has create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) permissions for Managed Apps. This update means that if you're assigned as a group admin in Intune for Education, you can now create, view, update, and delete the iOS MDM Push Certificate, iOS MDM server tokens, and iOS VPP tokens along with all of the existing permissions you have. To take any of these actions, go to Tenant settings > iOS Device Management.

Applications can use the Graph API to call read operations without user credentials

Applications can call Intune Graph API read operations with app identity without user credentials. For more information about accessing the Microsoft Graph API for Intune, see Working with Intune in Microsoft Graph.

Apply scope tags to Microsoft Store for Business apps

You can now apply scope tags to Microsoft Store for Business apps. For more information about scope tags, see Use role-based access control (RBAC) and scope tags for distributed IT.

May 2019

App management

Reporting for potentially harmful apps on Android devices

Intune now provides additional reporting information about potentially harmful apps on Android devices.

Windows Company Portal app

The Windows Company Portal app will now have a new page labeled Devices. The Devices page will show end users all of their enrolled devices. Users will see this change in the Company Portal when they use version 10.3.4291.0 and later. For information about the configuring the Company Portal, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Intune policies update authentication method and Company Portal app installation

On devices already enrolled via Setup Assistant through one of Apple's corporate device enrollment methods, Intune will no longer support the Company Portal when it is manually installed by end users from the app store. This change is only relevant when you authenticate with Apple Setup Assistant during enrollment. This change also only affects iOS devices enrolled through:

  • Apple configurator
  • Apple Business Manager
  • Apple School Manager
  • Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

If users install the Company Portal app from the App store, and then try to enroll these devices through it, they will receive an error. These devices will be expected to only use the Company Portal when it's been pushed, automatically, by Intune during enrollment. Enrollment profiles in Intune in the Azure portal will be updated so that you can specify how devices authenticate and if they receive the Company Portal app. If you want your DEP device users to have the Company Portal, you will need to specify your preferences in an enrollment profile.

In addition, the Identify your device screen in the iOS Company Portal is being removed. Therefore, admins who want to enable Conditional Access or deploy company apps must update the DEP enrollment profile. This requirement only applies if the DEP enrollment is authenticated with Setup Assistant. In that case, you must push the Company Portal onto the device. To do so, choose Intune > Device enrollment > Apple enrollment > Enrollment program tokens > choose a token > Profiles > choose a profile > Properties > set Install Company Portal to Yes.

To install the Company Portal on already-enrolled DEP devices, you will need to go to Intune > Client apps, and push it as a managed app with app configuration policies.

Configure how end users update a line-of-business (LOB) app using an app protection policy

You can now configure where your end users can get an updated version of a line-of-business (LOB) app. End users will see this feature in the min app version conditional launch dialog, which will prompt end users to update to a minimum version of the LOB app. You must provide these update details as part of your LOB app protection policy (APP). This feature is available on iOS and Android. On iOS, this feature requires the app to be integrated (or wrapped using the wrapping tool) with the Intune SDK for iOS v. 10.0.7 or above. On Android, this feature would require the latest Company Portal. To configure how an end user updates a LOB app, the app needs a managed app configuration policy sent to it with the key, com.microsoft.intune.myappstore. The value sent will define which store the end user will download the app from. If the app is deployed via the Company Portal, the value must be CompanyPortal. For any other store, you must enter a complete URL.

Intune management extension PowerShell scripts

You can configure PowerShell scripts to run with the user's admin privileges on the device. For more information, see Use PowerShell scripts on Windows 10 devices in Intune and Win32 app management.

Android Enterprise app management

To make it easier for IT admins to configure and use Android Enterprise management, Intune will automatically add four common Android Enterprise related apps to the Intune admin console. The four Android Enterprise apps are the following apps:

Previously, IT admins would need to manually find and approve these apps in the Managed Google Play store as part of setup. This change removes those previously manual steps to make it easier and faster for customers to use Android Enterprise management.

Admins will see these four apps automatically added to their Intune apps list at the time that they first connect their Intune tenant to managed Google Play. For more information, see Connect your Intune account to your Managed Google Play account. For tenants that have already connected their tenant or who already use Android Enterprise, there is nothing admins need to do. Those four apps will automatically show up within 7 days of the completion of the May 2019 service rollout.

Device configuration

Updated PFX Certificate Connector for Microsoft Intune

We've released an update for the PFX Certificate Connector for Microsoft Intune that addresses an issue where existing PFX certificates continue to be reprocessed, which causes the connector to stop processing new requests.

Intune security tasks for Defender ATP (In public preview)

In public preview, you can use Intune to manage security tasks for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). This integration with ATP and adds a risk-based approach to discover, prioritize, and remediate endpoint vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, while reducing the time between discovery to mitigation.

Check for a TPM chipset in a Windows 10 device compliance policy

Many Windows 10 and later devices have Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chipsets. This update includes a new compliance setting that checks the TPM chip version on the device.

Windows 10 and later compliance policy settings describes this setting.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Prevent end users from modifying their Personal HotSpot and disable Siri server logging on iOS devices

You create a device restrictions profile on iOS device (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). This update includes new settings you can configure:

  • Built-in Apps: Server-side logging for Siri commands
  • Wireless: User modification of Personal Hotspot (supervised only)

To see these settings, go to built-in app settings for iOS and wireless settings for iOS.

Applies to: iOS 12.2 and newer

New classroom app device restriction settings for macOS devices

You can create device configuration profiles for macOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > macOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). This update includes new classroom app settings, the option to block screenshots, and the option to disable the iCloud Photo Library.

To see the current settings, go to macOS device settings to allow or restrict features using Intune.

Applies to: macOS

The iOS Password to access app store setting is renamed

The Password to access app store setting is renamed to Require iTunes Store password for all purchases (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > App store, Doc viewing, and Gaming).

To see the available settings, go to App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming iOS settings.

Applies to: iOS

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection baseline (Preview)

We've added a security baseline Preview for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection settings. This baseline is available when your environment meets the prerequisites for using Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Outlook signature and biometric settings for iOS and Android devices

You can now specify if the default signature is enabled in Outlook on iOS and Android devices. Additionally, you can choose to allow users to change the biometric setting in Outlook on iOS.

Network Access Control (NAC) support for F5 Access for iOS devices

F5 released an update to BIG-IP 13 that allows NAC functionality for F5 Access on iOS in Intune. To use this feature:

To see the available setting, go to Configure VPN settings on iOS devices.

Applies to: iOS

Updated PFX Certificate Connector for Microsoft Intune

We've released an update for the PFX Certificate Connector for Microsoft Intune that drops the polling interval from 5 minutes to 30 seconds.

Device enrollment

Autopilot device OrderID attribute name changed to Group Tag

To make it more intuitive, the OrderID attribute name on Autopilot devices has been changed to Group Tag. When using CSVs to upload Autopilot device information, you must use Group Tag as the column header, not OrderID.

Windows Enrollment Status Page (ESP) is now generally available

The Enrollment Status Page is now out of preview. For more information, see Set up an enrollment status page.

Intune user interface update - Autopilot enrollment profile creation

The user interface for creating an Autopilot enrollment profile has been updated to align with Azure user interface styles. For more information, see Create an Autopilot enrollment profile. Moving forward, additional Intune scenarios will be updated to this new UI style.

Enable Autopilot Reset for all Windows devices

Autopilot Reset now works for all Windows devices, even those not configured to use the Enrollment Status Page. If an enrollment status page wasn't configured for the device during initial device enrollment, the device will go straight to the desktop after sign-in. It might take up to eight hours to sync and appear compliant in Intune. For more information, see Reset devices with remote Windows Autopilot Reset.

Exact IMEI format not required when searching All devices

You won't need to include spaces in IMEI numbers when you search All devices.

Deleting a device in the Apple portal will be reflected in the Intune portal

If a device is deleted from Apple's Device Enrollment Program or Apple Business Manager portals, the device will automatically be deleted from Intune during the next sync.

The Enrollment Status Page now tracks Win32 apps

This only applies to devices running Windows 10 version 1903 and above. For more information, see Set up an enrollment status page.

Device management

Reset and wipe devices in bulk by using the Graph API

You can now reset and wipe up to 100 devices in bulk using the Graph API.

Monitor and troubleshoot

The Encryption report is out of Public Preview

The report for BitLocker and device encryption is now generally available, and no longer part of the public preview.

April 2019

App management

User experience update for the Company Portal app for iOS

The home page of the Company Portal app for iOS devices has been redesigned. With this change, the home page will better follow iOS UI patterns, and also provide improved discoverability for apps and ebooks.

Changes to Company Portal enrollment for iOS 12 device users

The Company Portal for iOS enrollment screens and steps have been updated to align with the MDM enrollment changes released in Apple iOS 12.2. The updated workflow prompts users to:

  • Allow Safari to open the Company Portal website and download the management profile before returning to the Company Portal app.
  • Open the Settings app to install the management profile on their device.
  • Return to the Company Portal app to complete enrollment.

For updated enrollment steps and screens, see Enroll iOS device in Intune.

OpenSSL encryption for Android app protection policies

Intune app protection policies (APP) on Android devices now uses an OpenSSL encryption library that is FIPS 140-2 compliant. For more information, see the encryption section of Android app protection policy settings in Microsoft Intune.

Enable Win32 app dependencies

As the admin, you can require that other apps are installed as dependencies before installing your Win32 app. Specifically, the device must install the dependent app(s) before it installs the Win32 app. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add to display the Add app blade. Select Windows app (Win32) as the App type. After you have added the app, you can select Dependencies to add the dependent apps that must be installed before the Win32 app can be installed. For more information, see Intune Standalone - Win32 app management.

App version installation information for Microsoft Store for Business apps

App installation reports include app version information for Microsoft Store for Business apps. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps. Select a Microsoft Store for Business app and then select Device install status under the Monitor section.

Additions to Win32 apps requirement rules

You can create requirement rules based on PowerShell scripts, registry values, and file system information. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. Then select Windows app (Win32) as the App type in the Add app blade. Select Requirements > Add to configure additional requirement rules. Then, select either File type, Registry, or Script as the Requirement type. For more information, see Win32 app management.

Configure your Win32 apps to be installed on Intune enrolled Azure AD joined devices

You can assign your Win32 apps to be installed on Intune enrolled Azure AD joined devices. For more information about Win32 apps in Intune, see Win32 app management.

Device overview shows Primary User

The Device overview page will show the Primary User, also called the User Device Affinity User (UDA). To see the Primary User for a device, choose Intune > Devices > All devices > choose a device. The Primary User will appear near the top of the Overview page.

Additional Managed Google Play app reporting for Android Enterprise work profile devices

For Managed Google Play apps deployed to Android Enterprise work profile devices, you can view the specific version number of the app installed on a device. This applies to required apps only.

iOS Third Party Keyboards

The Intune app protection policy (APP) support for the Third Party Keyboards setting for iOS is no longer supported due to an iOS platform change. You will not be able to configure this setting in the Intune Admin Console and it will not be enforced on the client in the Intune App SDK.

Device configuration

Updated certificate connectors

We've released updates for both the Intune Certificate Connector and the PFX Certificate Connector for Microsoft Intune. The new releases fix several known issues.

Set login settings and control restart options on macOS devices

On macOS devices, you can create a device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > choose macOS for platform > Device features for profile type). This update includes new login window settings, such as showing a custom banner, choose how users sign in, show or hide the power settings, and more.

To see these settings, go to macOS device feature settings.

Configure WiFi on Android Enterprise, Device Owner dedicated devices running in multi-app kiosk mode

You can enable settings on Android Enterprise, Device Owner when running as a dedicated device in multi-app kiosk mode. In this update, you can enable users to configure and connect to WiFi networks (Intune > Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device owner only, Device restrictions for profile type > Dedicated devices > Kiosk mode: Multi-app > WiFi configuration).

To see all the settings you can configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: Android Enterprise dedicated devices running in multi-app kiosk mode

Configure Bluetooth and pairing on Android Enterprise, Device Owner dedicated devices running in multi-app kiosk mode

You can enable settings on Android Enterprise, Device Owner when running as a dedicated device in multi-app kiosk mode. In this update, you can allow end users to enable Bluetooth, and pair devices over Bluetooth (Intune > Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device owner only, Device restrictions for profile type > Dedicated devices > Kiosk mode: Multi-app > Bluetooth configuration).

To see all the settings you can configure, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: Android Enterprise dedicated devices running in multi-app kiosk mode

Create and use OEMConfig device configuration profiles in Intune

In this update, Intune supports configuring Android Enterprise devices with OEMConfig. Specifically, you can create a device configuration profile, and apply settings to Android Enterprise devices using OEMConfig (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android enterprise for platform).

Support for OEMs is currently on a per-OEM basis. If an OEMConfig app you want isn't available in the list of OEMConfig apps, contact IntuneOEMConfig@microsoft.com.

To learn more about this feature, go to Use and manage Android Enterprise devices with OEMConfig in Microsoft Intune.

Applies to: Android enterprise

Windows Update notifications

We've added two User experience settings to the Windows Update ring configurations that you can manage from within the Intune console. You can now:

New device restriction settings for Android Enterprise, Device Owner

On Android Enterprise devices, you can create a device restriction profile to allow or restrict features, set password rules, and more (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > choose Android Enterprise for platform > Device owner only > Device restrictions for profile type).

This update includes new password settings, allows full access to apps in Google Play Store for fully managed devices, and more. To see the current list of settings, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: Android Enterprise fully managed devices

Check for a TPM chipset in a Windows 10 device compliance policy

This feature is delayed and is planned to be released later.

Updated UI changes for Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 10 and later devices

When you create a device configuration profile, you can allow or restrict Microsoft Edge features on Windows 10 and later devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform, > Device restrictions for profile type > Microsoft Edge Browser). In this update, the Microsoft Edge settings are more descriptive, and easier to understand.

To see these features, go to Microsoft Edge Browser device restriction settings.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Expanded support for Android Enterprise fully managed devices (Preview)

Still in a public preview, we've expanded our support of Android Enterprise fully managed devices first announced in January of 2019 to include the following:

  • On fully managed and dedicated devices, you can create compliance policies to include password rules and operating system requirements (Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Android Enterprise for platform > Device owner for profile type).

    On dedicated devices, the device may show as Not compliant. Conditional Access isn't available on dedicated devices. Be sure to complete any tasks or actions to get dedicated devices compliant with your assigned policies.

  • Conditional Access - Conditional Access policies that apply to Android also apply to Android Enterprise fully managed devices. Users can now register their fully managed device in Azure Active Directory using the Microsoft Intune app. Then, see and resolve any compliance issues to access organizational resources.

  • New end-user app (Microsoft Intune app) - There is a new end-user app for Android fully managed devices called Microsoft Intune. This new app is light-weight and modern, and provides similar functionally as the Company Portal app, but for fully managed devices. For more information, see Microsoft Intune app on Google Play.

To set up Android fully managed devices, go to Device enrollment > Android enrollment > Corporate-owned, fully managed user devices. Support for fully managed Android devices remains in preview, and some Intune features might not be fully functional.

To learn more about this preview, see our blog, Microsoft Intune - Preview 2 for Android Enterprise Fully Managed devices.

Use Compliance Manager to create assessments for Microsoft Intune

Compliance Manager (opens another Microsoft site) is a workflow-based risk assessment tool in the Microsoft Service Trust Portal. It enables you to track, assign, and verify your organization's regulatory compliance activities related to Microsoft services. You can create your own compliance assessment with Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics, Professional Services, and Intune. Intune has two assessments available - FFIEC and GDPR.

Compliance Manager helps you focus your efforts by breaking down controls - controls managed by Microsoft, and controls managed by your organization. You can complete the assessments, and then export and print the assessments.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) (opens another Microsoft site) compliance is a set of standards for online banking issued by FFIEC. It's the most requested assessment for financial institutions that use Intune. It interprets how Intune helps meet FFIEC cybersecurity guidelines related to public cloud workloads. Intune's FFIEC assessment is the second FFIEC assessment in Compliance Manager.

In the following example, you can see the breakdown for FFIEC controls. Microsoft covers 64 controls. You're responsible for the remaining 12 controls.

See a sample Intune assessment for FFIEC, including the customer actions and Microsoft actions

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (opens another Microsoft site) is a European Union (EU) law that helps protect the rights of individuals and their data. GDPR is the most requested assessment to help comply with privacy regulations.

In the following example, you see the breakdown for GDPR controls. Microsoft covers 49 controls. You're responsible for the remaining 66 controls.

See a sample Intune assessment for GDPR, including the customer actions and Microsoft actions

Device enrollment

Configure profile to skip some screens during Setup Assistant

When you create a macOS enrollment profile, you can configure it to skip any of the following screens when a user goes through the Setup Assistant:

Bulk device naming when enrolling corporate iOS devices

When using one of Apple's corporate enrollment methods (DEP/ABM/ASM), you can set a device name format to automatically name incoming iOS devices. You can specify a format that includes the device type and serial number in your template. To do so, choose Intune > Device enrollment > Apple enrollment > Enrollment program tokens > Select a token >Create profile > Device naming format. You can edit existing profiles, but only newly synced devices will have the name applied.

Updated default timeout message on Enrollment Status Page

We've updated the default timeout message users see when the Enrollment Status Page (ESP) exceeds the timeout value specified in the ESP profile. The new default message is what users see and helps them understand the next actions to take with their ESP deployment.

Device management

Retire noncompliant devices

This feature has been delayed and is planned for a future release.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Intune Data Warehouse V1.0 changes reflecting back to beta

When V1.0 was first introduced in 1808, it differed in some significant ways from the beta API. In 1903 those changes will be reflected back into the beta API version. If you have important reports that use the beta API version, we strongly recommend switching those reports to V1.0 to avoid breaking changes. For more information, see Change log for the Intune Data Warehouse API.

Monitor Security Baseline status (public preview)

We've added a per-category view to the monitoring of security baselines. (Security baselines remain in preview). The per-category view displays each category from the baseline along with the percentage of devices that fall into each status group for that category. You can now see how many devices don't match the individual categories, are misconfigured, or are not applicable.

Role-based access control

Scope tags for Apple VPP tokens

You can now add scope tags to Apple VPP tokens. Only users assigned with the same scope tag will have access to the Apple VPP token with that tag. VPP apps and ebooks purchased with that token inherit its scope tags. For more information about scope tags, see Use RBAC and scope tags.

March 2019

App management

Deploy Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project

You can now deploy Microsoft Visio Pro for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Project Online Desktop Client as independent apps to Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Intune, if you own licenses for these apps. From Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add to display the Add app blade. On the Add app blade, select Windows 10 as the App type. Then, select Configure App Suite to select apps to install. For more information about Microsoft 365 apps for Windows 10 devices, see Assign Microsoft 365 apps to Windows 10 devices with Microsoft Intune.

Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365 product name change

Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365 will now be known as Microsoft Visio Online Plan 2. For more information about Microsoft Visio, see Visio Online Plan 2. For more information about Office 365 apps for Windows 10 devices, see Assign Office 365 apps to Windows 10 devices with Microsoft Intune.

Intune app protection policy (APP) character limit setting

Intune admins can specify an exception to the Intune APP Restrict cut, copy, and paste with other apps policy setting. As the admin, you can specify the number of characters that may be cut or copied from a managed app. This setting will allow sharing of the specified number of characters to any app, regardless of the "Restrict cut, copy, and paste with other apps" setting. Note that the Intune Company Portal app version for Android requires version 5.0.4364.0 or later. For more information, see iOS data protection, Android data protection, and Review client app protection logs.

Office Deployment Tool (ODT) XML for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployment

You will be able to provide Office Deployment Tool (ODT) XML when creating an instance of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployment in the Intune admin console. This will allow greater customizability if the existing Intune UI options do not meet your needs. For more information, see Assign Microsoft 365 apps to Windows 10 devices with Microsoft Intune and Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool.

App icons will now be displayed with an automatically generated background

In the Windows Company Portal app, app icons will now be displayed with an automatically generated background based on the dominant color of the icon (if it can be detected). When applicable, this background will replace the gray border that was previously visible on app tiles. Users will see this change in versions of Company Portal later than 10.3.3451.0.

Install available apps using the Company Portal app after Windows bulk enrollment

Windows devices that enrolled into Intune using Windows bulk enrollment (provisioning packages) will be able to use the Company Portal app to install available apps. For more information about the Company Portal app, see Manually add the Windows 10 Company Portal and How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

The Microsoft Teams app can be selected as part of the Office app suite

The Microsoft Teams app can be included or excluded as part of the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployment app suite installation. This feature works for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployment build number 16.0.11328.20116+. The user must sign out and then sign in to the device for the installation to complete. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. Select one of the Office 365 Suite app types and then select Configure App Suite.

Device configuration

Automatically start an app when running multiple apps in kiosk mode on Windows 10 and later devices

On Windows 10 and later devices, you can run a device in kiosk mode, and run many apps. In this update, there's an AutoLaunch setting (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Kiosk for profile type > Multi-app kiosk). Use this setting to automatically start an app when the user signs in to the device.

To see a list and description of all the kiosk settings, see Windows 10 and later device settings to run as a kiosk in Intune.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Operational logs also show details on non-compliant devices

When routing Intune logs to Azure monitor features, you can also route the operational logs. In this update, the operational logs also provide information on non-compliant devices.

For more information on this feature, see Send log data to storage, event hubs, or log analytics in Intune.

Route logs to Azure Monitor in more Intune workloads

In Intune, you can route audit and operational logs to events hubs, storage, and log analytics in Azure Monitor (Intune > Monitoring > Diagnostics settings). In this update, you can route these logs in more Intune workloads, including compliance, configurations, client apps, and more.

To learn more about routing logs to Azure Monitor, see send log data to storage, event hubs, or log analytics.

Create and use mobility extensions on Android Zebra devices in Intune

In this update, Intune supports configuring Android Zebra devices. Specifically, you can create a device configuration profile, and apply settings to Android Zebra devices using Mobility Extensions (MX) profiles generated by StageNow (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android for platform > MX profile (Zebra only) for profile type).

For more information on this feature, see Use and manage Zebra devices with mobility extensions in Intune.

Applies to: Android

Device management

Encryption report for Windows 10 Devices (in public preview)

Use the new Encryption report (Preview) to view details about the encryption status of your Windows 10 devices. Available details include a devices TPM version, encryption readiness and status, error reporting, and more.

Access BitLocker recovery keys from the Intune portal (in public preview)

You can now use Intune to view details about BitLocker Key ID and BitLocker recovery keys, from Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft Edge support for Intune scenarios on iOS and Android devices

Microsoft Edge will support all of the same management scenarios as the Intune Managed Browser with the addition of improvements to end-user experience. Microsoft Edge enterprise features that are enabled by Intune policies include dual-Identity, app protection policy integration, Azure application proxy integration, and managed favorites and home page shortcuts. For more information, see Microsoft Edge support.

Exchange Online/Intune Connector deprecate support for EAS only devices

The Intune console no longer supports viewing and managing EAS-only devices connected to Exchange Online with the Intune Connector. Instead, you have the following options:

Search the All devices page for an exact device by using [name]

You can now search for an exact device name. Go to Intune > Devices > All devices > in the search box, surround the device name with {} to search for an exact match. For example, {Device12345}.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Support for additional connectors on the Tenant Status page

The Tenant Status page now displays status information for additional connectors, including Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and other Mobile Threat Defense connectors.

Support for the Power BI Compliance app from the Data Warehouse blade in Microsoft Intune

Previously, the Download Power BI file link in the Intune Data Warehouse blade downloaded an Intune Data Warehouse report (.pbix file). This report has been replaced with the Power BI Compliance app. The Power BI Compliance app will not require special loading or setup. It will open directly in the Power BI online portal and display data specifically for your Intune tenant based on your credentials. In Intune, select the Set up Intune Data Warehouse link on the right side of the Intune blade. Then, click Get Power BI App. For more information, see Connect to the Data Warehouse with Power BI.

Role-based access control

Granting Intune read-only access to some Azure Active Directory roles

Intune read-only access has been granted to the following Azure AD roles. Permissions granted with Azure AD roles supersede permissions granted with Intune role-based access control (RBAC).

Read-only access to Intune audit data:

  • Compliance Administrator
  • Compliance Data Administrator

Read-only access to all Intune data:

  • Security Administrator
  • Security Operator
  • Security Reader

For more information, see Role-based access control.

Scope tags for iOS app provisioning profiles

You can add a scope tag to an iOS app provisioning profile so that only people with roles also assigned that scope tag have access to the iOS app provisioning profile. For more information, see Use RBAC and scope tags.

Scope tags for app configuration policies

You can add a scope tag to an app configuration policy so that only people with roles also assigned that scope tag have access to the app configuration policy. The app configuration policy can only be targeted to or associated with apps assigned the same scope tag. For more information, see Use RBAC and scope tags.

Microsoft Edge support for Intune scenarios on iOS and Android devices

Microsoft Edge will support all of the same management scenarios as the Intune Managed Browser with the addition of improvements to the end-user experience. Microsoft Edge enterprise features that are enabled by Intune policies include dual-Identity, app protection policy integration, Azure application proxy integration, and managed favorites and home page shortcuts. For more information, see Microsoft Edge support.

February 2019

App management

Intune macOS Company Portal Dark Mode

The Intune macOS Company Portal now supports Dark Mode for macOS. When you enable Dark Mode on a macOS 10.14+ device, the Company Portal will adjust its appearance to colors that reflect that mode.

Intune will leverage Google Play Protect APIs on Android devices

Some IT admins are faced with a BYOD landscape where end users may end up rooting or jailbreaking their mobile phone. This behavior, while sometimes not ill-intentioned, results in a bypass of many Intune policies that are set in order to protect the organization's data on end-user devices. Thus, Intune provides root and jailbreak detection for both enrolled and unenrolled devices. With this release, Intune will now leverage Google Play Protect APIs to add to our existing root detection checks for unenrolled devices. While Google does not share the entirety of the root detection checks that occur, we expect these APIs to detect users who have rooted their devices for any reason from device customization to being able to get newer OS updates on older devices. These users can then be blocked from accessing corporate data, or their corporate accounts can be wiped from their policy enabled apps. For additional value, the IT admin will now have several reporting updates within the Intune App Protection blade - the "Flagged Users" report will show which users are detected via Google Play Protect's SafetyNet API scan, the "Potentially Harmful Apps" report will show which apps are detected via Google's Verify Apps API scanning. This feature is available on Android.

Win32 app information available in Troubleshooting blade

You can now collect failure log files for a Win32 app installation from the Intune app Troubleshooting blade. For more information about app installation troubleshooting, see Troubleshoot app installation issues and Troubleshoot Win32 app issues.

App status details for iOS apps

There are new app installation error messages related to the following:

  • Failure for VPP apps when installing on shared iPad
  • Failure when app store is disabled
  • Failure to find VPP license for app
  • Failure to install system apps with MDM provider
  • Failure to install apps when device is in lost mode or kiosk mode
  • Failure to install app when user is not signed in to the App Store

In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > "App name" > Device install status. New error messages will be available in the Status details column.

New App categories screen in the Company Portal app for Windows 10

A new screen called App categories has been added to improve the app browsing and selection experience in Company Portal for Windows 10. Users will now see their apps sorted under categories such as Featured, Education, and Productivity. This change appears in Company Portal versions 10.3.3451.0 and later. To view the new screen, see What's new in the app UI. For more information about apps in the Company Portal, see Install and share apps on your device.

Power BI Compliance app

Access your Intune Data Warehouse in Power BI Online using the Intune Compliance (Data Warehouse) app. With this Power BI app, you can now access and share pre-created reports without any setup and without leaving your web browser. For additional information, see Change log - Power BI Compliance app.

Device configuration

PowerShell scripts can run in a 64-bit host on 64-bit devices

When you add a PowerShell script to a device configuration profile, the script always executes in 32-bit, even on 64-bit operating systems. With this update, an administrator can run the script in a 64-bit PowerShell host on 64-bit devices (Device configuration > PowerShell scripts > Add > Configure > Run script in 64 bit PowerShell Host).

For more details on using PowerShell, see PowerShell scripts in Intune.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

macOS users are prompted to update their password

Intune is enforcing the ChangeAtNextAuth setting on macOS devices. This setting impacts end-users and devices that have compliance password policies or device restriction password profiles. End users are prompted once to update their password. This prompt happens whenever a user first runs a task that requires authentication, such as signing in to the device. Users can also be prompted to update their password when doing anything that requires administrative privileges, such as requesting keychain access.

Any new or existing password policy changes by the administrator prompt end users again to update their password.

Applies to:
macOS

Assign SCEP certificates to a userless macOS device

You can assign Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) certificates using device attributes to macOS devices, including devices without user affinity, and associate the certificate profile with Wi-Fi or VPN profiles. This expands the support we already have to assign SCEP certificates to devices with and without user affinity that run Windows, iOS, and Android. This update adds the option to select a Certificate type of Device when you configure a SCEP certificate profile for the macOS.

Applies to:

  • macOS

Intune Conditional Access UI update

We've made improvements to the UI for Conditional Access in the Intune console. These include:

  • Replaced the Intune Conditional Access blade with the blade from Azure Active Directory. This ensures you'll have access to the full range of settings and configurations for Conditional Access (which remains an Azure AD technology), from within the Intune console.
  • We've renamed the On-premises access blade to Exchange access, and relocated the Exchange service connector setup to this renamed blade. This change consolidates where you configure and monitor details related to Exchange online and on-premises.

Kiosk Browser and Microsoft Edge Browser apps can run on Windows 10 devices in kiosk mode

You can use Windows 10 devices in kiosk mode to run one app, or many apps. This update includes several changes to using browser apps in kiosk mode, including:

  • Add the Microsoft Edge Browser or Kiosk Browser to run as apps on the kiosk device (Device configuration > Profiles > New profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Kiosk for profile type).

  • New features and settings are available to allow or restrict (Device configuration > Profiles > New profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Device restrictions for profile type), including:

  • Microsoft Edge Browser:

    • Use Microsoft Edge kiosk mode
    • Refresh browser after idle time
  • Favorites and search:

    • Allow changes to search engine

For a list of these settings, see:

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

New device restriction settings for iOS and macOS devices

You can restrict some settings and features on devices running iOS and macOS (Device configuration > Profiles > New profile > iOS or macOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type). This update adds more features and settings you can control, including setting screen time, changing eSIM settings and cellular plans, and more on iOS devices. Also, delaying the user's visibility of software updates and blocking content caching on macOS devices.

To see the features and settings you can restrict, see:

Applies to:

  • iOS
  • macOS

"Kiosk" devices are now called "Dedicated devices" on Android Enterprise devices

To align with Android terminology, kiosk is changed to dedicated devices for Android enterprise devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > **Android enterprise for platform > Device Owner Only > Device Restrictions > Dedicated devices).

To see the available settings, go to Device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to:
Android Enterprise

Safari and Delaying user software update visibility iOS settings are moving in the Intune UI

For iOS devices, you can set Safari settings and configure Software Updates. In this update, these settings are moving to different parts of the Intune UI:

  • The Safari settings moved from Safari (Device configuration > Profiles > New profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type) to Built-in Apps.
  • The Delaying user software update visibility for supervised iOS devices setting (Software updates > Update policies for iOS) is moving to Device restrictions > General. For details on the impact to existing policies, see iOS software updates.

For a list of the settings, see:

This feature applies to:

  • iOS

Enabling restrictions in the device settings is renamed to Screen Time on iOS devices

You can configure the Enabling restrictions in the device settings on supervised iOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > New profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > General). In this update, this setting is renamed to Screen Time (supervised only).

The behavior is the same. Specifically:

  • iOS 11.4.1 and earlier: Block prevents end users from setting their own restrictions in the device settings.
  • iOS 12.0 and later: Block prevents end users from setting their own Screen Time in the device settings, including content & privacy restrictions. Devices upgraded to iOS 12.0 won't see the restrictions tab in the device settings anymore. These settings are in Screen Time.

For a list of the settings, see iOS device restrictions.

Applies to:

  • iOS

Intune PowerShell module

The Intune PowerShell module, which provides support for the Intune API through Microsoft Graph, is now available in the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery.

Improved support for delivery optimization

We've expanded the support in Intune for configuring delivery optimization. You can now configure an expanded list of Delivery Optimization settings and target it to your devices right from Intune console.

Device management

Rename an enrolled Windows device

You can now rename an enrolled Windows 10 device (RS4 or later). To do, choose Intune > Devices > All devices > choose a device > Rename device. This feature does not currently support renaming hybrid Azure AD Windows devices.

Auto-assign scope tags to resources created by an admin with that scope

When an admin creates a resource, any scope tags assigned to the admin will automatically be assigned to those new resources.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Failed enrollment report moves to the Device Enrollment blade

The Failed enrollments report has been moved to the Monitor section of the Device enrollment blade. Two new columns (Enrollment Method and OS Version) have been added.

Company Portal abandonment report renamed to Incomplete user enrollments

The Company Portal abandonment report has been renamed to Incomplete user enrollments.

January 2019

App management

Intune app PIN

As the IT admin, you can now configure the number of days an end user can wait until their Intune app PIN must be changed. The new setting is PIN reset after number of days and is available in the Azure portal by selecting Intune > Client apps > App protection policies > Create Policy > Settings > Access requirements. Available for iOS and Android devices, this feature supports a positive integer value.

Intune device reporting fields

Intune provides additional device reporting fields, including App Registration ID, Android manufacturer, model, and security patch version, as well as iOS model. In Intune, these fields are available by selecting Client apps > App protection status and choosing App Protection Report: iOS, Android. In addition, these parameters will help you configure the Allow list for device manufacturer (Android), the Allow list for device model (Android and iOS), and the minimum Android security patch version setting.

Toast notifications for Win32 apps

You can suppress showing end-user toast notifications per app assignment. From Intune, select Client apps > Apps > select the app > Assignments > Include Groups.

Intune app protection policies UI update

We've changed the labels for settings and buttons for Intune app protection to make each easier to understand. Some of the changes include:

  • Controls are changed from yes / no controls to primarily block / allow and disable / enable controls. The labels are also updated.
  • Settings are reformatted, so the setting and its label are side-by-side in the control, to provide better navigation.

The default settings and number of settings remain the same, but this change allows the user to understand, navigate, and utilize the settings more easily to apply selected app protection policies. For information, see iOS settings and Android settings.

Additional settings for Outlook

You can now configure the following additional settings for Outlook for iOS and Android using Intune:

  • Only allow work or school accounts to be used in Outlook in iOS and Android
  • Deploy modern authentication for Microsoft 365 and hybrid modern authentication on-premises accounts
  • Use SAMAccountName for the username field in the email profile when basic authentication is selected
  • Allow contacts to be saved
  • Configure external recipients MailTips
  • Configure Focused Inbox
  • Require biometrics to access Outlook for iOS
  • Block external images

Note

If you are using Intune App Protection policies to manage access for corporate identities, you should consider not enabling require biometrics. For more information, see Require corporate credentials for access for iOS Access Settings and Android Access Settings.

For more information, see Microsoft Outlook configuration settings.

Delete Android Enterprise apps

You can delete managed Google Play apps from Microsoft Intune. To delete a managed Google Play app, open Microsoft Intune in the Azure portal and select Client apps > Apps. From the app list, select the ellipses (...) to the right of the managed Google Play app, then select Delete from the displayed list. When you delete a managed Google Play app from the app list, the managed Google Play app is automatically unapproved.

Managed Google Play app type

The managed Google Play app type will allow you to specifically add managed Google Play apps to Intune. As the Intune admin, you can now browse, search, approve, sync and assign approved managed Google Play apps within Intune. You no longer need to browse to the managed Google Play console separately, and you no longer have to reauthenticate. In Intune, select Client apps > Apps > Add. In the App type list, select Managed Google Play as the app type.

Default Android PIN keyboard

For end users who have set an Intune App Protection Policy (APP) PIN on their Android devices with PIN type of 'Numeric', they will now see the default Android keyboard instead of the fixed Android keyboard UI that was previously designed. This change was made to be consistent when using default keyboards on both Android and iOS, for both PIN types of 'Numeric' and/or 'Passcode'. For more information about end user Access settings on Android, such as APP PIN, see Android access requirements.

Device configuration

Administrative templates are in public preview, and moved to their own configuration profile

Administrative templates in Intune (Device configuration > Administrative templates) are currently in public preview. With this update:

  • Administrative templates include about 300 settings that can be managed in Intune. Previously, these settings only existed in the group policy editor.
  • Administrative templates are available in public preview.
  • Administrative templates are moving from Device configuration > Administrative templates to Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > in Platform, choose Windows 10 and later > in Profile type, choose Administrative templates.
  • Reporting is enabled

To read more about this feature, go to Windows 10 templates to configure group policy settings.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Use S/MIME to encrypt and sign multiple devices for a user

This update includes S/MIME email encryption using a new imported certificate profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > select the platform > PKCS imported certificate profile type). In Intune, you can import certificates in PFX format. Intune can then deliver those same certificates to multiple devices enrolled by a single user. This also includes:

  • The native iOS email profile supports enabling S/MIME encryption using imported certificates in PFX format.
  • The native mail app on Windows Phone 10 devices automatically uses the S/MIME certificate.
  • The private certificates can be delivered across multiple platforms. But, not all email apps support S/MIME.
  • On other platforms, you may need to manually configure the mail app to enable S/MIME.
  • Email apps that support S/MIME encryption may handle retrieving certificates for S/MIME email encryption in a way that an MDM cannot support, such as reading from their publisher's certificate store. For more information on this feature, see S/MIME overview to sign and encrypt email. Supported on: Windows, Windows Phone 10, macOS, iOS, Android

New options to automatically connect and persist rules when using DNS settings on Windows 10 and later devices

On Windows 10 and later devices, you can create a VPN configuration profile that includes a list of DNS servers to resolve domains, such as contoso.com. This update includes new settings for name resolution (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Choose Windows 10 and later for platform > Choose VPN for profile type > DNS settings >Add):

  • Automatically connect: When Enabled, the device automatically connects to the VPN when a device contacts a domain you enter, such as contoso.com.
  • Persistent: By default, all Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) rules are active as long as the device is connected using this VPN profile. When this setting is Enabled on an NRPT rule, the rule remains active on the device, even when the VPN disconnects. The rule stays until the VPN profile is removed or until the rule is manually removed, which can be done using PowerShell. Windows 10 VPN settings describes the settings.

Use trusted network detection for VPN profiles on Windows 10 devices

When using trusted network detection, you can prevent VPN profiles from automatically creating a VPN connection when the user is already on a trusted network. With this update, you can add DNS suffixes to enable trusted network detection on devices running Windows 10 and later (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > VPN for profile type). Windows 10 VPN settings lists the current VPN settings.

Manage Windows Holographic for Business devices used by multiple users

Currently, you can configure shared PC settings on Windows 10 and Windows Holographic for Business devices using a custom OMA-URI setting. With this update, a new profile is added to configure shared device settings (Device configuration > Profiles > Create Profile > Windows 10 and later > Shared multi-user device). To learn more about this feature, go to Intune settings to manage shared devices. Applies to: Windows 10 and later, Windows Holographic for Business

New Windows 10 Update settings

For your Windows 10 Update Rings, you can configure:

  • Automatic update behavior - Use a new option, Reset to default to restore the original auto update settings on a Windows 10 machine on machines running the October 2018 Update
  • Block user from pausing Windows updates - Configure a new Software updates setting that lets you block or allow your users to pause update installation from the Settings of their machines.

iOS email profiles can use S/MIME signing and encryption

You can create an email profile that includes different settings. This update includes S/MIME settings that can be used for signing and encrypting email communications on iOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Choose iOS for platform > Email for profile type). iOS email configuration settings lists the settings.

Some BitLocker settings support Windows 10 Pro edition

You can create a configuration profile that sets endpoint protection settings on Windows 10 devices, including BitLocker. This update adds support for Windows 10 Professional edition for some BitLocker settings. To see these protection settings, go to Endpoint protection settings for Windows 10.

Shared device configuration is renamed to Lock Screen Message for iOS devices in the Azure portal

When you create a configuration profile for iOS devices, you can add Shared Device Configuration settings to show specific text on the lock screen. This update includes the following changes:

  • The Shared Device Configuration settings in the Azure portal are renamed to "Lock Screen Message (supervised only)" (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Choose iOS for platform > Choose Device features for profile type > Lock Screen Message).
  • When adding lock screen messages, you can insert a serial number, a device name, or another device-specific value as a variable in Asset tag information and Lock screen footnote. For example, you can enter Device name: {{devicename}} or Serial number is {{serialnumber}} using curly brackets. iOS tokens lists the available tokens that can be used. Settings to display messages on the lock screen lists the settings.

New App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming device restriction settings added to iOS devices

In Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device restrictions for profile type > App Store, Doc Viewing, Gaming, the following settings are added: Allow managed apps to write contacts to unmanaged contacts accounts Allow unmanaged apps to read from managed contacts accounts To see these settings, go to iOS device restrictions.

New notification, hints, and keyguard settings to Android Enterprise device owner devices

This update includes several new features on Android Enterprise devices when running as device owner. To use these features, go to Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > In Platform, choose Android Enterprise > In Profile type, choose Device owner only > Device Restrictions.

New features include:

  • Disable system notifications from showing, including incoming calls, system alerts, system errors, and more.
  • Suggests skip starting tutorials and hints for apps that are opened the first time.
  • Disable advanced keyguard settings, such as the camera, notifications, fingerprint unlock, and more.

To see the settings, go to Android Enterprise device restriction settings.

Android enterprise device owner devices can use Always On VPN connections

In this update, you can use Always-on VPN connections on Android enterprise device owner devices. Always-on VPN connections stay connected, or immediately reconnect when the user unlocks their device, when the device restarts, or when the wireless network changes. You can also put the connection in "lockdown" mode, which blocks all network traffic until the VPN connection is active. You can enable Always-on VPN in Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android enterprise for platform > Device restrictions for Device Owner Only > Connectivity settings. To see the settings, go to Android Enterprise device restriction settings.

New setting to end processes in Task manager on Windows 10 devices

This update includes a new setting to end processes using Task Manager on Windows 10 devices. Using a device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > In Platform, choose Windows 10 > In Profile type, choose Device restrictions > General settings), you choose to allow or prevent this setting. To see these settings, go to Windows 10 device restriction settings. Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Intune integrates with other services that focus on security, including Windows Defender ATP and Office 365 ATP. Customers are asking for a common strategy and a cohesive set of end-to-end security workflows across the Microsoft 365 services. Our goal is to align strategies to build solutions that bridge security operations and common administrator tasks. In Intune, we aim to accomplish this goal by publishing a set of Microsoft recommended "Security baselines" (Intune > Security baselines). An administrator can create security policies directly from these baselines, and then deploy them to their users. You can also customize the best practice recommendations to meet the needs of your organization. Intune makes sure that devices stay in compliance with these baselines, and notifies administrators of users or devices that aren't in compliance.

This feature is in public preview so any profiles created now will not move over to Security Baselines templates that are generally available (GA). You shouldn't plan to use these preview templates in your production environment.

To learn more about security baselines, see Create a Windows 10 security baseline in Intune.

This feature applies to: Windows 10 and later

Non-Administrators can enable BitLocker on Windows 10 devices joined to Azure AD

When you enable BitLocker settings on Windows 10 devices (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Endpoint protection for profile type > Windows Encryption), you add BitLocker settings.

This update includes a new BitLocker setting to allow standard users (non-administrators) to enable encryption.

To see the settings, go to Endpoint protection settings for Windows 10.

Check for Configuration Manager compliance

This update includes a new Configuration Manager compliance setting (Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Windows 10 and later > Configuration Manager Compliance). Configuration Manager sends signals to Intune compliance. Using this setting, you can require all Configuration Manager signals to return "compliant".

For example, you require all software updates to be installed on devices. In Configuration Manager, this requirement has the "Installed" state. If any programs on the device are in unknown state, then the device is non-compliant in Intune.

Configuration Manager Compliance describes this setting.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Customize wallpaper on supervised iOS devices using a device configuration profile

When you create a device configuration profile for iOS devices, you can customize some features (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Device features for profile type). This update includes new Wallpaper settings that allow an Administrator to use a .png, .jpg, or .jpeg image on the home screen or lock screen. These wallpaper settings apply only to supervised devices.

For a list of these settings, see iOS device feature settings.

Windows 10 kiosk is generally available

In this update, the Kiosk feature on Windows 10 and later devices is generally available (GA). To see all the settings you can add and configure, see Kiosk settings for Windows 10 (and later).

Contact Sharing via Bluetooth is removed in Device Restrictions > Device Owner for Android Enterprise

When you create a device restrictions profile for Android Enterprise devices, there is a Contact Sharing via Bluetooth setting. In this update, the Contact Sharing via Bluetooth setting is removed (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android Enterprise for platform > Device Restrictions > Device owner for profile type > General).

The Contact Sharing via Bluetooth setting isn't supported for Android Enterprise Device Owner management. So when this setting is removed, it won't impact any devices or tenants, even if this setting is enabled and configured in your environment.

To see the current list of settings, go to Android Enterprise device settings to allow or restrict features.

Applies to: Android Enterprise Device Owner

Device enrollment

More detailed enrollment restriction failure messaging

More detailed error messages are available when enrollment restrictions are not met. To see these messages, go to Intune > Troubleshoot > and check the Enrollment Failures table. For more information, see the enrollment failures list.

Device Management

Preview of support for Android corporate-owned, fully managed devices

Intune now supports fully managed Android devices, a corporate-owned "device owner" scenario where devices are tightly managed by IT and are affiliated with individual users. This allows admins to manage the entire device, enforce an extended range of policy controls unavailable to work profiles, and restricts users to installing apps from managed Google Play only. For more information, see Set up Intune enrollment of Android fully managed devices and Enroll your dedicated devices or fully managed devices. Please note that this feature is in preview. Some Intune capabilities, such as certificates, compliance, and Conditional Access, are not currently available with Android fully managed user devices.

Selective wipe support for WIP Without Enrollment devices

Windows Information Protection Without Enrollment (WIP-WE) allows customers to protect their corporate data on Windows 10 devices without the need for full MDM enrollment. Once documents are protected with a WIP-WE policy, the protected data can be selectively wiped by an Intune administrator. By selecting the user and device, and sending a wipe request, all data that was protected via the WIP-WE policy will become unusable. From the Intune in the Azure portal, select Mobile app > App selective wipe.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Tenant Status dashboard

The new Tenant Status page provides a single location where you can view status and related details for your tenant. The dashboard is divided into four areas:

  • Tenant Details - Displays information that includes your Tenant name and location, your MDM Authority, the total enrolled devices in your tenant, and your license counts. This section also lists the current service release for your tenant.
  • Connector Status - Displays information about available connectors you have configured and can also list those which you have not yet enabled.
    Based on the current state of each connector, they are flagged as Healthy, Warning, or Unhealthy. Select a connector to drill through and view details or configure additional information for it.
  • Intune Service Health - Displays details about active incidents or outages for your tenant. The information in this section is retrieved directly from the Office Message Center.
  • Intune News - Displays active messages for your tenant. Messages include things like notifications when your tenant receives the latest Intune features. The information in this section is retrieved directly from the Office Message Center.

New help and support experience in Company Portal for Windows 10

The new Company Portal Help & support page helps users troubleshoot and request help for app and access problems. From the new page, they can email error and diagnostic log details and find their organization's Helpdesk details. They'll also find a FAQ section with links to the relevant Intune documentation.

New Help and Support experience for Intune

We are rolling out the new Help and Support experience to all tenants over the next few days. This new experience is available for Intune and can be accessed when using the Intune blades in the Azure portal. The new experience lets you describe your problem in your own words and receive troubleshooting insight and web-based remediation content. These solutions are offered via a rule-based machine learning algorithm, driven by user inquires. In addition to issue-specific guidance, you use the new case creation workflow to open a support case by email or phone. This new experience replaces the previous Help and Support experience of a static set of pre-selected options that are based on the area of the console you are in when you open Help and Support. For more information, see How to get support for Microsoft Intune.

New operational logs, and ability to send logs to Azure Monitor services

Intune has built-in audit logging that tracks events as changes are made. This update includes new logging features, including:

  • Operational logs (preview) that show details on users and devices that enrolled, including success and failed attempts.
  • The audit logs and operational logs can be sent to Azure Monitor, including storage accounts, event hubs, and log analytics. These services allow you to store, use analytics such as Splunk and QRadar, and get visualizations of your logging data.

Send log data to storage, event hubs, or log analytics in Intune provides more information on this feature.

Skip more Setup Assistant screens on an iOS DEP device

In addition to the screens you can currently skip, you can set iOS DEP devices to skip the following screens in the Setup Assistant when a user enrolls the device: Display Tone, Privacy, Android Migration, Home Button, iMessage & FaceTime, Onboarding, Watch Migration, Appearance, Screen Time, Software Update, SIM Setup. To choose which screens to skip, go to Device enrollment > Apple enrollment > Enrollment program tokens > choose a token > Profiles > choose a profile > Properties > Setup Assistant customization > choose Hide for any screens that you want to skip > OK. If you create a new profile or edit a profile, the selected skip screens need to sync with the Apple MDM server. Users can issue a manual sync of the devices so that there is no delay in picking up the profile changes.

Android Enterprise APP-WE app deployment

For Android devices in a non-enrolled App Protection Policy Without Enrollment (APP-WE) deployment scenario, you can now use managed Google Play to deploy store apps and LOB apps to users. Specifically, you can provide end users with an app catalog and installation experience that no longer requires end users to loosen the security posture of their devices by allowing installations from unknown sources. In addition, this deployment scenario will provide an improved end user experience.

Role-based access control

Scope tags for apps

You can create scope tags to limit access for roles and apps. You can add a scope tag to an app so that only people with roles also assigned that scope tag have access to the app. Currently, apps added to Intune from managed Google Play or apps purchased using Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) can't be assigned scope tags (future support is planned). For more information, see Use scope tags to filter policies.

December 2018

App management

Updates for Application Transport Security

Microsoft Intune supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, to ensure Intune is more secure by default, and to align with other Microsoft services such as Microsoft 365. In order to meet this requirement, the iOS and macOS company portals will enforce Apple's updated Application Transport Security (ATS) requirements, which also require TLS 1.2+. ATS is used to enforce stricter security on all app communications over HTTPS. This change impacts Intune customers using the iOS and macOS Company Portal apps. For more information, see the Intune support blog.

The Intune App SDK will support 256-bit encryption keys

The Intune App SDK for Android now uses 256-bit encryption keys when encryption is enabled by App Protection Policies. The SDK will continue to provide support of 128-bit keys for compatibility with content and apps that use older SDK versions.

Microsoft Auto Update version 4.5.0 required for macOS devices

To continue receiving updates for the Company Portal and other Office applications, macOS devices managed by Intune must upgrade to Microsoft Auto Update 4.5.0. Users might already have this version for their Office apps.

Device management

Intune requires macOS 10.12 or later

Intune now requires macOS version 10.12 or later. Devices using prior macOS versions can't use the Company Portal to enroll into Intune. To receive support assistance and new features, users must upgrade their device to macOS 10.12 or later and upgrade the Company Portal to the latest version.

November 2018

App management

Uninstalling apps on corporate-owned supervised iOS devices

You can remove any app on corporate-owned supervised iOS devices. You can remove any app by targeting either user or device groups with an Uninstall assignment type. For personal or unsupervised iOS devices, you will continue to be able to remove only apps that were installed using Intune.

Downloading Intune Win32 app content

Windows 10 RS3 and above clients will download Intune Win32 app content using a Delivery Optimization component on the Windows 10 client. Delivery optimization provides Peer-to-Peer functionality that it is turned on by default. Currently, delivery optimization can be configured by group policy. For more information, see Delivery Optimization for Windows 10.

End user device and app content menu

End users can now use context menu on device and apps to trigger common actions like renaming a device or checking compliance.

Set custom background in Managed Home Screen app

We're adding a setting that lets you customize the background appearance of the Managed Home Screen app on Android Enterprise, multi-app, kiosk mode devices. To configure the Custom URL background, go to Intune in the Azure portal > Device configuration. Select a current device configuration profile or create a new one to edit its kiosk settings. To see the kiosk settings, see Android Enterprise device restrictions.

App protection policy assignment save and apply

You now have better control over your app protection policy assignments. When you select Assignments to set or edit the assignments of a policy, you must Save your configuration before the change applies. Use Discard to clear all changes you make without saving any changes to the Include or Exclude lists. By requiring Save or Discard, only the users you intend are assigned an app protection policy.

New Microsoft Edge browser settings for Windows 10 and later

This update includes new settings to help control and manage the Microsoft Edge browser on your devices. For a list of these settings, see Device restriction for Windows 10 (and newer).

New apps support with app protection policies

You can now manage the following apps with Intune app protection policies:

  • Stream (iOS)
  • To DO (Android, iOS)
  • PowerApps (Android, iOS)
  • Flow (Android, iOS)

Use app protection policies to protect corporate data and control data transfer for these apps, like other Intune policy managed apps. Note: If Flow is not yet visible in the console, you add Flow when you create or edit and app protection policies. To do so, use the + More apps option, and then specify the App ID for Flow in the input field. For Android use com.microsoft.flow, and for iOS use com.microsoft.procsimo.

Device configuration

Support for iOS 12 OAuth in iOS email profiles

Intune's iOS email profiles support iOS 12 Open Authorization (OAuth). To see this feature, create a new profile (Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS for platform > Email for profile type), or update an existing iOS email profile. If you enable OAuth in a profile that's already deployed to users, then users are prompted to reauthenticate, and download their email again.

iOS email profiles has more information on using OAuth in an email profile.

Network Access Control (NAC) support for Citrix SSO for iOS

Citrix released an update to Citrix Gateway to allow Network Access Control (NAC) for Citrix SSO for iOS in Intune. You can opt in to include a device ID within a VPN profile in Intune, and then push this profile to your iOS devices. You will need to install the latest update to Citrix Gateway to use this functionality.

Configure VPN settings on iOS devices provides more information on using NAC, including some additional requirements.

iOS and macOS version numbers and build numbers are shown

In Device compliance > Device compliance, the iOS and macOS operating system versions are shown, and available to use in compliance policies. This update includes, the build number, which is configurable for both platforms. When security updates are released, Apple typically leaves the version number as-is, but updates the build number. By using the build number in a compliance policy, you can easily check if a vulnerability update is installed. To use this feature, see iOS and macOS compliance policies.

Update rings are being replaced with Delivery Optimization settings for Windows 10 and later

Delivery optimization is a new configuration profile for Windows 10 and later. This feature provides a more streamlined experience to deliver software updates to devices in your organization. This update also helps you deliver the settings in new and existing update rings using a configuration profile. To configure a delivery optimization configuration profile, see Windows 10 (and newer) delivery optimization settings.

New device restriction settings added to iOS and macOS devices

This update includes new settings for your iOS and macOS devices that are released with iOS 12:

iOS settings:

  • General: Block app removal (supervised only)​
  • General: Block USB Restricted mode (supervised only)​
  • General: Force automatic date and time (supervised only)​​
  • Password: Block password AutoFill (supervised only)​
  • Password: Block password proximity requests (supervised only)​
  • Password: Block password sharing (supervised only)

macOS settings:

  • Password: Block password AutoFill
  • Password: Block password proximity requests
  • Password: Block password sharing

To learn more about these settings, see iOS and macOS device restriction settings.

Device enrollment

Autopilot support for hybrid Azure Active Directory joined devices (Preview)

You can now set up hybrid Azure Active Directory joined devices by using Autopilot. Devices must be joined to your organization's network to use the hybrid Autopilot feature. For more information, see Deploy hybrid Azure AD joined devices using Intune and Windows Autopilot. This feature is rolling out across the user base over the next few days. Therefore, you might not be able to follow these steps until it rolls out to your account.

Select apps tracked on the Enrollment Status Page

You can choose which apps are tracked on the enrollment status page. Until these apps are installed, the user can't use the device. For more information, see Set up an enrollment status page.

Search for Autopilot device by serial number

You can now search for Autopilot devices by serial number. To do so, choose Device enrollment > Windows enrollment > Devices > type a serial number in the Search by serial number box > press Enter.

Track installation of Office ProPlus

Users can track the installation progress of Office ProPlus using the Enrollment Status Page. For more information, see Set up an enrollment status page.

Alerts for expiring VPP token or Company Portal license running low

If you are using Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to pre-provision the Company Portal during DEP enrollment, Intune will alert you when the VPP token is about to expire and when the licenses for the Company Portal are running low.

macOS Device Enrollment Program support for Apple School Manager accounts

Intune now supports using the Device Enrollment Program on macOS devices for Apple School Manager accounts. For more information, see Automatically enroll macOS devices with Apple School Manager or Device Enrollment Program.

New Intune device subscription SKU

To help lower the cost of managing devices in enterprises, a new device-based subscription SKU is now available. This Intune device SKU is licensed per device on a monthly basis. Price varies by the licensing program. It's available directly through the Microsoft 365 admin center, and through the Enterprise Agreement (EA), Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA), Microsoft Open Agreements, and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).

Device management

Temporarily pause kiosk mode on Android devices to make changes

When using Android devices in multi-app kiosk mode, an IT administrator may need to make changes to the device. This update includes new multi-app kiosk settings that allows an IT Administrator to temporarily pause kiosk-mode using a PIN, and get access to the entire device. To see the kiosk settings, see Android Enterprise device restrictions.

Enable virtual home button on Android Enterprise kiosk devices

A new setting will allow users to tap a soft-key button on their device to switch between the Managed Home Screen app and other assigned apps on their multi-app kiosk device. This setting is particularly helpful in scenarios where a user's kiosk app does not respond appropriately to the "back" button. You'll be able to configure this setting for corporate-owned, single use Android devices. To enable or disable the Virtual home button, go to Intune in the Azure portal > Device configuration. Select a current device configuration profile or create a new one to edit its kiosk settings. To see the kiosk settings, see Android Enterprise device restrictions.

October 2018

App management

Access to key profile properties using the company portal app

End users can now access key account properties and actions, such as password reset, from the Company portal app.

3rd-party keyboards can be blocked by APP settings on iOS

On iOS devices, Intune admins can block the use of 3rd-party keyboards when accessing organization data in policy protected apps. When the Application Protection Policy (APP) is set to block 3rd-party keyboards, the device user receives a message the first time they interact with corporate data when using a 3rd-party keyboard. All options, other than the native keyboard, are blocked and device users will not see them. Device users will only see the dialog message once.

User account access of Intune apps on managed Android and iOS devices

As the Microsoft Intune admin, you can control which user accounts are added to Microsoft Office applications on managed devices. You can limit access to only allowed organization user accounts and block personal accounts on enrolled devices.

Outlook iOS and Android app configuration policy

You can now create an Outlook iOS and Android app configuration policy for iOS and Android for on-premises users that leverage Basic authentication with the ActiveSync protocol. Additional configuration settings will be added as they are enabled for the Outlook for iOS and Android.

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise language packs

As the Intune admin, you will be able to deploy additional languages for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise apps managed through Intune. The list of available languages includes the Type of language pack (core, partial, and proofing). In the Azure portal, select Microsoft Intune > Client apps > Apps > Add. In the App type list of the Add app blade, select Windows 10 under Office 365 Suite. Select Languages in the App Suite Settings blade.

Windows line-of-business (LOB) apps file extensions

The file extensions for Windows LOB apps will now include .msi, .appx, .appxbundle, .msix, and .msixbundle. You can add an app in Microsoft Intune by selecting Client apps > Apps > Add. The Add app pane is displayed which allows you to select the App type. For Windows LOB apps, select Line-of-business app as the app type, select the App package file, and then enter an installation file with the appropriate extension.

Windows 10 app deployment using Intune

Building upon the existing support for line-of-business (LOB) apps and Microsoft Store for Business apps, administrators can use Intune to deploy most of their organization's existing applications to end users on Windows 10 devices. Administrators can add, install, and uninstall applications for Windows 10 users in a variety of formats, such as MSIs, Setup.exe, or MSP. Intune will evaluate requirement rules before downloading and installing, notifying end users of the status or reboot requirements using the Windows 10 Action Center. This functionality will effectively unblock organizations interested in shifting this workload to Intune and the cloud. This feature is currently in public preview and we expect to add significant new capabilities to the feature over the next few months.

App Protection Policy (APP) settings for web data

APP policy settings for web content on both Android and iOS devices will be updated to better handle both http and https web links, as well as data transfer via iOS Universal Links and Android App Links.

End user device and app content menu

End users can now use the context menu on device and apps to trigger common actions like renaming a device or checking compliance.

Windows Company Portal keyboard shortcuts

End users will now be able to trigger app and device actions in the Windows Company Portal using keyboard shortcuts (accelerators).

Require non-biometric PIN after a specified timeout

By requiring a non-biometric PIN after an admin-specified timeout, Intune provides improved security for Mobile Application Management (MAM) enabled apps by restricting the use of biometric identification for access to corporate data. The settings affect users who rely on Touch ID (iOS), Face ID (iOS), Android Biometric, or other future biometric authentication methods to access their APP/MAM-enabled applications. These settings enable Intune admins to have more granular control over user access, eliminating cases where a device with multiple fingerprints or other biometric access methods can reveal corporate data to an incorrect user. In the Azure portal, open Microsoft Intune. Select Client apps > App protection policies > Add a policy > Settings. Locate the Access section for specific settings. For information about access settings, see iOS settings and Android settings.

Intune APP data transfer settings on iOS MDM enrolled devices

You can separate the control of Intune APP data transfer settings on iOS MDM enrolled devices from specifying the enrolled user's identity, also known as the User Principal Name (UPN). Admins not using the IntuneMAMUPN will not observe a behavior change. When this functionality is available, admins using the IntuneMAMUPN to control data transfer behavior on enrolled devices should review the new settings and update their APP settings as needed.

Windows 10 Win32 apps

You can configure your Win32 apps to be installed in user context for individual users, versus installing the app for all users of the device.

Windows Win32 apps and PowerShell scripts

End users are no longer required to be logged in on the device to install Win32 apps or execute PowerShell scripts.

Troubleshooting client app installation

You can troubleshoot the installation success of client apps by reviewing the column labeled App install in the Troubleshoot blade. To view the Troubleshoot blade, in the Intune portal, select Troubleshoot under Help and support.

Device configuration

Create DNS suffixes in VPN configuration profiles on devices running Windows 10

When you create a VPN device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later platform > VPN profile type), you enter some DNS settings. With this update, you can also enter multiple DNS suffixes in Intune. When using DNS suffixes, you can search for a network resource using its short name, instead of the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). This update also lets you change the order of the DNS suffixes in Intune. Windows 10 VPN settings lists the current DNS settings. Applies to: Windows 10 devices

Support for always-on VPN for Android enterprise work profiles

In this update, you can use Always-on VPN connections on Android enterprise devices with managed work profiles. Always-on VPN connections stay connected, or immediately reconnect when the user unlocks their device, when the device restarts, or when the wireless network changes. You can also put the connection in "lockdown" mode, which blocks all network traffic until the VPN connection is active. You can enable Always-on VPN in Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Android enterprise for platform > Device restrictions > Connectivity settings.

Issue SCEP certificates to user-less devices

Currently, certificates are issued to users. With this update, SCEP certificates can be issued to devices, including user-less devices such as kiosks (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > SCEP certificate for profile). Other updates include:

  • The Subject property in an SCEP profile is now a custom textbox and can include new variables.

  • The Subject alternative name (SAN) property in an SCEP profile is now a table format and can include new variables. In the table, an admin can add an attribute and fill out the value in a custom textbox. The SAN will support the following attributes:

    • DNS
    • Email address
    • UPN

    These new variables can be added with static text in a custom value textbox. For example, the DNS attribute can be added as DNS = {{AzureADDeviceId}}.domain.com.

    Note

    Curly brackets, semicolons, and pipe symbols " { } ; | " will not work in the static text of the SAN. Curly brackets must only enclose one of the new device certificate variables to be accepted for either Subject or Subject alternative name.

New device certificate variables:

"{{AAD_Device_ID}}",
"{{Device_Serial}}",
"{{Device_IMEI}}",
"{{SerialNumber}}",
"{{IMEINumber}}",
"{{AzureADDeviceId}}",
"{{WiFiMacAddress}}",
"{{IMEI}}",
"{{DeviceName}}",
"{{FullyQualifiedDomainName}}",
"{{MEID}}",

Note

  • {{FullyQualifiedDomainName}} only works for Windows and domain-joined devices.
  • When specifying device properties such as IMEI, Serial Number, and Fully Qualified Domain Name in the subject or SAN for a device certificate, be aware that these properties could be spoofed by a person with access to the device.

Create a SCEP certificate profile lists the current variables when creating an SCEP configuration profile.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later and iOS, supported for Wi-Fi

Remotely lock uncompliant devices

When a device is not compliant, you can create an action on the compliance policy that locks the device remotely. In Intune > Device compliance, create a new policy, or select an existing policy > Properties. Select Actions for noncompliance > Add, and choose to remotely lock the device. Supported on:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows Phone 8.1 and later

Windows 10 and later Kiosk profile improvements in the Azure portal

This update includes the following improvements to the Windows 10 Kiosk device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later for platform > Kiosk preview for profile type):

  • Currently, you can create multiple kiosk profiles on the same device. With this update, Intune will support only one kiosk profile per device. If you still need multiple kiosk profiles on a single device, you can use a Custom URI.
  • In a Multi-app kiosk profile, you can select the application tile size and order for the Start menu layout in the application grid. If you prefer more customization, you can continue to upload an XML file.
  • The Kiosk Browser settings are moving into the Kiosk settings. Currently, the Kiosk web browser settings have their own category in the Azure portal. Applies to: Windows 10 and later

PIN prompt when you change fingerprints or face ID on an iOS device

Users are now prompted for a PIN after making biometric changes on their iOS device. This includes changes to registered fingerprints or face ID. The timing of the prompt depends on how the configuration of the Recheck access requirements after (minutes) timeout. When no PIN is set, the user is prompted to set one.

This feature is only available for iOS, and requires the participation of applications that integrate the Intune APP SDK for iOS, version 9.0.1 or later. Integration of the SDK is necessary so that the behavior can be enforced on the targeted applications. This integration happens on a rolling basis and is dependent on the specific application teams. Some apps that participate include WXP, Outlook, Managed Browser, and Yammer.

Network access control support on iOS VPN clients

With this update, there's a new setting to enable Network Access Control (NAC) when your create a VPN configuration profile for Cisco AnyConnect, F5 Access, and Citrix SSO for iOS. This setting allows the NAC ID of the device to be included in the VPN profile. Currently, there aren't any VPN clients or NAC partner solutions that support this new NAC ID, but we will keep you informed through our support blog post when they do.

To use NAC, you'll need to:

  1. Opt in to allow Intune to include device IDs in VPN profiles
  2. Update your NAC provider software/firmware, using guidance directly from your NAC provider

For information on this setting within an iOS VPN profile, see Add VPN settings on iOS devices in Microsoft Intune. For more information on network access control, see Network access control (NAC) integration with Intune.

Applies to: iOS

Remove an email profile from a device, even when there's only one email profile

Previously, you couldn't remove an email profile from a device if it's the only email profile. With this update, this behavior changes. Now, you can remove an email profile, even if it's the only email profile on the device. See Add email settings to devices using Intune for details.

PowerShell scripts and Azure AD

PowerShell scripts in Intune can be targeted to Azure AD device security groups.

New "Required password type" default setting for Android, Android enterprise

When you create a new compliance policy (Intune > Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Android or Android enterprise for Platform > System Security), the default value for Required password type changes:

From: Device default To: At least numeric

Applies to: Android, Android Enterprise

To see these settings, go to Android and Android Enterprise.

Use a pre-shared key in a Windows 10 Wi-Fi profile

With this update, you can use a pre-shared key (PSK) with the WPA/WPA2-Personal security protocol to authenticate a Wi-Fi configuration profile for Windows 10. You can also specify the cost configuration for a metered network for devices on Windows 10 October 2018 update.

Currently, you must import a Wi-Fi profile, or create a custom profile to use a pre-shared key. Wi-Fi settings for Windows 10 lists the current settings.

Remove PKCS and SCEP certificates from your devices

In some scenarios, PKCS and SCEP certificates remained on devices, even when removing a policy from a group, deleting a configuration or compliance deployment, or an admin updating an existing SCEP or PKCS profile. This update changes the behavior. There are some scenarios where PKCS and SCEP certificates are removed from devices, and some scenarios where these certificates remain on the device. See Remove SCEP and PKCS certificates in Microsoft Intune for these scenarios.

Use Gatekeeper on macOS devices for compliance

This update includes the macOS Gatekeeper to evaluate devices for compliance. To set the Gatekeeper property, Add a device compliance policy for macOS devices.

Device enrollment

Apply Autopilot profile to enrolled Win 10 devices not already registered for Autopilot

You can apply Autopilot profiles to enrolled Win 10 devices that have not already been registered for Autopilot. In the Autopilot profile, choose the Convert all targeted devices to Autopilot option to automatically register non-Autopilot devices with the Autopilot deployment service. Allow 48 hours for the registration to be processed. When the device is unenrolled and reset, Autopilot will provision it.

Create and assign multiple Enrollment Status Page profiles to Azure AD groups

You can now create and assign multiple Enrollment Status Page profiles to Azure ADD groups.

Migration from Device Enrollment Program to Apple Business Manager in Intune

Apple Business Manager (ABM) works in Intune and you can upgrade your account from Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to ABM. The process in Intune is the same. To upgrade your Apple account from DEP to ABM, go to https://support.apple.com/HT208817.

Alert and enrollment status tabs on the Device enrollment overview page

Alerts and enrollment failures now appear on separate tabs on the Device enrollment overview page.

Enrollment abandonment report

A new report that provides details on abandoned enrollments is available under Device enrollment > Monitor. For more information, see Company portal abandonment report.

New Azure Active Directory terms of use feature

Azure Active Directory has a terms of use feature that you can use instead of existing Intune terms and conditions. The Azure AD terms of use feature provides more flexibility on which terms to show and when to show them, better localization support, more control in how terms are rendered and improved reporting. The Azure AD terms of use feature does require Azure Active Directory Premium P1 which is also part of the Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 suite. To learn more, see the Manage your company's terms and conditions for user access article.

Android Device Owner mode support

For Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment, Intune now supports enrolling devices to the Android Device Owner mode of management. Users on WiFi or cellular networks can enroll with just a few taps when they turn on their devices for the first time. For more information, see Automatically enroll Android devices by using Samsung's Knox Mobile Enrollment.

Device management

New settings for Software Updates

  • You can now configure some notifications to alert end-users about restarts that are required to finish installation of the latest software updates.
  • You can now configure a restart warning prompt for restarts that happen outside of work hours, which supports BYOD scenarios.

Group Windows Autopilot-enrolled devices by correlator ID

Intune now supports grouping Windows devices by a correlator ID when enrolled using Autopilot for existing devices through Configuration Manager. The correlator ID is a parameter of the Autopilot configuration file. Intune will automatically set the Azure AD device attribute enrollmentProfileName to equal "OfflineAutopilotprofile-". This allows arbitrary Azure AD dynamic groups to be created based off correlator ID via the enrollmentprofileName attribute for offline Autopilot enrollments. For more information, see Windows Autopilot for existing devices.

Intune app protection policies

Intune app protection policies allow you to configure various data protection settings for Intune protected apps, such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. We've change the look and feel of these settings for both iOS and Android to make it easier to find individual settings. There are three categories of policy settings:

  • Data relocation - This group includes the data loss prevention (DLP) controls, like cut, copy, paste, and save-as restrictions. These settings determine how users interact with data in the apps.
  • Access requirements - This group contains the per-app PIN options that determine how the end user accesses the apps in a work context.
  • Conditional launch - This group holds settings like the minimum OS settings, jailbreak and rooted device detection, and offline grace periods.

The functionality of the settings doesn't change, but it will be easier to find them when you work in the policy authoring flow.

Restricts apps, and block access to company resources on Android devices

In Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Android > System Security, there is a new setting under the Device Security section, named Restricted apps. The Restricted apps setting uses a compliance policy to block access to company resources if certain apps are installed on the device. The device is considered non-compliant until the restricted apps are removed from the device. Applies to:

  • Android

Intune apps

Intune will support a maximum package size of 8 GB for LOB apps

Intune increased the maximum package size to 8 GB for Line-of-business (LOB) apps. For more information, see Add apps to Microsoft Intune.

Add custom brand image for Company Portal app

As the Microsoft Intune admin, you can upload a custom brand image which will be displayed as a background image on the user's profile page in the iOS Company Portal app. For more information about configuring the Company Portal app, see How to configure the Microsoft Intune Company Portal app.

Intune will maintain the Office localized language when updating Office on end users machines

When Intune installs Office on your end user's machines, end users automatically get the same language packs that they had with previous .MSI Office installations. For more information, see Assign Microsoft 365 apps to Windows 10 devices with Microsoft Intune.

Monitor and troubleshoot

New Intune Support Experience in the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal

We are rolling out a new Help and Support experience for Intune in the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal. The new experience lets you describe your problem in your own words and receive troubleshooting insight and web-based remediation content. These solutions are offered via a rule-based machine learning algorithm, driven by user inquiries.

In addition to issue-specific guidance, you can also use the new case creation workflow to open a support case by email or phone.

For customers who are part of the rollout, this new experience replaces the current Help and Support experience of a static set of pre-selected options that are based on the area of the console you are in when you open Help and Support.

This new Help and Support experience is being rolled out to some but not all tenants and is available in the Device Management portal. Participants for this new experience are randomly selected from the available Intune tenants. New tenants will be added as we expand the rollout.

For more information, see Help and Support experience in How to get support for Microsoft Intune.

PowerShell module for Intune – Preview available

A new PowerShell module, which provides support for the Intune API through Microsoft Graph, is now available for preview on GitHub. For details about how to use this module, see the README in that location.

September 2018

App management

Remove duplication of app protection status tiles

The User status for iOS and the User status for Android tiles were present in both the Client Apps - Overview page, as well as the Client Apps - App protection status page. The status tiles have been removed from the Client Apps - Overview page to avoid duplication.

Device configuration

Support for more third-party certification authorities (CA)

By using the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP), you can now issue new certificates and renew certificates on mobile devices using Windows, iOS, Android, and macOS.

Device enrollment

Intune moves to support iOS 10 and later

Intune enrollment, the Company Portal, and the managed browser now only support iOS devices running iOS 10 and later. To check for devices or users that are affected in your organization, go to Intune in the Azure portal > Devices > All devices. Filter by OS and then click Columns to surface OS version details. Ask these users to upgrade their devices to a supported OS version.

If you have any of the devices listed below, or want to enroll any of the devices listed below, be aware that they only support iOS 9 and earlier. To continue to access the Intune Company Portal, you must upgrade these devices to devices that support iOS 10 or later:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad 2
  • iPad (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Mini (1st Generation)

Device management

Microsoft 365 Device Management administration center

One of the promises of Microsoft 365 is simplified administration, and over the years we've integrated the back-end Microsoft 365 services to deliver end-to-end scenarios such as Intune and Azure AD Conditional Access. The new Microsoft 365 administration center is the place to consolidate, simplify, and integrate the admin experience. The specialist workspace for Device Management provides easy access to all of the device and app management information and tasks that your organization needs. We expect this to become the primary cloud workspace for enterprise end user computing teams.

August 2018

App management

Packet tunnel support for iOS per-app VPN profiles for custom and Pulse Secure connection types

When using iOS per-app VPN profiles, you can choose to use app-layer tunneling (app-proxy) or packet-level tunneling (packet-tunnel). These options are available with the following connection types:

  • Custom VPN
  • Pulse Secure If you are not sure which value to use, consult your VPN provider's documentation.

Delay when iOS software updates are shown on the device

In Intune > Software Updates > Update policies for iOS, you can configure the days and times when you don't want devices to install any updates. In a future update, you'll be able to delay when a software update is visibly shown on the device, from 1-90 days. Configure iOS update policies in Microsoft Intune lists the current settings.

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise version

When assigning the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise apps to Windows 10 devices using Intune, you will be able to select the version of Office. In the Azure portal, select Microsoft Intune > Apps > Add App. Then, select Office 365 ProPlus Suite (Windows 10) from the Type dropdown list. Select App Suite Settings to display the associated blade. Set the Update Channel to a value, such as Monthly. Optionally, remove other version of Office (msi) from end user devices by selecting Yes. Select Specific to install a specific version of Office for the selected channel on end user devices. At this point, you can select the Specific version of Office to use. The available versions will change over time. Therefore, when creating a new deployment, the versions available may be newer and not have certain older versions available. Current deployments will continue to deploy the older version, but the version list will be continually updated per channel. For more information, see Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps.

Support for Register DNS setting for Windows 10 VPN

With this update, you can configure Windows 10 VPN profiles to dynamically register the IP addresses assigned to the VPN interface with the internal DNS, without needing to use custom profiles. For information about the current VPN profile settings available, see Windows 10 VPN settings.

The macOS Company Portal installer now includes the version number in the installer file name

iOS automatic app updates

Automatic app updates work for both device and user licensed apps for iOS Version 11.0 and above.

Device configuration

Windows Hello will target users and devices

When you create a Windows Hello for Business policy, it applies to all users within the organization (tenant-wide). With this update, the policy can also be applied to specific users or specific devices using a device configuration policy (Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Identity Protection > Windows Hello for Business). In Intune in the Azure portal, the Windows Hello configuration and settings now exists in both Device enrollment and Device configuration. Device enrollment targets the entire organization (tenant-wide), and supports Windows AutoPilot (OOBE). Device configuration targets devices and users using a policy that's applied during check-in. This feature applies to:

  • Windows 10 and later
  • Windows Holographic for Business

Zscaler is an available connection for VPN profiles on iOS

When you create an iOS VPN device configuration profile (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > iOS platform > VPN profile type), there are several connection types, including Cisco, Citrix, and more. This update adds Zscaler as a connection type. VPN settings for devices running iOS lists the available connection types.

FIPS mode for Enterprise Wi-Fi profiles for Windows 10

You can now enable Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode for Enterprise Wi-Fi profiles for Windows 10 in the Intune Azure portal. Be sure FIPS mode is enabled on your Wi-Fi infrastructure if you enable it in your Wi-Fi profiles. Wi-Fi settings for Windows 10 and later devices in Intune shows you how to create a Wi-Fi profile.

Control S-mode on Windows 10 and later devices - public preview

With this feature update, you can create a device configuration profile that switches a Windows 10 device out of S-mode, or prevent users from switching the device out of S-mode. This feature is in Intune > Device configuration > Profiles > Windows 10 and later > Edition upgrade and mode switch. Introducing Windows 10 in S mode provides more information on S mode. Applies to: the most recent Windows Insider build (while in preview).

Windows Defender ATP configuration package automatically added to configuration profile

When using Advanced Threat Protection and onboarding devices in Intune, you previously had to download a configuration package, and add it to your configuration profile. With this update, Intune automatically gets the package from Windows Defender Security Center, and adds it to your profile. Applies to Windows 10 and later.

Require users to connect during device setup

You can now set device profiles to require that the device connects to a network before proceeding past the Network page during Windows 10 setup. While this feature is in preview, a Windows Insider build 1809 or later is required to use this setting. Applies to: the most recent Windows Insider build (while in preview).

Restricts apps, and block access to company resources on iOS and Android Enterprise devices

In Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > iOS > System Security, there is a new Restricted applications setting. This new setting uses a compliance policy to block access to company resources if certain apps are installed on the device. The device is considered non-compliant until the restricted apps are removed from the device. Applies to: iOS

Modern VPN support updates for iOS

This update adds support the following iOS VPN clients:

  • F5 Access (version 3.0.1 and higher)
  • Citrix SSO
  • Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect version 5.0 and higher Also in this update:
  • Existing F5 Access connection type is renamed to F5 Access Legacy for iOS.
  • Existing Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect connection type is renamed to Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect (legacy) for iOS. Existing profiles with these connection types continue to work with their respective legacy VPN client. If you're using Cisco Legacy AnyConnect, F5 Access Legacy, Citrix VPN, or Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect version 4.1 and earlier with iOS, you should move to the new apps. Do this as soon as possible to ensure that VPN access is available for iOS devices as they update to iOS 12. For more information about iOS 12 and VPN profiles, see the Microsoft Intune Support Team Blog.

Export Azure classic portal compliance policies to recreate these policies in the Intune Azure portal

Compliance policies created in the Azure classic portal will be deprecated. You can review and delete any existing compliance policies, however you can't update them. If you need to migrate any compliance policies to the current Intune Azure portal, you can export the policies as a comma-separated file (.csv file). Then, use the details in the file to recreate these policies in the Intune Azure portal.

Important

When the Azure classic portal retires, you will no longer be able to access or view your compliance policies. Therefore, be sure to export your policies and recreate them in the Azure portal before the Azure classic portal retires.

Better Mobile - New Mobile Threat Defense partner

You can control mobile device access to corporate resources using Conditional Access based on risk assessment conducted by Better Mobile, a Mobile Threat Defense solution that integrates with Microsoft Intune.

Device enrollment

Lock the Company Portal in single app mode until user sign-in

You now have the option to run the Company Portal in Single App mode if you authenticate a user through the Company Portal instead of Setup Assistant during DEP enrollment. This option locks the device immediately after Setup Assistant completes so that a user must sign in to access the device. This process makes sure that the device completes onboarding and is not orphaned in a state without any user tied.

Assign a user and friendly name to an Autopilot device

You can now assign a user to a single Autopilot device. Admins will also be able to give friendly names to greet the user when setting up their device with Autopilot. Applies to: the most recent Windows Insider build (while in preview).

Use VPP device licenses to pre-provision the Company Portal during DEP enrollment

You can now use Volume Purchase Program (VPP) device licenses to pre-provision the Company Portal during Device Enrollment Program (DEP) enrollments. To do so, when you create or edit an enrollment profile, specify the VPP token that you want to use to install the Company Portal. Make sure that your token doesn't expire and that you have enough licenses for the Company Portal app. In cases where the token expires or runs out of licenses, Intune will push the App Store Company Portal instead (this will prompt for an Apple ID).

Confirmation required to delete VPP token that is being used for Company Portal pre-provisioning

A confirmation is now required to delete a Volume Purchase Program (VPP) token if it is being used to pre-provision the Company Portal during DEP enrollment.

Block Windows personal device enrollments

You can block Windows personal devices from enrolling with mobile device management in Intune. Devices enrolled with Intune PC agent can't be blocked with this feature. This feature is rolling out over the next couple weeks so you might not see it immediately in the user interface.

Specify machine name patterns in an Autopilot profile

You can specify a computer name template to generate and set the computer name during Autopilot enrollment. Applies to: the most recent Windows Insider build (while in preview).

For Windows Autopilot profiles, hide the change account options on the company sign-in page and domain error page

There are new Windows Autopilot profile options for admins to hide the change account options on the company sign-in and domain error pages. Hiding these options requires Company Branding to be configured in Azure Active Directory. Applies to: the most recent Windows Insider build (while in preview).

macOS support for Apple Device Enrollment Program

Intune now supports enrolling macOS devices into the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). For more information, see Automatically enroll macOS devices with Apple's Device Enrollment Program.

Device management

Delete Jamf devices

You can delete JAMF-managed devices by going to Devices > choose the Jamf device > Delete.

Change terminology to "retire" and "wipe"

To be consistent with the Graph API, the Intune user interface and documentation has changed the following terms:

  • Remove company data will be changed to "retire"
  • Factory reset will be changed to wipe

Confirmation dialog if admin tries to delete MDM Push Certificate

If anyone tries to delete an Apple MDM Push certificate, a confirmation dialog box displays the number of related iOS and macOS devices. If the certificate is deleted, these devices will need to be re-enrolled.

Additional security settings for Windows installer

You can allow users to control app installs. If enabled, installations that may otherwise be stopped due to a security violation would be permitted to continue. You can direct the Windows installer to use elevated permissions when it installs any program on a system. Additionally, you can enabled Windows Information Protection (WIP) items to be indexed and the metadata about them stored in an unencrypted location. When the policy is disabled, the WIP protected items are not indexed and do not show up in the results in Cortana or file explorer. The functionality for these options are disabled by default.

New user experience update for the Company Portal website

We've added new features, based on feedback from customers, to the Company Portal website. You'll experience a significant improvement in existing functionality and usability from your devices. Areas of the site–such as device details, feedback and support, and device overview–have received a new, modern, responsive design. You'll also see:

  • Streamlined workflows across all device platforms
  • Improved device identification and enrollment flows
  • More helpful error messages
  • Friendlier language, less tech jargon
  • Ability to share direct links to apps
  • Improved performance for large app catalogs
  • Increased accessibility for all users

The Intune Company Portal website documentation has been updated to reflect these changes. To view an example of the app enhancements, see UI updates for Intune end-user apps.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Enhanced jailbreak detection in compliance reporting

The enhanced jailbreak detection setting states now appears in all compliance reporting in the admin console.

Role-based access control

Scope tags for policies

You can create scope tags to limit access to Intune resources. Add a scope tag to a role assignment and then add the scope tag to a configuration profile. The role will only have access to resources with configuration profiles that have matching scope tags (or no scope tag).

July 2018

App management

Line-of-business (LOB) app support for macOS

Microsoft Intune allows macOS LOB apps to be deployed as Required or Available with enrollment. End users can get apps deployed as Available using the Company Portal for macOS or the Company Portal website.

iOS built-in app support for kiosk mode

In addition to Store Apps and Managed Apps, you can now select a Built-In App (such as Safari) that runs in kiosk mode on an iOS device.

Edit your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise app deployments

As the Microsoft Intune admin, you have greater ability to edit your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise app deployments. Additionally, you no longer have to delete your deployments to change any of the suite's properties. In the Azure portal, select Microsoft Intune > Client apps > Apps. From the list of apps, select your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise suite.

Updated Intune App SDK for Android is now available

An updated version of the Intune App SDK for Android is available to support the Android P release. If you are an app developer and use the Intune SDK for Android, you must install the updated version of the Intune app SDK to ensure that Intune functionality within your Android apps continue to work as expected on Android P devices. This version of the Intune App SDK provides a built-in plugin that performs the SDK updates. You do not need to rewrite any existing code that's integrated. For details, see Intune SDK for Android. If you are using the old badging style for Intune, we recommend that you use the briefcase icon. For branding details, see this GitHub repository.

More opportunities to sync in the Company portal app for Windows

The Company Portal app for Windows now lets you initiate a sync directly from the Windows taskbar and Start menu. This feature is especially useful if your only task is to sync devices and get access to corporate resources. To access the new feature, right-click the Company portal icon that's pinned to your taskbar or Start menu. In the menu options (also referred to as a jump list), select Sync this device. The Company Portal will open to the Settings page and initiate your sync. For a look at the new functionality see What's new in the UI.

New browsing experiences in the Company portal app for Windows

Now when browsing or searching for apps in the Company Portal app for Windows, you can toggle between the existing Tiles view and the newly added Details view. The new view lists application details such as name, publisher, publication date and installation status.

The Apps page's Installed view lets you see details about completed and in-progress app installations. To see what the new view looks like, see What's new in the UI.

Improved Company Portal app experience for device enrollment managers

When a device enrollment manager (DEM) signs in to the Company Portal app for Windows, the app will now only list the DEM's current, running device. This improvement will reduce timeouts that previously occurred when the app tried to show all DEM-enrolled devices.

Block app access based on unapproved device vendors and models

The Intune IT admin can enforce a specified list of Android manufacturers, and/or iOS models through Intune App Protection Policies. The IT admin can provide a semicolon separated list of manufacturers for Android policies and device models for iOS policies. Intune App Protection Policies are for Android and iOS only. There are two separate actions that can be performed on this specified list:

  • A block from app access on devices that are not specified.
  • Or, a selective wipe of corporate data on devices that are not specified.

The user will be unable to access the targeted application if the requirements through the policy are not met. Based on settings, the user may either be blocked, or selectively wiped of their corporate data within the app. On iOS devices, this feature requires the participation of applications (such as WXP, Outlook, Managed Browser, Yammer) to integrate the Intune APP SDK for this feature to be enforced with the targeted applications. This integration happens on a rolling basis and is dependent on the specific application teams. On Android, this feature requires the latest Company Portal.

On end-user devices, the Intune client will take action based on a simple matching of the strings specified in the Intune blade for Application Protection Policies. This depends entirely on the value that the device reports. As such, the IT administrator is encouraged to ensure that the intended behavior is accurate. This can be accomplished by testing this setting based on a variety of device manufacturers and models targeted to a small user group. In Microsoft Intune, select Client apps > App protection policies to view and add app protection policies. For more information about app protection policies, see What are app protection policies and Selectively wipe data using app protection policy access actions in Intune.

Access to macOS Company Portal pre-release build

Using Microsoft AutoUpdate, you can sign up to receive builds early by joining the Insider program. Signing up will enable you to use the updated Company Portal before it's available to your end users. For more information, see the Microsoft Intune blog.

Device configuration

Create device compliance policy using Firewall settings on macOS devices

When you create a new macOS compliance policy (Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Platform: macOS > System security), there are some new Firewall settings available:

  • Firewall: Configure how incoming connections are handled in your environment.
  • Incoming connections: Block all incoming connections except those required for basic internet services, such as DHCP, Bonjour, and IPSec. This setting also blocks all sharing services.
  • Stealth Mode: Enable stealth mode to prevent the device from responding to probing requests. The device continues to answer incoming requests for authorized apps.

Applies to: macOS 10.12 and later

New Wi-Fi device configuration profile for Windows 10 and later

Currently, you can import and export Wi-Fi profiles using XML files. With this update, you can create a Wi-Fi device configuration profile directly in Intune, just like some other platforms.

To create the profile, open Device configuration > Profiles > Create Profile > Windows 10 and later > Wi-Fi.

Applies to Windows 10 and later.

Kiosk - obsolete is grayed out, and can't be changed

The Kiosk (preview) feature (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 and later > Device restrictions) is obsolete, and replaced with Kiosk settings for Windows 10 and later. With this update, the Kiosk - Obsolete feature is grayed out, and the user interface can't be changed or updated.

To enable kiosk mode, see Kiosk settings for Windows 10 and later.

Applies to Windows 10 and later, Windows Holographic for Business

APIs to use 3rd party certification authorities

In this update, there is a Java API that enables third-party certificate authorities to integrate with Intune and SCEP. Then, users can add the SCEP certificate to a profile, and apply it to devices using MDM.

Currently, Intune supports SCEP requests using Active Directory Certificate Services.

Toggle to show or not show the End Session button on a Kiosk browser

You can now configure whether or not Kiosk browsers show the End Session button. You can see the control at Device configuration > Kiosk (preview) > Kiosk Web Browser. If turned on, when a user clicks the button, the app prompts for confirmation to end the session. When confirmed, the browser clears all browsing data and navigates back to the default URL.

Create an eSIM cellular configuration profile

In Device configuration, you can create an eSIM cellular profile. You can import a file that contains cellular activation codes provided by your mobile operator. You can then deploy these profiles to your eSIM LTE enabled Windows 10 devices, such as the Surface Pro LTE and other eSIM capable devices.

Check to see if your devices support eSIM profiles.

Applies to Windows 10 and later.

Select device categories by using the Access Work or School settings

If you've enabled device group mapping, users on Windows 10 will now be prompted to select a device category after enrolling through the Connect button in Settings > Accounts > Access work or school.

Use sAMAccountName as the account username for email profiles

You can use the on-premises sAMAccountName as the account username for email profiles for Android, iOS, and Windows 10. You can also get the domain from the domain or ntdomain attribute in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Or, enter a custom static domain.

To use this feature, you must sync the sAMAccountName attribute from your on-premises Active Directory environment to Azure AD.

Applies to Android, iOS, Windows 10 and later

See device configuration profiles in conflict

In Device Configuration, a list of the existing profiles is shown. With this update, a new column is added that provides details on profiles that have a conflict. You can select a conflicting row to see the setting and profile that has the conflict.

More on manage configuration profiles.

New status for devices in device compliance

In Device compliance > Policies > select a policy > Overview, the following new states are added:

  • succeeded
  • error
  • conflict
  • pending
  • not-applicable An image that shows the device count of a different platform is also shown. For example, if you're looking at an iOS profile, the new tile shows the count of non-iOS devices that are also assigned to this profile. See Device compliance policies.

Device compliance supports 3rd party anti-virus solutions

When you create a device compliance policy (Device compliance > Policies > Create policy > Platform: Windows 10 and later > Settings > System Security), there are new Device Security options:

  • Antivirus: When set to Require, you can check compliance using antivirus solutions that are registered with Windows Security Center, such as Symantec and Windows Defender.
  • AntiSpyware: When set to Require, you can check compliance using antispyware solutions that are registered with Windows Security Center, such as Symantec and Windows Defender.

Applies to: Windows 10 and later

Device enrollment

Automatically mark Android devices enrolled by using Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment as "corporate".

By default, Android devices enrolled using Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment are now marked as corporate under Device Ownership. You don't need to manually identify corporate devices using IMEI or serial numbers prior to enrolling using Knox Mobile Enrollment.

Devices without profiles column in the list of enrollment program tokens

In the enrollment program tokens list, there is a new column showing the number of devices without a profile assigned. This helps admins assign profiles to these devices before handing them out to users. To see the new column, go to Device enrollment > Apple enrollment > Enrollment program tokens.

Device management

Bulk delete devices on devices blade

You can now delete multiple devices at a time on the Devices blade. Choose Devices > All devices > select the devices you want to delete > Delete. For devices that can't be deleted, an alert will be displayed.

Google name changes for Android for Work and Play for Work

Intune has updated "Android for Work" terminology to reflect Google branding changes. The terms "Android for Work" and "Play for Work" are no longer be used. Different terminology is used depending on the context:

  • "Android enterprise" refers to the overall modern Android management stack.
  • "Work profile" or "Profile Owner" refers to BYOD devices managed with work profiles.
  • "Managed Google Play" refers to the Google app store.

Rules for removing devices

New rules are available that let you automatically remove devices that haven't checked in for a number of days that you set. To see the new rule, go to the Intune pane, select Devices, and select Device cleanup rules.

Corporate-owned, single use support for Android devices

Intune now supports highly-managed, locked-down, kiosk-style Android devices. This allows admins to further lock down the usage of a device to a single app or small set of apps, and prevents users from enabling other apps or performing other actions on the device. To set up Android kiosk, go to Intune > Device enrollment > Android enrollment > Kiosk and task device enrollments. For more information, see Set up enrollment of Android enterprise kiosk devices.

Per-row review of duplicate corporate device identifiers uploaded

When uploading corporate IDs, Intune now provides a list of any duplicates and gives you the option to replace or keep the existing information. The report will appear if there are duplicates after you choose Device enrollment > Corporate Device Identifiers > Add Identifiers.

Manually add corporate device identifiers

You can now manually add corporate device IDs. Choose Device enrollment > Corporate Device Identifiers > Add.

June 2018

App management

Microsoft Edge mobile support for Intune app protection policies

The Microsoft Edge browser for mobile devices now supports app protection policies defined in Intune.

Retrieve the associated app user model ID (AUMID) for Microsoft Store for Business apps in kiosk mode

Intune can now retrieve the app user model IDs (AUMIDs) for Microsoft Store for Business (WSfB) apps to provide improved configuration of the kiosk profile.

For more information about Microsoft Store for Business apps, see Manage apps from Microsoft Store for Business.

New Company Portal branding page

The Company Portal branding page has a new layout, messages, and tooltips.

Device configuration

Pradeo - New Mobile Threat Defense partner

You can control mobile device access to corporate resources using Conditional Access based on risk assessment conducted by Pradeo, a Mobile Threat Defense solution that integrates with Microsoft Intune.

Use FIPS mode with the NDES Certificate connector

When you install the NDES Certificate connector on a computer with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) mode enabled, issuing and revoking certificates didn't work as expected. With this update, support for FIPS is included with the NDES Certificate connector.

This update also includes:

  • The NDES Certificate connector requires .NET 4.5 Framework, which is automatically included with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Previously, .NET 3.5 Framework was the minimum required version.
  • TLS 1.2 support is included with the NDES Certificate connector. So if the server with NDES Certificate connector installed supports TLS 1.2, then TLS 1.2 is used. If the server doesn't support TLS 1.2, then TLS 1.1 is used. Currently, TLS 1.1 is used for authentication between the devices and server.

For more information, see Configure and use SCEP certificates and Configure and use PKCS certificates.

Support for Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect VPN profiles

With this update, you can choose Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect as a VPN connection type for VPN profiles in Intune (Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Profile type > VPN). In this release, the following platforms are supported:

  • iOS
  • Windows 10

Additions to Local Device Security Options settings

You can now configure additional Local Device Security Options settings for Windows 10 devices. Additional settings are available in the areas of Microsoft Network Client, Microsoft Network Server, Network access and security, and Interactive logon. Find these settings in the Endpoint Protection category when you create a Windows 10 device configuration policy.

Enable kiosk mode on Windows 10 devices

On Windows 10 devices, you can create a configuration profile and enable kiosk mode (Device Configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Windows 10 > Device Restrictions > Kiosk). In this update, the Kiosk (preview) setting is renamed to Kiosk (obsolete). Kiosk (obsolete) is no longer recommended for use, but will continue to function until the July update. Kiosk (obsolete) is replaced by the new Kiosk profile type (Create profile > Windows 10 > Kiosk (preview)), which will contain the settings to configure Kiosks on Windows 10 RS4 and later.

Applies to Windows 10 and later.

Device profile graphical user chart is back

While improving the numeric counts shown on the device profile graphical chart (Device configuration > Profiles > select an existing profile > Overview), the graphical user chart was temporarily removed.

With this update, the graphical user chart is back, and shown in the Azure portal.

Device enrollment

Support for Windows Autopilot enrollment without user authentication

Intune now supports Windows Autopilot enrollment without user authentication. This is a new option in the Windows Autopilot deployment profile "Autopilot Deployment mode" set to "Self-Deploying". The device must be running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 or later and possess a TPM 2.0 chip to successfully complete this type of enrollment. Since no user authentication is required, you should only assign this option to devices that you have physical control over.

New language/region setting when configuring OOBE for Autopilot

A new configuration setting is available to set the language and region for Autopilot profiles during the Out of Box Experience. To see the new setting, choose Device enrollment > Windows enrollment > Deployment profiles > Create profile > Deployment mode = Self-deploying > Defaults configured.

New setting for configuring device keyboard

A new setting will be available to configure the keyboard for Autopilot profiles during the Out of Box Experience. To see the new setting, choose Device enrollment > Windows enrollment > Deployment profiles > Create profile > Deployment mode = Self-deploying > Defaults configured.

Autopilot profiles moving to group targeting

AutoPilot deployment profiles can be assigned to Azure AD groups containing AutoPilot devices.

Device management

Set compliance by device location

In some situations, you may want to restrict access to corporate resources to a specific location, defined by a network connection. You can now create a compliance policy (Device compliance > Locations) based on the IP address of the device. If the device moves outside the IP range, then the device cannot access corporate resources.

Applies to: Android devices 6.0 and higher, with the updated Company Portal app

Prevent consumer apps and experiences on Windows 10 Enterprise RS4 Autopilot devices

You will be able to prevent the installation of consumer apps and experiences on your Windows 10 Enterprise RS4 AutoPilot devices. To see this feature, go to Intune > Device configuration > Profiles > Create profile > Platform = Windows 10 or later > Profile type = Device restrictions > Configure > Windows Spotlight > Consumer features.

Uninstall the latest from Windows 10 software updates

Should you discover a breaking issue on your Windows 10 machines, you can choose to uninstall (rollback) the latest feature update or the latest quality update. Uninstalling a feature or quality update is only available for the servicing channel the device is on. Uninstalling will trigger a policy to restore the previous update on your Windows 10 machines. For feature updates specifically, you can limit the time from 2-60 days that an uninstall of the latest version can be applied. To set software update uninstall options, select Software updates from the Microsoft Intune blade within the Azure portal. Then, select Windows 10 Update Rings from the Software updates blade. You can then choose the Uninstall option from the Overview section.

Search all devices for IMEI and serial number

You can now search for IMEI and serial numbers on the All devices blade (email, UPN, device name, and management name are still available). In Intune, choose Devices > All devices > enter your search in the search box.

Management name field will be editable

You can now edit the management name field on a device's Properties blade. To edit this field, choose Devices > All devices > choose the device > Properties. You can use the management name field to uniquely identify a device.

New All devices filter: Device category

You can now filter the All devices list by device category. To do so, choose Devices > All devices > Filter > Device category.

Use TeamViewer to screen share iOS and macOS devices

Administrators can now connect to TeamViewer, and start a screen sharing session with iOS and macOS devices. iPhone, iPad, and macOS users can share their screens live with any other desktop or mobile device.

Multiple Exchange Connector support

You're no longer limited to one Microsoft Intune Exchange Connector per tenant. Intune now supports multiple Exchange Connectors so that you can set up Intune Conditional Access with multiple on-premises Exchange organizations.

With an Intune on-premises Exchange connector, you can manage device access to your on-premises Exchange mailboxes based on whether a device is enrolled in Intune and complies with Intune device compliance policies. To set up a connector, you download the Intune on-premises Exchange connector from the Azure portal and install it on a server in your Exchange organization. On the Microsoft Intune dashboard, choose On-premises access, and then under Setup, choose Exchange ActiveSync connector. Download the Exchange on-premises connector and install it on a server in your Exchange organization. Now that you're no longer limited to one Exchange connector per tenant, if you have additional Exchange organizations, you can follow this same process to download and install a connector for each additional Exchange organization.

New device hardware detail: CCID

The Chip Card Interface Device (CCID) information is now included for each device. To see it, choose Devices > All devices > choose a device > Hardware> check under Network details>

Assign all users and all devices as scope groups

You can now assign all users, all devices, and all users and all devices in scope groups. To do this, choose Intune roles > All roles > Policy and profile manager > Assignments > choose an assignment > Scope (groups).

UDID information now included for iOS and macOS devices

To see the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) for iOS and macOS devices, go to Devices > All devices > choose a device > Hardware. UDID is only available for corporate devices (as set under Devices > All devices > choose a device > Properties > Device ownership).

Intune apps

Improved troubleshooting for app installation

On Microsoft Intune MDM-managed devices, sometimes app installations can fail. When these app installs fail, it can be challenging to understand the failure reason or troubleshoot the issue. We're shipping a Public Preview of our App Troubleshooting features. You will notice a new node under each individual device called Managed Apps. This lists the apps that have been delivered via Intune MDM. Inside the node, you'll see a list of app install states. If you select an individual app, you'll see the troubleshooting view for that specific app. In the troubleshooting view, you'll see the end-to-end lifecycle of the app, such as when the app was created, modified, targeted, and delivered to a device. Additionally, if the app install was not successful, you'll be presented with the error code and a helpful message about the cause of the error.

Intune app protection policies and Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser for mobile devices (iOS and Android) now supports Microsoft Intune app protection policies. Users of iOS and Android devices who sign in with their corporate Azure AD accounts in the Microsoft Edge application will be protected by Intune. On iOS devices, the Require managed browser for web content policy will allow users to open links in Microsoft Edge when it is managed.

May 2018

App management

Configuring your app protection policies

In the Azure portal, instead of going to the Intune App Protection service blade, you now just go to Intune. There is now only one location for app protection policies within Intune. Note that all of your app protection policies are on the Mobile app blade in Intune under App protection policies. This integration helps to simplify your cloud management administration. Remember, all app protection policies are already in Intune and you can modify any of your previously configured policies. Intune App Policy Protection (APP) and Conditional Access (CA) policies are now under Conditional Access, which can be found under the Manage section in the Microsoft Intune blade or under the Security section in the Azure Active Directory blade. For more information about modifying Conditional Access policies, see Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory. For additional information, see What are app protection policies?

Device configuration

Require installation of policies, apps, certificate and network profiles

Admins can block end users from accessing the Windows 10 RS4 desktop until Intune installs policies, apps, and certificate and network profiles during the provisioning of AutoPilot devices. For more info, see Set up an enrollment status page.

Device enrollment

Samsung Knox mobile enrollment support

When using Intune with Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME), you can enroll large numbers of company-owned Android devices. Users on WiFi or cellular networks can enroll with just a few taps when they turn on their devices for the first time. When using the Knox Deployment App, devices can be enrolled using Bluetooth or NFC. For more information, see Automatically enroll Android devices by using Samsung's Knox Mobile Enrollment.

Monitor and troubleshoot

Requesting help in the Company Portal for Windows 10

The Company Portal for Windows 10 will now send app logs directly to Microsoft when the user initiates the workflow to get help with an issue. This will make it easier to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are raised to Microsoft.

April 2018

App management

Passcode support for MAM PIN on Android

Intune admins can set an application launch requirement to enforce a passcode instead of a numeric MAM PIN. If configured, the user is required to set and use a passcode when prompted before getting access to MAM-enlightened applications. A passcode is defined as a numeric PIN with at least one special character or upper/lowercase alphabet. Intune supports passcode in a similar way to the existing numeric PIN... being able to set a minimum length, allowing repeat characters and sequences through the admin console. This feature requires the latest version of Company Portal on Android. This feature is already available for iOS.

Line-of-business (LOB) app support for macOS

Microsoft Intune will provide the capability to install macOS LOB apps from the Azure portal. You will be able to add a macOS LOB app to Intune after it has been pre-processed by the tool available in GitHub. In the Azure portal, choose Client apps from the Intune blade. On the Client apps blade, choose Apps > Add. On the Add App blade, select Line-of-business app.

Built-in All Users and All Devices Group for Android Enterprise work profile app assignment

You can leverage the built-in All Users and All Devices groups for Android Enterprise work profile app assignment. For more information, see Include and exclude app assignments in Microsoft Intune.

Intune will reinstall required apps that are uninstalled by users

If an end user uninstalls a required app, Intune automatically reinstalls the app within 24 hours rather than waiting for the 7-day re-evaluation cycle.

Update where to configure your app protection policies

In the Azure portal within the Microsoft Intune service, we're going to temporarily redirect you from the Intune App Protection service blade to the Mobile app blade. Note that all of your app protection policies are already on the Mobile app blade in Intune under app configuration. Instead of going to Intune App Protection, you'll just go to Intune. In April 2018, we will stop the redirection and fully remove the Intune App Protection service blade, so that there's only one location for app protection policies within Intune.

How does this affect me? This change will affect both Intune standalone customers and hybrid (Intune with Configuration Manager) customers. This integration will help simplify your cloud management administration.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Please tag Intune as a favorite instead of the Intune App Protection service blade and ensure you're familiar with the App protection policy workflow in the Mobile app blade within Intune. We'll redirect for a short period of time and then remove the App Protection blade. Remember, all app protection policies are already in Intune and you can modify any of your Conditional Access policies. For more information about modifying Conditional Access policies, see Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory. For additional information, see What are app protection policies?

Device configuration

Device profile chart and status list show all devices in a group

When you configure a device profile (Device configuration > Profiles), you choose the device profile, such as iOS. You assign this profile to a group that includes iOS devices and non-iOS devices. The graphical chart count shows that the profile is applied to the iOS and the non-iOS devices (Device configuration > Profiles > select an existing profile > Overview). When you select the graphical chart in the Overview tab, the Device status lists all the devices in the group, instead of only the iOS devices.

With this update, the graphical chart (Device configuration > Profiles > select an existing profile > Overview) only shows the count for the specific device profile. For example, if the configuration device profile applies to iOS devices, the chart only lists the count of the iOS devices. Selecting the graphical chart, and opening the Device status only lists the iOS devices.

While this update is being made, the graphical user chart is temporarily removed.

Always On VPN for Windows 10

Currently, Always On can be used on Windows 10 devices by using a custom virtual private network (VPN) profile created using OMA-URI.

With this update, admins can enable Always On for Windows 10 VPN profiles directly in Intune in the Azure portal. Always On VPN profiles will automatically connect when:

  • Users sign into their devices
  • The network on the device changes
  • The screen on the device turns back on after being turned off

New printer settings for education profiles

For education profiles, new settings are available under the Printers category: Printers, Default printer, Add new printers.

Show caller ID in personal profile - Android Enterprise work profile

When using a personal profile on a device, end users may not see the caller ID details from a work contact.

With this update, there is a new setting in Android Enterprise > Device restrictions > Work profile settings:

  • Display work contact caller-id in personal profile

When enabled (not configured), the work contact caller details are displayed in the personal profile. When blocked, the work contact caller number is not displayed in the personal profile.

Applies to: Android work profile devices on Android OS v6.0 and newer

New Windows Defender Credential Guard settings added to endpoint protection settings

With this update, Windows Defender Credential Guard (Device configuration > Profiles > Endpoint protection) includes the following settings:

  • Windows Defender Credential Guard: Turns on Credential Guard with virtualization-based security. Enabling this feature helps protect credentials at the next reboot when Platform Security Level with Secure Boot and Virtualization Based Security are both enabled. Options include:
    • Disabled: If Credential Guard was previously turned on with the Enabled without lock" option, then it turns off Credential Guard remotely.

    • Enabled with UEFI lock: Ensures that Credential Guard cannot be disabled using a registry key or using Group Policy. To disable Credential Guard after using this setting, you must set the Group Policy to "Disabled". Then, remove the security functionality from each computer, with a physically present user. These steps clear the configuration persisted in UEFI. As long as the UEFI configuration persists, Credential Guard is enabled.

    • Enabled without lock: Allows Credential Guard to be disabled remotely using Group Policy. The devices that use this setting must be running at least Windows 10 (Version 1511).

The following dependent technologies are automatically enabled when configuring Credential Guard:

  • Enable Virtualization-based Security (VBS): Turns on virtualization-based security (VBS) at next reboot. Virtualization-based security uses the Windows Hypervisor to provide support for security services, and requires Secure Boot.
  • Secure Boot with Direct Memory Access (DMA): Turns on VBS with Secure Boot and direct memory access. DMA protection require hardware support, and is only enabled on properly configured devices.

Use a custom subject name on SCEP certificate

You can use the OnPremisesSamAccountName the common name in a custom subject on an SCEP certificate profile. For example, you can use CN={OnPremisesSamAccountName}).

Block camera and screen captures on Android Enterprise work profiles

Two new properties are available to block when you configure device restrictions for Android devices:

  • Camera: Blocks access to all cameras on the device
  • Screen capture: Blocks the screen capture, and also prevents the content from being shown on display devices that don't have a secure video output

Applies to Android Enterprise work profiles.

Use Cisco AnyConnect client for iOS

When you create a new VPN profile for iOS, there are now two options: Cisco AnyConnect and Cisco Legacy AnyConnect. Cisco AnyConnect profiles support 4.0.7x and newer versions. Existing iOS Cisco AnyConnect VPN profiles are labeled Cisco Legacy AnyConnect, and continue to work with Cisco AnyConnect 4.0.5x and older versions, as they do today.

Note

This change only applies to iOS. There continues to be only one Cisco AnyConnect option for Android, Android Enterprise work profiles, and macOS platforms.

Device enrollment

New enrollment steps for users on devices with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2+

macOS high Sierra 10.13.2 introduced the concept of "User Approved" MDM enrollment. Approved enrollments allow Intune to manage some security-sensitive settings. For more information, see Apple's support documentation here: https://support.apple.com/HT208019.

Devices enrolled using the macOS Company Portal are considered "Not User Approved" unless the end user opens System Preferences and manually provides approval. To this end, the macOS Company Portal now directs users on macOS 10.13.2 and above to go and manually approve their enrollment at the end of the enrollment process. The Intune admin console will report on if an enrolled device is user approved.

Jamf-enrolled macOS devices can now register with Intune

Versions 1.3 and 1.4 of the macOS company portal did not successfully register Jamf devices with Intune. Version 1.4.2 of the macOS portal fixes this issue.

Updated help experience in Company Portal app for Android

We've updated the help experience in the Company Portal app for Android to align with best practices for the Android platform. Now when users encounter a problem in the app, they can tap Menu > Help and:

  • Upload diagnostic logs to Microsoft.
  • Send an email that describes the problem and incident ID to a company support person.

To check out the updated help experience go to Send logs using email and Send errors to Microsoft.

New enrollment failure trend chart and failure reasons table

On the Enrollment Overview page, you can view the trend of enrollment failures and the top five causes of failures. By clicking on the chart or table, you can drill into details to find troubleshooting advice and remediation suggestions.

Device management

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Intune are fully integrated

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) shows the risk level of Windows 10 devices. In Windows Defender Security Center (ATP portal), you can create a connection to Microsoft Intune. Once created, an Intune compliance policy is used to determine an acceptable threat level. If the threat level is exceeded, an Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional Access policy can then block access to different apps within your organization.

This feature allows ATP to scan files, detect threats, and report any risk on your Windows 10 devices.

See Enable ATP with Conditional Access in Intune.

Support for user-less devices

Intune supports the ability to evaluate compliance on a user-less device, such as the Microsoft Surface Hub. Compliance policy can target specific devices. So compliance (and noncompliance) can be determined for devices that don't have an associated user.

Delete Autopilot devices

Intune admins can delete Autopilot devices.

Improved device deletion experience

You're no longer be required to remove company data or factory reset a device before deleting a device from Intune.

To see the new experience, sign in to Intune and select Devices > All devices > the name of the device > Delete.

If you still want the wipe/retire confirmation, you can use the standard device lifecycle route by issuing a Remove company data and Factory Reset prior to Delete.

Play sounds on iOS when in Lost mode

When supervised iOS devices are in Mobile Device Management (MDM) Lost mode, you can play a sound (Devices > All devices > select an iOS device > Overview > More). The sound continues to play until the device is removed from Lost mode, or a user disables sound on the device. Applies to iOS devices 9.3 and newer.

Block or allow web results in searches made on an Intune device

Admins can now block web results from searches made on a device.

Improved error messaging for Apple MDM Push Certificate upload failure

The error message explains that the same Apple ID must be used when renewing an existing MDM certificate.

Test the Company Portal for macOS on virtual machines

We've published guidance to help IT admins test the Company Portal app for macOS on virtual machines in Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion. Find out more in enroll virtual macOS machines for testing.

Intune apps

User experience update for the Company Portal app for iOS

We've released a major user experience update to the Company Portal app for iOS. The update features a complete visual redesign that includes a modernized look and feel. We've maintained the functionality of the app, but increased its usability and accessibility.

You'll also see:

  • Support for iPhone X.
  • Faster app launch and loading responses, to save users time.
  • Additional progress bars to provide users with the most up-to-date status information.
  • Improvements to the way users upload logs, so if something goes wrong, it's easier to report.

To see the updated look, go to What's new in the app UI.

Protect on-premises Exchange data using Intune APP and CA

You can now use Intune App Policy Protection (APP) and Conditional Access (CA) to protect access to on-premises Exchange data with Outlook Mobile. To add or modify an app protection policy within the Azure portal, select Microsoft Intune > Client apps > App protection policies. Before using this feature, make sure you meet the Outlook for iOS and Android requirements.

User interface

Improved device tiles in the Windows 10 Company Portal

The tiles have been updated to be more accessible to low-vision users and to perform better for screen reading tools.

Send diagnostic reports in Company Portal app for macOS

The Company Portal app for macOS devices was updated to improve how users report Intune-related errors. From the Company Portal app, your employees can:

  • Upload diagnostic reports directly to the Microsoft developer team.
  • Email an incident ID to your company's IT support team.

For more information see Send errors for macOS.

Intune adapts to Fluent Design System in the Company Portal app for Windows 10

The Intune Company Portal app for Windows 10 has been updated with the Fluent Design System's navigation view. Along the side of the app, you'll notice a static, vertical list of all top-level pages. Click any link to quickly view and switch between pages. This is the first of several updates you'll see as part of our ongoing effort to create a more adaptive, empathetic, and familiar experience in Intune. To see the updated look, go to What's new in the app UI.

March 2018

App management

Alerts for expiring iOS line-of-business (LOB) apps for Microsoft Intune

In the Azure portal, Intune will alert you to iOS line-of-business apps that are about to expire. Upon uploading a new version of the iOS line-of-business app, Intune removes the expiration notification from the app list. This expiration notification will only be active for newly uploaded iOS line-of-business apps. A warning appears 30 days before the iOS LOB app provisioning profile expires. When it expires, the alert changes to Expired.

Customize your Company Portal themes with hex codes

You can customize theme color in the Company Portal apps using hex codes. When you enter your hex code, Intune determines the text color that provides the highest level of contrast between the text color and the background color. You can preview both the text color and your company logo against the color in Client apps > Company Portal.

Including and excluding app assignment based on groups for Android Enterprise

Android Enterprise (formerly known as Android for Work) supports including and excluding groups, but does not support the pre-created All Users and All Devices built-in groups. For more information, see Include and exclude app assignments in Microsoft Intune.

Device management

Export all devices into CSV files in IE, Microsoft Edge, or Chrome

In Devices > All devices, you can Export the devices into a CSV formatted list. Internet Explorer (IE) users with >10,000 devices can successfully export their devices into multiple files. Each file has up to 10,000 devices.

Microsoft Edge and Chrome users with >30,000 devices can successfully export their devices into multiple files. Each file has up to 30,000 devices.

Manage devices provides more details on what you can do with devices you manage.

New security enhancements in the Intune service

We've introduced a toggle in Intune on Azure that Intune standalone customers can use to treat devices without any policy assigned as Compliant (security feature off) or treat these devices as Not compliant (security feature on). This will ensure access to resources only after device compliance has been evaluated.

This feature affects you differently depending on whether you already have compliance policies assigned or not.

  • If you are a new or existing account, and don't have any compliance policies assigned to your devices, then the toggle is automatically set to Compliant. The feature is off as a default setting in the console. There is no end-user impact.
  • If you are an existing account, and you have any devices with a compliance policy assigned to them, then the toggle is automatically set to Not compliant. The feature is on as a default setting, as the March update rolls out.

If you use compliance policies with Conditional Access (CA), and have the feature turned on, any devices without at least one compliance policy assigned are now be blocked by CA. End-users associated with these devices, who were previously allowed access to email, lose their access unless you assign at least one compliance policy to all devices.

Note that although the default toggle status is displayed in the UI immediately with the Intune service March updates, this toggle status is not enforced right away. Any changes you make to the toggle will not impact device compliance until we flight your account to have a working toggle. We'll inform you via the Message center when we finish flighting your account. This could take up to a few days after your Intune service is updated for March.

Additional Information: https://aka.ms/compliance_policies

Enhanced jailbreak detection

Enhanced jailbreak detection is a new compliance setting that improves how Intune evaluates jailbroken devices. The setting causes the device to check in with Intune more frequently, which uses the device's location services and impacts battery usage.

Reset passwords for Android O devices

You'll be able to reset the passwords for enrolled Android 8.0 devices with Work profiles. When you send a "Reset password" request to an Android 8.0 device, it sets a new device unlock password or a managed profile challenge to the current user. The password or challenge is sent and immediately takes effect.

Targeting compliance policies to devices in device groups

You can target compliance policies to users in user groups. With this update, you can target compliance policies to devices in device groups. Devices targeted as part of device groups will not receive any compliance actions.

New Management name column

A new column named Management name is available on the devices blade. This is an auto-generated, non-editable name assigned per device, based on the following formula:

  • Default name for all devices:
  • For bulk added devices: <PackageId/ProfileId>

This is an optional column in the devices blade. It isn't available by default and you can only access it by using the column selector. The device name is not affected by this new column.

iOS devices are prompted for a PIN every 15 minutes

After a compliance or configuration policy is applied to an iOS device, users are prompted to set a PIN every 15 minutes. Users are continually prompted until a PIN is set.

Schedule your automatic updates

Intune gives you control on installing automatic updates using Windows Update Ring settings. With this update, you can schedule reoccurring updates, including the week, the day, and the time.

Use fully distinguished name as subject for SCEP certificate

When you create a SCEP certificate profile, you enter the Subject Name. With this update, you can use the fully distinguished name as the subject. For Subject Name, select Custom, and then enter CN={{OnPrem_Distinguished_Name}}. To use the {{OnPrem_Distinguished_Name}} variable, be sure to sync the onpremisesdistingishedname user attribute using Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect to your Azure AD.

Device configuration

Enable Bluetooth contact sharing - Android for Work

By default, Android prevents contacts in the work profile from syncing with Bluetooth devices. As a result, work profile contacts are not displayed on caller ID for Bluetooth devices.

With this update, there is a new setting in Android for Work > Device restrictions > Work profile settings:

  • Contact sharing via Bluetooth

The Intune administrator can configure these settings to enable sharing. This is useful when pairing a device with a car-based Bluetooth device that displays caller ID for hands-free usage. When enabled, work profile contacts are displayed. When not enabled, work profile contacts won't display.

Configure Gatekeeper to control macOS app download source

You can configure Gatekeeper to protect your devices from apps by controlling where the apps can be downloaded from. You can configure the following download sources: Mac App Store, Mac App Store and identified developers, or Anywhere. You can configure whether users can install an app using control-click to override these Gatekeeper controls.

These settings can be found under Device configuration -> Create profile -> macOS -> Endpoint protection.

Configure the Mac application firewall

You can configure the Mac application firewall. You can use this to control connections on a per-application basis, rather than on a per-port basis. This makes it easier to get the benefits of firewall protection, and helps prevent undesirable apps from taking control of network ports open for legitimate apps.

This feature can be found under Device configuration -> Create profile -> macOS -> Endpoint protection.

Once you enable the Firewall setting, you can configure the firewall using two strategies:

  • Block all incoming connections

    You can block all incoming connections for the targeted devices. If you choose to do this, incoming connections are blocked for all apps.

  • Allow or block specific apps

    You can allow or block specific apps from receiving incoming connections. You can also enable stealth mode to prevent responses to probing requests.

Detailed error codes and messages

In your Device Configuration, there are more detailed error codes and error messages available to see. This improved reporting shows the settings, the state of these settings, and details on troubleshooting.

More information
  • Block all incoming connections

    This blocks all sharing services (such as File Sharing and Screen Sharing) from receiving incoming connections. The system services that are still allowed to receive incoming connections are:

    • configd - implements DHCP and other network configuration services

    • mDNSResponder - implements Bonjour

    • racoon - implements IPSec

      To use sharing services, ensure Incoming connections is set to Not configured (not Block).

  • Stealth mode

    Enable this to prevent the computer from responding to probing requests. The computer still answers incoming requests for authorized apps. Unexpected requests, such as ICMP (ping), are ignored.

Disable checks on device restart

Intune gives you control to manage software updates. With this update, the Restart checks property is available, and enabled by default. To skip the typical checks that occur when you restart a device (such as active users, battery levels, and so on), select Skip.

New Windows 10 Insider Preview channels available for deployment rings

You now have the option to select the following Windows 10 Insider Preview servicing channels when you create a Windows 10 deployment ring:

  • Windows Insider build ‐ Fast
  • Windows Insider build ‐ Slow
  • Release Windows Insider build

For more information about these channels, see Manage Insider Preview Builds. For more information about creating deployment channels in Intune, see Manage software updates in Intune.

New Windows Defender Exploit Guard settings

Six new Attack Surface Reduction settings and expanded Controlled folder access: Folder protection capabilities are now available. These settings can be found at: Device configuration\Profiles
Create profile\Endpoint protection\Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

Attack Surface Reduction

Setting name Setting options Description
Advanced ransomware protection Enabled, Audit, Not configured Use aggressive ransomware protection.
Flag credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem Enabled, Audit, Not configured Flag credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem (lsass.exe).
Process creation from PSExec and WMI commands Block, Audit, Not configured Block process creations originating from PSExec and WMI commands.
Untrusted and unsigned processes that run from USB Block, Audit, Not configured Block untrusted and unsigned processes that run from USB.
Executables that don't meet a prevalence, age, or trusted list criteria Block, Audit, Not configured Block executable files from running unless they meet a prevalence, age, or trusted list criteria.

Controlled folder access

Setting name Setting options Description
Folder protection (already implemented) Not configured, Enable, Audit only (already implemented)

New
Block disk modification, Audit disk modification

Protect files and folders from unauthorized changes by unfriendly apps.

Enable: Prevent untrusted apps from modifying or deleting files in protected folders and from writing to disk sectors.

Block disk modification only:
Block untrusted apps from writing to disk sectors. Untrusted apps can still modify or delete files in protected folders.|

Intune apps

Azure Active Directory web sites can require the Intune Managed Browser app and support Single Sign-On for the Managed Browser (Public Preview)

Using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you can now restrict access to web sites on mobile devices to the Intune Managed Browser app. In the Managed Browser, web site data will remain secure and separate from end-user personal data. In addition, the Managed Browser will support Single Sign-On capabilities for sites protected by Azure AD. Signing in to the Managed Browser, or using the Managed Browser on a device with another app managed by Intune, allows the Managed Browser to access corporate sites protected by Azure AD without the user having to enter their credentials. This functionality applies to sites like Outlook Web Access (OWA) and SharePoint Online, as well as other corporate sites like intranet resources accessed through the Azure App Proxy. For additional information, see Access controls in Azure Active Directory Conditional Access.

Company Portal app for Android visual updates

We've updated the Company Portal app for Android to follow Android's Material Design guidelines. You can see the images of the new icons in the What's new in app UI article.

Company Portal enrollment improved

Users enrolling a device by using the Company Portal on Windows 10 build 1709 and up are now able to complete the first step of enrollment without leaving the app.

HoloLens and Surface Hub now appear in device lists

We added support for showing Intune-enrolled HoloLens and Surface Hub devices to the Company Portal app for Android.

Custom Book categories for volume-purchase program (VPP) eBooks

You can create custom eBook categories and then assign VPP eBooks to those custom eBook categories. End users can then see the newly created eBook categories and books assigned to the categories. For more information, see Manage volume-purchased apps and books with Microsoft Intune.

Support changes for Company Portal app for Windows send feedback option

Starting April 30, 2018, the Send Feedback option in the Company Portal app for Windows will only work on devices running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) and later. The option to send feedback is no longer supported when using the Company Portal app for Windows with:

  • Windows 10, 1507 release
  • Windows 10, 1511 release
  • Windows Phone 8.1

If your device is running on Windows 10 RS1 or later, download the latest version of the Windows Company Portal app from the Store. If you are running an unsupported version, please continue to send feedback through the following channels:

  • The Feedback Hub app on Windows 10
  • Email WinCPfeedback@microsoft.com

New Windows Defender Application Guard settings

  • Enable graphics acceleration: Administrators can enable a virtual graphics processor for Windows Defender Application Guard. This setting allows the CPU to offload graphics rendering to the vGPU. This can improve performance when working with graphics intense websites or watching video within the container.

  • SaveFilestoHost: Administrators can enable files to pass from Microsoft Edge running in the container to the host file system. Turning this on allows users to download files from Microsoft Edge in the container to the host file system.

MAM protection policies targeted based on management state

You can target MAM policies based on the management state of the device:

  • Android devices - You can target unmanaged devices, Intune managed devices, and Intune managed Android Enterprise Profiles (formerly Android for Work).

  • iOS devices - You can target unmanaged devices (MAM only) or Intune managed devices.

    Note

    • iOS support for this functionality is rolling out throughout April 2018.

For more information, see Target app protection policies based on device management state.

Improvements to the language in the Company Portal app for Windows

We've improved the language in the Company Portal for Windows 10 to be more user-friendly and specific to your company. To see some sample images of what we've done, see what's new in app UI.

New additions to our docs about user privacy

As part of our effort to give end users more control over their data and privacy, we've published updates to our docs that explain how to view and remove data stored locally by the Company Portal apps. You can find these updates at:

February 2018

Device enrollment

Intune support for multiple Apple DEP / Apple School Manager accounts

Intune now supports enrolling devices from up to 100 different Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) or Apple School Manager accounts. Each token uploaded can be managed separately for enrollment profiles and devices. A different enrollment profile can be automatically assigned per DEP/School Manager token uploaded. If multiple School Manager tokens are uploaded, only one can be shared with Microsoft School Data Sync at a time.

After migration, the beta Graph APIs and published scripts for managing Apple DEP or ASM over Graph will no longer work. New beta Graph APIs are in development and will be released after the migration.

See enrollment restrictions per user

On the Troubleshoot blade, you can now see the enrollment restrictions that are in effect for each user by selecting Enrollment restrictions from the Assignments list.

New option for user authentication for Apple bulk enrollment

Note

New tenants see this right away. For existing tenants, this feature is being rolled out through April. Until this roll out is complete, you might not have access to these new features.

Intune now gives you the option to authenticate devices by using the Company Portal app for the following enrollment methods:

  • Apple Device Enrollment Program
  • Apple School Manager
  • Apple Configurator Enrollment

When using the Company Portal option, Azure Active Directory multi-factor authentication can be enforced without blocking these enrollment methods.

When using the Company Portal option, Intune skips user authentication in the iOS Setup Assistant for user affinity enrollment. This means that the device is initially enrolled as a userless device, and so doesn't receive configurations or policies of user groups. It only receives configurations and policies for device groups. However, Intune will automatically install the Company Portal app on the Device. The first user to launch and sign in to the Company Portal app will be associated with the device in Intune. At this point, the user will receive configurations and policies of their user groups. The user association cannot be changed without re-enrollment.

Intune support for multiple Apple DEP / Apple School Manager accounts

Intune now supports enrolling devices from up to 100 different Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) or Apple School Manager accounts. Each token uploaded can be managed separately for enrollment profiles and devices. A different enrollment profile can be automatically assigned per DEP/School Manager token uploaded. If multiple School Manager tokens are uploaded, only one can be shared with Microsoft School Data Sync at a time.

After migration, the beta Graph APIs and published scripts for managing Apple DEP or ASM over Graph will no longer work. New beta Graph APIs are in development and will be released after the migration.

Remote printing over a secure network

PrinterOn's wireless mobile printing solutions will enable users to remotely print from anywhere at any time over a secure network. PrinterOn will integrate with the Intune APP SDK for both iOS and Android. You will be able to target app protection policies to this app through the Intune App protection policies blade in the admin console. End users will be able to download the app 'PrinterOn for Microsoft' through the Play Store or iTunes to use within their Intune ecosystem.

macOS Company Portal support for enrollments that use the Device Enrollment Manager

Users can now use the Device Enrollment Manager when enrolling with the macOS Company Portal.

Device management

Windows defender health status and threat status reports

Understanding Windows Defender's health and status is key to managing Windows PCs. With this update, Intune adds new reports and actions to the status and health of the Windows Defender agent. Using a status roll-up report in the Device Compliance workload, you can see devices that need any of the following:

  • signature update
  • Restart
  • manual intervention
  • full scan
  • other agent states requiring intervention

A drill-in report for each status category lists the individual PCs that need attention, or those that report as Clean.

New privacy settings for device restrictions

Two new privacy settings are now available for devices:

  • Publish user activities: Set this to Block to prevent shared experiences and discovery of recently used resources in the task switcher.
  • Local activities only: Set this to Block to prevent shared experiences and discovery of recently used resources in task switcher based only on local activity.

New settings for the Microsoft Edge browser

Two new settings are now available for devices with the Microsoft Edge browser: Path to favorites file and Changes to Favorites.

App management

Protocol exceptions for applications

You can now create exceptions to the Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) data transfer policy to open specific unmanaged applications. Such applications must be trusted by IT. Other than the exceptions you create, data transfer is still restricted to applications that are managed by Intune when your data transfer policy is set to managed apps only. You can create the restrictions by using protocols (iOS) or packages (Android).

For example, you can add the Webex package as an exception to the MAM data transfer policy. This will allow Webex links in a managed Outlook email message to open directly in the Webex application. Data transfer will still be restricted in other unmanaged applications. For more information, see Data transfer policy exceptions for apps.

Windows Information Protection (WIP) encrypted data in Windows search results

A setting in the Windows Information Protection (WIP) policy now allows you to control whether WIP-encrypted data is included in Windows search results. Set this app protection policy option by selecting Allow Windows Search Indexer to search encrypted items in the Advanced settings of the Windows Information Protection policy. The app protection policy must be set to the Windows 10 platform and the app policy Enrollment state must be set to With enrollment. For more information, see Allow Windows Search Indexer to search encrypted items.

Configuring a self-updating mobile MSI app

You can configure a known self-updating mobile MSI app to ignore the version check process. This capability is useful to avoid getting into a race condition. For instance, this type of race condition could occur when the app being auto-updated by the app developer is also being update by Intune. Both could try to enforce a version of the app on a Windows client, which could create a conflict. For these automatically updated MSI apps, you can configure the Ignore app version setting in the App information blade. When this setting is switched to Yes, Microsoft Intune will ignore the app version installed on the Windows client.

Intune in the Azure portal now supports related sets of app licenses as a single app item in the UI. In addition, any Offline Licensed apps synced from Microsoft Store for Business will be consolidated into a single app entry and any deployment details from the individual packages will be migrated over to the single entry. To view related sets of app licenses in the Azure portal, select App licenses from the Client apps blade.

Device configuration

Windows Information Protection (WIP) file extensions for automatic encryption

A setting in the Windows Information Protection (WIP) policy now lets you specify which file extensions are automatically encrypted when copying from a Server Message Block (SMB) share within the corporate boundary, as defined in the WIP policy.

Configure resource account settings for Surface Hubs

You can now remotely configure resource account settings for Surface Hubs.

The resource account is used by a Surface Hub to authenticate against Skype/Exchange so it can join a meeting. You will want to create a unique resource account so the Surface Hub can show up in the meeting as the conference room. For example, a resource account such as Conference Room B41/6233.

Note

  • If you leave fields blank you will override previously configured attributes on the device.

  • Resource Account properties can change dynamically on the Surface Hub. For example, if password rotation is on. So, it's possible that the values in the Azure console will take some time to reflect the reality on the device.

    To understand what is currently configured on the Surface Hub, the Resource Account information can be included in hardware inventory (which already has a 7 day interval) or as read-only properties. To enhance the accuracy after the remote action has taken place, you can get the state of the parameters immediately after running the action to update the account/parameters on the Surface Hub.

Attack Surface Reduction
Setting name Setting options Description
Execution of password-protected executable content from email Block, Audit, Not configured Prevent password-protected executable files downloaded over email from running.
Advanced ransomware protection Enabled, Audit, Not configured Use aggressive ransomware protection.
Flag credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem Enabled, Audit, Not configured Flag credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem (lsass.exe).
Process creation from PSExec and WMI commands Block, Audit, Not configured Block process creations originating from PSExec and WMI commands.
Untrusted and unsigned processes that run from USB Block, Audit, Not configured Block untrusted and unsigned processes that run from USB.
Executables that don't meet a prevalence, age, or trusted list criteria Block, Audit, Not configured Block executable files from running unless they meet a prevalence, age, or trusted list criteria.
Controlled folder access
Setting name Setting options Description
Folder protection (already implemented) Not configured, Enable, Audit only (already implemented)

New
Block disk modification, Audit disk modification

Protect files and folders from unauthorized changes by unfriendly apps.

Enable: Prevent untrusted apps from modifying or deleting files in protected folders and from writing to disk sectors.

Block disk modification only:
Block untrusted apps from writing to disk sectors. Untrusted apps can still modify or delete files in protected folders.|

Additions to System Security settings for Windows 10 and later compliance policies

Additions to the Windows 10 compliance settings are now available, including requiring Firewall and Windows Defender Antivirus.

Intune apps

Support for offline apps from the Microsoft Store for Business

Offline apps that you purchased from the Microsoft Store for Business are now synchronized to the Azure portal. You can deploy these apps to device groups or user groups. Offline apps are installed by Intune, not by the store.

Prevent end users from manually adding or removing accounts in the work profile

When you deploy the Gmail app into an Android for Work profile, you can now prevent end users from manually adding or removing accounts in the work profile by using the Add and remove accounts setting in the Android for Work Device restrictions profile.

January 2018

Device enrollment

Alerts for expired tokens and tokens that will soon expire

The overview page now shows alerts for expired tokens and tokens that will soon expire. When you click on an alert for a single token, you'll go to the token's details page. If you click on alert with multiple tokens, you'll go to a list of all tokens with their status. Admins should renew their tokens before the expiration date.

Device management

Remote "Erase" command support for macOS devices

Admins can issue an Erase command remotely for macOS devices.

Important

The erase command can't be reversed and should be used with caution.

The erase command removes all data, including the operating system, from a device. It also removes the device from Intune management. No warning is issued to the user and the erasure occurs immediately upon issuing the command.

You must configure a 6-digit recovery PIN. This PIN can be used to unlock the erased device, at which point reinstallation of the operating system will begin. After erasure has started, the PIN appears in a status bar on the device's overview blade in Intune. The PIN will remain as long as the erasure is underway. After erasure is complete, the device disappears entirely from Intune management. Be sure to record the recovery PIN so that whoever is restoring the device can use it.

Revoke licenses for an iOS Volume Purchasing Program token

You can revoke the license of all iOS Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) apps for a given VPP Token.

App management

Revoking iOS Volume-Purchase Program apps

For a given device that has one or more iOS Volume-Purchase Program (VPP) apps, you can revoke the associated device-based app license for the device. Revoking an app license will not uninstall the related VPP app from the device. To uninstall a VPP app, you must change the assignment action to Uninstall. For more information, see How to manage iOS apps purchased through a volume-purchase program with Microsoft Intune.

Assign Microsoft 365 mobile apps to iOS and Android devices using built-in app type

The Built-in app type makes it easier for you to create and assign Microsoft 365 apps to the iOS and Android devices that you manage. These apps include Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive. You can assign specific apps to the app type and edit the app information configuration.

Including and excluding app assignment based on groups

During app assignment and after selecting an assignment type, you can select the groups to include, as well as the groups to exclude.

Device configuration

You can assign an application configuration policy to groups by including and excluding assignments

You can assign an application configuration policy to a group of users and devices by using a combination of including and excluding assignments. Assignments can be chosen as either a custom selection of groups or as a virtual group. A virtual group can include All users, All Device, or All Users + All Devices.

Support for Windows 10 edition upgrade policy

You can create a Windows 10 edition upgrade policy that upgrades Windows 10 devices to Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education N, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Professional N, Windows 10 Professional Education, and Windows 10 Professional Education N. For details about Windows 10 edition upgrades, see How to configure Windows 10 edition upgrades.

Conditional Access policies for Intune is only available from the Azure portal

Starting with this release, you must configure and manage your Conditional Access policies in the Azure portal from Azure Active Directory > Conditional Access. For your convenience, you can also access this blade from Intune in the Azure portal at Intune > Conditional Access.

Updates to compliance emails

When an email is sent to report a noncompliant device, details about the noncompliant device are included.

Intune apps

New functionality for the "Resolve" action for Android devices

The Company Portal app for Android is expanding the "Resolve" action for Update device settings to resolve device encryption issues.

Remote lock available in Company Portal app for Windows 10

End users can now remotely lock their devices from the Company Portal app for Windows 10. This will not be displayed for the local device they're actively using.

Easier resolution of compliance issues for the Company Portal app for Windows 10

End users with Windows devices will be able to tap the noncompliance reason in the Company Portal app. When possible, this will take them directly to the correct location in the settings app to fix the issue.

2017

December 2017

New automatic redeployment setting

The Automatic redeployment setting allows users with administrative rights to delete all user data and settings using CTRL + Win + R at the device lock screen. The device is automatically reconfigured and reenrolled into management. This setting can be found under Windows 10 > Device restrictions > General > Automatic redeployment. For details, see Intune device restriction settings for Windows 10.

Support for additional source editions in the Windows 10 edition upgrade policy

You can now use the Windows 10 edition upgrade policy to upgrade from additional Windows 10 editions (Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro for Education, Windows 10 Cloud, etc.). Prior to this release, the supported edition upgrade paths were more limited. For details, see How to configure Windows 10 edition upgrades.

New Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC) device configuration profile settings

Intune adds a new section of device configuration profile settings under the Endpoint protection named Windows Defender Security Center. IT admins can configure which pillars of the Windows Defender Security Center app end users can access. If an IT admin hides a pillar in the Windows Defender Security Center app, all notifications related to the hidden pillar do not display on the user's device.

These are the pillars admins can hide from the Windows Defender Security Center device configuration profile settings:

  • Virus and threat protection
  • Device performance and health
  • Firewall and network protections
  • App and browser control
  • Family options

IT admins can also customize which notifications users receive. For example, you can configure whether the users receive all notifications generated by visible pillars in the WDSC, or only critical notifications. Non-critical notifications include periodic summaries of Windows Defender Antivirus activity and notifications when scans have completed. All other notifications are considered critical. Additionally, you can also customize the notification content itself, for example, you can provide the IT contact information to embed in the notifications that appear on the users' devices.

Multiple connector support for SCEP and PFX certificate handling

Customers who use the on-premises NDES connector to deliver certificates to devices can now configure multiple connectors in a single tenant.

This new capability supports the following scenario:

  • High availability

Each NDES connector pulls certificate requests from Intune. If one NDES connector goes offline, the other connector can continue to process requests.

Customer subject name can use AAD_DEVICE_ID variable

When you create a SCEP certificate profile in Intune, you can now use the AAD_DEVICE_ID variable when you build the custom subject name. When the certificate is requested using this SCEP profile, the variable is replaced with the Azure AD device ID of the device making the certificate request.

Manage Jamf-enrolled macOS devices with Intune's device compliance engine

You can now use Jamf to send macOS device state information to Intune, which will then evaluate it for compliance with policies defined in the Intune console. Based on the device compliance state as well as other conditions (such as location, user risk, etc.), Conditional Access will enforce compliance for macOS devices accessing cloud and on-premises applications connected with Azure AD, including Microsoft 365. Find out more about setting up Jamf integration and enforcing compliance for Jamf-managed devices.

New iOS device action

You can now shut down iOS 10.3 supervised devices. This action shuts down the device immediately without warning to the end user. The Shut down (supervised only) action can be found at the device properties when you select a device in the Device workload.

Disallow date/time changes to Samsung Knox devices

We've added a new feature that allows you to block date and time changes on Samsung Knox devices. You can find this in Device configuration profiles > Device restrictions (Android) > General.

Surface Hub resource account supported

A new device action has been added so administrators can define and update the resource account associated with a Surface Hub.

The resource account is used by a Surface Hub to authenticate with Skype/Exchange so it can join a meeting. You can create a unique resource account so the Surface Hub appears in the meeting as the conference room. For example, the resource account might appear as Conference Room B41/6233. The resource account (known as the device account) for the Surface Hub typically needs to be configured for the conference room location and when other resource account parameters need to be changed.

When administrators want to update the resource account on a device, they must provide the current Active Directory/Azure Active Directory credentials associated with the device. If password rotation is on for the device, administrators must go to Azure Active Directory to find the password.

Note

All fields get sent down in a bundle and overwrite all fields that were previously configured. Empty fields also overwrite existing fields.

The following are the settings administrators can configure:

  • Resource account

    • Active Directory user

      Domainname\username or User Principle Name (UPN): user@domainname.com

    • Password

  • Optional resource account parameters (must be set using the specified resource account)

    • Password rotation period

      Ensures the account password is updated automatically by the Surface Hub every week for security reasons. To configure any parameters after this has been enabled, the account in Azure Active Directory must have the password reset first.

    • SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) address

      Only used when autodiscovery fails.

    • Email

      Email address of the device/resource account.

    • Exchange server

      Only required when autodiscovery fails.

    • Calendar sync

      Specifies whether calendar sync and other Exchange server services are enabled. For example: meeting sync.

Install Office apps on macOS devices

You will now be able to install Office apps on macOS devices. This new app type will allow you to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. These apps also come with the Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU), to help keep your apps secure and up-to-date.

Delete an iOS Volume Purchasing Program token

You can delete the iOS Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) token using the console. This may be necessary when you have duplicate instances of a VPP token.

A new entity collection named Current User is limited to currently active user data

The Users entity collection contains all the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) users with assigned licenses in your enterprise. For example, a user may be added to Intune and then removed during the course of the last month. While this user is not present at the time of the report, the user and state are present in the data. You could create a report that would show the duration of the user's historic presence in your data.

In contrast, the new Current User entity collection only contains users who have not been removed. The Current User entity collection only contains currently active users. For information about the current user entity collection, see Reference for current user entity.

Updated Graph APIs

In this release, we've updated a few of the Graph API's for Intune that are in beta. Please check out the monthly Graph API changelog for more information.

Intune supports Windows Information Protection (WIP) denied apps

You can specify denied apps in Intune. If an app is denied, it is blocked from accessing corporate information, effectively the opposite of the allowed apps list. For more information, see Recommended deny list for Windows Information Protection.

November 2017

Troubleshoot enrollment issues

The Troubleshoot workspace now shows user enrollment issues. Details about the issue and suggested remediation steps can help administrators and help desk operators troubleshoot problems. Certain enrollment issues aren't captured and some errors might not have remediation suggestions.

Group-assigned enrollment restrictions

As an Intune administrator, you can now create custom Device Type and Device Limit enrollment restrictions for user groups.

The Intune Azure portal lets you create up to 25 instances of each restriction type, which can then be assigned to user groups. Group-assigned restrictions override the default restrictions.

All the instances of a restriction type are maintained in a strictly ordered list. This order defines a priority value for conflict resolution. A user impacted by more than one restriction instance is only restricted by the instance with the highest priority value. You can change a given instance's priority by dragging it to a different position in the list.

This functionality will be released with the migration of Android for Work settings from the Android For Work enrollment menu to the Enrollment Restrictions menu. Since this migration may take several days, your account may be upgraded for other parts of the November release before you see group assignment become enabled for Enrollment Restrictions.

Support for multiple Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) connectors

NDES allows mobile devices running without domain credentials to obtain certificates based on the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP). With this update, multiple NDES connectors are supported.

Manage Android for Work devices independently from Android devices

Intune supports managing enrollment of Android for Work devices independently from the Android platform. These settings are managed under Device Enrollment > Enrollment restrictions > Device Type Restrictions. (They were previously located under Device Enrollment > Android for Work Enrollment > Android for Work Enrollment Settings.)

By default, your Android for Work devices settings are the same as your settings for your Android devices. However, after you change your Android for Work settings that will no longer be the case.

If you block personal Android for Work enrollment, only corporate Android devices can enroll as Android for Work.

When working with the new settings, consider the following points:

If you have never previously onboarded Android for Work enrollment

The new Android for Work platform is blocked in the default Device Type Restrictions. After you onboard the feature, you can allow devices to enroll with Android for Work. To do so, change the default or create a new Device Type Restriction to supersede the default Device Type Restriction.

If you have onboarded Android for Work enrollment

If you've previously onboarded, your situation depends on the setting you chose:

Setting Android for Work status in default Device Type Restriction Notes
Manage all devices as Android Blocked All Android devices must enroll without Android for Work.
Manage supported devices as Android for Work Allowed All Android devices that support Android for Work must enroll with Android for Work.
Manage supported devices for users only in these groups as Android for Work Blocked A separate Device Type Restriction policy was created to override the default. This policy defines the groups you previously selected to allow Android for Work enrollment. Users within the selected groups will continue to be allowed to enroll their Android for Work devices. All other users are restricted from enrolling with Android for Work.

In all cases, your intended regulation is preserved. No action is required on your part to maintain the global or per-group allowance of Android for Work in your environment.

Google Play Protect support on Android

With the release of Android Oreo, Google introduces a suite of security features called Google Play Protect that allow users and organizations to run secure apps and secure Android images. Intune now supports Google Play Protect features, including SafetyNet remote attestation. Admins can set compliance policy requirements that require Google Play Protect to be configured and healthy. The SafetyNet device attestation setting requires the device to connect with a Google service to verify that the device is healthy and is not compromised. Admins can also set a configuration profile setting for Android for Work to require that installed apps are verified by Google Play services. If a device is not compliant with Google Play Protect requirements, Conditional Access might block users from accessing corporate resources.

Text protocol allowed from managed Apps

Apps managed by the Intune App SDK are able to send SMS messages.

App install report updated to include Install Pending status

The App install status report, accessible for each app through the App list in the Client apps workload, now contains an Install Pending count for Users and Devices.

iOS 11 app inventory API for Mobile Threat Detection

Intune collects app inventory information from both personal and corporate-owned devices and makes it available for Mobile Threat Detection (MTD) providers to fetch, such as Lookout for Work. You can collect an app inventory from the users of iOS 11+ devices.

App inventory
Inventories from both corporate-owned iOS 11+ and personally owned devices are sent to your MTD service provider. Data in the app inventory includes:

  • App ID
  • App Version
  • App Short Version
  • App Name
  • App Bundle Size
  • App Dynamic Size
  • App is validated or not
  • App is managed or not

Migrate hybrid MDM users and devices to Intune standalone

New processes and tools are now available for moving users and their devices from hybrid MDM to Intune in the Azure portal, allowing you to do the following tasks:

  • Copy policies and profiles from the Configuration Manager console to Intune in the Azure portal
  • Move a subset of users to Intune in the Azure portal, while keeping the rest in hybrid MDM
  • Migrate devices to Intune in the Azure portal without needing to re-enroll them

On-premises Exchange connector high availability support

After the Exchange connector creates a connection to Exchange using the specified Client Access Server (CAS), the connector now has the ability to discovery other CASs. If the primary CAS becomes unavailable, the connector will fail over to another CAS, if available, until the primary CAS becomes available. For details, see On-premises Exchange connector high availability support.

Remotely restart iOS device (supervised only)

You can now trigger a supervised iOS 10.3+ device to restart using a device action. For more information on using the device restart action, see Remotely restart devices with Intune.

Note

This command requires a supervised devices and the Device Lock access right. The device restarts immediately. Passcode-locked iOS devices will not rejoin a Wi-Fi network after restart; after restart, they may not be able to communicate with the server.

Single Sign-on support for iOS

You can use Single Sign-on for iOS users. The iOS apps that are coded to look for user credentials in the Single Sign-on payload are functional with this payload configuration update. You can also use UPN and Intune Device ID to configure the Principal Name and Realm. For details, see Configure Intune for iOS device single sign-on.

Add "Find my iPhone" for personal devices

You can now view whether iOS devices have Activation Lock turned on. This feature previously could be found in the Intune in the classic portal.

Remotely lock managed macOS device with Intune

You can lock a lost macOS device, and set a 6-digit recovery PIN. When locked, the Device overview blade displays the PIN until another device action is sent.

For more information, see Remotely lock managed devices with Intune.

New SCEP profile details supported

Administrators are now able to set additional settings when creating a SCEP profile on Windows, iOS, macOS, and Android platforms. Administrators can set IMEI, serial number, or common name including email in the subject name format.

Retain data during a factory reset

When resetting Windows 10 version 1709 and later to factory settings, a new capability is available. Admins can specify if device enrollment and other provisioned data are retained on a device through a factory reset.

The following data is retained through a factory reset:

  • User accounts associated with the device
  • Machine state (domain join, Azure Active Directory-joined)
  • MDM enrollment
  • OEM installed apps (store and Win32 apps)
  • User profile
  • User data outside of user profile
  • User autologon

The following data is not retained:

  • User files
  • User installed apps (store and Win32 apps)
  • Non-default device settings

Window 10 update ring assignments are displayed

When you are Troubleshooting, for the user you are viewing, you are able to see any Windows 10 update rings assignments.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection reporting frequency settings

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) service allows admins to manage reporting frequency for managed devices. With the new Expedite telemetry reporting frequency option, WDATP collects data and assesses risks more frequently. The default for reporting optimizes speed and performance. Increasing the frequency of reporting can be valuable for high-risk devices. This setting can be found in the Windows Defender ATP profile in Device configurations.

Audit updates

Intune auditing provides a record of change operations related to Intune. All create, update, delete, and remote task operations are captured and retained for one year. The Azure portal provides a view of the last 30 days of audit data in each workload, and is filterable. A corresponding Graph API allows retrieval of the auditing data stored for the last year.

Auditing is found under the MONITOR group. There is an Audit Logs menu item for each workload.

Company Portal app for macOS is available

The Intune Company Portal on macOS has an updated experience, which has been optimized to cleanly display all the information and compliance notifications your users need for all the devices they have enrolled. And, once the Intune Company Portal has been deployed to a device, Microsoft AutoUpdate for macOS will provide updates to it. You can download the new Intune Company Portal for macOS by logging into the Intune Company Portal website from a macOS device.

Microsoft Planner is now part of the mobile app management (MAM) list of approved apps

The Microsoft Planner app for iOS and Android is now part of the approved apps for mobile app management (MAM). The app can be configured through the Intune App Protection blade in the Azure portal to all tenants.

Per-App VPN requirement update frequency on iOS devices

Administrators may now remove Per-App VPN requirements for apps on iOS devices; affected devices will after their next Intune check-in, which generally occurs within 15 minutes.

Support for System Center Operations Manager management pack for Exchange connector

The System Center Operations Manager management pack for Exchange connector is now available to help you parse the Exchange connector logs. This feature gives you different ways of monitoring the service when you need to troubleshoot issues.

Co-management for Windows 10 devices

Co-management is a solution that provides a bridge from traditional to modern management, and it provides you with a path to make the transition using a phased approach. At its foundation, co-management is a solution where Windows 10 devices are concurrently managed by Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune, as well as joined to Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This configuration provides you with a path to modernize over time, at the pace that's right for your organization if you can't move all at once.

Restrict Windows Enrollment by OS version

As an Intune administrator, you can now specify a minimum and maximum version of Windows 10 for device enrollments. You can set these restrictions in the Platform Configurations blade.

Intune will continue to support enrolling Windows 8.1 PCs and phones. However, only Windows 10 versions can be set with minimum and maximum limits. To permit enrollment of 8.1 devices, leave the minimum limit empty.

Alerts for Windows AutoPilot unassigned devices

A new alert is available for Windows AutoPilot unassigned devices on the Microsoft Intune > Device enrollment > Overview page. This alert shows how many devices from the AutoPilot program do not have AutoPilot deployment profiles assigned. Use the information in the alert to create profiles and assign them to the unassigned devices. When you click the alert, you see a full list of Windows AutoPilot devices and detailed information about them. For more information, see Enroll Windows devices using Windows AutoPilot deployment program.

Refresh button for Devices list

Because the Device list does not refresh automatically, you can use the new Refresh button to update the devices that display in the list.

Support for Symantec Cloud Certification Authority (CA)

Intune now supports Symantec Cloud CA, which allows the Intune Certificate Connector to issue PKCS certificates from the Symantec Cloud CA to Intune managed devices. If you're already using the Intune Certificate Connector with Microsoft Certification Authority (CA), you can use the existing Intune Certificate Connector setup to add the Symantec CA support.

New items added to device inventory

The following new items are now available to the inventory taken by enrolled devices:

  • Wi-Fi MAC address
  • Total storage space
  • Total free space
  • MEID
  • Subscriber carrier

Set access for apps by minimum Android security patch on the device

An administrator is able to define the minimum Android security patch that must be installed on the device in order to gain access to a managed application under a managed account.

Note

This feature only restricts security patches released by Google on Android 6.0+ devices.

App-conditional launch support

IT admins can now set a requirement through the Azure admin portal to enforce a passcode instead a numeric PIN through the mobile app management (MAM) when the application launch. If configured, the user is required to set and use a passcode when prompted before getting access to MAM-enlightened applications. A passcode is defined as a numeric PIN with at least one special character or upper/lowercase alphabet. This release of Intune will enable this feature on iOS only. Intune supports passcode in a similar way to numeric PIN, it sets a minimum length, allowing repeat characters and sequences. This feature requires the participation of applications (that is, WXP, Outlook, Managed Browser, Yammer) to integrate the Intune App SDK with the code for this feature in place for the passcode settings to be enforced in the targeted applications.

App Version number for line-of-business in device install status report

With this release, the Device install status report displays the app version number for the line-of-business apps for iOS and Android. You may use this information to troubleshoot your apps, or find devices that are running outdated app versions.

Admins can now configure the Firewall settings on a device using a device configuration profile

Admins can turn on firewall for devices, and also configure various protocols for domain, private, and public networks. These firewall settings can be found in the "Endpoint protection" profile.

Windows Defender Application Guard helps protect devices from untrusted websites, as defined by your organization

Admins can define sites as "trusted" or "corporate" using a Windows Information Protection workflow or the new "Network boundary" profile under device configurations. If they are viewed with Microsoft Edge, any sites that aren't listed in on a 64-bit Windows 10 device's trusted network boundary open instead in a browser within a Hyper-V virtual computer.

Application Guard can be found in the device configuration profiles, in the "Endpoint protection" profile. From there, admins can configure interaction between the virtualized browser and the host machine, nontrusted sites and trusted sites, and storing data generated in the virtualized browser. To use Application Guard on a device, a network boundary first must be configured. It's important to define only one network boundary for a device.

Windows Defender Application Control on Windows 10 Enterprise provides mode to trust only authorized apps

With thousands of new malicious files created every day, using antivirus signature-based detection to fight against malware might no longer provide an adequate defense against new attacks. Using Windows Defender Application Control on Windows 10 Enterprise, you can change device configuration from a mode where apps are trusted unless blocked by an antivirus or other security solution, to a mode where the operating system trusts only apps authorized by your enterprise. You assign trust to apps in Windows Defender Application Control.

Using Intune, you can configure the application control policies either in "audit only" mode or enforce mode. Apps aren't blocked when running in "audit only" mode. "Audit only" mode logs all events in local client logs. You can also configure whether only Windows components and Microsoft Store apps are allowed to run or whether additional apps with good reputations as defined by the Intelligent Security Graph are allowed to run.

Window Defender Exploit Guard is a new set of intrusion prevention capabilities for Windows 10

Window Defender Exploit Guard includes custom rules to reduce the exploitability of applications, prevents macro and script threats, automatically blocks network connections to low reputation IP addresses, and can secure data from ransomware and unknown threats. Windows Defender Exploit Guard consists of the following components:

  • Attack Surface Reduction provides rules that allow you to prevent macro, script, and email threats.
  • Controlled Folder access automatically blocks access to content to protected folders.
  • Network Filter blocks outbound connection from any app to low rep IP/domain
  • Exploit Protection provides memory, control flow, and policy restrictions that can be used to protect an application from exploits.

Manage PowerShell scripts in Intune for Windows 10 devices

The Intune management extension lets you upload PowerShell scripts in Intune to run on Windows 10 devices. The extension supplements Windows 10 mobile device management (MDM) capabilities and makes it easier for you to move to modern management. For details, see Manage PowerShell scripts in Intune for Windows 10 devices.

New device restriction settings for Windows 10

  • Messaging (mobile only) - disable testing or MMS messages
  • Password - settings to enable FIPS and the use of Windows Hello devices secondary devices for authentication
  • Display - settings to turn on or off GDI Scaling for legacy apps

Windows 10 kiosk mode device restrictions

You can restrict Windows 10 device users to kiosk mode, which limits users to a set of predefined apps. To do so, create a Windows 10 device restriction profile and set the Kiosk settings.

Kiosk mode supports two modes: single app (allows a user to run just one app) or multi app (permits access to a set of apps). You define the user account and device name, which determines the supported apps). When the user is logged in, they're limited to the defined apps. To learn more, see AssignedAccess CSP.

Kiosk mode requires:

  • Intune must be the MDM authority.
  • The apps must already be installed on the target device.
  • The device must be properly provisioned.

New device configuration profile for creating network boundaries

A new device configuration profile called Network boundary can be found with your other device configuration profiles. Use this profile to define online resources that you want to be considered corporate and trusted. You must define a network boundary for a device before features such as Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Information Protection can be used on the device. It's important to define only one network boundary for each device.

You can define enterprise cloud resources, IP address ranges, and internal proxy servers that you want to be considered trusted. Once defined, the network boundary can be consumed by other features such as Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Information Protection.

Two additional settings for Windows Defender Antivirus

File blocking level

Setting Details
Not Configured Not Configured uses the default Windows Defender Antivirus blocking level and provides strong detection without increasing the risk of detecting legitimate files.
High High applies a strong level of detection.
High + High + provides the High level with additional protection measures that might impact client performance.
Zero tolerance Zero tolerance blocks all unknown executables.

While unlikely, setting to High may cause some legitimate files to be detected. We recommend you set File blocking level to the default, Not configured.

Time out extension for file scanning by the cloud

Setting Detail
Number of seconds (0-50) Specify the maximum amount of time that Windows Defender Antivirus should block a file while waiting for a result from the cloud. The default amount is 10 seconds: any additional time specified here (up to 50 seconds) is added to those 10 seconds. In most cases, the scan takes much less time than the maximum. Extending the time allows the cloud to thoroughly investigate suspicious files. We recommend that you enable this setting and specify at least 20 additional seconds.

Citrix VPN added for Windows 10 devices

You can configure Citrix VPN for their Windows 10 devices. You can choose the Citrix VPN in the Select a connection type list in the Base VPN blade when configuring a VPN for Windows 10 and later.

Note

Citrix configuration existed for iOS and Android.

Wi-Fi connections support pre-shared keys on iOS

Customers can configure Wi-Fi profiles to use pre-shared keys (PSK) for WPA/WPA2 Personal connections on iOS devices. These profiles are pushed to user's device when the device is enrolled into Intune.

When the profile has been pushed to the device, the next step depends on the profile configuration. If set to connect automatically, it does so when the network is next needed. When the profile is connects manually, the user must activate the connection manually.

Access to managed app logs for iOS

End users with the managed Browser installed can now view the management status of all Microsoft published apps and send logs for troubleshooting their managed iOS apps.

Learn how to enable the troubleshooting mode in the Managed Browser on an iOS device, see How to access to managed app logs using the Managed Browser on iOS.

Improvements to device setup workflow in the Company Portal for iOS in version 2.9.0

The device setup workflow has been improved in the Company Portal app for iOS. The language is more user-friendly and we've combined screens where possible. The language is more specific to your company by using your company name throughout the setup text. You can see this updated workflow on the what's new in app UI page.

User entity contains latest user data in Data Warehouse data model

The first version of the Intune Data Warehouse data model only contained recent, historical Intune data. Report makers could not capture the current state of a user. In this update, the User entity is populated with the latest user data.

October 2017

iOS and Android line-of-business app version number is visible

Apps in Intune now display the version number for iOS and Android line-of-business apps. The number displays in the Azure portal in the app list and in the app overview blade. End users can see the app number in the Company Portal app and in the web portal.

Full version number The full version number identifies a specific release of the app. The number appears as Version(Build). For example, 2.2(2.2.17560800)

The full version number has two components:

  • Version
    The version number is the human-readable release number of the app. This is used by end users to identify different releases of the app.

  • Build Number
    The build number is an internal number that can be used in app detection and to programmatically manage the app. The build number refers to an iteration of the app that references changes in the code.

Learn more about version numbers and developing line-of-business apps in Get started with the Microsoft Intune App SDK.

Device and app management integration

Now that Intune's mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) are both accessible from the Azure portal, Intune started integrating the IT admin experience around application and device management. These changes are geared to simplify your device and app management experience.

Learn more about the MDM and MAM changes announced in the Intune support team blog.

New enrollment alerts for Apple devices

The overview page for enrollment will show useful alerts for IT admins regarding management of Apple devices. Alerts will show up on Overview page when the Apple MDM push certificate is expiring or has already expired; when the Device Enrollment Program token is expiring or has already expired; and when there are unassigned devices in the Device Enrollment Program.

Support token replacement for app configuration without device enrollment

You can use tokens for dynamic values in app configurations for apps on devices that are not enrolled. For more information, see Add app configuration policies for managed apps without device enrollment.

Updates to the Company Portal app for Windows 10

The Settings page in the Company Portal app for Windows 10 has been updated to make the settings and intended user actions to be more consistent across all settings. It has also been updated to match the layout of other Windows apps. You can find before/after images in the what's new in app UI page.

Inform end users what device information can be seen for Windows 10 devices

We have added Ownership Type to the Device Details screen on the Company Portal app for Windows 10. This will allow users to find out more about privacy directly from this page from the Intune end user docs. They will also be able to locate this information on the About screen.

Feedback prompts for the Company Portal app for Android

The Company Portal app for Android now requests end user feedback. This feedback is sent directly to Microsoft, and provides end users with an opportunity to review the app in the public Google Play store. Feedback is not required, and can easily be dismissed so users can continue using the app.

Helping your users help themselves with the Company Portal app for Android

The Company Portal app for Android has added instruction for end users to help them understand and, where possible, self-solve on new use cases.

New 'Resolve' action available for Android devices

The Company Portal app for Android is introducing a 'Resolve' action on the Update device settings page. Selecting this option will take the end user directly to the setting that is causing their device to be noncompliant. The Company Portal app for Android currently supports this action for the device passcode, USB debugging, and Unknown Sources settings.

Device setup progress indicator in Android Company Portal

The Company Portal app for Android shows a device setup progress indicator when a user is enrolling their device. The indicator shows new statuses, beginning with "Setting up your device...", then "Registering your device...", then "Finishing registering your device...", then "Finishing setting up your device...".

Certificate-based authentication support on the Company Portal for iOS

We have added support for certificate-based authentication (CBA) in the Company Portal app for iOS. Users with CBA enter their username, then tap the "Sign in with a certificate" link. CBA is already supported on the Company Portal apps for Android and Windows. You can learn more on the sign in to the Company Portal app page.

Apps that are available with or without enrollment can now be installed without being prompted for enrollment.

Company apps that have been made available with or without enrollment on the Android Company Portal app can now be installed without a prompt to enroll.

Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program support in Microsoft Intune

You can now use Microsoft Intune with Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program to empower your users to provision their corporate devices without involving IT. You can customize the out-of-box experience (OOBE) and guide users to join their device to Azure AD and enroll in Intune. Working together, Microsoft Intune and Windows AutoPilot eliminate the need to deploy, maintain, and manage operating system images. For details, see Enroll Windows devices using Windows AutoPilot deployment program.

Quickstart for device enrollment

Quickstart is now available in Device enrollment and provides a table of references for managing platforms and configuring the enrollment process. A brief description of each item and links to documentation with step-by-step instructions provides useful documentation to simplify getting started.

Device categorization

The enrolled devices platform chart of the Devices > Overview blade organizes devices by platform, including Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Windows Mobile. Devices running other operating systems are grouped into "Other." This includes devices manufactured by Blackberry, NOKIA, and others.

To learn which devices are affected in your tenant, choose Manage > All devices and then use Filter to limit the OS field.

Zimperium - New Mobile Threat Defense partner

You can control mobile device access to corporate resources using Conditional Access based on risk assessment conducted by Zimperium, a Mobile Threat Defense solution that integrates with Microsoft Intune.

How integration with Intune works

Risk is assessed based on telemetry collected from devices running Zimperium. You can configure EMS Conditional Access policies based on Zimperium risk assessment enabled through Intune device compliance policies, which you can use to allow or block non-compliant devices to access corporate resources based on detected threats.

New settings for Windows 10 device restriction profile

We are adding new settings to the Windows 10 device restriction profile in the Windows Defender SmartScreen category.

For details about the Windows 10 device restriction profile, see Windows 10 and later device restriction settings.

Remote support for Windows and Windows Mobile devices

Intune can now use the TeamViewer software, purchased separately, to enable you to give remote assistance to your users who are running Windows, and Windows Mobile devices.

Scan devices with Windows Defender

You can now run a Quick scan, Full scan, and Update signatures with Windows Defender Antivirus on managed Windows 10 devices. From the device's overview blade, choose the action to run on the device. You are prompted to confirm the action before the command is sent to the device.

Quick scan: A quick scan scans locations where malware registers to start, such as registry keys and known Windows startup folders. A quick scan takes an average of five minutes. Combined with the Always-on real-time protection setting that scans files when they are opened, closed, and whenever a user navigates to a folder, a quick scan helps provide protection from malware that might be in the system or the kernel. Users see the scan results on their devices when it finishes.

Full scan: A full scan can be useful on devices that have encountered a malware threat to identify if there are any inactive components that require a more thorough clean-up, and is useful for running on-demand scans. Full scan can take an hour to run. Users see the scan results on their devices when it finishes.

Update signatures: The update signature command updates Windows Defender Antivirus malware definitions and signatures. This helps ensure Windows Defender Antivirus is effective in detecting malware. This feature is for Windows 10 devices only, pending device internet connectivity.

The Enable/Disable button is removed from the Intune Certificate Authority page of the Intune Azure portal

We are eliminating an extra step in setting up the certificate connector on Intune. Currently, you download the certificate connector and then enable it in the Intune console. However, if you disable the connector in the Intune console, the connector continues to issue certificates.

How does this affect me?

Starting in October, the Enable/Disable button will no longer appear on the Certificate Authority page in the Azure portal. Connector functionality remains the same. Certificates are still deployed to devices enrolled in Intune. You can continue to download and install the certificate connector. To stop certificates from being issued, you now uninstall the certificate connector rather than disable it.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

If you currently have the certificate connector disabled, you should uninstall it.

New settings for Windows 10 Team device restriction profile

In this release, we've added many new settings to the Windows 10 Team device restriction profile to help you control Surface Hub devices.

For more information about this profile, see Windows 10 Team device restriction settings.

Prevent users of Android devices from changing their device date and time

You can use an Android custom device policy to prevent Android device users from changing the device date and time.

To do this, configure an Android custom policy with the setting URI ./Vendor/MSFT/PolicyManager/My/System/AllowDateTimeChange Set this to TRUE, and then assign it to the required groups.

BitLocker device configuration

The Windows Encryption > Base Settings include a new Warning for another disk encryption setting that lets you disable the warning prompt for other disk encryption that might be in use on the user's device. The warning prompt requires end user consent before setting up BitLocker on the device and blocks BitLocker setup until confirmed by the end user. The new setting disables the end user warning.

Volume Purchase Program for Business apps will now sync to your Intune Tenant

Third-party developers can privately distribute apps to authorized Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Business members specified in iTunes Connect. These VPP for Business members can sign in to the Volume Purchase Program App Store and purchase their apps.

With this release, the VPP for Business apps purchased by the end user will now start syncing to their Intune tenants.

Select Apple country/region store to sync VPP apps

You can configure the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) country/region store when uploading your VPP token. Intune synchronizes VPP apps for all locales from the specified VPP country/region store.

Note

Today, Intune only synchronizes VPP apps from the VPP country/region store that match the Intune locale in which the Intune tenant was created.

Block copy and paste between work and personal profiles in Android for Work

With this release, you are able to configure the work profile for Android for Work to block copy and paste between work and personal apps. You can find this new setting in the Device restrictions profile for the Android for Work Platform in Work profile settings.

Create iOS apps limited to specific regional Apple App Stores

You will be able to specify the country/region locale during the creation of an Apple App Store managed app.

Note

Currently, you can only create Apple App Store managed apps that are present in the US country/region store.

Update iOS VPP user and device licensed apps

You will be able to configure the iOS VPP token to update all apps purchased for that token through the Intune service. Intune will detect the VPP app updates inside the app store and automatically push them to the device when the device checks-in.

For steps to set a VPP token and enable automatic updates, see [How to manage iOS apps purchased through a volume-purchase program with Microsoft Intune] (../apps/vpp-apps-ios).

User device association entity Collection added to Intune Data Warehouse data model

You can now build reports and data visualizations using the user device association information that associates user and device entity collections. The data model can be accessed through the Power BI file (PBIX) retrieved from the Data Warehouse Intune page, through the OData endpoint, or by developing a custom client.

Review policy compliance for Windows 10 update rings

You will be able to review a policy report for your Windows 10 update rings from Software updates > Per update ring deployment state. The policy report includes deployment status for the update rings that you have configured.

New report that lists iOS devices with older iOS versions

The Out-of-date iOS Devices report is available from the Software updates workspace. In the report, you can view a list of supervised iOS devices that were targeted by an iOS update policy and have available updates. For each device, you can view a status for why the device has not been automatically updated.

View app protection policy assignments for troubleshooting

In this upcoming release, App protection policy option will be added to the Assignments drop-down list available on the troubleshooting blade. You can now select app protection policies to see app protection policies assigned to the selected users.

Improvements to device setup workflow in Company Portal

We've improved the device setup workflow in the Company Portal app for Android. The language is more user-friendly and specific to your company, and we've combined screens where possible. You can see these on the what's new in app UI page.

Improved guidance around the request for access to contacts on Android devices

The Company Portal app for Android often requires the end user to accept the Contacts permission. If an end user declines this access, they will now see an in-app notification that alerts them to grant it for Conditional Access.

Secure startup remediation for Android

End users with Android devices will be able to tap the non-compliance reason in the Company Portal app. When possible, this will take them directly to the correct location in the settings app to fix the issue.

Additional push notifications for end users on the Company Portal app for Android Oreo

End users will see additional notifications to indicate to them when the Company Portal app for Android Oreo is performing background tasks, such as retrieving policies from the Intune service. This increases transparency for end users about when the Company Portal is performing administrative tasks on their device. This is part of the overall optimization of the Company Portal UI for the Company Portal app for Android Oreo.

There are further optimizations for new UI elements that are enabled in Android Oreo. End users will see additional notifications that will indicate to them when Company Portal is performing background tasks such as retrieving policy from the Intune service. This increases transparency for end users about when Company Portal is performing administrative tasks on the device.

New behaviors for the Company Portal app for Android with work profiles

When you enroll an Android for Work device with a work profile, it's the Company Portal app in the work profile that performs management tasks on the device.

Unless you are using a MAM-enabled app in the personal profile, the Company Portal app for Android no longer serves any use. To improve the work profile experience, Intune will automatically hide the personal Company Portal app after a successful work profile enrollment.

The Company Portal app for Android can be enabled at any time in the personal profile by browsing for Company Portal in the Play Store and tapping Enable.

Company Portal for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 moving to sustaining mode

Beginning in October 2017, the Company Portal apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will move to sustaining mode. This means that the apps and existing scenarios, such as enrollment and compliance, will continue to be supported for these platforms. These apps will continue to be available for download through existing release channels, such as the Microsoft Store.

Once in sustaining mode, these apps will only receive critical security updates. There will be no additional updates or features released for these apps. For new features, we recommend that you update devices to Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile.

Block unsupported Samsung Knox device enrollment

The Company Portal app only attempts to enroll supported Samsung Knox devices. To avoid Knox activation errors that prevent MDM enrollment, device enrollment is only attempted if the device appears in the list of devices published by Samsung. Samsung devices can have model numbers that support Knox while others that don't. Verify Knox compatibility with your device reseller before purchase and deployment. You can find the full list of verified devices in the Android and Samsung Knox Standard policy settings.

End of support for Android 4.3 and lower

Managed apps and the Company Portal app for Android will require Android 4.4 and higher to access company resources. By December, all enrolled devices will be force-retired in December, resulting in loss of access to company resources. If you are using app protection policies without MDM, apps will not receive updates, and the quality of their experience will diminish over time.

Inform end users what device information can be seen on enrolled devices

We are adding Ownership Type to the Device Details screen on all Company Portal apps. This will allow users to find out more about privacy directly from the What information can your company see? article. This will be rolling out across all Company Portal apps in the near future. We announced this for iOS in September.

September 2017

Intune supports iOS 11

Intune supports iOS 11. This was previously announced on the Intune Support blog.

End of support for iOS 8.0

Managed apps and the Company Portal app for iOS will require iOS 9.0 and higher to access company resources. Devices that aren't updated before this September will no longer be able to access the Company Portal or those apps.

Refresh action added to the Company Portal app for Windows 10

The Company Portal app for Windows 10 allows users to refresh the data in the app by either pulling to refresh or, on desktops, pressing F5.

Inform end users what device information can be seen for iOS

We have added Ownership Type to the Device Details screen on the Company Portal app for iOS. This will allow users to find out more about privacy directly from this page from the Intune end user docs. They will also be able to locate this information on the About screen.

Allow end users to access the Company Portal app for Android without enrollment

End users will soon not have to enroll their device to access the Company Portal app for Android. End users at organizations that are using App Protection Policies will no longer receive prompts to enroll their device when they open the Company Portal app. End users will also be able to install apps from the Company Portal without enrolling the device.

Easier-to-understand phrasing for the Company Portal app for Android

The enrollment process for the Company Portal app for Android has been simplified with new text to make it easier for end users to enroll. If you have custom enrollment documentation, you will want to update it to reflect the new screens. You can find sample images on our UI updates for Intune end user apps page.

Windows 10 Company Portal app added to Windows Information Protection allow policy

The Windows 10 Company Portal app has been updated to support Windows Information Protection (WIP). The app can be added to the WIP allow policy. With this change, the app no longer has to be added to the Exempt list.

August 2017

Improvements to device overview

Improvements to the device overview now display enrolled devices but excludes devices managed by Exchange ActiveSync. Exchange ActiveSync devices do not have the same management options as enrolled devices. To view the number of enrolled devices and number of enrolled devices by platform in Intune in the Azure portal, go Devices > Overview.

Improvements to device inventory collected by Intune

In this release, we've made the following improvements to the inventory information collected by devices you manage:

  • For Android devices, you can now add a column to device inventory that shows the latest patch level for each device. Add the Security patch level column to your device list to see this.
  • When you filter the device view, you can now filter devices by their enrollment date. For example, you could display only devices that were enrolled after a date you specify.
  • We've made improvements to the filter used by the Last Check-in Date item.
  • In the device list, you can now display the phone number of corporate owned devices. Additionally, you can use the filter pane to search for devices by phone number.

For more details about device inventory, see How to view Intune device inventory.

Conditional Access support for macOS devices

You can now set a Conditional Access policy that requires Mac devices to be enrolled into Intune and compliant with its device compliance policies. For example, users can download the Intune Company Portal app for macOS and enroll their Mac devices into Intune. Intune evaluate whether the Mac device is compliant or not with requirements like PIN, encryption, OS version, and System Integrity.

Company Portal app for macOS is in public preview

The Company Portal app for macOS is now available as part of the public preview for Conditional Access in Enterprise Mobility + Security. This release supports macOS 10.11 and above. Get it at https://aka.ms/macOScompanyportal.

New device restriction settings for Windows 10

In this release, we've added new settings for the Windows 10 device restriction profile in the following categories:

  • Windows Defender SmartScreen
  • App store

Updates to the Windows 10 endpoint protection device profile for BitLocker settings

In this release, we've made the following improvements to how BitLocker settings work in a Windows 10 endpoint protection device profile:

  • Under BitLocker OS drive settings, for the setting BitLocker with non-compatible TPM chip, when you select Block, previously, this would cause BitLocker to actually be allowed. We have now fixed this to block BitLocker when it is selected.
  • Under BitLocker OS drive settings, for the setting Certificate-based data recovery agent, you can now explicitly block the certificate-based data recovery agent. By default, however, the agent is allowed.
  • Under BitLocker fixed data-drive settings, for the setting Data recovery agent, you can now explicitly block the data recovery agent. For more information, see Endpoint protection settings for Windows 10 and later.

New signed-in experience for Android Company Portal users and App Protection Policy users

End users can now browse apps, manage devices, and view IT contact information using the Android Company Portal app without enrolling their Android devices. In addition, if an end user already uses an app protected by Intune App Protection Policies and launches the Android Company Portal, the end user no longer receive a prompt to enroll the device.

New setting in the Android Company Portal app to toggle battery optimization

The Settings page in the Company Portal app for Android has a new setting that easily lets users turn off battery optimization for Company Portal and Microsoft Authenticator apps. The app name shown in the setting will vary depending on which app manages the work account. We recommend that users turn battery optimization off for better performance of work apps that sync email and data.

Multi-identity support for OneNote for iOS

End users can now use different accounts (work and personal) with Microsoft OneNote for iOS. App protection policies can be applied to corporate data in work notebooks without affecting their personal notebooks. For example, a policy can allow a user to find information in work notebooks, but will prevent the user from copying and pasting and corporate data from the work notebook to a personal notebook.

New settings to allow and block apps on Samsung Knox Standard devices

In this release, we are adding new device restriction settings that let you specify the following app lists:

  • Apps that users are allowed to install
  • Apps that users are blocked from running
  • Apps that are hidden from the user on the device

You can specify the app by URL, package name or from the list of apps you manage.

IT admins can now set app-based conditional policies via the new Conditional Access policy UI in the Azure AD workload. The app-based Conditional Access that is in the Intune App Protection section in the Azure portal will remain there for the time being and will be enforced side-by-side. There's also a convenience link to the new Conditional Access policy UI in the Intune workload.

July 2017

Restrict Android and iOS device enrollment restriction by OS version

Intune now supports restricting iOS and Android enrollment by operating system version number. Under Device Type Restriction, the IT admin can now set a platform configuration to restrict enrollment between a minimum and maximum operating system value. Android operating system versions must be specified as Major.Minor.Build.Rev, where Minor, Build and Rev are optional. iOS versions must be specified as Major.Minor.Build where Minor and Build are optional. Learn more about device enrollment restrictions.

Note

Does not restrict enrollment through Apple enrollment programs or Apple Configurator.

Restrict Android, iOS, and macOS device personally owned device enrollment

Intune can restrict personal device enrollment by white-listing corporate device IMEI numbers. Intune has now expanded this functionality to iOS, Android, and macOS using device serial numbers. By uploading the serial numbers to Intune, you can predeclare devices as corporate-owned. Using enrollment restrictions, you can block personally owned (BYOD) devices, allowing enrollment only for corporate-owned devices. Learn more about device enrollment restrictions.

To import serial numbers, go Device enrollment > Corporate device identifiers and click Add and then upload a .CSV file (no header, two columns for serial number and details like IMEI numbers). To restrict personally owned devices, go Device enrollment > Enrollment restrictions. Under Device Type Restrictions, select the Default and then select Platform Configurations. You can Allow or Block personally owned devices for iOS, Android, and macOS.

New device action to force devices to sync with Intune

In this release, we've added a new device action that forces the selected device to immediately check in with Intune. When a device checks in, it immediately receives any pending actions or policies that have been assigned to it. This action can help you to immediately validate and troubleshoot policies you've assigned, without waiting for the next scheduled check-in. For details, see Synchronize device

Force supervised iOS devices to automatically install the latest available software update

A new policy is available from the Software updates workspace where you can force supervised iOS devices to automatically install the latest available software update. For details see, Configure iOS update policies

Check Point SandBlast Mobile - New Mobile Threat Defense partner

You can control mobile device access to corporate resources using Conditional Access based on risk assessment conducted by Checkpoint SandBlast Mobile, a mobile threat defense solution that integrates with Microsoft Intune.

How integration with Intune works?

Risk is assessed based on telemetry collected from devices running Checkpoint SandBlast Mobile. You can configure EMS Conditional Access policies based on Checkpoint SandBlast Mobile risk assessment enabled through Intune device compliance policies. You can allow or block noncompliant devices access to corporate resources based on detected threats.

Deploy an app as available in the Microsoft Store for Business

With this release, admins can now assign the Microsoft Store for Business as available. When set as available, end-users can install the app from the Company Portal app or website without being redirected to the Microsoft Store.

UI updates to the Company Portal website

We made several updates to the UI of the Company Portal website to enhance the end user experience.

  • Enhancements to app tiles: App icons will now display with an automatically generated background based on the dominant color of the icon (if it can be detected). When applicable, this background replaces the gray border that was previously visible on app tiles.

    The Company Portal website displays large icons whenever possible in an upcoming release. We recommend that IT admins publish apps using high-resolution icons with a minimum size of 120 x120 pixels.

  • Navigation changes: Navigation bar items are moved to the hamburger menu in the top left. The Categories page is removed. Users can now filter content by category while browsing.

  • Updates to Featured Apps: We've added a dedicated page to the site where users can browse apps that you've chosen to feature, and made some UI tweaks to the Featured section on the homepage.

iBooks support for the Company Portal website

We've added a dedicated page to the Company Portal website that allows users to browse and download iBooks.

Additional help desk troubleshooting details

Intune has updated the troubleshooting display and added to the information that it provides for admins and help desk staff. You can now see an Assignments table that summarizes all assignments for the user based on group membership. This list includes:

  • Mobile apps
  • Compliance policies
  • Configuration profiles

In addition, the Devices table now includes Azure AD join type and Azure AD compliant columns. For more information, see help users troubleshoot problems.

Intune Data Warehouse (Public Preview)

The Intune Data Warehouse samples data daily to provide a historical view of your tenant. You can access the data using a Power BI file (PBIX), an OData link that is compatible with many analytics tools, or interacting with the REST API. For more information, see Use the Intune Data Warehouse.

Light and dark modes available for the Company Portal app for Windows 10

End users will be able to customize the color mode for the Company Portal app for Windows 10. The user is able to make the change in the Settings section of the Company Portal app. The change will appear after the user has restarted the app. For Windows 10 version 1607 and later, the app mode will default to the system setting. For Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier, the app mode will default to the light mode.

Enable end users to tag their device group in the Company Portal app for Windows 10

End users are now able to select which group their device belongs to by tagging it directly from within the Company Portal app for Windows 10.

June 2017

New role-based administration access for Intune admins

A new Conditional Access admin role is being added to view, create, modify, and delete Azure AD Conditional Access policies. Previously, only global admins and security admins had this permission. Intune admins can be granted with this role permission so that they have access to Conditional Access policies.

Tag corporate-owned devices with serial number

Intune now supports uploading iOS, macOS, and Android serial numbers as Corporate Device Identifiers. You can't use serial numbers to block personal devices from enrolling at this time because serial numbers are not verified during enrollment. Blocking personal devices by serial number will be released in the near future.

New remote actions for iOS devices

In this release, we've added two new remote device actions for shared iPad devices that manage the Apple Classroom app:

  • Logout current user - Signs out the current user of an iOS device you choose.
  • Remove user - Deletes a user you choose from the local cache on an iOS device.

Support for shared iPads with the iOS Classroom app

In this release, we've expanded the support for managing the iOS Classroom app to include students who log into shared iPads using their managed Apple ID.

Changes to Intune built-in apps

Previously, Intune contained a number of built-in apps that you could quickly assign. Based on your feedback, we have removed this list, and you will no longer see built-in apps. However, if you have already assigned any built-in apps, these will still be visible in the list of apps. You can continue to assign these apps as required. In a later release, we plan to add an easier method to select and assign built-in apps from the Azure portal.

Easier installation of Microsoft 365 apps

The new Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise app type makes it easy for you to assign Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise apps to devices that you manage which run the latest version of Windows 10. Additionally, you can also install Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio, if you own licenses for them. The apps you want are bundled together and appear as one app in the list of apps in the Intune console. For more information, see How to add Microsoft 365 apps for Windows 10.

Support for offline apps from the Microsoft Store for Business

Offline apps you purchased from the Microsoft Store for Business will now be synchronized to the Azure portal. You can then deploy these apps to device groups, or user groups. Offline apps are installed by Intune, and not by the store.

Microsoft teams is now part of the App-based CA list of approved apps

The Microsoft Teams app for iOS and Android is now part of approved apps for app-based Conditional Access policies for Exchange and SharePoint Online. The app can be configured through the Intune App Protection blade in the Azure portal to all tenants currently using app-based Conditional Access.

Managed browser and app proxy integration

The Intune Managed Browser can now integrate with the Azure AD Application Proxy service to let users access internal web sites even when they are working remotely. Users of the browser simply enter the site URL as they normally would and the Managed Browser routes the request through the application proxy web gateway. For more information, see Manage Internet access using Managed browser policies.

New app configuration settings for the Intune Managed Browser

In this release, we've added further configurations for the Intune Managed Browser app for iOS and Android. You can now use an app configuration policy to configure the default home page and bookmarks for the browser. For more information, see Manage Internet access using Managed browser policies

BitLocker settings for Windows 10

You can now configure BitLocker settings for Windows 10 devices using a new Intune device profile. For example, you can require that devices are encrypted, and also configure further settings that are applied when BitLocker is turned on. For more information, see Endpoint protection settings for Windows 10 and later.

New settings for Windows 10 device restriction profile

In this release, we've added new settings for the Windows 10 device restriction profile, in the following categories:

  • Windows Defender
  • Cellular and connectivity
  • Locked screen experience
  • Privacy
  • Search
  • Windows Spotlight
  • Microsoft Edge browser

For more information about Windows 10 settings, see Windows 10 and later device restriction settings.

Company Portal app for Android now has a new end user experience for App Protection Policies

Based on customer feedback, we've modified the Company Portal app for Android to show an Access Company Content button. The intent is to prevent end users from unnecessarily going through the enrollment process when they only need to access apps that support App Protection Policies, a feature of Intune mobile application management. You can see these changes on the what's new in app UI page.

New menu action to easily remove Company Portal

Based on user feedback, the Company Portal app for Android has added a new menu action to initiate the removal of Company Portal from your device. This action removes the device from Intune management so that the app can be removed from the device by the user. You can see these changes on the what's new in app UI page and in the Android end user documentation.

Improvements to app syncing with Windows 10 Creators Update

The Company Portal app for Windows 10 will now automatically initiate a sync for app install requests for devices with Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1709). This will reduce the issue of app installs stalling during the "Pending Sync" state. In addition, users will be able to manually initiate a sync from within the app. You can see these changes on the what's new in app UI page.

New guided experience for Windows 10 Company Portal

The Company Portal app for Windows 10 will include a guided Intune walkthrough experience for devices that have not been identified or enrolled. The new experience provides step-by-step instructions that guide the user through registering into Azure Active Directory (required for Conditional Access features) and MDM enrollment (required for device management features). The guided experience will be accessible from the Company Portal home page. Users can continue to use the app if they do not complete registration and enrollment, but will experience limited functionality.

This update is only visible on devices running Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) or higher. You can see these changes on the what's new in app UI page.

Microsoft Intune and Conditional Access admin consoles are generally available

We're announcing the general availability of both the new Intune in the Azure portal admin console and the Conditional Access admin console. Through Intune in the Azure portal, you can now manage all Intune MAM and MDM capabilities in one consolidated admin experience, and leverage Azure AD grouping and targeting. Conditional Access in Azure brings rich capabilities across Azure AD and Intune together in one unified console. And from an administrative experience, moving to the Azure platform allows you to use modern browsers.

Intune is now visible without the preview label in the Azure portal at portal.azure.com.

There is no action required for existing customers at this time, unless you have received one of a series of messages in the message center requesting that you take action so that we can migrate your groups. You may have also received a message center notice informing you that migration is taking longer due to bugs on our side. We are diligently continuing work to migrate any impacted customer.

Improvements to the app tiles in the Company Portal app for iOS

We updated the design of the app tiles on the homepage to reflect the branding color you set for the Company Portal. For more information, see what's new in app UI.

Account picker now available for the Company Portal app for iOS

Users of iOS devices might see our new account picker when they sign into the Company Portal if they use their work or school account to sign into other Microsoft apps. For more information, see what's new in app UI.

May 2017

Change your MDM authority without unenrolling managed devices

You can now change your MDM authority without having to contact Microsoft Support, and without having to unenroll and reenroll your existing managed devices. In the Configuration Manager console, you can change your MDM authority from Set to Configuration Manager (hybrid) to Microsoft Intune (standalone) or vice versa.

Improved notification for Samsung Knox startup PINs

When end users need to set a start-up PIN on Samsung Knox devices to become compliant with encryption, the notification displayed to end users will bring them to the exact place in the Settings app when the notification is tapped. Previously, the notification brought the end user to the password change screen.

Apple School Manager (ASM) support with shared iPad

Intune now supports use of Apple School Manager (ASM) in place of Apple Device Enrollment Program to provide out-of-box enrollment of iOS devices. ASM onboarding is required to use the Classroom app for Shared iPads, and is required to enable syncing data from ASM to Azure Active Directory via Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS). For more information, see Enable iOS device enrollment with Apple School Manager.

Note

Configuring Shared iPads to work with the Classroom app requires iOS Education configurations in Azure are that not yet available. This functionality will be added soon.

Provide remote assistance to Android devices using TeamViewer

Intune can now use the TeamViewer software, purchased separately, to enable you to give remote assistance to your users who are running Android devices. For more information, see Provide remote assistance for Intune managed Android devices.

New app protection policies conditions for MAM

You can now set a requirement for MAM without enrollment users that enforces the following policies:

  • Minimum application version
  • Minimum operating system version
  • Minimum Intune APP SDK version of the targeted application (iOS only)

This feature is available on both Android and iOS. Intune supports minimum version enforcement for OS platform versions, application versions, and Intune APP SDK. On iOS, applications that have the SDK integrated can also set a minimum version enforcement at the SDK level. The user will be unable to access the targeted application if the minimum requirements through the app protection policy are not met at the three different levels mentioned above. At this point, the user may either remove their account (for multi-identity applications), close the application, or update the version of the OS or application.

You can also configure additional settings to provide a non-blocking notification that recommends an OS or application upgrade. This notification can be closed and the application may be used as normal.

For more information, see iOS app protection policy settings and Android app protection policy settings.

Configure app configurations for Android for Work

Some Android apps from the store support managed configuration options that let an IT admin control how an app runs in the work profile. With Intune, you can now view the configurations supported by an app, and configure them from the Azure portal with a configuration designer or a JSON editor. For more information, see Use app configurations for Android for Work.

New app configuration capability for MAM without enrollment

You can now create app configuration policies through the MAM without enrollment channel. This feature is equivalent to the app configuration policies available in the mobile device management (MDM) app configuration. For an example of app configuration using MAM without enrollment, see Manage Internet access using Managed browser policies with Microsoft Intune.

Configure allowed and blocked URL lists for the Managed Browser

You can now configure a list of allowed and blocked domains and URLs for the Intune Managed Browser using app configuration settings in the Azure portal. These settings can be configured regardless of whether it is being used on a managed or unmanaged device. For more information, see Manage Internet access using Managed browser policies with Microsoft Intune.

App protection policy helpdesk view

IT Helpdesk users can now check user license status and the status of app protection policy apps assigned to users in the Troubleshooting blade. For details, see Troubleshooting.

Control website visits on iOS devices

You can now control which websites users of iOS devices can visit using one of the following two methods:

  • Add permitted, and blocked URLs using Apples built-in web content filter.

  • Allow only specified websites to be accessed by the Safari browser. Bookmarks are created in Safari for each site you specify.

For more information, see Web content filter settings for iOS devices.

Preconfigure device permissions for Android for Work apps

For apps deployed to Android for Work device work profiles, you can now configure the permissions state for individual apps. By default, Android apps that require device permissions such as access to location or the device camera will prompt users to accept or deny permissions. For example, if an app uses the device's microphone, then the end user is prompted to grant the app permission to use the microphone. This feature allows you to define permissions on behalf of the end user. You can configure permissions to a) automatically deny without notifying the user, b) automatically approve without notifying the user, or c) prompt the user to accept or deny. For more information, see Android for Work device restriction settings in Microsoft Intune.

Define app-specific PIN for Android for Work devices

Android 7.0 and above devices with a work profile managed as an Android for Work device let the administrator define a passcode policy that only applies to apps in the work profile. Options include:

  • Define just a device-wide passcode policy - This is the passcode that the user must use to unlock their entire device.
  • Define just a work profile passcode policy - Users will be prompted to enter a passcode whenever any app in the work profile is opened.
  • Define both a device and work profile policy - IT admin has the choice to define both a device passcode policy and a work profile passcode policy at differing strengths (for example, a four-digit PIN to unlock the device, but a six-digit PIN to open any work app).

For more information, see Android for Work device restriction settings in Microsoft Intune.

Note

This is only available on Android 7.0 and above. By default, the end user can use the two separately defined PINs or they can elect to combine the two defined PINs into the strongest of the two.

New settings for Windows 10 devices

We've added new Windows device restriction settings that control features like wireless displays, device discovery, task switching, and SIM card error messages.

Updates to certificate configuration

When creating a SCEP certificate profile, for Subject name format, the Custom option is available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Before this update, the Custom field was available for iOS devices only. For more information, see Create a SCEP certificate profile.

When creating a PKCS certificate profile, for Subject alternative name, the Custom Azure AD attribute is available. The Department option is available when you select Custom Azure AD attribute. For more information, see create a PKCS certificate profile.

Configure multiple apps that can run when an Android device is in kiosk mode

When an Android device is in kiosk mode, you could previously only configure one app that was allowed to run. You can now configure multiple apps using the app ID, store URL, or by selecting an Android app you already manage. For more information, see Kiosk mode settings.

April 2017

Support for managing the Apple Classroom app

You can now manage the iOS Classroom app on iPad devices. Set up the Classroom app on the teachers iPad with the correct class and student data, then configure student iPads registered to a class, so that you can control them using the app. For details, see Configure iOS education settings.

Support for managed configuration options for Android apps

Android apps in the Play store that support managed configuration options can now be configured by Intune. This feature lets IT view the list of configuration values supported by an app, and provides a guided, first-class UI to allow them to configure those values.

New Android policy for complex PINs

You can now set a required password type of Numeric complex in an Android device profile for devices that run Android 5.0 and above. Use this setting to prevent device users from creating a PIN that contains repeating, or consecutive numbers, like 1111, or 1234.

Additional support for Android for Work devices

  • Manage password and work profile settings

    This new Android for Work device restriction policy now lets you manage password and work profile settings on Android for Work devices you manage.

  • Allow data sharing between work and personal profiles

This Android for Work device restriction profile now has new options to help you configure data sharing between work and personal profiles.

  • Restrict copy and paste between work and personal profiles

    A new custom device profile for Android for Work devices now lets you restrict whether copy and paste actions between work and personal apps are allowed.

For more information, see Device restrictions for Android for Work.

Assign LOB apps to iOS and Android devices

You can now assign line of business (LOB) apps for iOS (.ipa files) and Android (.apk files) to users or devices.

New device policies for iOS

  • Apps on Home screen - Controls which apps users see on the Home screen of their iOS device. This policy changes the layout of the Home screen, but does not deploy any apps.

  • Connections to AirPrint devices - Controls which AirPrint devices (network printers) that end users of iOS device can connect to.

  • Connections to AirPlay devices - Controls which AirPlay devices (like Apple TV) that end users of iOS device can connect to.

  • Custom lock screen message - Configures a custom message that users will see on the lock screen of their iOS device, that replaces the default lock screen message. For more information, see Activate lost mode on iOS devices

Restrict push notifications for iOS apps

In an Intune device restriction profile, you can now configure the following notification settings for iOS devices:

  • Fully turn on or off notification for a specified app.
  • Turn on or off, the notification in the notification center for a specified app.
  • Specify the alert type, either None, Banner, or Modal Alert.
  • Specify whether badges are allowed for this app.
  • Specify whether notification sounds are allowed.

Configure iOS apps to run in single app mode autonomously

You can now use an Intune device profile to configure iOS devices to run specified apps in autonomous single app mode. When this mode is configured, and the app is run, the device is locked so that it can only run that app. An example of this is when you configure an app that lets users take a test on the device. When the app's actions are complete, or you remove this policy, the device returns to its normal state.

Configure trusted domains for email and web browsing on iOS devices

From an iOS device restriction profile, you can now configure the following domain settings:

  • Unmarked email domains - Emails that the user sends or receives which don't match the domains you specify here will be marked as untrusted.

  • Managed web domains - Documents downloaded from the URLs you specify here will be considered managed (Safari only).

  • Safari password auto-fill domains - Users can save passwords in Safari only from URLs matching the patterns you specify here. To use this setting, the device must be in supervised mode and not configured for multiple users. (iOS 9.3+)

VPP apps available in iOS Company Portal

You can now assign iOS volume-purchased (VPP) apps as Available installs to end users. End users will need an Apple Store account to install the app.

Synchronize eBooks from Apple VPP Store

You can now synchronize books you purchased from the Apple volume-purchase program store with Intune, and assign the books to users.

Multi-user management for Samsung Knox Standard devices

Devices that run Samsung Knox Standard are now supported for multi-user management by Intune. This means that end users can sign in and out of the device with their Azure Active Directory credentials, and the device is centrally managed whether it's in use or not. When end-users sign-in, they have access to apps and get any policies applied to them. When users sign out, all app data is cleared.

Additional Windows device restriction settings

We've added support for additional Windows device restriction settings like additional Microsoft Edge browser support, device lock screen customization, start menu customizations, Windows Spotlight search set wallpaper, and proxy setting.

Multi-user support for Windows 10 Creators Update

We've added support for multi-user management for devices that run the Windows 10 Creators Update and are Azure Active Directory domain-joined. This means that when different standard users log into the device with their Azure AD credentials, they will receive any apps and policies that were assigned to their user name. Users cannot currently use the Company Portal for self-service scenarios like installing apps.

Fresh Start for Windows 10 PCs

A new Fresh Start device action for Windows 10 PCs is now available. When you issue this action, any apps that were installed on the PC are removed, and the PC is automatically updated to the latest version of Windows. This can be used to help remove pre-installed OEM apps that are often delivered with a new PC. You can configure if user data is retained when this device action is issued.

Additional Windows 10 upgrade paths

You can now create an edition upgrade policy to upgrade devices to the following additional Windows 10 editions:

  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional N
  • Windows 10 Professional Education
  • Windows 10 Professional Education N

Bulk Enroll Windows 10 devices

You can now join large numbers of devices that run the Windows 10 Creators update to Azure Active Directory and Intune with Windows Configuration Designer (WCD). To enable bulk MDM enrollment for your Azure AD tenant, create a provisioning package that joins devices to your Azure AD tenant using Windows Configuration Designer, and apply the package to corporate-owned devices you'd like to bulk enroll and manage. Once the package is applied to your devices, they will join Azure AD, enroll in Intune, and be ready for your Azure AD users to sign in. Azure AD users are standard users on these devices and receive assigned policies and required apps. Self-service and Company Portal scenarios are not supported currently.

New MAM settings for PIN and managed storage locations

Two new app settings are now available to help you with mobile application management (MAM) scenarios:

  • Disable app PIN when device PIN is managed - Detects if a device PIN is present on the enrolled device, and if so, bypasses the app PIN triggered by the app protection policies. This setting will allow for a reduction in the number of times a PIN prompt is displayed to users opening a MAM-enabled application on an enrolled device. This feature is available for both Android and iOS.

  • Select which storage services corporate data can be saved to -Allows you to specify which storage locations in which to save corporate data. Users can save to the selected storage location services, which means all other storage location services not listed will be blocked.

    List of supported storage location services:

    • OneDrive
    • Business SharePoint Online
    • Local storage

Help desk troubleshooting portal

The new troubleshooting portal lets help desk operators and Intune administrators view users and their devices, and perform tasks to resolve Intune technical problems.

March 2017

Support for iOS Lost Mode

For iOS 9.3 and later devices, Intune added support for Lost Mode. You can now lock down a device to prevent all use and display a message and contact phone number of the device lock screen.

The end user will not be able to unlock the device until an admin disables Lost Mode. When Lost Mode is enabled, you can use the Locate device action to display the geographical location of the device on a map in the Intune console.

The device must be a corporate-owned iOS device, enrolled through DEP, that is in supervised mode.

For more information, see What is Microsoft Intune device management?

Improvements to Device Actions report

We've made improvements to the Device Actions report to improve performance. Additionally, you can now filter the report by state. For example, you could filter the report to show only device actions that were completed."

Custom app categories

You can now create, edit, and assign categories for apps you add to Intune. Currently, categories can only be specified in English. See How to add an app to Intune.

Assign LOB apps to users with unenrolled devices

You can now assign line-of-business apps from the store to users whether or not their devices are enrolled with Intune. If the user's device is not enrolled with Intune, they must go to the Company Portal website to install it, instead of the Company Portal app.

New compliance reports

You now have compliance reports that give you the compliance posture of devices in your company and allow you to quickly troubleshoot compliance-related issues encountered by your users. You can view information about

  • Overall compliance state of devices
  • Compliance state for an individual setting
  • Compliance state for an individual policy

You can also use these reports to drill down into an individual device to view specific settings and policies that affect that device.

Direct access to Apple enrollment scenarios

For Intune accounts created after January 2017, Intune has enabled direct access to Apple enrollment scenarios using the Enroll Devices workload in the Azure portal. Previously, the Apple enrollment preview was only accessible from links in the Azure portal. Intune accounts created before January 2017 will require a one-time migration before these features are available in Azure. The schedule for migration has not been announced yet, but details will be made available as soon as possible. We strongly recommend creating a trial account to test out the new experience if your existing account cannot access the preview.

February 2017

Ability to restrict mobile device enrollment

Intune is adding new enrollment restrictions that control which mobile device platforms are allowed to enroll. Intune separates mobile device platforms as iOS, macOS, Android, Windows and Windows Mobile.

  • Restricting mobile device enrollment does not restrict PC client enrollment.
  • For iOS and Android only, there is one additional option to block the enrollment of personally owned devices.

Intune marks all new devices as personal unless the IT admin takes action to mark them as corporate owned, as explained in this article.

View all actions on managed devices

A new Device Actions report shows who has performed remote actions like factory reset on devices, and additionally shows the status of that action. See What is device management?.

Non-managed devices can access assigned apps

As part of the design changes on the Company Portal website, iOS and Android users will be able to install apps assigned to them as "available without enrollment" on their non-managed devices. Using their Intune credentials, users will be able to log into the Company Portal website and see the list of apps assigned to them. The app packages of the "available without enrollment" apps are made available for download via the Company Portal website. Apps which require enrollment for installation are not affected by this change, as users will be prompted to enroll their device if they wish to install those apps.

Custom app categories

You can now create, edit, and assign categories for apps you add to Intune. Currently, categories can only be specified in English. See How to add an app to Intune.

Display device categories

You can now view the device category as a column in the device list. You can also edit the category from the properties section of the device properties blade. See How to add an app to Intune.

Configure Windows Update for Business settings

Windows as a Service is the new way of providing updates for Windows 10. Starting with Windows 10, any new Feature Updates and Quality Updates will contain the contents of all previous updates. This means that as long as you've installed the latest update, you know that your Windows 10 devices are completely up-to-date. Unlike with previous versions of Windows, you now must install the entire update instead of part of an update.

By using Windows Update for Business, you can simplify the update management experience so that you don't need to approve individual updates for groups of devices. You can still manage risk in your environments by configuring an update rollout strategy and Windows Update will make sure that updates are installed at right time. Microsoft Intune provides the ability to configure update settings on devices and gives you the ability to defer update installation. Intune doesn't store the updates, but only the update policy assignment. Devices access Windows Update directly for the updates.Use Intune to configure and manage Windows 10 update rings. An update ring contains a group of settings that configure when and how Windows 10 updates get installed. For details, see Configure Windows Update for Business settings.