Typical migration cycle

It's common for an organization to start their Intune migration with a small pilot by targeting a subset of their users in the IT department. Additionally, your organization may need to discuss such factors as the group's willingness for change, number of users, complexity, requirements, location, and business risk to assist in determining the migration time-frame.

Here's an example of how your target groups could be scheduled:

Migration targeted groups Time period 1 Time period 2 Time period 3 Time period 4 ...
Limited Pilot IT org (50 users) Announce Plan Instruct to enroll Give deadline Enforce Conditional Access
Expanded Pilot IT org (200 users) Announce Plan Instruct to enroll Give deadline Enforce Conditional Access
Migration phase 1 Tech-savvy users (2000) Announce Plan Instruct to enroll Give deadline
Migration phase 2 Eastern US Announce Plan Instruct to enroll
All Regions Announce Plan

Customer migration case study

Adatum Corporation

Check out how Adatum Corporation went through the process of migration from a third-party MDM provider to Intune.

Monitoring migration

Intune provides several ways that you can monitor your migration:

  • Intune user group views

  • Set of built-in reports

  • In-console alerts

Track how many users have enrolled devices after each phase so that you can:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your communication plan.

  • Estimate the impact of enforcing Conditional Access.

Post-migration

Retire the previous MDM provider and unsubscribe from the service after migrating to Intune. Additionally, remove any unneeded infrastructure requirements by following the MDM provider's instructions.