Windows Intune lets you enable BYOD by managing mobile devices and PCs from the cloud, giving people the opportunity to use the devices they choose to access applications and data while following corporate policies.
The web-based administration console in Windows Intune provides simplified management of client computers in your organization, including Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Apple iOS, and Android devices. You can upload and publish software packages, configure and deploy management and security policies, and hardware and software computer inventory without on-premises infrastructure.
You can use Windows Intune on its own for cloud-based management of PCs and mobile devices, or integrate it with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage your corporate-connected Windows PCs, Macs and Unix/Linux Servers on-premises along with your users’ mobile devices together in a complete, comprehensive management solution using a single administrative console, infrastructure, and reporting system.
Windows Intune is a Microsoft cloud-based management solution which was introduced in July 2011 at CeBIT.
Windows Intune is primarily aimed at small and medium enterprises and service providers who want to manage up to 500 Microsoft Windows computers.Distribution is through a subscription system in which a fixed monthly cost is incurred per PC. The minimum subscription duration is one year. Included in the package is the Windows operating system, currently Windows 8 Enterprise. Microsoft offers this as an incentive to switch from Windows XP, whose support was discontinued in April 2014. The sale takes place through Microsoft directly or through authorized distributors.Free beta versions for the administration of up to 10 (USA) or 25 (Germany) PCs can be ordered for a trial period of 30 days. The company offered 60 case studies of firms that use the software