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What’s new in Microsoft Intune: 2306 (June) edition
Published Jun 22 2023 09:00 AM 37.4K Views
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In the June 2023 service release (2306), we're offering significant additions to Microsoft Intune security and productivity features. The first is the release of Mobile Application Management (MAM) for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows! Then, about a week after the release, you'll be able to use Intune to manage Windows drivers and firmware updates. I'm looking forward to hearing how you adopt these key capabilities. Let me know what you think of these new developments! Comment on this post or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Long-awaited: MAM for Edge on Windows

"When will you have MAM for Windows?" is one of the most frequently asked questions from organizations around the globe. We're happy to report that the answer is: "Now!" The long-awaited MAM capability is now available in public preview for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows.

Using MAM, Microsoft Edge for Business provides users with secure access to organizational data on personal Windows devices with a customizable user experience. We've combined the familiar security features of app protection policies (APP), Windows Defender client threat defense, and conditional access, all anchored to Azure AD identity to ensure unmanaged devices are healthy and protected before granting data access. This can help businesses improve their security posture and protect sensitive data from unauthorized access, without requiring full device enrollment on Windows.

The new capability extends the benefits of app layer management to the Windows platform via Microsoft Edge for Business.

Watch the video below for a brief demonstration of how MAM for Microsoft Edge for Business on Windows works:

 

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Improved management for Windows drivers and firmware updates in Intune

This month's release makes it easier to keep drivers and firmware on Windows devices up to date in Intune. The days of manually researching and downloading appropriate drivers, repackaging them, and deploying them using generic tools are over!

The new driver update management policies and reports built right into Intune and available with Windows Enterprise bring several benefits to businesses. These benefits include intelligent servicing to identify available driver updates, granular controls for deployment such as pause a specific driver, management of manual/optional drivers, detailed reporting for monitoring device status, and recommendations for remediation. These features can help businesses improve device management and maintain a more secure and reliable computing environment. You can manage these policies through Intune or Autopatch, providing flexibility for your business needs.

As mentioned earlier, we're about a week out from release. We will release communications through product documentation and messaging, social channels, and on the Windows IT Pro blog upon release.

Tech Community Live: Intune edition

Today we are hosting our latest Tech Community Live event, focused on Intune. In addition to the standard AMA-style format, we are featuring short demos from our engineering teams to help you get better acquainted with the latest capabilities. This round we focus on managing all the endpoints – Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Android, and more! And of course, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to dive into the Microsoft Intune Suite again. If you didn't tune in live, don't worry – you can catch up on demand by visiting https://aka.ms/TCL/Intune!

We want to hear from you

Let us know your thoughts on our June 2023 Intune capabilities as you start using MAM for Windows Edge and Drivers and Firmware management so we can continue to improve. Please share your feedback by commenting on this post or connect with me on LinkedIn. Stay tuned for more new features coming next month!

 

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