Microsoft has just announced the availability of Windows Intune Beta as part of Microsoft Online Services. Windows Intune is a cloud based PC management service for businesses and organizations. Microsoft calls it a "comprehensive solution that includes PC management, malware protection, Windows upgrades, and more".
The Windows Intune cloud service gives IT professionals and system administrators the tools at hand to manage and secure PCs through a web-based console, which essentially means that it is possible to manage the PCs from any computer with Internet connection.
In order to use the service, you just need an Internet connection and the Windows Intune client installed on each PC you wish to manage. Windows Intune can be used by inhouse IT professionals to manage the PCs at their organization or by solution providers to manage the PCs of multiple businesses.
Windows Intune offers the following feature set:
Windows Intune is currently offered as a limited beta, the first 10000 users who signup for the beta may participate.
Windows Intune requirements:
Windows Intune seems to lack several features at this point in time that are essential for system administrators and It Pros, including
Head over to the official website to try the beta right now.
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