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MS Gettin' Intune

Microsoft will debut Intune later this month. No, it's not a lame ripoff of GarageBand, but a desktop management tool in cloud form.

Intune, in short, adapts premise-based software such as Forefront, malware defense software, configuration tools, Systems Center and inventory management. And you get all this for the odd price of $11 a month for each user. That works out to $132 a year -- if my high school math is correct.

For Microsoft, it is an outstanding deal. It simply loads the software in some datacenter and charges for access. But hey, if the software does the job and saves IT hassles, it's well worth it.

Do you agree, or am I missing something important? Set me straight at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/02/2011 at 1:18 PM


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