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Getting Intune

When I first heard about Microsoft Intune I thought it was some sort of music software that Apple would be going after for trademark infringement in no time. But Intune has nothing to do with rock, folk, country or jazz. It is all about keeping PCs working properly.

Think of Intune as a lower-end version of System Center. And instead of loading management software on a spare server, Intune runs as a service.

The second release of Intune is due to replace the current one by the end of this year. The earlier version is little more than a six months old -- still a baby. Maybe the quick update is because there are so many new features that should have been in the first release. These include:

  • Remote Tasks (such as system restart and virus scans)
  • Software Distribution
  • Remote Installation on now-powered PCs
  • License Management

Are you tuned into Intune? Share your reviews at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/21/2011 at 1:18 PM


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