Posts Tagged ‘Windows Intune’

Next Release of Windows Intune

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Next Release of Windows Intune Available October 17th
Windows Intune brings together Windows Intune cloud services and upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise to help businesses simplify PC management and security while getting the benefits of a modern operating system. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in July, we announced the beta for the next release of Windows Intune. Our next release of Windows Intune, which includes new features and updates to the July 2011 Beta, will be available on October 17, 2011.

Here is a quick reminder of just a few of the features that will be included in the next version:

  • Software Distribution: Deploy most Microsoft and third-party updates or applications to PCs nearly anywhere over the Internet.
  • Remote Tasks: Remotely perform the tasks such as full scans, quick scans, updating malware definitions, and restarts on Windows Intune managed PCs from the administration console.
  • Read-Only Access: Provide select administrators with read-only access to the administration console so they can view PC information as needed, but not perform any configuration tasks.
  • Enhanced Reporting: Create hardware reports based on new hardware filters for common hardware characteristics; create and save report parameters to make it easy and efficient to run a report again in the future.

For a full list of features—plus step-by-step guidance and video demonstrations to help you explore, deploy, and utilize Windows Intune in your organization—visit the Windows Intune Resource Zone on Springboard and check the Springboard Series Blog on October 17. You can also try the Windows Intune cloud service free for 30 days.

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Microsoft is back for another Springboard Series Tour!

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour!


May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 – Columbus


The Springboard Series Tour is back! This 6 city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. We understand the questions and issues that IT pros deal with every day. How do I manage end users bringing consumer devices into the office? Should we look to the cloud for key solutions? Should I virtualize? What are the best tools to manage application compatibility and deployment? The Springboard Series Tour brings the experts and the answers.

Join us for a full day’s deep dive into the tools, solutions and options to help you do more with less. We will cover managing the flexible workspace, a first look at Windows Intune and Office 365. We’ll also show you some of the new Windows Slates and give you details around Microsoft’s strategy for Slate devices. We will preview  the new tools in the MDOP 2011 suite, a deep dive into managing and deploying Office 2010 and great tips and tricks to help you deploy Windows 7 and move your users from Windows XP with speed and ease.

REGISTER NOW and save your seat for this free day of technical demos, Q&A sessions, and real-world guidance from Microsoft experts. We’ll see you on the road!

How to get a comprehensive view of the software installed on client computers including App-V apps

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Asset Inventory Service (AIS) provides a comprehensive view of the software installed on client computers in your enterprise. It helps reduce the total cost of managing software by providing a categorized software inventory and by translating the inventory data into useful, actionable information.

AIS is a core component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance, a suite of advanced technologies to improve desktop manageability and security, and decrease total cost of ownership (TCO).

You can now get detailed hardware information on the computers in your inventory.  AIS 2.0 will show you the amount of physical memory, processor speed, logical disk size and free space, network adapter information, and more.

Support for tracking of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) applications. If you use App-V on your computers, AIS 2.0 can read into the application virtualization cache and add this software to your inventory

Software reports now aggregate the products by major and minor versions in order to make reports easier to read and still giving you the accuracy you need.

Links to AIS information: