In a blog post on the Windows team blog, Microsoft has announced a new web service for small and medium sized businesses to manage their IT.
The service is known as Windows Intune and will allow administrators to manage computers through the browser. Currently as beta the service will eventually be a paid subscription based offering. Some of the features of Windows Intune are:
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Managing Windows Updates
Malware and threat protection
Configuring system policies
The service has been announced as a beta for 4 countries – US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. To sign up for the beta and more information head over to – Windows Intune.
The end users will have a Windows Intune Tools desktop client that can be used to launch:
- Windows Update
- Microsoft Easy Assist (Remote Assistance)
PS: Head over the Windows Team blog post linked in the first line for a quick demo of Windows Intune.