Windows Intune cloud service: A simple guide

Microsoft hosted desktop manager questions answered.

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Microsoft announced Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC management and security service designed for the midmarket. Through a web-based console that can be accessed anywhere an Internet connection is available, IT administrators can manage the deployment of Microsoft updates and service packs to all PCs, keep track of hardware and software inventory, fix PC issues remotely, manage protection from malware threats and set security policies.

Microsoft is aiming the cloud-based Windows Intune squarely at companies with 25 to 500 PCs, as businesses of this size typically don't have the resources to manage and configure servers in an on-premise desktop management environment.

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Here are answers to some common questions about Windows Intune and what midmarket IT managers can expect.

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