Microsoft Intune and Autopilot – What are the key features?

Published: 20 March 2024

Microsoft Intune and Autopilot are the latest topics discussed recently in our ‘Optimising your Microsoft 365′ investment campaign. Microsoft Intune is all about making the management of your business’ Cloud devices simpler. Whereas Autopilot helps users to streamline new device set ups. For a more detailed look at these tools have a read of the below.

First, let’s take a look at Microsoft Intune…

Intune is a comprehensive cloud-based system designed to simplify device management, ensuring that your team can work securely and efficiently, whether in the office or on the go. Here are the key features that you can leverage:

  • Secure Access Control: Microsoft Intune enables you to manage access to your organisation’s resources, safeguarding sensitive data and applications with conditional access policies.
  • Application deployment: Streamline the deployment of applications across various devices whether it’s productivity tools or specialised apps, Intune ensures your team has access to the tools they need.
  • Device Compliance monitoring: Keep track of Device compliance with your organisation security policies. Intune allows you to set up automated compliance checks and take necessary actions If a device falls out of compliance.
  • Remote wipe and lock: If a device is lost or stolen, Intune allows you to remotely wipe or lock the device, preventing unauthorised access to sensitive information.

And now Autopilot…

Microsoft Autopilot is a provisioning service that streamlines the set-up and configuration of new devices, saving time and resources. Here’s how your organisation can benefit from Autopilot.

  • Zero-Touch deployment: Configure devices to be ready for use right out of the box. The Zero-Touch approach simplifies the onboarding process for new devices.
  • Customised Configuration profiles: Tailor device configurations to meet the specific needs of your organisation. Autopilot allows you to create and deploy custom profiles for different user roles.
  • User Self-Service: Empower users to set up their devices with minimal IT intervention. Autopilot provides a user-friendly experience, allowing individuals to personalise their device settings during the initial setup.
  • Integration with Intune: Combine the power or Autopilot with Intune for seamless end-to-end device management solution. From initial deployment to ongoing management, this integration ensures a cohesive approach to device lifecycle management.

So what can we takeaway?

Both Intune and Autopilot bring different benefits to you the user. Intune allows you to control and streamline your business app deployment and use, leading to a more productive process. Autopilot on the other hand is all about the set up of new devices and getting your team up to speed as efficiently as possible. This will save you costs as less time is spent setting staff up meaning they can get stuck into their work sooner.

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