Intune support for Android enterprise devices now available

Microsoft Intune recently announced support for Android enterprise purpose-built devices. This can be a useful scenario for organizations and users that utilize task-based use cases, including unattended guest kiosk experiences, mobile ticketing, point-of-sale device systems, inventory tracking, and digital signage. The company’s enterprise mobility management offering gives you a secure and reliable experiencing for managing essential functions on those devices.

About the new support features

The new capability is supported on a variety of devices throughout the Android ecosystem, so customers should have flexibility in choosing the devices best suited to every task. Additionally, Android enterprise solutions are standards-based, so that means you can enjoy consistency of support across all of those different manufacturers.

For IT, Intune can help you streamline remote management to deliver consistent sets of device settings capabilities across all those different devices used within an organization. You can also deploy and configure apps using the managed Google Play Store to enhance the experience and personalize it to the needs of your team.

New support capabilities

These new support capabilities are meant to offer streamlined remote device management and modern provisioning. Since IT is often responsible for provisioning and configuring devices in use by employees at different branches or locations, this feature allows you to manage everything right within Intune rather than having to travel to each branch or location.

Intune also offers simplified app distribution and robust app security. The platform allows you to turn a standard Android enterprise device into a purpose-built device by remotely configuring the apps and features that are necessary for that particular job. Then you can also enjoy a customizable and user-friendly home screen experience using the Managed Home Screen app.


How to enroll with Intune

If you have Android enterprise devices that are managed in this way, you can enroll with Intune by scanning a QR code or using Android zero touch enrollment. IT admins can then configure these corporate devices to be used in locked-down environments by only allowing the app or apps necessary to complete a particular task and preventing users from accessing any other settings, apps, and functions that could interfere with reliable operation.

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