Friday, August 14, 2015

Understanding Configuration Policies on Microsoft Intune

In Microsoft Intune, there are 2 types of configuration policies to manage mobile devices. The first type is Common Mobile Device Settings policy which is included PC settings. This kind of policy is based on Exchange ActiveSync and it can manage the following configuration settings for all platform mobile devices like iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows PC.
  • Security
  • Encryption
  • System
  • Email
  • Applications

The second type is platform aware policy like iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows PC. This kind of policy is only applied to the specific platform. For example, iOS Configuration Policy is applied to iOS devices only. Other platforms like Android and Windows Phone won't be applied the setting from iOS Configuration Policy even it applies to all user groups or all mobile devices group.

To manage multiple platforms environment on Microsoft Intune, you may consider to create specific configuration policies for each platform.

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