One of the new features in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 is the Intune integration to manage mobile device. It seems that mobile device management is hot, since more and more companies want to see what it is and what it can do. Given that, I decided to take a deep dive into the matter. Since there is a lot to tell here I will probably be writing more than one blog about MDM (mobile device management). To shine a bit more light on the subject you can find a lot of information at the following TechNet link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884158.aspx When we talk about MDM we mean iPads, iPhones, Windows Phone, Windows RT devices and Android devices.
So what is needed to get the integration going, first we need a Windows Intune subscription. If you don’t have a subscription already you can take a 30 days trial for free, all you have to do is search for Intune trial and follow the directions. Once you have the subscription go to the ConfigMgr console and go to the Administrations node and select the Windows Intune Subscriptions. The last word subscriptions implicates you can connect more then one Intune subscription, but that is not the case, only one subscription can be made. Anyway, I have created the screenshots to go through the process. Right click Windows Intune Subscriptions and select the Create Windows Intune Subscription.
The wizard starts.
Click on the Sign In and the following screen appears.
Supply your Windows Intune credentials and sign in.
If you want ConfigMgr to manage the subscription check the box in picture above. This means that all management has to be done from the ConfigMgr console instead of the Intune web console.
Choose the user collection to manage, fill in the company name and choose the color theme for the web portal.
I have selected all 4 options here, to show the platform requirements. After the screenshot I only kept Android selected for now.
Intune Subscription has been created successfully, ready for the next steps. Actually I have to show the next screenshot to show that a distribution point has been created in the cloud.
DP called manage.microsoft.com has been created and ready for applications. To say that is it would be to easy, the beginning has been made and the next thing we have to do is to create the intune connector role, but that is for the next blog.