Microsoft’s cloud-based strategy continues to mature, with the latest offering being cloud-based system management. After all, if the goal is to reduce tying one particular task to one specific machine, then where better to implement it than system’s management?
Microsoft Intune allows admins to manage computers from any location instead of forcing them to be at their own console, and it’s not just an enterprise-scale application, either. It’s aimed at mid-sized companies, who tend to be overlooked in the move to cloud-based services. Datamation takes a look.
Microsoft has begun beta testing a new set of online services aimed at making enterprise-class system management tools available to medium-sized companies.
Named Intune, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to test the cloud-based tools with 1,000 customers and IT partners. The beta is available to users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico immediately.
“Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7 — making it easier for IT staff to manage and secure PCs from virtually anywhere,” Brandon LeBlanc, a Microsoft spokesperson, said in a post on the Windows 7 blog.