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MC282485: New Microsoft Intune setup guide to automate baselines policies and device configurations with Endpoint analytics

The Microsoft Intune setup guide provides guidance and resources for planning and deploying your tenant, apps, and services with Microsoft Intune. We have recently updated the guide to include the following configurations. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85558.

This guide will enable Endpoint Manager administrators to create baseline policies and profiles that are unassigned and not directly applied to any Windows device user or device group.

MC282485: New Microsoft Intune setup guide to automate baselines policies and device configurations with Endpoint analytics

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Intune

See below for more details:

  • Turn on Endpoint analytics is part of the ‎Microsoft Endpoint Manager‎ and introduced as part of ‎Microsoft‎ Productivity Score. These analytics give you insights for measuring how your organization is working and the quality of the experience you are delivering to your users. Endpoint analytics can help identify policies, applications, or hardware issues that might be impacting performance and productivity and help you proactively make improvements before users generate a help desk ticket.
  • Deploy ‎Windows‎ in cloud configurationWindows‎ in cloud configuration helps standardize and simplify device management for users with focused workflow needs. You can use cloud config to configure new devices or to repurpose and extend the life of existing hardware. It works on any ‎Windows 10 Pro‎, ‎Windows 10 Enterprise‎, or ‎Windows 10‎ Education device. The guided workflow makes it easy to deploy the recommended apps and device configurations.
  • Baseline device policies and profilesWhen you select a device platform (Windows, iOS, macOS, Android), the built-in tool will create baseline policies and profiles to configure your organization’s devices and apps for compliance purposes. The created policies are not assigned to any user or device group.

When this will happen

These updates to the Microsoft Intune setup guide are now available.

How this will affect your organization

These features will jumpstart the preliminary building blocks for device and application management and provide documented information along the way. Build device policies and profiles by creating baseline records, set up Windows cloud configuration, and turn on Endpoint Analytics to monitor and guide your Intune experience.

What you need to do to prepare

If you want individuals in your organization to have access to this guide, they will need to be assigned an admin role in Azure Active Directory. For instructions, see Assign Azure AD roles to groups.

Message ID: MC282485
Published: 01 September 2021
Updated: 01 September 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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