How does Microsoft Intune compare with VMware Workspace One?

How does Microsoft Intune compare with VMware Workspace One? Which is the better product?

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Aug 19, 2021

Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a distributed workforce. It gives me peace of mind that I can manage how my staff accesses and shares our company data.

I especially like the autopilot feature, which is a great time-saver. The centralized dashboard and customization provide a great user experience. It is a good alternative for UEM (Unified EndPoint Management) solutions if you don’t need an entirely new workspace, with the advantage of having strong security features, like analyzing risks.

The setup, however, is disappointingly difficult, considering it should integrate seamlessly with other Microsoft 365 products. I would like to see more interactive reporting and more proactive (rather than reactive) security controls.

VMware Workspace One is a digital workspace platform that integrates access control and application management across environments, devices, and platforms. Although it includes remote mobile management, I find VMware Workspace is a more complete solution.

The solution lets you control the remote devices by implementing security policies. I like that it is versatile and integrates with multiple operating systems.

It is really easy to use and because it is centrally managed, you just deliver all the applications you need for the devices from the central console. This is very helpful when you need to onboard or make changes to multiple phones or tablets.

The installation is quite difficult and can be confusing to a non-skilled user. It would be helpful if you could select and customize the console so you could check the security by type of product.


Microsoft Intune is more focused on security and access control, so it would be a better solution for companies under strict regulations. However, it has problems integrating with other operating systems like Mac. I find VMware easier to use and it integrates very well across systems.

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Hello Lahcen,  I am posting this comment on behalf of one of our site users who is the Head of Infrastructure at his company. He says: One of the key differences is MobileIron is much more mature than Intune in some aspects. So you have much more granular controls in MobileIron if you need to. Microsoft Intune on the other hand is easier to use in my opinion and has most features that most organization needs. If you already have a Microsoft 365 Tenant or intend to have one, Microsoft Intune is really a no-brainer. Unless you need those super granular controls that only MobileIron or Airwatch has, you will want to keep Intune. Intune is much faster and easier to deploy if you know the solution well. I typically need 1 week to configure everything in a Tenant to manage IOS & Windows devices as long as the requirements are fixed before I start the configuration. There are not many Intune experts out there but it’s not that difficult to learn either. MobileIron is a much more complicated solution and has been adopted from an on-prem solution to start with so it has its legacies limitation too. Microsoft Intune started on the cloud right from the start so it does not have such issues.
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Hello community,  I am the Technology Support Manager for a large educational organization. We already own Intune as we are a Microsoft house but we are looking to purchase Chromebooks in large quantities, so we want to utilize Intune to manage the devices. We were wondering what would be the pros and cons for either solution. At the moment I am swayed to use Intune as it would be a cost-savi...
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Chief Digitalization Executive at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 10, 2023
Intune is more recommended for Microsoft OS or Microsoft products. On Chromebooks, if you are going with Google tech stack of Office apps, Google Workspace will be your go-to option in this case. 
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Apr 10, 2023
I agree with @Saiyed Shahab Ahmed​. You should also consider the management overhead of having multiple productivity tools. 
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