2021-03-16T14:02:00Z
RAFAEL TORQUATO - PeerSpot reviewer
Network analyst at Grivot
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What are the pros and cons of Microsoft Intune?

I am doing a feasibility study on Microsoft Intune, and I would like to know the opinion of professionals who have already used this solution.

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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Real User
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2022-11-13T17:02:30Z
Nov 13, 2022

Microsoft Intune is a great configuration management tool and has a lot of good things going for it. Here are some of the things I like about it:


Pros:



  • Protected productivity: Intune gives you the ability to continue tasks in the most efficient way possible while protecting their data against online threats.



  • Flexibility with data control: Companies are confident in securing the devices of their employees and enrolling employee devices in their network. They can also enroll devices owned by business partners and other third-party entities. This enables companies to allow users to complete their tasks while completing their workflow with ease. At the same time, organizations can gain access to sensitive files restricted only to certain individuals.



  • Third-party compatibility: Intune offers support to various devices that include Android, iOS, and macOS. One of the best parts about the solution is that it can handle any mobile environment.



  • Cloud-based: The software is deployed within the cloud, which helps organizations of all sizes to save costs from on-premise server fees. It can also help users concentrate on their essential business processes and needs while supporting them to scale globally. I like that Microsoft Intune’s cloud-based system is constantly updated and maintained consistently.



  • 24/7 support: When you choose to use Microsoft Intune, you have full access to technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re in need of fast-tracking deployment, you can easily seek help from Microsoft’s support team.



Although I consider Microsoft Intune to be a great product, it does in fact have some drawbacks.


Cons:



  • Lack of server support: Unfortunately, Microsoft Intune doesn’t support server-side applications.



  • Planning challenges: It is often difficult to predict the number or size of software updates that will occur over time, especially in an environment where most applications are going cloud native with a higher frequency of updates.



  • Usage fees: The solution incurs egress or monthly usage fees based on the volume of data transmitted – software deployment is often a reactive activity based on the software provider updates; usage fees add up and get more expensive over time.

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MN
Manager, Information Technology Support at Innoveo
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-18T10:22:26Z
Jan 18, 2022

Intune is good in terms of resetting the OS and applying policy to the endpoint but is quite misleading in terms of many parts of the templates it provides - e.g. password policy - talk of password policy which applies to the device NOT the user account. Likewise, it does not have any capability to do application control while it claims to do so


It cant help you to migrate user profiles from one machine to another.


If you have other Microsoft security products it will integrate (e.g. Defender system).

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SR
User at Tech Team Technologies
Sep 22, 2022
Hi community,  I work at a computer and network security company. I am currently debating if to migrate from WS1 to Intune. Is it worth migrating from WS1 to Intune if we have Microsoft 365 E3 available?  What are the pros and cons of each solution? Which solution is easier to manage? Thank you for your help.
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MN
Manager, Information Technology Support at Innoveo
Sep 22, 2022
First of all, what is WS1? I think you should have Intune now as part of your E3 subscription (not sure of it, so please check your billing menu). Intune gives you a lot of flexibility to set rules to deploy to systems. 
reviewer1851402 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at FAA
May 2, 2022
Greetings,  Our security department has newly mandated installation of Microsoft endpoint detection. It is pretty straightforward on our OEL VMs. But what about the Dom0 OVM? I'm not able to find any documentation on this. Any info or insight is greatly appreciated.
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