So, you have decided to use Intune for the modern management of your devices; now, let’s get you started with the basics of setting up the tenant and some required configurations.
Microsoft Intune (formerly Windows Intune) is a part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, a Microsoft cloud-based management tool that provides unified endpoint management of both corporate and personal devices. This helps organizations to protect corporate data.
It also extends some of the “on-premises” functionality of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to the Windows Azure cloud.
To start with, your first question would be about licensing – “What license do I need for managing my devices?”
Intune license is included under the following products:
- Microsoft 365 E5
- Microsoft 365 E3
- Enterprise Mobility + Security E5
- Enterprise Mobility + Security E3
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Microsoft 365 F1
- Microsoft 365 F3
- Microsoft 365 Government G5
- Microsoft 365 Government G3
- Intune for Education
Microsoft Intune also offers a device-only subscription service that will help you manage devices that aren’t affiliated with specific users, e.g., shared workstations.
You can’t assign an Intune device license. Instead, the usage will be based on trust, i.e., device usage.
Now that you know which license you will need to manage your devices, let’s start and fire up the tenant!