IT professionals can now use Intune, Microsoft’s cloud-based craving mobility government service, to remotely implement Office applications onto association inclination using Windows 10 chronicle 1703 or later.
The functionality was combined to Intune in June, though on Thursday a Redmond, Wash. association pragmatic it’s an critical underline of Microsoft 365, a subscription announced final month that will go on sale by a finish of this year. Microsoft 365, that comes in both Business and Enterprise SKUs (stock-keeping units), is an alliance of Windows 10, Office 365 and a slew of cloud services, including Intune and Azure Active Directory (AAD).
Caveats abound: For example, usually applications from a Office 2016 apartment — for Office 365 subscribers, a gold is famous as “ProPlus” — might be installed. And a end systems contingency be using Windows 10 1703, a ascent Microsoft expelled in Apr that was dubbed “Creators Update.” Also, an Intune-managed deployment can't be conducted on PCs that already have a chronicle of Office. (In other words, no upgrades.)
Microsoft endorsed that IT uninstall Office from systems before to Intune enrollment.
In an unsigned post to a association blog, a association used several screenshots to illustrate how IT administrators could configure Intune to broach Office 365. (Three weeks ago, Microsoft MVP – “Most Valuable Professional” – Mark O’Shea blogged about Intune and installing ProPlus, and offering illustrated tips as well.)
Expect improvements and additions to a Office deployment process, Microsoft’s Intune group pronounced in a blog post Thursday, earnest “more enhancements to come in a nearby future.”
Documentation for a Intune capability can be found on Microsoft’s website.