In development for Microsoft Intune

In development for Microsoft Intune

To help in your readiness and planning, this article lists Intune UI updates and features that are in development but not yet released. In addition to the information in this article:

  • If we anticipate that you’ll need to take action before a change, we’ll publish a complementary post in the Office message center.
  • When a feature enters production, whether it’s in preview or generally available, the feature description will move from this article to What’s new.
  • Refer to the Microsoft 365 roadmapfor strategic deliverables and timelines.

This article and the What’s new article are updated periodically. Check back for more updates.

·       App management

·       Device security

·       Device configuration

·       Scripting

·       Notices

These notices provide important information that can help you prepare for future Intune changes and features.

·         Plan for change: Intune APP/MAM is moving to support Android 9 and higher

With the upcoming release of Android 12, Intune app protection policies (APP, also known as mobile application management) for Android will move to support Android 9 (Pie) and later on October 1, 2021. This change will align with Office mobile apps for Android support of the last four major versions of Android.

·         Plan for change: Enrollment restrictions will no longer be included in policy sets

With the Microsoft Intune service release (2109), you’ll no longer be able to configure enrollment restrictions in policy sets. Instead, you’ll need to go to Devices > Policy section > Enrollment restrictions to create and manage all enrollment restrictions.

·         Take action: Update to the latest version of the Android Company Portal app

Starting with the October (2110) service release, Intune will no longer support new Android device administrator enrollments that use Company Portal version 5.04993.0 or earlier. The reason is a change in the integration of Intune with Samsung devices.

·         Plan for change: Safe boot and debugging features in Android Enterprise device restrictions will be replaced

Google announced that it has deprecated several settings in the Android Management API and will stop supporting the settings for Intune on November 1, 2021. This change affects the Safe boot and Debugging features configuration settings for Android Enterprise device restrictions. These settings will not be available after support ends. To prepare for this change, we’ll add a new setting called Developer settings in September’s (2109) service release.

·         Plan for change: Announcing end of support for the existing Use Locations (network fence) feature in Intune

Intune is announcing end of support for the network fence feature for use only in devices enrolled through an Android device administrator. Google has reduced support for devices enrolled through a device administrator. Intune customers provided feedback that led to a re-envisioning of location-based fencing to better meet customer needs across multiple Android enrollment options.

·         Plan for change: Intune is moving to support iOS/iPadOS 13 and later

Later this year, we expect Apple to release iOS 15. Microsoft Intune, including the Intune Company Portal and Intune app protection policies (APP, also known as mobile application management), will require iOS/iPadOS 13 and later shortly after iOS 15’s release.

·         Plan for change: Intune is moving to support macOS 10.15 and later with the release of macOS 12

Apple is expected to release macOS 12 Monterey in the fall of 2021. Shortly after the release, Microsoft Intune, the Company Portal app, and the Intune mobile device management agent will move to support macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and later.

·         Update your iOS Company Portal minimum version to v4.16.0

We recently released an updated Company Portal for iOS to the Apple Store, which is a required app update. The minimum supported version of the iOS Company Portal is now v4.16.0.

·         Plan for change: Intune is ending support for standalone client apps on Microsoft Tunnel

Beginning on June 14, 2021, the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint app on Android supports Microsoft Tunnel functionality and is the official tunnel client app for Android Enterprise customers. With the release of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint as the Microsoft Tunnel client app, the standalone Microsoft Tunnel app for Android is deprecated. Support will end after January 31, 2022. When support ends, the standalone tunnel app will be removed from the Google Play store.

·         Upgrade to the Microsoft Intune Management Extension

We’ve released an upgrade to the Microsoft Intune Management Extension to improve handling of Transport Layer Security (TLS) errors on Windows 10 devices.

·         Update to Endpoint Security antivirus Windows 10 profiles

We’ve made a minor change to improve the antivirus profile experience for Windows 10. There’s no user effect, because this change affects only what you’ll see in the UI.

·         Plan for change: Intune is ending Company Portal support for unsupported versions of Windows

Intune follows the Windows 10 lifecycle for supported Windows 10 versions. We’re now removing support for the associated Windows 10 Company Portals for Windows versions that are out of the Modern Support policy.

·         Plan for change: Intune is moving to support Android 6.0 and later in April 2021

As mentioned in MC234534, Intune will move to support Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and later in the April (2104) service release.

·      See also

For details about recent developments, see What’s new in Microsoft Intune.


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