Windows Intune, the next generation of Microsoft's Cloud-based PC management and security suite enables IT professionals not only to keep track of the software already deployed in a specific environment but also to distribute new solutions.
"With the addition of software distribution in this beta release of Windows Intune, you can now publish and deploy applications and updates to client computers that Windows Intune manages," Microsoft reveals.
The "Best Practices for Deploying Software with Windows Intune" whitepaper is available for download free of charge.
"In this version of Windows Intune, the Software workspace has been updated to differentiate between Detected Software and Managed Software," the company said.
"In this guide, we will explain how this new feature works and provide best practice recommendations on using this feature to deploy software to computers practically anywhere," explains redmond comapny.
This guide is for IT professionals who are using the Windows Intune July 2011 Beta.
"For this guide, we have created an example environment for a business called Northwind Traders. Throughout this paper, you will see examples from this environment that help to illustrate how you can set up your software for distribution by using the Managed Software workspace in Windows Intune," Microsoft added.
Download Windows Intune Software Deployment Best Practices here.