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Windows Intune April 2012 Pre-Release Document; Test Scribe for MTM 11 Beta; Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on FAQ

Microsoft posted a release document entitled “What’s New in the Windows Intue April 2012 Pre-Release” to help learn about the new features and functionality in the April 2012 pre-release of Windows Intune including updated administration consoles, mobile device management, enhanced group management, and others.

According to the documentation about what’s new in this pre-release, Windows Intune is “now integrated with the Windows Azure Active Directory, the same directory service that is used by Microsoft Office 365.”

“In the full release, Windows Intune will provide support for mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablet devices. This includes Windows Phone 7, Apple iPhones, iPads, and Android devices,” the documentation adds, via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS).

Here’s a chart listing the supported devices for the coming release:

Greater Control with a New Sign-in Service
Updated and New Administration Consoles

Mobile Device Management:

  • The Windows Intune Company Portal: A New Self-Service Portal for Your End-Users
  • Enhanced Group Management
  • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services
  • Recommended Policy Settings
  • Mobile Security Policy – Bandwidth Optimization
  • Improved Alert Customization
  • New Updates Views for Update Compliance
  • Automatic Windows Intune Client Software Removal

You can download What’s New in the Windows Intue Aprik 2012 Pre-Release document here (pdf).

Also, released the Test Scribe Power Tool, which is used to generate documentation for test plan and test run for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has been updated for MTM 11 Beta.

The updated version is here, and the MTM 2010 version continues to be here.

Also, a new wiki has been released that answers FAQs around deploying Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on.

For more information, please visit TechNet.

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