We all know that we're living in a time of rapid change, and that the increasingly mobile status of our users - both students and staff - is creating increasing challenges for delivering a robust and secure IT infrastructure. We're responding to that with development of our conventional IT management tools, and also by creating a new wave of management tools designed to allow you to keep your more mobile users up-to-date, secure and supported.
One of the new tools in your armoury for systems management is Windows Intune, which is a subscription service that allows you to manage your desktop and laptop computers in a different way. Overnight we announced the Windows Intune availability date, which is 23rd March 2011 (this date also applies for the 30-day trial version).
You can find out more about Windows Intune on the website, and I recommend that you consider how it could help you in two key scenarios in education:
Find out more about Windows InTune
Interesting but using the service may violate the Canadian privacy act and at $11 per system per month calc. to about $100,000, which is my annual IT budget, a year hence too expensive.