What’s new in Intune April 2024, Microsoft Intune introduced several exciting features and improvements. Let’s dive into the details:

  1. Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS):
    • Enterprises can now benefit from the widely adopted LAPS solution in the cloud. Previously available only on-premises, LAPS now extends its security capabilities to the cloud.
    • Windows LAPS provides protection against pass-the-hash and lateral-traversal attacks, enhances security for remote help desk scenarios, and allows sign-in and recovery for otherwise inaccessible devices.
    • IT admins can configure cloud LAPS using the first-class management experiences built into Microsoft Intune. Key features include choosing the directory for backing up the local admin password, setting password complexity and rotation schedules, and monitoring success through Intune’s native reports.
  2. Google Account Integration for Android Enterprise Personally Owned Devices:
    • Intune now allows IT professionals to add Google accounts to Android Enterprise personally-owned devices. This enhancement provides flexibility and ease of management for Android devices.
  3. macOS Software Update Policy Settings:
    • End users now have more control over scheduling macOS software updates while maintaining administrative oversight.
    • These policy settings empower users to choose when to install updates, ensuring a balance between user preferences and organizational requirements.
  4. Copilot in Intune:
    • Copilot is now available in the Intune admin center (public preview).
    • How Copilot can assist you:
      • Settings and Policies: Copilot provides AI-generated guidance based on Microsoft content and recommendations when managing settings and policies. It explains each setting’s purpose, recommended values, and configuration details.
      • Device Details and Troubleshooting:
        • Device Information: Quickly access key details about a device, including properties, configuration, and status.
        • Device Comparison: Compare hardware properties and configurations of two devices, aiding troubleshooting efforts.
        • Error Code Analysis: Understand error codes and potential resolutions.
    • Intune capabilities are also available in Copilot for Security.

Remember that each monthly update may take up to three days to roll out, following the order: Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), North America, and then Intune for Government. Some features may roll out over several weeks and might not be available to all customers immediately.