Microsoft Ignite 2020: 8 Big Updates In Teams And Security
New Teams features and Microsoft 365 security enhancements are among the major announcements coming out of the virtual conference.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager Updates
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is getting several new features, launching first in public preview, including the Microsoft Tunnel remote access solution. Microsoft Tunnel allows mobile devices (iOS and Android) to connect to apps and resources that are located on-premises, allowing for improved mobile productivity, Microsoft said. The solution supports VPN and split tunneling, and connects with Conditional Access to ensure that devices comply with policies before they’re provided with network access. Other updates in public preview include the introduction of a “first-class management experience” for macOS devices--such as new enrollment experiences and a new ability to deploy scripts to devices--along with support for Shared iPad for Business. The support enables deployment of shared iPads to users, with users authenticating with their Azure Active Directory work accounts to log into separate device partitions.
Additionally, Microsoft Endpoint Manager has support for management of virtual endpoints in the pipeline (entering public preview by the end of the year). The support will enable management of Windows Virtual Desktop endpoints and third-party VDI solutions “right alongside your physical PCs within the same console,” Microsoft said.