I am surprised this Idea has not received any more input, yet, given that it's almost a year old. Yes, it is essential that administrators can set the sequence or order of the policies and applications rolled out. With a user setting up their device in EMS, he would want to have Office 365 Pro (Plus) client installed first so that he can get down to work as soon as possible. Instead, our Intune is pushing nifty small Windows updates first, letting our employees sitting in front of their computers wasting precious time.
The Intune client has become our single biggest obstacle to the EMS rollout.
Frankly, I wouldn't recommend Intune to anyone as long as the local client receives some loving or is replaced via MDM completely. Frankly speaking, I'm surprised how poor the client performs.
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Seconding this request for Office 365 Pro Plus software deployment. When deploying said software on Azure AD joined devices, the user needs to manually sign in (when starting Word, PowerPoint, or Excel 2016 first) OR completely configuring his account (when starting Outlook 2016 first).
It makes no sense because the user credentials are already in the password vault.
You have all my votes. Wow, this request dates back to August 2015... @Microsoft: Are you actually still developing Intune? We have just started contracting EMS and you are squeezing a **** lot of money for a product that doesn't address such salient cases within more than 18 months...
OK, seems clear that people still mean this suggestion for the PC client, not the MDM client, so setting the status to Noted.
You can manage software updates (feature and quality) for Windows 10 devices managed by MDM using Windows Update for Business. And you can do peer downloading. Here are the docs for that.
What’s keeping you using the PC client? Is it the operating system or are there still feature gaps you can’t live without on MDM?
Learned of this the other day as well. How can I roll out start menus if the XML formatting of 1607 is different to 1511? How do I explain to my sponsor that Intune does not cover all Windows Updates?
That is, we have subscribed to EMS starting this year, but the Intune part has gimped our planned rollout of cloud management of identities and devices. As long as we cannot manage device configurations and apps properly via Intune, I cannot recommend the Enterprise Mobility Suite to anyone.