In 2017, Microsoft unified Intune, Azure Active Directory, and Azure Information Protection admin experiences in the Azure portal (portal.azure.com) while also enabling the public preview of Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph. Microsoft was taking another important step forward in their ability to offer customers more choice and capability by making Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph generally available. This opens a new set of possibilities for customers and partners to automate and integrate their workloads to reduce deployment times and improve the overall efficiency of device management.
Jan Egil Ring, Lead Architect at Crayon:
The Intune API in Microsoft Graph enable users to access the same information that is available through the Azure Portal – for both reporting and operational purposes. It is an invaluable asset in our toolbelt for automating business processes such as user on- and offboarding in our customer`s tenants. Intune APIs, combined with Azure Automation, help us keep inventory tidy, giving operations updated and relevant information.
Intune APIs now join a growing family of other Microsoft cloud services that are accessible through Microsoft Graph, including Office 365 and Azure AD:
Steve Beaumont, Technical Director at PowerON Platforms:
PowerON has developed new and innovative methods to increase the speed of our Microsoft Intune delivery and achieve consistent outputs for customers. By leveraging the power of Microsoft Graph and new Intune capabilities, PowerON’s new tooling enhances the value of Intune.
Tom Bromby, Managing Consultant at Kloud:
Microsoft Graph allows us to automate large, complex configuration tasks on the Intune platform, saving time and reducing the risk of human error. We can store our tenant configuration in source control, which greatly streamlines the change management process, and allows for easy audit and reporting of what is deployed in the environment, what devices are enrolled and what users are consuming the service.
Tom Lilly, Technical Team Lead at Netrix, LLC:
By using Intune APIs in Microsoft Graph, we’ve been able to provide greater insights and automation to our clients. We are able to surface the data they really care about and deliver it to the right people, while keeping administrative costs to a minimum. As an integrator, this also allows Netrix to provide repetitive, manageable solutions, while improving our time to delivery, helping get our customers piloted or deployed quicker.