Cloud Computing: Windows Intune Beta Takes Management to the Clouds

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-08-03 Print this article Print
Windows Intune beta 2

Windows Intune beta 2

by Andrew Garcia
Windows Intune, now in beta 2, holds great promise for enterprises with limited IT staff significantly beef up their network management and security. With the price now set at $11 per PC per month, and includes upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise, Intune stands as a cloud service to watch for its anticipated release in 2011.
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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