Deploy or move to Microsoft Intune

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A successful adoption or migration to Microsoft Intune starts with a plan. This plan depends on your current mobile device management (MDM) environment, business goals, and technical requirements. Additionally, you need to include the key stakeholders who will support and collaborate with your plan.

We created some planning and deployment guides to help plan your adoption or move to Intune.


This guide is a living thing. So, be sure to add or update existing tips and guidance you've found helpful.

Before you begin

  • Your Intune deployment might be different from a previous MDM deployment. Intune uses identity-driven access control. It doesn't require a network proxy to access organization data from devices outside your network.

    Review the common ways to use Intune.

  • These guides assume you've evaluated Intune in a proof of concept (PoC) environment, and decided to use it as the MDM solution in your organization. You're familiar with Intune and its features.

Planning and deployment guides

  • Planning guide: This guide includes recommendations, suggestions, and guidance on the different tasks associated with MDM solutions. For example, get guidance on:

    • Common objectives
    • Managing personal devices and desktop computers
    • Costs and licensing
    • Existing policies and group structures
    • Creating a rollout plan
    • Communicating changes with your users
    • Supporting your help desk
  • Deployment plans and guides: These guides cover several areas:

  • Educate your users: Get guidance on communicating with users about Company Portal app messages, getting apps, and the information Apple and Google send to Intune.

Next steps

Start planning your Intune adoption using the planning guide.

Find the right Intune setup for your organization.