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    Article: Windows InTune - Release Date 23rd March


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    $11 per computer per month for Windows Intune.

    This alone would rule it out for most schools in my opinion.

    I know that this includes upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise edition, but would a primary school need this?

    BoX

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    Compared to the cost of paying for an IT technician to come out on a more frequent basis it could be a reasonable option. A number of primary schools I know would love to have more pro-active support and monitoring from their IT support provider, but they cannot afford it. This could be a compromise ... gives the school and IT tech more efficient ways to keep things running?

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    InTune provides the ability to:
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    Manage updates WSUS (free)
    Protect PCs from malware Windows Defender (not the best, granted) (free)
    Proactively monitor PCs WSUS, AV monitoring (free, provided by county)
    Provide remote assistance Current remote access (in our SLA)
    Track hardware & software inventory Xia Configuration, spiceworks etc (cheap, free)
    Set security policies Group policy (free)

    I can see the advantage for a school/small business with none of these already implemented.

    The thing is it does not seem to be able to do a lot with physical issues, trolleys full of laptops that are switched off, teachers laptops that have WOL/WWOL but are encrypted and so on.

    And, as you say they cannot afford to spend more.

    If we added this to our schools, even the smallest would at least double their costs.

    Oh, and we are already pretty proactive with our monitoring, server updates, remote support etc.

    BoX

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    Ridiculously overpriced

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    I have just got Windows Intune for for the 8 primary schools i manage. It worked at £1.50 per month



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