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is inTune bundled with O365 E3  or  need to get paid Azure licences?

Referring to attached response from MS which says we need to buy Azure licences for
each user that uses inTune.  However, as we're on O365 E3 subscription, isn't inTune
a free bundle (which an MS reseller earlier advised is bundled free) as shown below:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/fundamentals/licenses

We have presented to the board that we're remediating an audit finding
for remote wiping of mobile phones using iTunes but at this late stage, the
reseller quoted the attached from MS.


On the other hand, link below indicates inTune is being deprecated or I
read it wrongly?
https://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/feature/The-end-of-hybrid-Intune-MDM-and-what-IT-needs-to-know?track=NL-1847&ad=925722&src=925722&asrc=EM_NLN_107649240&utm_medium=EM&utm_source=NLN&utm_campaign=20190206_What%20Intune%20admins%20should%20know%20for%202019
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Office 365 E3 is $20/user/month and like was mentioned above does Not include Intune. You need EMS E3 at least which means you need to pay $14 more per user per month.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Office365/comments/af1ga2/is_intune_included_with_microsoft_365_business_or/

On the other hand, link below indicates inTune is being deprecated or I read it wrongly?

Only hybrid inTune has been deprecated as inTune is a standalone product on its own.

Author

Commented:
OMG;  is there any free solution  for remote wiping (likely it has to be an MDM) of various
Android phones (Xiaomi, various Samsung, Sony, Oppo)  &  iPhone?

Author

Commented:
Possibly one that's linked to MS Outlook app such that it could remote wipe
phones that  access (or is registered with) our corporate's O365?
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
If you have only up to 25 devices in total to be managed, you can try the Free edition of Mobile Device Manager Plus.

https://www.manageengine.com/mobile-device-management/free-mobile-device-management-software.html
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Possibly one that's linked to MS Outlook app such that it could remote wipe
phones that  access (or is registered with) our corporate's O365?

There are no free lunches.

You need inTune policy (you have paid for the subscription) in place before you could do remote wipe.

Author

Commented:
if only 200 out of our 600
O365 users use their mobile
to read emails n we only want
inTune remote wipe for these
200 users, is the licence based
on 200 or 600 users?
IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise-mobility-security/compare-plans-and-pricing

For those mobile users who need remote wipe, add EMS options as shown in the link above.

Author

Commented:
Thanks for the patience Jackie.

The reseller got back:

to perform MDM enforcing (or 'enabling') for all user account, our current E3 licence suffice.

o   Requirement: to set rule so that any newly added users will be automatically added into the MDM group
·         tested with MS engineer & confirmed that the only feature that can fulfil the requirement is Dynamic Group
          which only available in Azure AD Premium 1 license

 

·         Intune service is not included in E1 license, but it’s included in E3 and E5

·         Your goal is to enforce all member (new or existing users) to use MDM

·         All E1, E3 and E5 already have built-in MDM feature (for remote wipe), you do not need InTune to achieve your goal

·         Azure AD Premium 1 license proposal only came up due to the misunderstanding for the automation, this is not
          compulsory so long as you're Ok to register new users manually

Appreciate any comment if the above communication is correct.


I'll raise a separate EE question for a PowerShell script on how we can automate
registering new users that are onboarded to use MDM