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Discover the Latest Enhancements to Microsoft Endpoint Manager in August 2020

What’s New in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – 2208 (August) Edition?
The Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a cloud-based service that helps organizations manage their devices in the cloud. It contains a range of features and services that enable organizations to manage their devices from a single platform. This article will cover the new features and updates released in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Overview of Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a cloud-based service that helps organizations manage their devices in the cloud. It provides a range of features and services, including device management, application management, security, and identity management. With Microsoft Endpoint Manager, organizations can manage their devices from a single platform, reducing the need for multiple tools and services.

What’s New in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – 2208 (August) Edition?
Microsoft has released a number of new features and updates in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. These include:

Device Policy Updates
Microsoft has added support for several new device policies in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. These new policies include:

* The ability to configure a device policy to require a minimum version of Windows 10.
* The ability to configure a device policy to require a minimum version of Office 365 ProPlus.
* The ability to configure a device policy to require a minimum version of Windows Defender Antivirus.
* The ability to configure a device policy to require a minimum version of Microsoft Intune.
* The ability to configure a device policy to require a minimum version of Office 365 E3 or E5.

Identity Protection Updates
Microsoft has added support for several new identity protection features in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. These new features include:

* The ability to configure an identity protection policy to require two-factor authentication for user accounts.
* The ability to configure an identity protection policy to require a minimum complexity for user passwords.
* The ability to configure an identity protection policy to require a maximum age for user passwords.
* The ability to configure an identity protection policy to require a minimum age for user passwords.

Application Management Updates
Microsoft has added support for several new application management features in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. These new features include:

* The ability to deploy and manage applications using the Microsoft Store for Business.
* The ability to deploy applications using Windows Autopilot.
* The ability to configure application policies to specify minimum versions of applications that must be installed on devices.
* The ability to configure application policies to specify the version of applications that must be installed on devices.
* The ability to configure application policies to specify the installation location for applications on devices.

Security Updates
Microsoft has added support for several new security features in the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. These new features include:

* The ability to configure security policies to require devices to be enrolled in Microsoft Intune.
* The ability to configure security policies to require devices to have an up-to-date antivirus solution.
* The ability to configure security policies to require devices to have an up-to-date operating system.
* The ability to configure security policies to require devices to have an up-to-date hardware.
* The ability to configure security policies to detect and prevent malicious software on devices.

Conclusion
The Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a powerful cloud-based service that helps organizations manage their devices in the cloud. With the 2208 (August) edition of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager, organizations can take advantage of a range of new features and updates to help them manage their devices more effectively. This includes new device policies, identity protection features, application management features, and security features.

As a Cloud Architect, I highly recommend leveraging these new features and updates to help organizations manage their devices more efficiently and securely.

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