Intune macOS Settings Catalog and Declarative Device Management first look!
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Nov 21, 2023 4:00 PM

Intune macOS Settings Catalog and Declarative Device Management first look!

by HubSite 365 about Dean Ellerby [MVP]

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In this video I take a brief look at how the Settings Catalog can be used to manage macOS, including Edge and Software Updates!

The Intune macOS Settings Catalog and Declarative Device Management represent significant advancements in device management capabilities for macOS devices. Here's an overview of what's new:

  • Intune macOS Settings Catalog: This feature allows for more granular control over macOS devices. It offers a comprehensive list of settings that administrators can configure, making the management of macOS devices more flexible and tailored to specific organizational needs.
  • Declarative Device Management: This new approach changes how devices receive and execute management tasks. Declarative Device Management allows devices to have a more proactive role in their own management. Devices can receive a set of declarations that define the desired state, and then they can execute these instructions independently, reducing the need for constant polling and checking in with the management server.

The introduction of these features demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to enhancing device management capabilities for macOS, offering more robust and efficient tools for IT administrators. This shift not only improves the management of devices but also aligns with modern management strategies that emphasize device autonomy and intelligence.

Overview of Intune macOS Settings Catalog and Declarative Device Management

Intune's macOS Settings Catalog and Declarative Device Management represent major steps forward in the realm of device management for macOS. The Settings Catalog provides a detailed and customizable approach to managing settings on macOS devices, while Declarative Device Management introduces a more intelligent and autonomous method of managing devices. These developments reflect Microsoft's ongoing efforts to provide advanced, efficient, and user-friendly device management solutions.