A number of administrative improvements coming to the MDM for O365 experience. As the November update rolls out, customers who use both Office and Intune (co-existence) will find that if you use the same groups for MDM for Office 365 and Intune, a subset of Intune policies may apply to the MDM for Office 365 groups.
As part of the November update to MDM for O365, Microsoft are also introducing a new policy page as part of the policy improvements and will ask that you create new policies when prompted with the expanded policy experience. Your existing policies will still apply until you remove them, but starting in the February 2019 service update you will not be able delete the old policies.
If you use both MDM for O365 and Intune groups, keep an eye out for policy overlaps and know if you did not follow standard guidance to keep the groups separated, you may see a subset of policy applying. After the November update, when you login to the service and go to the Device and Security tab, you be shown the new policy page with a link to “Classic Policies.” You will need to take the action below when you see the new pages.
After the November update, once you see the additional policies tab, review your “classic” policies and decide which ones you’d like to keep moving forward. Use the new policy page shown to create new MDM policies and remove the classic ones by February, 2019. If you don’t want to wait until the new tab is available, you can click here which will bring you right to the page.
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