Microsoft Intune provides fairly robust app deployment features that allow businesses to manage and control applications on remote clients running Windows, macOS, Android, and IOS devices. Let's take a quick look at how companies can deploy Office 365 applications using Microsoft Intune.

First, navigate to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and choose Apps > Add. Note the options below in the screenshot. You can add apps by platform. There is also a policy section that allows configuring various app-specific settings.

Add a new app in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Add a new app in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

There are many types of applications you can deploy. When you click Select app type, you will see the extensive list of application types for installation.

All Apps list in Microsoft Intune

All Apps list in Microsoft Intune

Let's quickly step through deploying Microsoft 365 apps. To deploy the Office apps to your Intune-enrolled workstations, select the Microsoft 365 apps for Windows 10 and later option. Note the defaults on the App suite information screen.

Deploying Microsoft 365 apps for Windows 10 and later

Deploying Microsoft 365 apps for Windows 10 and later

Next, configure the app suite information, including the Office apps you want to install, the update channel, version, activation, language, and other settings.

Configure the app suite screen

Configure the app suite screen

In the next step, you assign the application to the group to which you want to deploy the app.

Configure assignments for the Microsoft 365 app deployment

Configure assignments for the Microsoft 365 app deployment

Finally, check the settings and create the app deployment using Microsoft Intune.

Review your settings and create the application deployment using Intune

Review your settings and create the application deployment using Intune

Microsoft Intune provides organizations with many management tools, effectively allowing migration from legacy on-premises management in many cases to the cloud-based management provided by the Endpoint Manager.

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In addition, it allows easy deployment of various application types, including custom win32 business applications. The features and capabilities provided by Microsoft Intune will only continue to improve, helping organizations modernize management strategies for the new hybrid workforce.

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