Deploying Applications With Intune

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In this blog post, I would like to introduce you to packaging and patching your applications.

You might have tried to manually package applications into Microsoft Intune before and also made sure to update an application. It takes a lot of time to prepare and test an application before deploying it.


Microsoft has luckily come to the rescue and introduced Enterprise App Management! Let's take a closer look at it in this blog and see how it works.


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Enterprise App Management

The Enterprise App Catalog is a new app type for Windows devices in Intune. The catalog contains applications based on the Win32 app type that you might have used before for application deployment.


The catalog contains at this time, 100 prepackaged applications, this number is expanding over time. Some of the apps in the catalog are self-updating, which means that the application will automatically update when the vendor releases a new version. It's not all applications in the catalog that are self-updating.


The applications that are self-updating have the below message displayed in Intune.







Licensing for Enterprise App Management

If you are thinking about utilizing the Enterprise App Management feature in Intune, you have to be aware of which license you have to use. There are two options available for you.


  1. Standalone add-on
    1. There is an option to buy the Enterprise App Management feature as a standalone add-on if you don't want to use the other features in Intune Suite.
  2. Intune Suite
    1. If you would like to utilize more than the Enterprise App Management feature, you can take a look at the Intune Suite license. It includes features such as endpoint privilege management, advanced analytics, and more!

If you are more curious about the options, I would highly recommend you take a look right here.



Once you have acquired the license for Enterprise App Management, is it time to take a look at the exciting part - configuration!


  1. Head into our (at least my) favorite portal of them all, the Intune portal.
  2. Click on apps, and last but not least, all apps.





3. Once you are in the apps section, click Add. In the app type section, scroll down to the Enterprise App Catalog app. Make sure to click select, once you have clicked on the Enterprise App Catalog app.






4. As you can see now, we are in the machinery. This is where we can start configuring. Select an app from the catalog, in my case, I will pick 7-Zip.






5. I will click next and pick the configuration of the app. Once that's done, remember to click select.

The options available for configuration can be different from app to app.






Have you tried to deploy apps from Intune before? Remember all the fields that you have to fill out, before the application can be deployed?

Microsoft makes sure to pre-populate a lot of the information in the Enterprise App Catalog. 






This includes the app and program information, as well as the requirements and detection rules for the application.

If you are satisfied with the pre-populated information from Microsoft, you can simply press next through the tabs and deploy the application.


Be aware that you can't make the assignments before the application has been created, so this has to be done afterwards.







Thank you for reading through this blog. I hope it gave you some insights on how Enterprise App Management works. In my opinion it makes the deployment of the applications more easier and faster. 



Microsoft Learn references

Take a look below for official documentation for Enterprise App Management.

Microsoft Intune Enterprise Application Management


Do you want to get started with application management in Intune? Take a look at the training below.

Understand app management using Microsoft Intune



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