IMPORTANT Consider carefully whether you want to manage mobile devices by using Microsoft Intune only or by using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune integration. After you set the Mobile Device Management authority to either of these options, you will need to contact Microsoft product support to have it changed.
When you use Configuration Manager to manage mobile devices, leave the mobile device management authority in the Microsoft Intune admin console as "Not Set". To set the mobile device management authority to System Center Configuration Manager, you must use your organizational account to create a Microsoft Intune subscription from within the Configuration Manager console, then select the option to allow Configuration Manager to manage the subscription.
For complete details on how to manage mobile devices with Configuration Manager, see the following TechNet article:
Manage Mobile Devices with Configuration Manager
Mobile Device Management with Microsoft Intune
When you use the Microsoft Intune admin console to manage mobile devices, set the mobile device management authority to Microsoft Intune. To set the mobile device management authority to Microsoft Intune, follow these steps:
1. Open the Intune administrator console, select the Admin icon, then select Mobile Device Management.
2. In the Tasks list, select Set Mobile Device Management Authority.
At this point, the Set Mobile Device Management Authority dialog box will appear, prompting you to choose whether to use Microsoft Intune to manage the mobile devices in your account. Select Yes to use Microsoft Intune to manage mobile devices. Be aware that if you set Microsoft Intune as the management authority, you must manage mobile devices by using the Microsoft Intune administrator console only.
For complete details on how to manage mobile devices using Microsoft Intune, see the following TechNet article:
Set mobile device management authority as Microsoft Intune
Mobile Device Management with Office 365
Mobile Device Management for Office 365 can help you secure and manage mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Windows Phones used by licensed Office 365 users in your organization. You can create mobile device management policies with settings that can help control access to your organization’s Office 365 email and documents for supported mobile devices and apps. If a device is lost or stolen, you can remotely wipe the device to remove sensitive organizational information.
Getting Started with Mobile Device Management with Office 365
Mobile Device Management with Exchange ActiveSync
For mobile devices that users have not enrolled, you can enable Exchange ActiveSync management by using the Exchange connector. Exchange devices can be managed in both on-premises servers and for hosted Exchange on Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. The Exchange connector connects you with your Exchange deployment and lets you manage mobile devices through the Intune console.
Note If you plan to use Exchange ActiveSync to manage mobile devices, we recommend that you only deploy the Exchange Connector in the environment where you set the mobile device management authority.
For complete details on how to manage mobile devices using Exchange ActiveSync and Microsoft Intune, see the following TechNet article:
Mobile device management with Exchange ActiveSync and Microsoft Intune
Article ID: 3103996 - Last Review: Apr 26, 2017 - Revision: 2