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Craig Wall

Craig Wall

Public sector systems admin, specializing in device management, mobility and deployment.


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Intune: “Available” Win32 App Deployments Now Work With Device Groups

by | Oct 5, 2022 | Intune, MEMCM | 0 comments

If your organization is using app deployments set to “Available” instead of “Required”, Microsoft’s docs say it only works when targeted to user groups.

However, Twitter user @mike_marable noted something odd yesterday: They were suddenly working when deployed to device groups after all.

An Undocumented Enhancement, Only For Win32 Apps

After some quizzical responses on the thread, Mike Marable reached out to Microsoft for answers:

Yep, this functionality was added in the June (2207) updates to Intune, but was not documented. 

As a result, now you can make a Win32 app available for a device group, and all users on that device will see it in the Intune Company Portal. 

Now if only Microsoft would get around to supporting Win32 apps in policy sets…