When a software company offers manufacturers of IT devices multiple platforms, it makes sense: After all, a desktop operating system can’t run a smart phone. However, it causes device management problems for corporate IT administrators.
(Upcoming Microsoft Surface tablets like this will run Windows RT or Windows 8)
The next versions of Microsoft InTune, it’s cloud-based Windows device management system, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, the on-premise management, will work together to offer administrators a single console, the blog says.
This will be good news for administrators, who doubtless aren’t happy with the prospect of facing a new platform (WinRT). However, the Cnet story does note there are details still to come, and pricing hasn’t been settled.