The purpose of this blog article if for someone to get familiar with and learn how to complete a test trial of Microsoft Intune.
- Microsoft Account – To setup Microsoft Intune demo it is recommended to establish a new Microsoft Account even if you already have an existing one. Reason being that the demo is tied to the email address and may limit you from running additional demos or production after you have completed the demo.
Go to URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-com and follow Setup steps provide by Microsoft for setting up a new Microsoft Account.
- Office 365 Trial Tenant – This will create an Office 365 tenant account that will be integrated with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune which our demo will use.
Create an Office 365 Trial Tenant
Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=403802. And you will then be asked to create your user ID. The first text box is the name of the initial admin user with Admin permission. The second text box is the name of the tenant, which is typically a company name.
WARNING – For this demo IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to not use a real company name. A trial Office 365 subscription it more difficult to cover to a non-trial subscription later. Also a Tenant name cannot be deleted or reused.
Select next on the previous screen. You will now need to prove you are not a robotJ. Choose from text or call verification. For this demo I have selected call verification. In my case I need to click Call me in order to receive the verification code.
In a minute or so you will receive an automated call from Microsoft providing you with a 6 digit verification code. Enter this 6 digit code on the verification code box and click verify. I recommend you write the tenant information provided while your Office 365 E3 trial tenant account is created
The next page shown will be your new Welcome Page for Office 365. You will notice that most of Office 365 software service are still being provisioned during your initial log in on the site.
Create an Intune Free Trial Account
Go to URL http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/microsoft-intune. Click on Try Now button…
You will be automatically redirected where you can click on Yes, add it to my account. This will link you Intune subscription to you Office 365 Trial Account created pervious in this article.
Click on Try now button to activate your Intune subscription via the Office 365 Portal.
Welcome to Intune management portal! Log in using the Office 365 admin user account created pervious in this article.
Now click on Click here more info where is says “The Intune Account Portal is merging with the Office 365 Portal”.
I am using Mozilla browser through-out this article as my personal choice but you can use most of the modern browses as long as they support Silverlight. Click on Get Microsoft Silverlight to download and install to your computer if required.
Finally we can now see Windows Intune Management Portal.
Configure Remaining Components of Office 365 for Microsoft Intune
Go to https://portal.office.com and login as the admin user account created in the Office 365 Trial Account created previously in this article. Since this is an admin user it will automatically go to Office 365 Admin Center. If you are not automatically redirected click on the 9 dots in the top left and click Admin.
You may be asked to re-enter your Office 365 admin user account password. If you see this screen you will need to verify and click Setup on missing requirements.
Welcome screen of Office 365 Admin Center
Expand the side left menu by clicking on the > arrow just below the 9 dots in top left. Click on Intune
p style=”margin-left:43pt;”>Note: I was redirected to this portal https://manage.microsoft.com/MicrosoftIntune/Error.aspx?E=5. If you see this error go to the Intune portal manually using URL https://portal.manage.microsoft.com.
Log into the Intune Management Portal using your Office 365 admin user Account.
You should now see the Intune Management Portal
- Hopefully now you have completed your test trial of Microsoft Intune. This blog is part of a multiple part series where the next part will be about deploying an application using Microsoft Intune.
- To continue to the application deploy, please visit blog post 2 in this series. http://blog.kloud.com.au/2016/09/15/test-drive-microsoft-intune-part-2-application-deployment/
- Do not forget to cancel your Intune trial account when your trial period expires. You will start getting billed for any usage