The beta version of Windows Intune, formerly known as System Center Online Desktop Management, it is now officially part of the Microsoft Online Services. is now in full beta.
Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7—so your computers and users can operate at peak performance. Windows Intune delivers cloud-based management and security capabilities that can be administered through a single Web-based console, enabling your end users and your IT staff to work from virtually anywhere-all that’s required is an Internet connection.
Cloud-based Desktop Management is significant to small-medium business as more of them move away from in-house supported infrastructures.
Windows Intune is meant to be deployed in organizations which account for between twenty-five and five hundred desktops. It allows for malware protection, remote assistance, patch management, security police enforcement and even inventory management. You can even upgrade managed machines to Windows 7 Enterprise, as well as use Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization Pack, which allows for more advanced diagnostic capabilities, improved group police management and App-V and MED-V virtualization subsystems.
You can find more info at Windows Intune Overview or check out the Video Demo