ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Enterprise Applications

This section describes the design decisions associated with enterprise applications on Windows 10 and 11 endpoints configured according to guidance in ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Enterprise applications provide organisations and end users the functionality they require to perform day to day activities. Applications can be delivered to the users desktop by one of the following methods:

  • Intune – Ideally suited for Windows 10 and 11 only deployments. This is the only option for delivering application to iOS clients.
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) – Ideally suited where organisations have a large existing investment of packaged applications. This is the only option for delivering application to servers. Ths is the only option for delivering virtual applications.

Self-Service applications are requested by users directly. They can be delivered via Software Centre which is installed as part of the MECM client or Company Portal which is available as part of Intune and the Microsoft 365 tenant. As of MECM version 1802 “user-available” apps now appear in Software Centre under the applications tab where they were previously available in the Application Catalogue

Packaging methodology should be inherited from existing organisation procedures as each application has unique requirements. It is possible to repacked existing applications into an msix format which is compatible with both Intune and MECM delivery.

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Hybrid deployments

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