Microsoft will be making generally available on October 18 the latest updates to a number of its products and services Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Visual Studio 2013, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Intune.

Of these new deliverables, the one about which the Softies have said very little publicly, at least in my opinion, is the new version of Windows Intune.

Intune, in case you need a quick refresher, is Microsoft's device-management and security service, which Microsoft initially launched back in 2011. Intune "Wave D" was finalized in December 2012 and made widely available earlier this year. Wave D provided the foundation for users to manage Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, and other Microsoft and non-Microsoft devices.

The new version, which should be codenamed "Wave E" if Microsoft sticks with current naming conventions, is more tightly integrated with the next version of Microsoft's Configuration Manager product known as Configuration Manager 2012 R2, which is part of System Center 2012 R2. Microsoft is not releasing System Center 2012 R2 to manufacturing, but will make it generally available to existing customers as of October 18, and to brand-new customers starting November 1
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