Microsoft has confirmed that its updated Windows Intune cloud management service will go live on 17 October.
Existing subscribers will be automatically upgraded in the weeks following this date, while new customers can sign up on the day to take advantage of the updated feature set right away.
However, Microsoft warned that the Windows Intune beta service will terminate on 17 November, and that all account data will be deleted. Beta customers are advised to remove the client software and restore computers to their pre-beta state by this date.
Windows Intune is a cloud-hosted service that allows customers to monitor and manage PCs through a single browser-based console, and is aimed primarily at small-to-medium sized businesses.
Introduced in March this year, the subscription-based service also includes malware protection tools and upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise edition, at a price of £7.25 per PC per month.
The update, first announced in July, will give customers additional management capabilities, the most significant of which is the ability to push out new applications to PCs under their control.
An administrator will also be to use the console to remotely trigger security scans, update malware definitions and reboot a specific PC.
Microsoft said that existing subscribers will get the new features automatically once they go live, and will not have to update or install any extra software.
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