Windows Defender AV remote management

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We are running an environment with remote users mostly with Windows 8.1 devices, but in a near future will rollout Windows 10.
We have a EMS license, so are allowed to use Intune. At this moment we run Bitdefender AV on all laptops. But we are looking at Window Defender AV, cause it is already part of Windows 10. I setup an Intune policy to set some setting for Defender, that runs fine. But how do I manage Defender remote? For example, from the Bitdefender portal I`m able to force a product or signature update. Is this possible for Defender from a portal (Intune)?


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Product updates are delivered as part of Windows Update, so that should be handled.

In the Intune portal you can force signature updates, and AV Scans by doing a right click on the endpoints

Thanks for your reply. But that is problably in the old Intune portal, not the Azure portal.

Finally this option is now available from the Azure portal