I used to have Outlook for Android installed on my personal mobile to access my work email which runs on Office 365. I reinstalled it recently only to find that now I have to install Microsoft Intune Company Portal and make it a device administrator to proceed with logging in (I couldn't get around it by restoring from a Titanium Backup of when I had it installed before).
I think this is somewhat overkill when all the same information and more can be accessed via a web browser anyway so I don't want to give Microsoft almost total control of my phone just to get my work email and contacts if I can avoid it.
I tried the app Nine because I heard that it could set the security policies to be at the app level instead of the device lever but when I logged in I still got nothing except one email telling me I had to install Intune. The same thing happened with the Gmail app and Mailwise but on those I could see an empty version of my folder directory.
Somehow logging in through Cloudmagic was actually seamless as far as grabbing my email, but it has no support yet for syncing contacts between Exchange and the device. I actually wanted the contacts more than the email in order to get some mobile numbers.
So what's the best way to work around Intune? Installing it but neutering it via Xprivacy or another permissions manager? Finding another app that will do for contacts what Cloudmagic did for email? I'm less concerned about adding my calendar.