Microsoft Windows management for a modern workplace: As companies embrace the modern workplace, they’re also evolving their approach to managing and deploying Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. Flexibility, security and ease are at the core of providing a better user experience, and a lower TCO.
Easy to deploy and manage
Traditional operating system deployment (OSD) while powerful is typically complex and time consuming. There is now a simpler way to provision new Windows 10 devices. Windows AutoPilot, which is deeply integrated with Azure AD and Intune, simplifies and personalizes out-of-the-box (OOBE) experience for users, joins the device to Azure AD, and enrolls it to Intune. Users’ email, apps, files, preferences as well organization’s security settings are also automatically applied by Intune without the need of creating custom OS images.
Intelligent security, built-in
Attackers are becoming more sophisticated, and Microsoft 365 was designed with security in mind. There are many new and evolving security features built directly in the Microsoft 365 platform, including Windows Hello, Windows Defender ATP, Windows Information Protection, Office 365 ATP, Azure AD Identity Protection, Conditional Access, and more. These security features are powered by Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph which uses billions of signals, constantly improving machine learning algorithms, and human expertise to help you protect your company data and respond to sophisticated attacks.
Always up to date
Keeping up with emerging security threats and increasing user productivity requires a shift in how often Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus need to be updated. With aligned Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus updates, powerful insights driven by the cloud intelligence, and a modern management approach with EMS, there is now a better way to keep your devices up-to-date without the complexity of maintaining an on premises infrastructure.
Implementing a modern management approach also unlocks a new capability that can profoundly help IT to achieve more in their day-to-day tasks. With rich telemetry and cloud intelligence, you can now proactively discover device and app issues before they affect end users, be more confident when applying OS updates, discover security issues, and more. The fusion of machine intelligence with human expertise can create a unique and powerful partnership.
Co-management, a practical path to modern management:
Moving to modern management can sometimes be a challenging task considering the complexity of planning and switching from existing IT systems, organizational structures, and processes. Most organizations are still using some combination of on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) to manage their Windows devices. To help IT professionals simplify the transition to modern management, we designed a new feature called co-management. Co-management offers a simplified and manageable way to transition from ConfigMgr and AD to a modern management approach with Intune and Azure AD.
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- Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Mobile Application Management (MAM)