Cloud services are one of the key technologies for modern companies, after all they go hand in hand with unimagined potential for efficiency and digital networking . However, the switch from classic to cloud-based processes, also called cloud journey or cloud migration, often proves to be a complex matter.
With the Endpoint Manager tool, Microsoft has created a solution for flexible cloud management that combines the functions of SCCM, Intune, Defender and other applications. In this article, IDERI shows you exactly how the cloud management solution works, what benefits it brings and how it can best be implemented.
SCCM, Intune and Endpoint Manager - how the solutions are connected
What is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is used to easily and effectively provision and manage users, applications and endpoints within a cloud system. Protecting the data and devices contained in the cloud is also among the Endpoint Manager’s key features.
As a cloud management solution, Endpoint Manager combines the on-premise solution SCCM with the cloud-based solution Intune, which was previously used in particular to manage mobile end devices such as smartphones and tablets.
While these applications were previously operated and brought together by Microsoft in the form of co-management, Endpoint Manager now creates a further development of co-management. This also includes other services such as Defender, Autopilot and Active Directory (AD).
Microsoft Endpoint Manager - the advantages of the software solution at a glance.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is characterized by optimization of user experience, automation and security . These are the main benefits of using Endpoint Manager in the Cloud Journey:
- Maximum cloud security thanks to Microsoft Zero Trust technology features.
- Holistic Windows 11 management across all endpoints
- Automation of deployment, configuration, as well as software updates
- Innovative user experience thanks to Microsoft 365 cloud telemetry
Three steps to efficient cloud management
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the market-leading solution for cloud management of endpoints.. The marketing architecture consists of three stages, which are designed to ensure a particularly easy transition to the cloud system.
The first level uses “tenant attach” features that allow IT admins to flexibly manage their Windows clients in the cloud. This requires no Intune registration, just a connection of the Configuration Manager site to the cloud. You then have access to a wide range of features such as remote actions and analytics.
The second tier of Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager represents co-management of the Windows environment via Configuration Manager and Intune. This merges the management of devices running the Windows 10 operating system with mobile device management (MDM).
The practical range of functions of Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager also has a wide range of functions compared to its predecessor software SCCM and Intune.. For example, the solution supports a diverse BYOD ecosystem (Bring Your Own Device), which enables uncomplicated use of private devices such as laptops and mobile devices.
This allows endpoints of various types to be managed in Endpoint Manager. From local and company-owned to private and mobile devices, there are no limits to the management of endpoints. Even whether they are desktop or remote endpoints is secondary for Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
Maximum security and practical analysis functions in Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
With zero-trust security controls, Microsoft Endpoint Manager guarantees consistent endpoint security of corporate resources.. This is accomplished through continuous assessment and goal-oriented policies. Enterprise-wide data and critical resources are comprehensively protected in this way.
Various security technologies such as encryption, virus protection and firewalls can be applied in Microsoft Endpoint Manager to protect work data . These can be deployed, managed and operated both with and without device registration.
Last but not least, Microsoft Endpoint Manager offers a broad range of advanced endpoint analytics. These Integrated Endpoint Analytics provide accurate and detailed data about user behavior so that the user experience can be proactively improved.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager is an indispensable solution on your cloud journey,i.e. the migration of your company to modern and efficient cloud services. The software solution can be described as the next development stage of the already established technologies System Center Configuration Managers (SCCM) and Intune.
In cloud management, Microsoft Endpoint Manager is characterized by a high degree of flexibility, useful security settings and practical analysis functions . The three-tier architecture also makes it possible to tailor Endpoint Manager’s functions to the needs of your cloud journey.
Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Endpoint Manager
You can find our answers here
Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager is a cloud services management platform that bundles the management and security of endpoint devices in your organization.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager offers a range of services and tools for managing mobile devices, desktop PCs, virtual machines, embedded hardware and servers. These services include everything from setup and deployment to maintenance and upkeep.