Manage PCs, Servers, and Mobile Devices - All from a Single Management Console
Within any organization there is the struggle of trying to maintain an army of devices. With the constant uphill battle of updates and app deployments for these devices and with the increasing demand to support bring-you-own-device it is hard to find the right balance. While you want employees to be able to choose the devices they use you should make sure they have access to tools needed to be productive and meet your organization’s data protection and security requirements. This can cause an enormous headache and take up much of your IT team’s time that would could be better used creating value elsewhere. With Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune those headaches are a thing of the past, whether a PC or mobile device, through one admin console. SCCM and Intune work together in two key categories to limit the IT burden of device management:
The first key area is that SCCM allows users to take over some of the responsibilities that are normally tasked to IT. Your IT team no longer has to handle every little request for application access or provisioning as SCCM and Intune gives the ability to enable your users.
- Application Self-Service Universally: Users can install applications from your company’s portal across all their devices and on any platform.
- Automatic Access Configuration: Automatic VPN, Wi-Fi, email profiles, certificate distribution, and authentication settings can be pushed to devices, which gives end users ability access to your company resources quickly.
Unify and Simplify IT Administration
With the integration between Configuration Manager and Intune you can streamline operations and manage a wide range of platforms and devices all from within a single interface.
Unified Device Management
When combining SCCM and Intune you are able to easily manage Windows PCs and servers, Macs, and Linux/Unix servers as well as mobile devices such as those running Windows, iOS, and Android all through a single admin console. Whether you want to have them be managed through the cloud or on-premises you can tailor your device management to what fits your organization best.
Integrated Desktop Security
With integrated desktop security and compliance management, you don’t need to worry about how you will deploy updates or remedy vulnerabilities resulting in a much more secure environment that protects against malware and viruses.
Client Health and Activity
With an easy to read console you can view the current health of your infrastructure with reports ranging from device health to upgrade status to a status report of your hardware/software inventory.
Easy Software Rollouts
With SCCM’s robust tool it is able to rollout new software and patches over currently deployed Windows Software Update Services based solutions. This includes the ability to roll out patches to a test group before deployment to everyone in the environment. With this time saving tool you are able to reduce the cost of a new software rollout package and ensure that the rollouts are successful with its advanced reporting ability.
Operating System Deployments
It has never been easier with SCCM deploying Windows 10 to your computers! If you still need the traditional image based deployments, or even Windows 10 upgrades in your environment, SCCM gives you the capability to deploy Windows 10 with zero-touch capability.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune are the perfect combination to ease the burden of your IT team while maintaining a cohesive device management system no matter the type of device. If you are interested in learning more about how SCCM and Intune can add value to your organization we are here to help.
For more information on the power of SCCM with Intune check out our blog article - Microsoft Intune - Cloud-based Mobility Management