Modern Endpoints

Successful management of mobile, tablet, and IoT devices with Microsoft 365 and Azure involves a combination of strategic planning, robust technical solutions, and ongoing adaptation to the evolving landscape of device management and security.

Modern Endpoints

Efficient Device Management in the Connected Era

Discover streamlined solutions and strategies for managing a diverse array of mobile, tablet, and IoT devices seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and Azure, optimizing security, user experience, and operational efficiency.

  1. Unified Device Management

    Microsoft 365 and Azure aim to provide a unified platform for managing diverse devices, enabling centralized control, security, and configuration across mobile, tablet, and IoT endpoints.

  2. Enhanced Security

    The goal is to ensure robust security for devices and data, leveraging features like conditional access, identity management, encryption, and threat detection to safeguard against evolving cyber threats.

  3. Efficient Lifecycle Management

    Microsoft cloud services seeks to streamline device provisioning, deployment, updates, and retirement processes, reducing manual efforts and enhancing operational efficiency.

  4. Seamless User Experience

    Microsoft emphasizes creating a consistent user experience across devices by enabling access to applications and data from anywhere while maintaining usability and productivity.

  5. Optimized Device Performance

    The aim is to ensure devices operate optimally by monitoring performance metrics, diagnosing issues remotely, and applying necessary optimizations.

  6. Device Diversity

    Managing a wide range of device types, operating systems, and form factors presents compatibility and configuration challenges that need to be addressed to maintain a consistent management approach.

What goes into a Modern Endpoints?

Modern Endpoint Management refers to a comprehensive approach for overseeing and securing diverse devices like mobile devices and IoT endpoints through centralized platforms like Microsoft 365 and Azure. This approach streamlines device management, enhances security, and boosts productivity for end users, while providing IT managers and executives with simplified administration, better visibility, and heightened data protection.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is at the center of Modern Desktop. Through policy based configuration for physical and virtual desktops, to compliance assessment, application deployment, and granular/low-level configuration. This includes pre-provisioning of devices with Autopilot and integration with Microsoft Defender.

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Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Defender for Endpoint uses a combination of technology built into Windows 10 and Microsoft's robust cloud service.

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Defender Vulernability Assessment

Defender Vulnerability Management complements Defender (or third-party) endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution and has been expanded to include vulnerability assessments of containers. Reduce risk with continuous vulnerability assessment, risk-based prioritization, and remediation.

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How do users access a
Modern Desktop?

That's the beauty! Modern Desktop provides the core framework for deploying and managing Windows clients, along with applications, security & compliance policies and more. Access to it is also about choice.

Hardware (it's a tradition)

Yes, this of course means laptops and desktops. Now with Modern Desktop, devices for users can be configured right from the factory and even on-demand if they required an emergancy purchase from a local retailer.

Remote Desktop: Windows 365

Fully managed and operated by Microsoft, along with predictable monthly user based licensing based on compute/memory selection.

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Remote Desktop: Azure Virtual Desktop

While mostly managed by Microsoft, this Azure consumption based services provides maximum control, cost management, and flexibility.

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NextGen Windows Workshop

Still not sure which route to take? Agile IT and Microsoft has created a workshop to help customers understand how and where Windows clients can be deployed, managed, secured, and more.