SCCM Administrators Considering Intune: Guidance on Modern Management and Best Practices

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Modern Management: The Future of Seamless Device Management

With the widespread migration from Windows 10 to Windows 11, there’s a growing inclination towards modernizing endpoint management. Microsoft Intune, a cloud-based endpoint solution, is emerging as a key player in this evolution.

While System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) remains significant, there’s a noticeable trend toward Microsoft Intune gradually becoming the preferred choice. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into modern management and how migration to Microsoft Intune is setting the stage for the paradigm shift. 

Microsoft Intune: A Quick Comparison with SCCM

Intune provides several features that are specifically designed to manage Windows 11 devices, such as the ability to delay or defer Windows 11 feature updates.

Feature

SCCM

Microsoft Intune

Deployment

On-premises

Cloud-based

Device management

Limited to Windows devices

Supports a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops

Management complexity

Complex

Simplified

Scalability

Limited to the on-premises infrastructure

Scalable to a large number of devices

Windows 11 feature updates

Limited support

Comprehensive support

Cost

Higher upfront cost

Lower ongoing cost

 

Benefits of Intune over SCCM

  • Cloud deployment for scalability.
  • No on-premises hassle.
  • Diverse device flexibility for the modern workplace.
  • A simplified interface cuts IT complexity and costs.
  • Easy integration with Microsoft 365.
  • Aids hybrid work environment.

A report by Windows Central states that almost 400 million PCs have already adopted Windows 11, moving steadily toward the 0.5 billion mark. Fueled by technological breakthroughs and a heightened emphasis on cybersecurity globally, organizations are already deep into the process of planning and enacting migration initiatives for Windows 11 and Microsoft Intune.

The Transition Challenge: Embracing Microsoft Intune from SCCM

Transitioning from SCCM to Microsoft Intune, while offering cloud-based management advantages, can introduce potential security risks if not addressed carefully.

  • Incomplete planning or preparation
  • Data migration issues
  • Integration issues (third-party tools)
  • Policy misconfigurations and gaps
  • User training and communication gaps

Hence, thorough planning, assessment, and an effective migration strategy are crucial for efficient transition.

How Genix Can Guide You Through Windows 11 and Intune Migration.

If you’re contemplating the transition to Windows 11 or gearing up for an Intune deployment, our Windows 11 specialists are here to guide you through every step. With a proven track record in facilitating smooth migrations from Windows 10 to 11, we provide expert assistance in transitioning without hampering your business routine or digital security.

We align diligently with Microsoft’s best practices. Our commitment to identifying your organizational goals, assessing your current Windows environment, and crafting meticulous migration and deployment plans ensures a successful and hassle-free experience.

Choose confidence, efficiency, and success – choose Genix, a certified partner of Saviynt Solutions, for your migration journey.

Author: Zeya Ansari

IT Analyst & Cybersecurity Researcher
Metromax Solutions

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