The ultimate MEM tour part 3 – Endpoint Security

Welcome to the third part of my blog series. In this blog series, I’ll give you a tour through the features that Microsoft Endpoint Manager offers us. In the last two blogs, we looked at the topics of device and application management. Today we would like to take a look at device security. The biggest goal companies have is to protect their devices and data from outsiders. Every day there are new attack methods or threats that companies need to protect against. MEM provides many features that use the power of the cloud to achieve this goal. At the center of this is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

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The ultimate MEM tour part 1 – Devices

According to the Gardner quadrant published on August 16, Microsoft is by far the leader in the area of unified endpoint management tools. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) has played a major role in achieving this clear ranking. MEM has grown more and more in recent years and has received more and more new functions. According to rumors, we can soon expect support for Chrome OS (source: twitter).

This blog is the first blog of a whole blog series. In this blog series, I want to give you a tour of all the features that Microsoft Endpoint Manager has to offer.

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Use assignment filter for the update ring assignment

With the Assignment Filter a possibility was added to intune to make assignments more comfortable. This feature was first available for configuration profiles and then for apps. With the service release 2107 Intune has enabled the assignment filters also for update rings.

What are assignment filters and how can you use them for the update ring assignemnts I will show you in this blog.

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Policy sets – a cool feature

Many companies have not only a standard service, where not all PCs have the same configuration profiles, standard apps,… have. Specialized services are often needed to meet the needs of different business areas. You can copy the configuration profiles and give them the name of the service so you know which policy belongs to which service or you can use the polcy sets to build own services.

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Setup an Modern Kiosk PC

In this blog post I want to explain how to set up a Modern Kiosk PC. There are many use cases in companies where you don’t want to give the user complete access to Windows. Only one or selected applications should be allowed. Typical use cases would be:

  • a device that plays a video in a sales room
  • a device that is used for training of an application
  • a terminal where one can give feedback

and many more…

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Setup a Windows Autopilot test lab

Many companies today have a cloud-first strategy and are trying to move more and more on prem infrastructure to the cloud. This also includes the device management. With Covid 19, remote working was the new normal and many companies are facing the challenge of how to manage devices secure and comfortable in the home office.

With Intune, Microsoft has a very powerful solution to manage devices via the internet.  In my blogs I would like to give insights into cloud device management and discuss current topics.

In this blog post I will start with a basic topic, it’s about how to set up Windows Autopilot Device from scratch. I explain how you can set up a test environment to gain experience with Windows 10 Autopilot or to test different things.

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