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Microsoft has Renamed System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

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MECM is now merged with Intune for desktop OS management– which pairs nicely!
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If your organization currently owns System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), then you also now own Intune for PC management! Please be aware that if you own Intune, then you also automatically get SCCM for desktops. This does not include mobile device management.

Read on to learn how best to optimize your usage of MECM and take advantage of this great pairing...

What is Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)?  

Microsoft has brought together Configuration Manager and Intune for PC management with simplified licensing. This allows the deployment of a seamless, end-to-end management solution that combines the functionality, data, and new intelligent actions of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). MECM provides modern management and security that meets customers where they are and helps them move to the cloud. Microsoft has also included different management solutions to be included in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager brand.

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Dan Smalley

Basic Authentication Will Soon Be Retired to Access Exchange Online

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See how this change affects you...

Did you know Basic Authentication Retirement in Exchange Online will happen on October 13, 2020? Read on to learn how that may affect your organization and what you can do today!

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Big Change from Microsoft - Basic Authentication Retires:

Beginning October 13, 2020, Microsoft will retire Basic Authentication for Exchange Web Services (EWS), Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), IMAP, POP, and RPS to access Exchange Online. This retirement of Basic Authentication increases security against attacks and phishing schemes. Organizations should check today to see if they will be impacted – it is more than just old versions of Outlook! This may impact:

  • Marketing software that sends emails
  • Custom applications/written code that sends email
  • Critical applications that send email
  • Phone systems that forward voicemails into a user's email box
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