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Dan Smalley

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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Nader Fattah

Take Advantage of the New Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update

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Desktop Analytics, Azure Active Directory User Group Discovery, Maintenance Options & more – check out our favorite new features from Update 1906 for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a game-changer for productivity and efficiency for your IT staff. As a product in the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, SCCM helps organizations manage devices and users both on-premises and in the cloud. It reduces manual overhead tasks that IT teams normally must do, therefore letting them focus more on high-value projects. The great thing about SCCM is that it works alongside your existing Microsoft technologies. It can integrate with Intune, Exchange Server, Remote Desktop, Windows Deployment Services, and many more solutions. With the latest update, SCCM can also integrate with Desktop Analytics, which increases your opportunities with this tool even further. The update also enables some other new features that make things easier for IT with multiple new capabilities and features.

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Nader Fattah

Take Control of Your Windows Updates with These Simple Solutions

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With the most recent Windows update causing major issues with lost data for its users, people are beginning to feel weary of these automatic updates, so what can you do to manage them?

Windows updates are important—not only for security but to access new features and to fix any bugs… but that does not mean these updates have to be an annoying, intrusive or dangerous process.

Most recently, the Windows 10 October update had users reporting several wide-ranging issues caused by the update. The biggest complaint? Lost data and files. Yikes! Other complaints included issues with CPU usage and reduced battery life post update as well. Luckily, there are a few options to better manage these automatic updates to protect your data.

Depending on your industry, the size of your company and other factors, one solution may work better than others in your workplace. Look at these three solutions that allow you to be in charge of the timing of your updates. 

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