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Learn why Windows Intune is the perfect choice for IT organizations exploring the best approach to Mobile Device Management (MDM). This course is designed for IT Pros interested in embracing the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement but still need to manage and secure PCs, tablets (Surface, iPad, etc.) and mobile devices (Windows Phone, Android, iPhone) in the cloud.
Instructors |This course features Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison delivering an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.
Associated Exam(s) | Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8Associated Course(s) | Course 20415A: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
After brief introductions and an overview of the course agenda, David Tesar and Richard Harrison kick off the course with an information-packed introduction to Windows Intune. The session begins with an overview of how Windows Intune has evolved as a product, then focuses on how Windows Intune enable Mobile Device Management (MDM) via the Cloud or unified MDM through its integration with System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager. The session closes with some great information on Licensing & Geographic Availability.
This important session covers key considerations regarding overall architecture. David and Richard will compare and contrast Cloud-only vs. Unified Architecture using a few helpful diagrams and decision-making criteria, such as scale and feature set required. Finally, the session closes with a brief demo on how to sign up for a Windows Intune trial account.
After a brief overview explaining Windows Azure Active Directory, this module focuses on Identity Management options with Windows Intune (Cloud-only, Directory Synchronization, Directory and Federated SSO), then moves into demonstrating how to provision in each of these scenarios.
During this module, Richard and David provide a very helpful explanation of how Administrator Roles, Users and Groups vary in terms of Windows Azure and Windows Intune. The session begins with Windows Azure Users & Group topics such as using the Account Portal, understanding the Windows Intune User Group, and Administrator Roles & Role Permissions. Next, Windows Intune Users & Groups are covered (User Properties, Windows Intune Groups, Group Functions, and Dynamic Criteria Groups).
Richard and David focus on Policy Templates in this module, including the Mobile Device Security Policy, Windows Intune Agent Settings Policy, Windows Intune Center Settings Policy, Windows Firewall Policy. Additionally, they cover Forcing Policy Refreshes, Policy Precedence and some helpful Best Practices.
During this session, Richard and David walk through PC setup in Cloud-only environments. The session begins with Devices and Enrollment Options, then progresses to Standard Client Deployment Methods and Alternative Client Deployment Methods. This modules ends with several key Post Enrollment Tasks, such as how to retire a client, troubleshooting and helpful Best Practices.
In this module, students gain an understanding of the prerequisites for Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Cloud-only MDM. David and Richard compare Direct Mobile Device Management and Exchange ActiveSync, walk through the setup process, then discuss sideloading Windows 8 Apps, deploying software to Windows 8 RT, Windows Phone 8 and iOS-based devices.
David and Richard start this session with an overview of Software Publishing and Deployment and the options IT organizations have with various device types. After a great demo of Software Publishing, they focus on methods of Managing Deployment using Groups and other Best Practices.
This demo-heavy module focuses onMDM settings and compliance in a unified scenario. Topics include Managing Compliance Settings using Configuration Items and deploying a mobile device configuration baseline; Collecting Device Inventory (hardware, etc.) and Reporting, then demonstrates how to Manage Mobile Devices via Configuration Manager.
In this session, David and Richard spend time on Publishing Applications in the Unified Management scenario. Topics include establishing publishing routes, creating deployment types and setting rules, publishing Windows Store Apps to Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, iOS and Android devices.
The last module of this course covers the various methods to enroll specific device types with Windows Intune. David and Richard cover enrolling Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, iOS, and Exchange ActiveSync devices in this session.