Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune

In this course, you will learn how to manage personal and corporate-owned devices with Microsoft's cloud-based solution, Intune. You'll learn about solutions for several common use-cases including BYOD, CYOD, and more.
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2016
Duration
4h 46m
Table of contents
Course Overview
On the Starting Line with Intune MDM
Adding Users to Intune
Managing Users for Intune
Creating Groups for Intune
Preparing Intune for Device Enrollment
Setting up Your First Intune Policy
Enrolling Devices into Intune
Enrolling PCs into Intune
Securing and Managing Mobile Devices with Intune
Securing and Managing PCs with Intune
Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2016
Duration
4h 46m
Description

Today's workforce is different than yesterday's because of the unique challenges brought on by the surge of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT. More than ever, IT organizations need breadth in their options and multi-dimensional tools. In this course, Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune, you will learn how to leverage Intune's capabilities to address common challenges created by mobility, including BYOD and CYOD, and better manage PCs in corporate or personal settings. For starters, you will learn how to organize Intune's deployment scheme by creating users and groups, and you'll discover how to prepare Intune for device enrollment. Next, you will learn how Intune's policies work and how to resolve policy conflicts as well as explore the many types of policies. Finally, you will explore Intune's dashboard capabilities and reporting features as well as how to deploy and manage Windows devices. At the end of this course, you will be able to apply your knowledge of Intune to help provide solutions for common PC management and mobility issues.

About the author
About the author

Friends are sacred, life is fun, and IT problems should be easy. At least, that’s the way it should be, says Jason. Jason is an experienced trainer on Windows Server and desktop. For the past couple of decades, he’s been helping students solve their problems the easy way: HEAD FIRST.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Jason Yates and it's my pleasure to introduce you to Intune and introduce you to our course Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune. I'm a veteran Windows administrator and trainer with a background in both client and server technologies, and for the past 15 years I've been helping organizations and training IT professionals on how to deploy the latest Windows operating systems and implement solid management infrastructures. This is one of the most important courses I've ever taught, simply because today's mobile first, cloud first world is exerting all these new pressures and challenges on IT staff. So here's a summary of what I'm going to teach you. This course will focus on Intune's MDM and PC management features in a standalone configuration. To leverage these features, we'll spend the first modules getting to know Intune, then preparing our environment and creating users and groups. Then I'll show you the ins and outs of enrollment and the company portal before going headlong into Intune policies. Intune policies are at the heart of this course and we'll devote several modules on deploying policies to manage both mobile devices and PCs. It's my hope that the lessons in this course will give you a better understanding of Intune's ability to shepherd all those iPads and Androids roaming in your office, as well as open up entirely new options in managing your personally owned Windows devices and those corporate owned desktops. It's BYOD, CYOD, and everything in between. So I hope to see you soon.

On the Starting Line with Intune MDM
So you want to use Microsoft's Intune to manage your devices? Well you've come to the right place. Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Jason Yates and I'll be your instructor for this course, which is titled Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune. Now you're watching the first module - on the starting line with Intune MDM. Now MDM stands for mobile device management, but you probably knew that already. Now just in case you stumbled in here and you're not even sure what Intune is all about, well let me tell you. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based management solution for mobile devices and PCs and mobile applications. It has a growing set of features, like mini cloud services and these features are evolving. Now the primary goal of Intune is to give organizations a really strong grip on their users, their data, their applications, no matter the device they are using and no matter where they are. Now in this course we're taking a very hands-on, practical approach to learning about Intune's MDM and PC management features. So let's get started.

Adding Users to Intune
Welcome back to Managing Devices and PCs with Microsoft Intune. You're watching module 2, which is titled Adding Users to Intune. Any mobile device strategy now can be boiled down to four key elements: users, devices, apps, and data. In this module we tackle the first element, which is our users, the heart of our mobile workforce. This module title pretty much says it all and sums up where we're headed, so let's get to it.

Managing Users for Intune
Hi again, you're watching the module titled Managing Users in Intune, which is really a part 2 to the previous module - Adding Users to Intune. This is all part of a larger course titled Managing Devices and PCs with Microsoft Intune, so if you're jumping in the middle of this, we've got a couple of other modules ahead of this and I'm glad you're all here. In this module we'll look at editing and deleting users. We'll also take some extra time here to address some important considerations around user account creation and user management. This includes a closer look at on-premise synchronization and the second half of this module is going to explore creating additional administrators to help you with your management. This isn't a job, after all, for the faint of heart, so tally-ho.

Creating Groups for Intune
Welcome back to Managing Devices and PCs with Microsoft Intune. My name, of course, is Jason Yates. You're watching the module titled Creating Groups for Intune. As you'll see here in a moment, groups are a critical object Intune because, well, they allow you, the administrator, the ability to scope policies and your deployments. In this module I have two primary focuses, first I'll share with you how groups work in Intune and secondly I'll show you how to create and edit those groups. But wait, there's more, there's always more. Recently Microsoft announced changes to Intune groups. So everything I will show you here is current, but at the end of this module I'll address what changes you can expect in the near future. It's entirely likely that by the time you watch this, you'll be relying on these upcoming changes, all good stuff I assure you. So let's talk about groups.

Preparing Intune for Device Enrollment
Hi again. Thanks for watching our Pluralsight course, which I have named Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune. This module is titled - Preparing Intune for Device Enrollment. If you stuck with me so far, you are probably really eager to get your policies up and rolling. But before we do that, we need to do a couple of preparation tasks within Intune, like setting up the company portal and configuring the MDM authority. I'm going to begin this module by answering four questions and then we're going to spend the rest of our time doing those preparation tasks, staging Intune for device enrollment. It's not rocket science, but it's all necessary if we want to launch our MDM administration strategy and get to where we want to go.

Setting up Your First Intune Policy
Welcome back to this Pluralsight course titled Managing PCs and Devices in Intune. As you probably already know, my name is Jason and we're talking about setting up your first Intune policy. This is going to be exciting as we're going to be looking at some of the different policies that are available in Intune, talk about how to create a basic policy, verify that policy was applied on an enrolled device, and then we'll talk about how policies are processed, things like policy precedence and a lot of other great stuff, so let's jump into it.

Enrolling Devices into Intune
Hi again, welcome back to Managing PCs and Mobile Devices in Intune. You're watching the module titled Enrolling Devices into Intune. Now if you've been following along, we've already done some steps to prepare Intune for device enrollment in our previous modules. Now those previous steps will play a role as we move forward. In this module we're digging deeper into enrollment, particularly focusing in on actual mobile devices. So let me summarize really what I'm going to show you. We're going to look at the different enrollment scenarios and this includes company owned devices and personally owned devices and shared devices with multiple users. I'm going to demo some of the enrollment tasks for each of these scenarios and do it on a mix of platforms, Android and iOS. Now we'll look at PC enrollment in the very next module. Originally this was all going to be one module with all the different platforms, but it got to be too long so I split it up and PCs into its own module. Now as we move through these scenarios I'm going to outline key differences in the scenarios and in the platforms and I have some tables to help us out with these differences so we can sort them out together. So let's do it.

Enrolling PCs into Intune
Welcome back once again to Managing PCs and Mobile Devices in Intune. This module is titled Enrolling PCs into Intune and this is really our third module talking about enrollment and I hope the reason for this is obvious. The reason we have three modules instead of one is because, well there's multiple tasks that are determined by multiple methods because there are multiple scenarios and multiple platforms. In this module we focus on the PC platform and this will conclude our focus on enrollment. Now I have really four talking points in this module, so we're going to review PC management scenarios, I'm going to show you how to install the Intune PC Client software, talk about how you can automatically enroll devices, that's right automatic enrollment, and then we're going to describe how devices appear in Azure AD. So some great things to look at and to discover together, so let's get at it.

Securing and Managing Mobile Devices with Intune
Welcome back to Pluralsight and thank you for watching. This module is titled Securing and Managing Mobile Devices with Intune. If you're just joining us, this module is part of a series and in the previous modules we prepared Intune, created users and groups, and enrolled both mobile devices and PCs. Now it's time to create some policies for our users and our devices. So here's what you can expect going forward. This module's focus is on policy settings that relate to security and productivity, including compliance and conditional access. This module is mostly demo with a few slides tossed in for good measure. Now my hope is you'll walk away from these lessons with an idea of the power of Intune's policy engine and excited to create your own policies.

Securing and Managing PCs with Intune
Welcome back to Pluralsight and to this final module in our course on MDM and Intune. This module is titled Securing and Managing PCs with Intune. Here I'm going to spend a lot of time in demonstration just showing you some of the things you can manage on a computer from Intune and on a Windows 10 device. So let's roll up our sleeves and jump into the Intune administration console one more time. And my hope, of course, is that this really empowers you and gets you excited so you can start using Intune on a daily basis.