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Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Cloud Management Gateway with MECM

by Greg Shields

Extend your MECM infrastructure outside the LAN and bring internet-based clients under management by deploying the Cloud Management Gateway in this course.

What you'll learn

Everything you've seen in the learning path thus far has focused on the on-premises use case. These days, though, the endpoint management solution your organization needs is one that can also service internet-based clients. Extending your on-premises MECM infrastructure to manage those clients is the topic for this course. You accomplish it by preparing for and deploying MECM's Cloud Management Gateway into an available Azure subscription.

In this fifth course out of sixteen, Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Cloud Management Gateway with MECM, you'll get an introductory look at the Cloud Management Gateway itself. First, you'll get to know the use cases for the CMG, and how and where it fits into the rest of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, including Microsoft Intune. Then, you'll prepare the hierarchy for and then deploy the CMG into an Azure subscription. Once deployed, you'll get a chance to see the user experience for clients who leave your local-area network. Next, you'll explore a few special situations for deploying MECM clients to machines outside your LAN who need to connect to MECM via the CMG. Finally, you'll explore a very different tool for extending not only client access, but also your server infrastructure to your Azure subscription.

About the author

Greg Shields is Sr. Director of IT Ops Skills at Pluralsight and formerly Principal Author Evangelist. Reach him on Twitter @ConcentratdGreg.

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