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Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Introduction and Lab Preparation

by Greg Shields

Get introduced to Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM), including Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) and Microsoft Intune in this course.

What you'll learn

Whether you're new to Microsoft Endpoint Manager, or have worked with it's many versions, you're surely aware of how complex any MEM implementation can be. The reach of this solution is so broad, and also so deep, that you almost have to know everything about MEM to truly appreciate anything about it.

Adding to the challenge is the significant overlap in functionality between MECM and Intune. Both solutions can solve very similar problems, but in different ways. This first course of sixteen, Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Introduction and Lab Preparation, gets you started in understanding the high-level architectures for both, with the goal of setting the stage for all the content to follow.

First, you'll start with an introduction to Microsoft Endpoint Manager and it's two major components, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Next, you'll explore the architectures of these two similar, but different solutions. Finally, you'll get to know the lab environment, including the Hyper-V virtual machines and Microsoft 365 instance you'll need if you plan on following along. By the end of this course, you will be more familiar with the content in the learning path, explore MEM, MECM, and Intune architectures, and be prepared in your lab environment.

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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