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Intermediate
Updated
Sep 7, 2021
Duration
1h 18m
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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
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey. This is Greg Shields, and you've found the first course in my learning path on the implementation and everyday use of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, including Configuration Manager, or MECM, and Microsoft Intune. I am principal author evangelist here at Pluralsight, and I've been working with MECM since way back in the days of SMS version 1.2. Whether you're new to Microsoft Endpoint Manager or have worked with it and its 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 Endpoint Manager to truly appreciate anything about it. Adding challenge is the significant overlap in functionality between MECM and Intune. Both solutions can solve very similar problems, but in very different ways. This course gets you started in understanding the high‑level architecture for both with a goal of setting the stage for all the content to follow. In this first course out of 16, you'll start with an introduction to Microsoft Endpoint Manager and its two major components, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Next, you'll explore the architecture, so these two similar but different solutions. Finally, you'll get to know the lab environments, including the Hyper‑V virtual machines and Microsoft 365 instance you'll need if you plan on following along. If you've just been tasked with implementing and/or managing a Microsoft Endpoint Manager environment, this course is your first stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as we explore all the major areas of Endpoint Configuration that you get with a fully realized Microsoft Endpoint Manager solution. Let's get started.