Configuration management is undergoing a paradigm shift from LAN-centric to cloud-centric, and today’s Windows 10 administrator must master both old and new tools: Configuration Manager, Group Policy, Azure AD, and Intune profiles and policies.
Managing modern desktops includes integrating existing tools with cloud tools in order to restrict access to corporate data, control device settings, and maintain user profiles. In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles, you will gain the ability to manage Windows 10 configurations with both LAN-based and cloud-based utilities. First, you will learn methods for migrating from Configuration Manager and Group Policy to co-management and Mobile Device Management. Next, you will discover how to evaluate configurations with compliance policies, restrict access to applications based on compliance, and deploy desired configuration settings with device profiles. Finally, you will explore ways to manage user state, including mandatory and roaming profiles and Enterprise State Roaming in Azure AD. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to manage user and device configurations in organizations with both on-premises and cloud-based architectures. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.
Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.
Course Overview Hello, everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification. Today's Windows 10 administrator must master both old and new tools, Configuration Manager, Group Policy, and cloud‑based profiles and policies. This course dives into co‑management, migration tools, and the various configuration management solutions in Azure AD and Intune. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using Group Policy for configuration management while planning for MDM, creating corporate compliance policies and evaluating systems against them, limiting access to corporate apps and data based on Windows 10 device compliance, deploying desired configuration settings via Intune device profiles, and optimizing user profiles and user settings management in the LAN and in the cloud. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up your environment for co‑management by Configuration Manager and Intune, create compliance policies to monitor which systems meet business requirements, protect corporate email by mandating minimum security features on client devices, and create both built‑in and custom device profiles to get your system set up the way you want. You'll also learn how to activate Enterprise State Roaming for employees with multiple devices. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows and networking basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to bring Windows 10 configuration management into the modern IT environment with the Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles course, at Pluralsight.