What’s New in Microsoft Endpoint Manager - 2103 (March) Edition

Published Mar 25 2021 09:00 AM 6,786 Views
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This month’s Microsoft Endpoint Manager highlights include a guided scenario for Windows 10 in cloud configuration, Microsoft Tunnel health metrics, scale improvements to your Automated Device Enrollment experience for iOS, iPadOS, or macOS devices, and more.

 

On this blog and across many social platforms – including LinkedIn and Twitter – you’ve shared your feedback on What’s New in Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Ignite 2021 Edition. Based on your response, I’m continuing the series, and I’m excited to share more of our new management and security capabilities! While you can find the full list of engineering investments, we’ve made in What’s New, here are a few of my favorite additions. Which one’s your favorite? Let me know by leaving a comment, connecting with me on LinkedIn, or by tagging me on Twitter.

 

We recently announced Windows 10 in cloud configuration. With the Microsoft Endpoint Manager service release 2103 in March, we are providing a guided scenario for Windows 10 that makes it even easier for you to apply a uniform, Microsoft-recommended device configuration to any Windows 10 device. We focused on engineering a simplified cloud configuration experience so it’s faster to set up and easier to use. In less than a minute, you can now go from zero policy to managing Windows 10 devices that are cloud-optimized. Watch Senior Program Manager Ravi Ashok demonstrate this new guided scenario.

 

 

Guided scenario for Windows 10 in cloud configuration

 

 

Microsoft Tunnel is an IT Pro favorite from the past two Microsoft Ignite conferences. From the start, we wanted to make the Tunnel experience as simple and easy to use as possible. New in 2103, Tunnel performance and health metrics are easier for you to see right away. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, you can easily see the top four health checks – CPU, memory, latency, and your Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate. You no longer need to log in to your gateway server to do this troubleshooting – this simplification brings troubleshooting to you. From the UI, you can quickly see what you need to act on, with logs available if you need to dive deeper.

 

 

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center view of Tunnel performance and health metrics

 

 

If you’re not up to speed on Tunnel, watch a demo starting at 08:24 in our What’s New in Microsoft Endpoint Manager session.

 

Finally, with this release, we’ve made significant architectural changes in our support of Apple’s Automated Device Enrollment (ADE). Many of our customers use Automated Device Enrollment to enroll large numbers of devices without touching them – perfect for a remote or distributed workforce. By making these architectural changes, we have enabled you to enroll three times the number of devices per single token with the same profile. In future releases, we’ll focus on optimizing and scaling this enrollment experience to make it even simpler. While this may seem like a minor change to highlight in this blog post, customers from healthcare to school districts have requested this improved Automated Device Enrollment experience. I’m glad we could simplify your management experience.

 

Next month is already shaping up to include many favorite features. As I shared before, I am incredibly proud of the work the team does, and we always work with our customers top of mind. We listen to your feedback and goals and make changes and investments that help improve the user experience and simplify IT.

 

As always we welcome your feedback, so leave a comment below, connect with me on LinkedIn, or tag me @RamyaChitrakar on Twitter.

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