Today I'm sharing a quick list of technical resources and upcoming live events that you may find valuable in increasing your knowledge and skills around Microsoft Endpoint Manager, a unified endpoint management platform including Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager.
Endpoint Manager provides transformative cloud management and security that meets your organization where you are and helps you move to the cloud at your own pace. What makes this innovation in Endpoint Manager possible is the native integration with Configuration Manager to cloud attach your Windows 11 devices. For example, you can continue to use Configuration Manager for managing Windows, and seamlessly add Microsoft Intune management without necessarily migrating.
Endpoint Manager hands-on lab
The self-guided Endpoint Manager lab provides you with an automatically provisioned virtual lab environment, including domain-joined desktop clients, domain controller, Internet gateway, and a fully configured Configuration Manager instance.
We are excited to share that the lab has been updated and now contains the latest evaluation versions of the following products:
- Windows 11 Enterprise
- Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, version 2111
- Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 11
- Windows Server 2022
- Microsoft SQL Server
Newly added guided scenarios
The Endpoint Manager evaluation kit lab guide provides step-by-step guidance for many scenarios, including:
- Security and compliance – Windows Hello for Business, BitLocker, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, etc.
- Windows Autopilot
- Managing Windows 11
- Cloud attach Configuration Manager with tenant attach and co-management
- CMPivot for real-time data in Configuration Manager
- Managing Microsoft Edge
The lab environment that runs with this lab kit contains evaluation software that is designed for IT professionals interested in evaluating Microsoft Endpoint Manager and related products on behalf of their organization.
The lab environment is intended for evaluation purposes only. It is a standalone virtual environment and should not be used or connected to your production environment. To learn more, please visit the Endpoint Manager product documentation. If you enjoyed the lab kit, please help us by filling out this quick survey. It will help us innovate further in future revisions of this guide and add more scenarios that you find useful.
Interactive guides for Endpoint Manager
Interactive guides are a hands-on technical experience where you can experience product scenarios using in-depth, step-by-step guidance. We recently published two new interactive guides that will help you boost your endpoint management skills even further.
Secure IT support from anywhere with real-time remote help
Remote help is a cloud service integrated into Endpoint Manager that enables users to get assistance when needed over a remote connection. In this interactive guide, you will learn how to configure, deploy, and use remote help in the Endpoint Manager console.
Connect your Configuration Manager tenant to the cloud
Learn how to connect your existing Configuration Manager tenant to the cloud using cloud attach to get immediate benefits, such as the ability to take remote actions on devices, view a history of relevant device events, and troubleshoot device issues directly from the cloud console. You'll also learn how to get device and app performance insights and proactively remediate issues to improve the end user experience.
Tech Community Live: Endpoint manager edition
Do you have questions about Endpoint Manager? Join us on Wednesday, April 27th for four hours of back-to-back Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) live streams.
Kicking off at 8:00 AM Pacific Time, Tech Community Live: Endpoint Manager edition is your chance to connect with our product teams and engineers, get answers to your questions, gain valuable insights, and hear best practices. We will be hosting four AMA sessions on the following topics:
Topic and experts
Jamie Silvestri & Ileana Wu
8:00 AM PT
Manage endpoint security in Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Mahyar Ghadiali, Matt Call, Arnab Biswas, Mike Danoski, Charlotte Maguire
9:00 AM PT
Endpoint analytics and the user experience
Avi Prasad, Zach Dvorak, Albert Cabello Serrano
10:00 AM PT
Windows device and application management
Rob York, Jason Githens, Aria Carley, Bryan Keller, David Guyer
11:00 AM PT
Submit your questions during the live AMAs for our engineering and product experts to answer—or help shape the direction of the discussion by posting your questions ahead of time in the Comments section of each AMA page (click the direct links in the table above).
RSVP to save your spot and add this event to the calendar: https://aka.ms/TCL/EndpointManager
Additional technical learning resources
Here’s a curated list of all Microsoft Endpoint Manager technical resources that are frequently updated:
Keep up with the latest Microsoft Endpoint Manager announcements and resources. Bookmark the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Blog. Join the conversation on Twitter at @MSIntune and at #EndpointManager on LinkedIn.