For many schools, regardless of size, device deployment poses significant challenges, as it is during deployment that group policies are set, data is secured, devices are readied, and essential applications are enabled. Historically, this task has taken a disproportionate amount of time. As a result, schools interested in using educational technology to improve student learning outcomes have turned to ways to manage those devices with less time and effort, so that more IT time can be spent in more strategic, directly supportive functions. Today, as the digital revolution rolls on, cloud-based deployment solutions are available to simplify this task. Read more about the challenges facing EDU IT and how cloud-based solutions like Intune for Education can help address them in the whitepaperThe State of Modern Device Deployment in Education.
With the new and simple Intune for Education step-by-step Express Configuration wizard, Education IT selects a group for devices or users, also the specific apps that we wanted to be available, and key configuration settings from those most often used in schools. IT can use a USB drive to set up Windows 10 for each device and the enroll the device in Intune management via Azure AD. That is all they need to do and they can do it in less than an hour.