Microsoft has started the release of Update 1910 for Endpoint Configuration Manager, which replaced System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in November.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is a combination of Intune and SCCM. It also includes tools such as Desktop Analytics, Device Management Admin Center, and the co-management feature. The feature called co-management allows devices using SCCM or Intune to be managed.
“Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the convergence of Intune and ConfigMgr functionality and data — plus new intelligent actions — offering [a] seamless, end-to-end management solution without the complexity of a migration or disruption to productivity,” explained Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft 365, in the announcement.
Windows Autopilot is also bundled into Endpoint Configuration Manager. This is a new addition to the manager available through Update 1910.
Autopilot has been with us since it launched with the Fall Creators Update in 2017. The service is a bundle of features that help IT professionals setup Windows 10 PCs across a network without the need for custom images.
Desktop Analytics Introduction
With Update 1910, Endpoint Manager is receiving Desktop Analytics for the first time. Desktop Analytics was debuted in October for general availability. Users can leverage the suite to iron out compatibility when upgrading Windows 10 and Office 365. For example, organizations can use the tool to sort applications ahead of an upgrade.