Hey quick question for you all... I am wanting to roll out InTune at my company, but I don't really see any courses that revolve specifically around InTune... I've found other coursese where InTune is mentioned, but I don't see anything around InTune itself. If I wanted to learn as much as humanly possibly about InTune, or more importantly how to implement InTune into an existing domain environment using group policy as its only real existing configuration tool, what and where would be the best way to do that? I am a total novice with InTune, I know about enough to be dangerous. Thanks!
Great question, and exciting path you are looking to go down with InTune. So, there are a few variables that you would typically need to deal with in most of these kinds of cases, but it sounds as if your solution is pretty straight forward, however, let's just throw a few things out there, and check off some boxes quickly:
There are 2 ways to deploy and manage an InTune solution: Standalone vs. Hybrid.
Standalone refers to the Intune service running in the cloud, hybrid refers to the integration of Intune with System Center Configuration Manager.
You need to pair InTune with an O365 subscription that has EMS capabilities, which means an E3 or E5 license.
Intune requires Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as the user identity provider. If you already use this service, you can use your existing identity already in the cloud. In addition, Azure AD Connect is the recommended tool to synchronize your on-premises user identities with Microsoft cloud services. If your organization is already using Office 365, it’s important for Intune to use the same Azure AD environment.
All that aside, where to learn how to tackle the InTune beast is tricky, as we currently do not have a "Real world, end to end , how do you do it" show on InTune in the Enterprise, although it is something that we can look into doing as part of the hands-on shows we have started to produce.
I will mention it to our content team and see if we can get something scheduled for production, as I think it would be a great show to have available.
Right now, the best solution I would point you to is the extensive documentation available from Microsoft itself on the product. I have done a few hundred of these roll outs for my customers, and it can be tricky if not planned carefully and fully.
Take a look here if you have not already discovered this:
Intune deployment planning, design, and implementation guide:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/planning-guide
All of the information you need to figure out, and the decisions you need to make are detailed in the guide, and the supporting resources around it on the site.
All of the documentation can be downloaded as a single PDF from here: WARNING, CRAZY URL TO FOLLOW !!!
I am happy to help you figure out your plan and answer questions for you along the way if you feel that would be useful. Please feel free to connect with me directly as needed, my direct e-mail is:
Good Luck !!