I am new to ITProTV, i have A+, Net +, Sec +, IT ops Specialist and Secure Infrastructure Specialist (All CompTIA, last two stack-able certs) and Windows Server MTA Fundamentals. I actually tutor CompTIA Certifications at SPC College here in Florida. All that said, I also as some else said in previous posting - learning AD and Azure AD and of course Windows 10, so MD-100 currently, then MD-101. Mike, you do a wonderful job as a SME, very knowledgeable. My question - I had seen someone else state that Windows Server 2019 is getting rid of MDM functionality, but I am seeing and hearing of Intune, an MDM product Microsoft uses. Mike, are you aware of Microsoft not wanting to provide MDM any further? I actually heard this and was quite surprised when seeing Intune. My goal, get MD-100 test passed in next 3 months, then MD-101 and move onto Office 365 / Azure certs. Again, thank you and all the Edutainers for all the work you do. I am planning when things get back to normal to make an appointment and stop by take a tour say hello to everyone. By the way, I host CompTIA a+, Net + and Sec + workshops monthly for my college also, alternating each one monthly. My biggest question was wanting to ask about MDM for Microsoft and kind of introduce myself. Thanks
MD-100 / MD-101 Question - Windows Server 2016
Hello @william-wantling ,
First, welcome to ITProTV!! Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you are enjoying the content. SPC College, is that St. Pete? I grew up in Tampa.
I have not heard anything about Windows Server 2019 getting rid of MDM functionality. Maybe a shift in how it is done, but definitely not going away.
Things are moving to the cloud, and maybe that's what they were referring to, the shift from on-premises networks using Windows Server Active Directory to AzureAD, and the shift from Group Policy to Intune policies. I think there will be a need for on-premises and hybrid solutions for a while, but general device management is definitely moving to the cloud. It makes sense in today's networks. Managing many different platforms, that connect from anywhere, that aren't necessarily part of our domain.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based technology, So it's not installed on Windows Server 2019, but Configuration Manager is. You can choose to be 100% cloud with Intune, or be co-managed with Configuration Manager and Intune.
There's also Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which puts Configuration Manager and Intune into a single console.
So if they are referring to managing mobile devices from Windows Server 2019 directly, in a way, that's true. But as for Microsoft getting out of the MDM game, not at all.
Here are a couple of links for some more information.
Again, welcome to ITProTV, and congrats on all of your success, and thanks for tutoring, sharing knowledge is rewarding!
We would love to show you around the studios (when it's safe, of course).
Thanks Mike! Yes SPC is in St Pete, 9 campuses, 30000 students! Amazing place to work. Thanks for the feedback. I am working on MD-100 currently, will let you know how it goes.