What is Modern Management?

Modern management is the process of implementing strategies to manage endpoints in a consistent and unified way without compromising the security of endpoints. Organizations usually have a diverse set of endpoints running on different Operating Systems and modern management empowers the IT admins to implement policies across different endpoints without compromising the experience of the end user. Modern management reimagines the way we manage laptops, desktops, and mobile devices and streamlines all traditional operations such as asset management, deploying of software and patches, software audits, securing applications etc. from a single interface.


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What is modern management?

Modern Management is Microsoft's new way of simplifying device management and is widely accepted in the tech industry as the next big thing. Modern management is all about creating a flexible workspace by managing Windows 10 laptops, desktops and mobile devices under a single roof. The ‘modern’ element Microsoft is referring to in modern endpoint management essentially translates to ‘cloud-based’. And ‘modern (device) management’ is simply Microsoft’s recommended overall strategy for executing modern management for windows 10 users and devices utilising the power of cloud technologies. It provides all the functionalities that are typically found in desktop management software, such as OS migration (including Windows 10), inventory management, policy enforcement, asset scanning, and application deployment.

Why is modern management important?

Traditional IT is what IT administrators have been following religiously for years and takes a device-centric approach. A corporate-owned device is issued to the employees and only these are permitted to join the corporate network for access to corporate applications/services. This implies that the remediation of IT issues is reactive and not proactive.

Organizations are making a swift march towards embracing digital/modern workspace, thereby making modern management essential for empowering your modern workforce. Endpoint management has come a long way as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is here to stay. Organizations are changing their view on traditional device management and emphasize on user self-service to meet the continuously changing requirements across departments. With modern management techniques in place, policies are targeted at end users and take a user-centric approach. In this case, the remediation of IT issues is proactive.

Modern management with Desktop Central

You are probably already managing your iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices via Mobile Device Management.

With Desktop Central's modern management capabilities, you can use modern endpoint management facilities to manage a plethora of devices such as Windows 10 desktops, laptops, mobile devices and surface pro tablets. Desktop Central strikes a balance between legacy and modern device management by providing equal flexibility and control for managing legacy operating systems while also providing tools for conducting modern management for Windows 10. Learn more about modern management capabilities in Desktop Central here.

Implementing Modern management techniques:

Desktop Central accommodates the changing requirements of device management challenges by leveraging modern endpoint management capabilities. Modern management for Windows 10 is an imperative tool for any IT admin in the present day and age. From providing granular control over specific devices to scheduling the software upgrades for deployment, here are some of the modern management features offered in Desktop Central:

  • Seamless enrollment: Use any supported modern enrollment technique, including email-based enrollment, self-enrollment, and admin enrollment using Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer(ICD)
  • Complete wipe: Fight malware and external attacks by performing corporate wipe remotely to protect the data on your users' device. In case of theft/lost devices, you can perform a complete wipe that makes the device brand-new.
  • Corporate wipe: Sit back and relax while we help you track your missing devices. On one hand, this aids you in retrieving lost devices and on the other hand, it helps you secure your stolen devices with corporate wipe.
  • Geo tracking: Track the geographical location of devices anytime and be sure not to let the devices off your radar. With geo tracking, you can locate all the managed Windows 10 laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
  • Geofencing:Dynamically create a geofence and automate the functions to be performed if a device leaves a particular geofence.
  • Distribute profiles: Impose policies and restrictions to the managed Windows 10 computers, tablets and mobile devices. The specifications of these profiles can be customized for managing Windows devices.
  • Containerization: The rise of BYOD strategy requires a better targeted means of data erasure. Embrace sophisticated ways to protect your corporate date and experience the best of both worlds by securing the corporate data while preserving your personal data. Restrict the outside apps from accessing your corporate apps by encrypting the corporate data container.
  • Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP): Protect corporate data by restricting unknown devices from accessing your corporate network. Access validation by issuing client certificates is no longer a herculean task. With SCEP in hand, dispatching certificates is a piece of cake without the need to approve each certificate manually.
  • Kiosk mode: Enhance the productivity by selectively locking the device to a single application or a specific set of applications.The home page is customized with the permitted apps so that, the end users are disabled from making amendments to the device settings.
  • App distribution: Be it enterprise apps or apps from the store, all you will have to do is, retain it in your app catalog and distribution becomes more seamless than ever before. Manage and distribute enterprise apps by adding an App Enrollment Token or a Code Signing Certificate.
  • Silent installation: Business productivity applications that are platform-specific can be installed without any user intervention.