Modern Device Management

Modern Management: Now and Always

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.


This Page covers the following:

What is modern management?

Modern Management, Microsoft's new way of simplifying device management, 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. 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 imperative?

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.

Paths to embrace modern management approach

According to Microsoft, there are four paths to modern management:

Cloud first:

New organizations or start-ups can adopt modern management for all their cloud apps from the get-go.


Established organizations can analyze user groups' readiness for modern management on a case-by-case basis.

Big switch:

Enterprises with legacy components in their IT infrastructure may consider transitioning to modern management all at once. However, this can get quite complex for larger enterprises.


Organizations can also use traditional and modern management tools side by side, and slowly shift towards complete modern management.

Benefits of modern device management

Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management solution that provides top-of-the-line modern management features. There are several benefits to adopting modern management, such as easy migration to Windows 10, bulk enrollment, application distribution through cloud-based MDM solutions, and better endpoint security from being able to wipe endpoints remotely and perform other management tasks. Modern management does not only just make an administrator's job easier, but also increases their overall productivity, reduces unnecessary downtime of endpoints, and improves network security.

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 manage a conglomerate of endpoints such as Windows 10 desktops, laptops, mobile devices and surface pro tablets. Desktop Central strikes a balance between legacy and modern device management. Learn more about modern management capabilities in Desktop Central here.

Implementing Modern management in Desktop Central:

Desktop Central accommodates the changing requirements of device management challenges. 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:

  • Geo tracking: Track the current global location of Windows 10 devices at anytime, from anywhere. Monitor the positions and manage them effectively.
  • KIOSK mode: Set a target device on the KIOSK mode to enhance productivity by allowing users to use only a set of applications.
  • Profile Distribution: Implement security policies and restrictions for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
  • Corporate wipe: No more worrying about the leakage of corporate data. Configure the device to wipe the corporate data in case of theft, automatically.

For further insights, refer to our Modern management feature page.