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So the $11/month offering gives you Intune for five devices and one honest-to-God Windows Enterprise 10 license, just one?  Thanks.
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No idea about the 5 device thing - but yes on the win10 enterprise.  We just use it for the enterprise license and the management of the actual windows enterprise machines.
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If you have a minute, can you expand on that a bit?

Intune is Microsoft's latest fair-haired boy and they keep saying with a straight face that it can replace GPs.  That seems specious to me on its face, but I might have missed the boat.  It seems as though Intune does almost nothing that GPs do.

(And BTW every page that I read says that your client can manage five devices owned by the user of the Win 10 Enterprise box -- phones of all kinds, tablets etc. So if he/she's just invested in a bunch of Intune licenses then there's a whole mobile management suite in there.  In other words, if there are 100 users, 100 Intune licenses then he/she can control not just their PCs but their devices as well.)

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I'm pretty sure it does MDM but haven't poked around to look at it. We've just used the enterprise licenses and installed the Intune agent which lets us do reporting/inventory on hardware and software and configure how updates are handled. I'm sure there is plenty more it can do but replacing gpos? I haven't seen anything like that (but haven't really looked because this client also has a domain).
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I understand.  Yes, it is an MDM and at this point it's crushing the rest of the market and yes, Microsoft thinks it can replace GPOs.
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I don't see why it couldn't potentially replace gpos if implemented well. Gpos are just glorified registry changes at the end of the day right? It already has the software installation piece handled.
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Microsoft pitches Intune as the technology for "lightly managing" stuff. I think that is a new/different model from GP. You know me, I'm all in for GP. But GP is not the future. It is the past. One thing that Intune can do that GP cannot--it can manage on-prem and off-prem, domain-joined or not. Windows, or not. Increasingly that is what enterprises look like. The days of mostly on-prem Windows desktops are rapidly waning. The days of needing 6000 knobs and switches to feel complete are waning. You need security-yes. But beyond that, it's just window (no pun intended) dressing. And that's from a guy who makes his living on GP [smile].

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From: jeremym@policypak.com
Sent: ‎3/‎28/‎2016 12:03 PM
Subject: GPanswers.com: The "Why Group Policy Is Not Dead" Manifesto

 

Team:

This is perhaps the most important blog post I've made in the last year, so I would highly encourage you to READ it and SHARE it as far and wide as you can.

I cannot tell you how many times IT Admins like you have walked up to me, and with great concern on your face asked me something like:

- "A Microsoft rep told me that Group Policy is dead. What should I tell my boss, and what should I do now?"
- "Is Intune/ MDM trying to replace Group Policy?"
- "Why do I need Group Policy if I've also got SCCM?"
- "Do you think Powershell and/or DSC (Dynamic State Configuration) is replacing Group Policy?"
- "Will Azure Active Directory be the death of Group Policy?"

Finally, from the topmost ranks of Microsoft, they have officially come out and expressed something I've been saying forever:

                                               Group Policy is NOT dead.

Last Thursday, Brad Anderson,  Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Client Mobility pointed to and endorsed a
blog post which came from the Windows Intune team which explained in detail when to use Group Policy and SCCM, and when to use MDM / Intune.

I provided a detailed analysis of the blog posts here:
http://www.gpanswers.com/the-why-group-policy-is-not-dead-manifesto/

 
If you believe in SHARING TRUTH and helping to KILL MISINFORMATION, then I ask of you to please TWEET, SHARE, POST, and POINT (your friends and Microsoft employee friends) to this very important document.

http://www.gpanswers.com/the-why-group-policy-is-not-dead-manifesto/

Thank you, and viva la Group Policy !

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Jeremy Moskowitz
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PolicyPak.com    (PolicyPak Software)

 


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