“System Center Configuration Manager is designed to keep you up to date by working with the latest Windows updates, as well as updates to mobile devices when integrated with Microsoft Intune.”Microsoft
A large part of its success is due to its friendly licensing policy. Microsoft pushes its Enterprise Agreement (EA) on most customers and SCCM is included with EA. It is however aimed at supporting enterprise environments with dedicated staff and is fairly complex to manage. Therefore it is often not a good fit for companies needing to manage less than about 5000 computers. With complexity a factor, offering an easier to implement, support and operate solution is typically how competing products like KACE, HEAT LANrev, and Matrix42 choose to differentiate when presenting themselves to the SMB market.
It is also worth pointing out that because SCCM has such a large share of the market, some products exist to complement SCCM as opposed to competing with it.
As with Windows itself, SCCM is now updated more regularly and with a focus on making those updates easy to apply so the promise is that new features and enhancements will be coming more frequently than in the past.
Key things to know
Users can self-provision applications through a company portal and check for compliance using a interface that is consistent across devices and platforms. Users can view, install, and run corporate applications across devices and can have VPN, WiFi, email profiles and authentication settings managed to help get them easier access to company resources.
Unify IT Management Infrastructure
Settings management capabilities allow youth enforce configurations, trigger console alerts, provide reporting, and utilize pre-built industry standard baseline templates. SCCM also provides visibility into at-risk devices through jailbreak and root detection for iOS and Android devices. It also supports installation of site servers in Azure Virtual Machines and uses in-console monitoring to track software distribution and report on infrastructure utilization. To cover security aspects of systems management, SCCM integrates with System Center Endpoint Protection to remediate vulnerabilities and deploy updates.
Simplify IT Administration
SCCM helps to provide applications to users while defining the best delivery mechanism for each application to a device based on the platform being used. SCCM also provides the ability to differentiate application installs between corporate and personal devices. It provides image and scripted OS deployments including in-place upgrades. SCCM provides a console view of client health, with threshold-based console alerts, hardware/software inventory, and upgrade status. For Windows 10, it can identify, report and update on systems not up to date.
If you would like more information on pricing, capabilities, or alternative solutions and technologies, AppDetails is here to help at no cost to you. AppDetails Recommendation Services provides you with a technical resource to discuss your requirements and help ensure you have the information you need before engaging with sales. Get the right solution for your specific needs faster, with less hassles, and with the confidence you made the right choice, by leveraging the expert advice of AppDetails. Even if you are just interested in obtaining a trial version or other gated material, go through AppDetails to make your requests and be protected from the sales and marketing activities such a request triggers!
If you have comments about this product, please leave a reply below. However, if you have a correction to make as a community member or as the owner of this software, we encourage you to contact us directly.