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How Enterprises are Managing Windows 10 Devices



Microsoft recently stated that some 200 million enterprise workers now run Windows 10. Enterprises are using a combination of options to manage those devices.

According to a recent survey conducted by Hybrid Pathways, 90% of respondents are using both Microsoft Windows Group Policy Objects (GPO) and Microsoft System Center Config Mgr (SCCM) for Windows 10 device managment. Roughly 33% are also using Tanium. A handful of enterprises are also starting to leverage Microsoft Intune as a Windows 10 device management solution, however current product maturity tends to limit this to small and mid-size companies.


Hybrid Pathways Insight:

Enterprises will want to watch Microsoft’s Intune product development as they continue to evolve the solution at a very rapid pace. While Intune has traditionally been leveraged as a “mobile only” management platform, recent updates by Microsoft may allow it to evolve into the primary Windows 10 device management platform as well. Intune can now deploy most software installation packages, support a large percentage of traditionally GPO backed security and configuration policies and really demonstrates its value when used in conjunction with Microsoft Azure conditional access policies. The features are still evolving, and a blend of Intune and GPO/SCCM will likely be required for at least the next 12-18 months for larger enterprises.

Large enterprises will continue to use a blend of Intune and GPO/SCCM for at least the next 12-18 months, however updates by Microsoft may allow Intune to evolve into the primary Windows 10 device management platform.

Hybrid Pathways facilitated a Peer Knowledge Sharing survey with IT and Security leaders. The questions were submitted by the leaders and feedback was gathered from their peers in large enterprises across multiple industries.

If you have questions you’d like to ask your peers in our next survey, please let us know.

Learn how Hybrid Pathways can help your enterprise with Windows 10 device management


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