Microsoft is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management, 2019 – Microsoft 365 Blog

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools, Chris Silva, Manjunath Bhat, Rich Doheny, Rob Smith – August 6, 2019.

Earlier this month, Gartner published his Magic Quadrant (MQ) 2019 for Unified Endpoint Management

Like last year, Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the "2019 Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Tools, worldwide," based on his complete vision and its ability to execute in the EMU market. "Microsoft is also the highest in the" Ability to execute "axis.

That is good news, but, like any subjective measure, the most important part of any EMU product is how it affects the organizations that use it. When I meet with clients, almost everyone seems to accept three of the strengths pointed out by Gartner in the report:

  1. The broad integration between products exposes capabilities that are difficult to replicate little by little.
  2. Exclusive integration with System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and incremental migration capabilities for PC to Microsoft Intune and joint administration of ConfigMgr can reduce the complexity of the transition to EMU.
  3. Full integration with Office 365 mobile applications.

Whenever you study the locations within an MQ, it is always interesting to consider what trends and market forces were driving Gartne’s final conclusions A. For example, there is no longer any doubt that the complete administration of the endpoints should include local tools and processes to manage the PCs. This is a point of view that we have defended for years, and that is why we have sought a unified solution that seamlessly connects the capabilities of the cloud to the existing PC management infrastructure. It is really exciting to see so many others in the community responding to the need of this client.

Perhaps the most useful way to see all this is to determine for yourself what a "modern workplace" is and what it means for your organization to modernize. In my opinion, what makes a management tool "modern" is if your knowledge and intelligence have a cloud scale and a cloud connection. This type of connection not only offers more control and knowledge to the IT teams that use the tool, but also allows the tool to be improved and refined in ways that were not possible before. This perspective guides every decision my team makes when we invest and design Intune and ConfigMgr. This type of endpoint management benefits all people who use it even organizations that are not yet ready for a complete change to cloud-based management.

I have written a lot about the seriousness that Microsoft emphasizes "client-observation" at every stage of our engineering process, but now the positive effects of this emphasis have gone beyond our company. Over the past year, several EMU providers announced integrations with Intune and ConfigMgr so that their customers can also benefit from Microsoft 365. The Gartner report goes on to point out that the integration work done by these other providers is a "key benefit" in its positive positioning within the MQ. I think it is incredible that Intune is not only an omnipresent independent solution, but is now also used as a platform.

I am very proud of the work we have done with these suppliers. At this time, we have a great partnership with the Android Enterprise team at Google, where we are one of the first partners to build on its advanced cloud management architecture, and the breadth and depth of our support for Apple macOS and iOS It continues to grow

Since most organizations already use ConfigMgr to manage their PC, Intune (and, most importantly, Microsoft 365) is the ideal solution for most organizations. I recently announced that ConfigMgr and Intune manage more than 175 million of Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices, which makes it, by far, the most used endpoint management solution. And that number grows by one million every week!

The reason why this growth is so important to you is that those 175 million endpoints retrieve the most complete and authorized data set on business devices, and what we learn from that signal It gives us the necessary information to build the tools and features you need. That is the beauty of modern administration: learn at a cloud scale and then customize and apply what we learn to each organization, no matter how small or large. This is an exclusive capability of Microsoft 365, and it is amazing.

While continuing to plan the needs of your organization and the demands of your infrastructure, let us know how we can support the work you are doing with Microsoft 365 by contacting your account team.

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