At the end of this video, the student will learn about the role of System Center Configuration Manager in working with the cloud-based product Azure.
- [Instructor] Let's introduce System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Azure. System Center Configuration Manager, or SCCM, is a product in the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions. System Center Configuration Manager can help you manage devices and users, both on premises and in the cloud. SCCM helps you deliver more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliant setting management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
In this course, we will have many demonstrations of SCCM so you can understand how SCCM works and why we use it. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. With Azure you can build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive global network using your favorite tools and frameworks in a cloud management. Azure includes cloud products such as Hyper-V virtual machines, storage, developer tools, online backups, and more.
Azure can link Active Directory and other services like SCCM from the cloud to your on-premise equipment. You can deploy software and operating systems in either direction, to or from the cloud. Here's a picture of what the Azure services page looks like. This shows a small percentage of all the services that are available. This list grows every month to add new cloud services. You can manage many of these services and all your network devices through System Center Configuration Manager.
System Center Configuration Manager has a unique ability to manage your devices on premises, but you can also extend SCCM's reach by managing resources in the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
- Implementing support for internet-based clients and devices
- Incorporating SCCM with Microsoft Azure
- Preparing for cloud integration
- Configuring and enabling directory syncing
- Implementing a cloud management gateway
- Implementing on-premises mobile device management
- Locking down and remotely erasing mobile devices using SCCM