It’s no secret that Microsoft wants firms emigrate all their PC users to Windows 10 as a provider and to go to its new modern strategy to configuring, securing and managing those strategies and the functions linked to them. This year’s launch of Microsoft 365 a subscription provider that bundles Windows 10 licenses, Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security EMS carrier is the most powerful sign yet that the company is pushing IT pros clear of the traditional strategy of imaging and dealing with PCs with System Center Configuration Manager SCCM in favor of Microsoft Intune in EMS. As Intune takes on more computerized deployment functions, organizations upgrading to Windows 10 which they ought to do by 2020 may find SCCM fitting less a must have in a growing to be variety of scenarios. Brad Anderson, Microsoft’s corporate vp for business client mobility, drove that point home during a keynote consultation at the recent Ignite conference in Orlando. “One of the large things about modern management is we are encouraging you to head away from imaging,” Anderson said.
“Stop keeping up those images and all the libraries and drivers and let’s move to a model where we can immediately provision you from the cloud. ” Upon closing of the deal, that’s scheduled to take place early next year, Skyhigh Networks CEO Rajiv Gupta will report to McAfee CEO Chris Young and could oversee the combined vendor’s cloud security company. Gupta’s team, if you want to join McAfee, will also help integrate Skyhigh Networks’ CASB with McAfee’s endpoint and DLP offerings. “Combined with McAfee’s endpoint safeguard functions and operations center solutions with actionable threat intelligence, analytics and orchestration, we can be able to carry a set of end to end safety functions unique in the industry,” Gupta said in a blog post.