Endpoint Manager is the proper evolution and marriage of the SCCM and Intune suites
Updated April 01, 2021

Endpoint Manager is the proper evolution and marriage of the SCCM and Intune suites

Caleb Reinhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

We use [Microsoft] Endpoint Manager [(Microsoft Intune + SCCM)] for all of our workstations that are either hybrid Azure AD joined or simply Azure joined devices. We also use it to manage iDevices. We have used SCCM for several years now, and when Intune announced the co-management capability, we made the transition very quickly. There are certain elements that Intune does not handle, such as bare metal imaging, but otherwise we have moved all workloads to Intune while maintaining our SCCM on prem. This covers device compliance, WSUS, application deployment, configuration profiles, etc.
  • SCCM imaging can't be beat
  • Intune application deployment and WSUS ensures that devices are getting updates and applications, especially in WFH scenarios
  • The upgraded interface is much easier to work with than older SCCM iterations (2007 and below)
  • The ADMX templates are still lacking in some areas
  • Like SCCM, Endpoint Manager requires patience
  • It would be nice if there was better integration for remote connectivity
  • The automation has proved hugely beneficial for things such as imaging, application deployment, and compliance policies
SCCM's bread and butter has been imaging, and that still can't be beat. With cloud computing becoming more normal, however, we are seeing fewer instances where we are flat out imaging devices as they come in. However, [Microsoft] Endpoint Manager still [excels] in this area. Application deployment is reliable but requires patience. Other products such as PDQ or Goverlan will provide more immediate satisfaction for net admins looking to deploy an application right then and there.

Do you think Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) again?

Yes

For any enterprise environment, it will be hard to go wrong with [Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)]. Is it the perfect solution? No...but when considering integration across the M365/Azure front, it has significant advantage. It is probably overkill for smaller organizations, or for small businesses with limited technology staff. That said, it is not the most complicated product offered by Microsoft :)