CompuNET News July 2021

Get “In Tune” with Device Management

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your organization’s devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. You can also configure specific policies to control applications. For example, you can prevent emails from being sent to people outside your organization. Intune also allows people in your organization to use their personal devices for school or work. On personal devices, Intune helps make sure your organization data stays protected, and can isolate organization data from personal data.

Intune is part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite. Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to control who has access, and what they can access. It also integrates with Azure Information Protection for data protection. It can be used with the Microsoft 365 suite of products. For example, you can deploy Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and other Microsoft 365 apps to devices. This feature enables people in your organization to be productive on all of their devices, while keeping your organization’s information protected with policies you create.

Benefits of Intune include:

  • Choose to be 100% cloud with Intune, or be co-managed with Configuration Manager and Intune.
  • Set rules and configure settings on personal and organization-owned devices to access data and networks.
  • Deploy and authenticate apps on devices — on-premises and mobile.
  • Protect your company information by controlling the way users access and share information.
  • Be sure devices and apps are compliant with your security requirements.
  • Easy deployment: With Windows 10, it is easier than ever to set up a new PC, including very light-touch device configuration using a USB key.
  • Simple enrollment: Bring devices under management simply by AAD joining, either through the Setup School PCs app & USB stick, Out Of Box Experience, or with Autopilot.
  • Zero-touch management: Microsoft for Education and approved third-party apps, with appropriate settings applied to each enrolled device by default.
  • More IT visibility and insights to inform device deployment & troubleshooting with Intune
    • Search : Allows an admin to search for specific user/device and view user/device details page.
    • User & device details pages: Once you’ve found the user/device you can see which settings and apps should be applied and their deployment status for a user/device.
    • Audit Log for apps/settings changes on a group: Allows an admin to see which changes were made, by whom and when.
    • Windows Defender status reporting: now IT admins can see more detailed status on devices including information on vulnerabilities detected and scan status,
  • Shared devices: Managed devices can be shared. Each user can get different settings/apps if required.
  • Scales to your environment with delegated administration from a district to a school level. Includes rights to the full enterprise-grade Intune console for cross-platform management.

IT Tip of the Week

Here is a list of commonly used short-cut keys that can provide an easier and quicker method of using computer programs:

List of basic computer shortcut keys:

  • Alt + F–File menu options in the current program.
  • Alt + E–Edits options in the current program.
  • F1–Universal help (for any sort of program).
  • Ctrl + A–Selects all text.
  • Ctrl + X–Cuts the selected item.
  • Ctrl + Del–Cut selected item.
  • Ctrl + C–Copy the selected item.
  • Ctrl + Ins– Copy the selected item.
  • Ctrl + V–Paste the selected item.
  • Shift + Ins — Paste the selected item.
  • Home — Takes the user to the beginning of the current line.
  • Ctrl + Home–Go to the beginning of the document.
  • End — Go to the end of the current line.
  • Ctrl + End — Go to the end of a document.
  • Shift + Home — Highlight from current position to beginning of the line.
  • Shift + End — Highlight from current position to end of the line.
  • Ctrl + (Left arrow) — Move one word to the left at a time.
  • Ctrl + (Right arrow) — Move one word to the right at a time.

This or That: Windows vs. macOS

It was developed and is owned by Microsoft Incorporation.It was developed and is owned by Apple Incorporation.
It was launched in 1985.It was launched in 2001.
It is designed for PC of all companies.It is specifically designed for Apple mac computers.
Current stable version is Windows 10.Current stable version is mac 10.15.1 (Catalina).
It is for workstation, personal computers, media center, tablets and embedded systems.Its target system type is workstation, personal computers and embedded systems.
Computer architectures supported by Windows are IA-32, x86-64, IA-64, ARM, Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC.Computer architectures supported are x86-64(10.4.7-present), IA-32(10.4.4-10.6.8) and PowerPC(10.0-10.5.8).
File systems supported are NTFS, FAT, ISO 9660, UDF, HFS+, FATX and HFS.File systems supported are HFS+, APFS, HFS, UFS, AFP, ISO 9660, FAT, UDF, NFS, SMBFS, NTFS, FTP, WebDAV and ZFS.
Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here.Kernel type is Hybrid with modules here also.
Package management is MSI or custom installer.Package management is macOS installer.
Update management is Windows Update.Update management is Software Update.
The native APIs are Win32 and NT API.The native APIs are Carbon, Cocoa, Java and BSD-POSIX.

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