Microsoft has unified the Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) with Intune unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, which combination is now known as Endpoint Manager, with users able to access all within a single interface.
While ConfigMgr and Intune have played almost same role, serving as on-premises and cloud management tools, and also co-management options to the provision and deployment of secure endpoints and applications across the enterprise. But with Endpoint Manager, Microsoft is looking at the convergence of Intune and ConfigMgr functionality to offer seamless, end-to-end management solution devoid of the complexity of disruption in productivity.
The Endpoint Manager provides transformative management and security to meet customers peculiar needs, which is available everywhere and also helpful in their future migration to the cloud.
Additionally, Microsoft Endpoint Manager include the following: Desktop Analytics and Device Management Admin Center (DMAC), along with the simplification of licensing, as it seeks to make the licensing to Intune equally available to ConfigMgr customers in co-managing their Windows devices.
For customers who wish to manage non-Windows devices with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, they will need to first purchase either an Intune license, EMS (Enterprise Mobility & Security) license, or a Microsoft 365 E3 or higher license, according to the company.
The roll out of Endpoint Manager, including all the features and capabilities will start over the coming months for supported products.