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Managing Modern Desktops And Devices

Learn how to manage organizational and BYOD desktops, devices and apps in a Microsoft 365 environment.

Course Overview

As demand for organizations to enable workforces to be more mobile, a desktop administrator’s role is really is no longer about just “desktop” management. With BYOD becoming commonplace and the need for employees to access line of business apps on personal devices, the scope of desktop administration must include both desktop and mobile devices, regardless of ownership. During this course, you’ll be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. You’ll examine what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization and how to use it to manage modern desktops and devices. You’ll also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies
  • Configuring Intune
  • Enroll devices in Intune and configure device policies
  • Manage user profiles and folder redirection
  • Plan a mobile application management strategy
  • Manage and deploy apps, including Office 365 ProPlus and Internet Explorer settings


The Modern Desktop Administrator must be familiar with M365 workloads and must have strong skills and experience of deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows 10 and non-Windows devices. It’s recommended that students complete the Windows 10 courses (MD100) and Deploying the Modern Desktop (MD101.1) prior to taking this course.

Course Staff

Brian Hinkelman

Brian Hinkelman

Sr Content Developer

Brian has over 20 years' experience in IT, working as a Desktop Technician, Network Administrator, IT Manager and Web Application Developer. In recent years, he has worked as pre-sales engineer in the enterprise space, and formerly a Microsoft Datacenter TSP. Brian now manages the Modern Desktop track at Microsoft Worldwide Learning.

Michael Buchardt

Michael Buchardt

Subject Matter Expert/Content Developer

Michael Buchardt is an independent consultant and trainer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has extensive experience consulting for some of the largest companies and institutions in Denmark on System Center Configuration Manager, Azure, Intune, Active Directory, and infrastructure and virtualization. Michael is a highly experienced trainer and has been an active MCT since 2001. He has taught 300+ Microsoft Official Courses, and holds certifications in every Windows operating system since Windows 2000. He has helped to develop Microsoft's official curriculum instructor-led training material. Michael has served as a subject matter expert on the System Center Configuration Manager courses, Windows Server 2016 courses among others. He has worked for various training centers and consulting firms before starting his own company Mimercon in 2012, where he now offers consulting and freelance training.

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    12-18 hours in total