Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune Accelerator

Discover the benefits of Microsoft’s ‘modern management’ of Windows 10 devices. 

Total will provide you with a trial, 25 users, 25 devices, implementation of Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune. You benefit from a best-practice test implementation with which to assess the benefits of modern management for your organisation.      

Why would you want it?

Microsoft is making it simpler to configure and manage Windows 10 devices with ‘modern management’. This utilises Windows Autopilot to set up and pre-configure new devices and an MDM solution, such as Microsoft Intune, to also manage your Windows PCs – negating the need for Group Policy or Configuration Manager. With the addition of Azure Active Directory, you can manage devices even when they’re not connected to you network.

The result is not just simpler, easier, lower touch management, but full control of the device, throughout its lifecycle, with very little overhead.

Total’s Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune Accelerator enables you to evaluate the suitability and effectiveness of this approach – providing you with a trial implementation to 25 users and 25 devices and the basis for a successful roll-out. 

Specifically, you will benefit from:

  • the know-how of an experienced consultant

  • best-practice implementation
  • real world solution evaluation
  • the foundation for a successful roll-out
  • (optional) Statement of Works and budget roll-out costs.

What Total do

Total’s Windows Autopilot and Intune Accelerator consists of five stages.

1 Kick-off workshop
The first step is a workshop led by Total’s consultant and involving relevant management and technical stakeholders (ie security, network, infrastructure and desktop) from your organisation. There are three key elements to this.

  1. Gather requirements – this will include consideration of your business, user, security and application requirements, any application dependencies, plus project success criteria.
  2. Introduce Autopilot and Intune, along with discussion of configuration, hardware and trial users.
  3. Agree an outline project schedule, including key dates, any prerequisites for success and agree roles and responsibilities.  

2 Plan delivery
Following on from the workshop the consultant will plan implementation. As well as confirming the schedule of activity, this includes production of an Accelerator Project Summary documenting requirements, infrastructure overview, success criteria, any other relevant information and prerequisites – such as changes, software and licensing. It is assumed that these are subject to a change control process and so will need to be completed your team.   

3 Implementation
As part of the implementation Total’s consultant will, if not already installed, implement Azure AD Connect, in order to synchronise users from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. Total’s consultant will configure Autopilot and Intune, conduct enrolment setup of 25 users and 25 devices, test profile enrolment, security enrolment and application deployment and complete enrolment documentation.

4 Evaluation
The evaluation phase typically lasts a month, which is usually enough time to determine the suitability of the solution. During this time Total’s consultant will host weekly or fortnightly calls to review any configuration adjustments required.      

5 Review
Following the evaluation period, Total’s consultant will update the Accelerator Project Summary to include an overview of what’s been done, highlight any risks or issues for further investigation and provide a final recommendation. If desirable, they will subsequently develop a Statement of Works outlining the suggested approach for organisation-wide implementation together with resource requirements and cost.

Prerequisites

A successful assessment requires:

  • a management level sponsor

  • the involvement of relevant technical stakeholders (security, network, application, desktop/VDI and infrastructure)
  • remote, administrator level, access to relevant systems.

Why Total?

Total is a longstanding Microsoft Partner, with multiple competencies, and combines in-depth technological knowledge with a proven methodology and excellent people.

Each of Total’s consultants combine technical expertise with years of experience – gained not just with Windows but with its inter-dependent hardware, applications and infrastructure.

What next?

To learn more, arrange an initial conference call with a member of our solutions team by contacting your account manager, submitting an enquiry through the form below or calling us on 0845 647 0000*.

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Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune Accelerator Factsheet
Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune Accelerator Factsheet Download PDF

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