In today’s changing business world, where flexibility is more crucial than ever, we’re honored that Gartner has again recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management( UEM) Tools1. Over the past 18 months, millions of employees worldwide have had to shift their work from the office to the home, and millions more continue to deal with dramatically reconfigured workplaces. Whether it’s hybrid or remote study, the one common aspect is the endpoint-as-conduit through which people remain connected and participate in today’s workplace. Throughout this massive transformation, it’s become clear that digital endpoints–PCs, telephones, operating system, and essential apps–are the new workplace. It’s the need for this ubiquitous connectivity that underpins the importance of endpoint management and security as vital for organizational success.

Accommodate and thrive

This year, we focused on meeting our customers’ needs to adapt to today’s evolving business landscape. They responded with increasing reliance on Microsoft Endpoint Manager to enable their employees’ remote and hybrid study. Our cloud-connected Microsoft 365 apps, devices, and Windows innovation–with integrated security and protection–help build resiliency for today’s changing world of work.

By using Endpoint Manager to apply the principles of a Zero Trust security model to apps and endpoints, Microsoft customers can transform their security posture across their entire endpoint estate. This capability is foundational to enabling employee productivity in hybrid work environments. From remote to frontline workers and from big enterprises to small-scale, Microsoft is recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of eyesight for Endpoint Manager.

Four by four Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management measuring completeness of vision and ability to execute which shows service providers named in the Gartner report across all four quadrants with Microsoft as a Leader.

Windows endpoint management in the cloud

Our focus on helping business adapted continues as organisations move to cloud management, starting with their Windows endpoints. In the past fiscal year, we’ve seen more than 250 percent growing in patrons managing their Windows endpoints exclusively in the cloud. We anticipate that the recently announced Windows 365 will further accelerate this growth, with our UEM solution essential to implementing an end-to-end process for deploying, configuring, and scaling the new Windows 365 experience.

When Windows 11 becomes generally available later in 2021, cloud handling will be key to reducing complexity as IT teams determine how their workforce will update to this new operating system built for hybrid study. Building on Windows innovation and our investments in AI with endpoint analytics, we’ll continue to help customers deliver seamless endpoint and management experiences for their employees–all while protecting data and ensuring endpoint compliance.

Automation improves security

Connecting our cloud capabilities has also helped increase cooperation between security runnings( SecOps) and IT teams through automation and modern handling. We’ve evolved Endpoint Manager into a hub for Microsoft 365 management and security, house automation based on the billions of signals we get from the Microsoft intelligent security cloud. Acts required to remediate vulnerabilities are automatically communicated between cloud services and implemented immediately. We’ve constructed Endpoint Manager to provide role-based visibility back to the security squads, relaying information about actions taken and policies implemented. These advanceds help drive the modern workplace by empowering organizations to adapt and scale as their business evolves.

Increasing endpoints and protecting

The requirements of the modern workplace necessitate securing a diverse situated of endpoints, including productivity apps and non-traditional machines. With Microsoft Teams at the core of the hybrid work environment, we continue to grow the scope of machines under management across the ecosystem. In the last nine months alone, we’ve seen the number of endpoints under management more than doubled. Our service continues running across platforms for customers worldwide, including those from highly regulated industries, with deep integration into Microsoft apps and endpoints enabling increased security and flexibility. Clients realize having the choice to support both overseen and unmanaged experiences with a consistent security promise–applying app-protection policies and configurations to protect sensitive knowledge without device enrollment. Learn how Siemens transitioned to Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage all of the company’s mobile endpoints in less than 12 months–advancing its Zero Trust excursion and improving employee experiences.

Learn more

The endpoint is the new workplace, and we’re committed to helping organizations build business resiliency with Microsoft Endpoint Manager. We’re grateful to again be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management, and we’re humbled every day as we continue learning from our clients. You’re invited to read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant report or opinion a snapshot of the UEM Magic Quadrant above. Keep up with ongoing growths on UEM and hybrid work by following the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Blog.

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1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tool, Dan Wilson, Chris Silva, Tom Cipolla, 16 August 2021.

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