There are many ways to manage end user devices in the modern workplace. While a traditional Standard Operating Environment (SOE) still has its place, an increasing number of organizations are looking to leverage the capabilities of the Azure platform to modernise the device management of their end-user computing environment.
Swift Technologies can help your organization create, deploy and maintain an SOE. Creating an SOE usually involves building an image with a standard operating system and set of applications, testing with a pilot group and then rolling out to all devices on the network.
Our staging facilities and team of national field service technicians are available for large rollouts of new devices. An SOE can also be deployed on-premise using customer infrastructure.
After an initial SOE is built we will ensure it’s maintained for Windows and application updates, newer hardware models and drivers.
Today, with Azure Active Directory, Intune and Autopilot, we usually recommend a more agile, cloud-based approach. This saves the need for onsite storage, allows devices to be deployed more easily in any location, and reduces the maintenance of a “golden image”.
Microsoft Autopilot and Windows 10 lets you provide zero-touch deployment for users, reducing the effort on IT teams to roll out a traditional SOE. Individual applications are packaged and deployed via Intune, customised for the specific staff member. All an end user needs are their credentials and an internet connection!
Intune lets BYOD organizations deploy applications, without joining a computer to the domain and becoming a fully managed device. You can easily roll out business applications and ensure all devices joining a network have the right security. Give staff the flexibility they want while controlling software versions, licensing, security and central access.