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Pop Quiz: Managing Windows 8.1 Devices

Applies to the "Supporting operating system and application installation" objective of Exam 70-688.

Q: A company's IT team needs to manage PC and non-PC, Windows and non-Windows devices connected to the LAN and on the Internet.

Which Microsoft product allows management of many device types running Windows and non-Windows operating systems?

  1. SCCM
  2. Windows Intune
  3. Windows Azure
  4. Active Directory

Answer is B. Windows Intune can be used to manage iOS, Android, and PC devices connected to the Internet. SCCM along with Windows Intune can manage devices connected to the LAN and on the Internet.

Quick Tip: A free Windows Intune 30-day trial account is available at; http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-intune

Reference: How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

Bonus Question: How much free Microsoft OneDrive storage is available to each and every Windows 8.1 user? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: Windows Intune and SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) are the names of products available from Microsoft for managing non-PC, non-Windows devices.


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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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