Microsoft decided that a new name should make Microsoft’s strategy for managing PCs via Config Manager and Intune clearer. As a result, there will be the new Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
For Microsoft, System Center Configuration Manager and Intune are the same thing: tools for managing the PCs, servers, and other devices in an organization. But for customers, they were very different things. Renaming the shared platform for managing PCs, servers, and devices to Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) confused some customers. Some even assumed that System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) would disappear to push customers toward the cloud.
System Center isn’t going away, but Microsoft Endpoint Manager will make office PCs faster: there was some confusion about the licencing & branding of MEM so I asked @anderson & @nickmcquire to explain it all to me & it’s about making PCs at work better https://t.co/WB5kPVE8eo
— Mary Branscombe (@marypcbuk) January 6, 2020
Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft 365, explained to TechRepublic the decision to rename the tools. Mary Branscombe has written an article about this for TechRepublic. It is available to interested SCCM and Intune users via the above tweet.