Microsoft has already announced a shakeup of Windows 10 security features for the Fall Creators Update. Now the company is reaching to enterprise users more with plans to modernize the way the platform is used by IT. Among the significant upcoming features will be Windows AutoPilot, as well as Mobile Device Management improvements.
Both of these new abilities will be launched with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Starting with Windows AutoPilot, it is the name Microsoft has given to a bundle of technology. The feature will allow users to more easily set up a PC by combining several techniques.
This is focused on enterprise customers, who can use AutoPilot to configure a device in just a few clicks. Microsoft says this means IT pros do not need an image or complex infrastructure management.
Microsoft will leverage its Store for Business with offers of Windows AutoPilot apps and solutions. Through the AutoPilot Deployment Program, OEMs and Microsoft will be able to link new devices directly to an organization.
This will be achieved through Azure Active Directory and Intune mobile device management (MDM). Devices can ship with Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 365 ProPlus with AutoPilot on board.
Mobile Device Management will also be a focus for business through the Fall Creators Update. The service will now permit organizations to deploy and configure Windows Defender Application Guard. This new ability was announced by Microsoft earlier in the week.
In terms of Windows AutoPilot, the integration with MDM will allow organizations to manage devices and see which ones are ready.
Additionally, Microsoft talked about more new management features coming with the Fall Creators Update. However, the company is keeping those under wraps for the time being. We do know that the release will bring MDM support to Active Directory. There will also be support for multi-apps and simpler lockdown settings.
Microsoft also dropped some information about new functionality coming to Windows Analytics. Called Device Health, the ability can identify problems within the Windows 10 platform and warn IT before it becomes serious.
The objective for such a feature is clear, and will help customers and Microsoft. With Device Health, the company hopes to limit the amount of contact to help desks and support teams. This will help both Microsoft and organizations save money.