Back last June, Microsoft announced a new feature set called Windows AutoPilot. A cloud-powered suite of services, the solution will help admins make their deployment and management of Windows 10 simpler. The feature also brings significant improvements to Mobile Device Management.
Just last week, Lenovo announced it was the first PC OEM to embrace Windows Autopilot. Now fellow PC giant HP is following suit and has announced its own support. The company says it will begin using AutoPilot in its new PCs starting this fall.
“We recently completed a successful pilot with a large customer and simplified the PC setup so it’s as simple as turning on a smartphone for the first time. By combining HP DaaS with AutoPilot and Azure Active Directory Premium, we can streamline the out-of-the box PC experience for our customers, while establishing a secure endpoint when they first power on.”
So, with HP’s involvement, the number of OEMs using Windows AutoPilot has increased to three, if we count Microsoft. The company will certainly be hoping more manufacturers follow Lenovo and HP’s lead as the year progresses.
Launched with the Fall Creators Update, AutoPilot is essentially a bundle of software solutions. It makes configuring a device more efficient and seamless.
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.
AutoPilot works 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.