Windows AutoPilot simplifies new device setup

Microsoft recently announced a new suite of capabilities to be included with Windows 10 — including a new feature called Windows AutoPilot. Windows AutoPilot is designed to simplify deployment and management of new Windows 10 PCs. This and other recent updates also provide enhancements to Mobile Device Management and new Device Health features within Windows Analytics.

Here are some of the features of Windows AutoPilot and other recent Windows 10 updates that can potentially make the IT setup and management process easier.

Self-service deployments with Windows AutoPilot

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With Windows AutoPilot Deployment, employees who get new Windows 10 PCs can set up their new devices with just a few clicks without IT assistance. This means there’s no images to create and maintain, no infrastructure to manage, and a simple setup process. Instead of those complicated processes that have gone with new device setup in the past, the cloud service allows IT to set up a customized out-of-the-box experience using cloud configuration.

Windows AutoPilot Deployment is made to work seamlessly with existing Azure Active Directory and Intune mobile device management services. So you can transform your organization’s PCs into devices that are essentially ready to use right away.

Simplified management

In addition, the latest Windows 10 updates feature capabilities designed to make managing and security devices within an organization easier. With these updates, you’ll be able to deploy and configure Windows Defender Application Guard and other security baseline settings to make it easy for people to use recommended security settings on MDM-managed enterprise devices.

Proactive insights

There’s also a new update to Windows Analytics called Device Health. With Device Health, you can easily identify issues on end users’ devices to ensure they have a better Windows 10 experience. This allows you to be proactive in finding and solving potential issues, resulting in fewer help desk calls and back and forth with end users.

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