Posted by: kurtsh | June 29, 2017

NEWS: “Windows AutoPilot” – coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Get ready for a new way to deploy Windows 10, coming with the Fall Creators Update release.

Learn how to easily set up new PCs with a standard, corporate Windows image using Windows AutoPilot.

Windows AutoPilot, a suite of capabilities powered by cloud-based services, is designed to simplify deployment and management of new Windows 10 PC’s along with enhancements to Mobile Device Management and new Device Health features in Windows Analytics.

Traditionally, IT Pros spend a lot of time on building and customizing images that will later be deployed to devices with a perfectly good OS already installed on them.

Windows AutoPilot introduces a new approach:

  • From the users’ perspective, it only takes a few simple operations to make their device ready to use.
  • From the IT Pros’ perspective, the only interaction required from the end-user, is to connect to a network and to verify their credentials. Everything past that is automated.

Windows AutoPilot allows you to:

  • Automatically join devices to Azure Active Directory
  • Auto-enroll devices into MDM services, such as Intune (Requires an Azure AD Premium subscription)
  • Restrict the Administrator account creation
  • Create and auto-assign devices to configuration groups based on the devices’ profile
  • Customize OOBE content specific to the organization

In the video below, Principal PM Manager for Windows Enterprise and Security, Sidd Mantri, offers an overview of Windows Autopilot, a new cloud service from Microsoft that provides you with a zero-touch experience for deploying new Windows 10 devices to your organization. Sidd illustrates how you and hardware vendor can use Windows AutoPilot, to enable your users to easily setup new Windows 10 devices, and demonstrates the user’s set-up experience.

For more information on Windows Autopilot, visit the announcement page and the product page:


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