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Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot

Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot


Windows desktop deployments are hard—enterprise deployments have typically required creating custom SOEs, application packaging, infrastructure to support Windows deploy, plus testing and piloting. Then of course, managing those PCs once deployed.

Microsoft is seeking to simplify PC management with Windows 10, using Azure AD and Mobile Device Management. I’m seeing lots of interest in this because it provides a cloud-only approach to PC deployment and management. Typically, this comes from organizations deploying new infrastructure, migrating to Office 365, or even some long term ConfigMgr shops looking to simplify desktop management.

However, this does come with caveats, and it requires some explanation for anyone new to the concept. Is it for everyone? Well, let’s look at what Windows 10 mobility management means and what the implications are for the management of desktops

Microsoft has included MDM capabilities in Windows since Windows 8.0, and has improved them with 8.1 and further still with Windows 10. Each subsequent major release has added to this functionality and along with Intune, Microsoft has been turning MDM into a viable approach for managing PCs.

An admission here—I’m very Microsoft focused, so when I think of MDM solutions, I’m generally thinking in terms of Microsoft Intune’s capabilities. However, 3rd party MDM solutions have been touting their Windows 10 management capabilities, too.

Read the entire article here, Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot

Via the fine folks at FSLogix.

FSLogix Founded by industry veterans Kevin Goodman and Randy Cook, FSLogix is a startup that came out of stealth mode at BriForum Chicago 2013. FSLogix Apps provides Dynamic Application Visibility, which enables policy-based control of when any application is visible to individual users or groups from a single golden image. With FSLogix Apps, IT administrators realize the benefits of application virtualization for all Windows® applications on physical, VDI and Citrix/RDSH platforms.FSLogix Apps is an advanced application filtering solution that enables administrators to dramatically reduce the number of images required to support any enterprise, with any deployment system, on any Windows based infrastructure. FSLogix Apps delivers Dynamic Application Visibility, and policy based control of application visibility to individual users or groups from a single golden image.

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