Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot
AARON PARKER TALKS CLOUD MANAGEMENT, MDM, AND PROVISIONING FOR WINDOWS 10
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.