Last week saw public announcements for the Windows Autopilot technologies, as well as some of the additional capabilities coming up in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which will be released later this year. Windows Autopilot allows OEMs, distributors and resellers to link a device to an organisation, which means that even before the user signs in for the first time the device can start receiving customisations based on group membership.
At it’s core, Windows Autopilot allows a brand new PC to be issued to users who can then use their internet connection to sign in with their Azure Active Directory credentials, which can easily be synchronised with their on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory Connect. The device is automatically enrolled in the company’s MDM solution e.g. Microsoft Intune, and then the device will start receiving applications and policies based on the user and device group memberships.
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