What to know about modern management and Windows Autopilot

Will McNae, Partner Technical Strategist

Greetings Modern Workplace Partners! For our community call on January 22, we’ll be discussing Windows Autopilot in detail, including:

  • Autopilot value proposition to both the partner and customer
  • Customer requirements
  • Who is participating in the Autopilot program
  • Autopilot Process for the partner (Partner Center)
  • Key security differentiators

What is Autopilot?

Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies that revolutionize the way new devices get deployed, reset, and repurposed—all with a zero-touch experience for IT. It provides setup and pre-configuration services for new devices, so they’re ready for productive use right out of the box. That means there’s no need to reimage or manually set up new devices before handing them out to your users. Your hardware vendor can ship them, ready to go, straight to your employees.

How does this help solve customer problems?

Windows Autopilot is designed to simplify all parts of the lifecycle of Windows devices, for both IT and end users, from initial deployment through the eventual end of life. Leveraging cloud-based services, it can reduce the overall costs for deploying, managing, and retiring devices by reducing the amount of time that IT needs to spend on these processes and the amount of infrastructure that they need to maintain, while ensuring ease of use for all types of end users.

What are the benefits of Autopilot?

Traditionally, IT pros spend a lot of time building and customizing images that will later be deployed to devices. Autopilot introduces a new approach. From the user’s perspective, it only takes a few simple operations to make their device ready to use. From the IT pro’s perspective, the only interaction required from the end user is to connect to a network and to verify their credentials. Everything beyond that is automated.

To learn more about Autopilot, join our community call, “Modern Management – Autopilot,” on January 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Register to join here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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