Get an introduction to Windows Autopilot, including core features, technologies used, an overview of the Windows Autopilot process, and a look at the benefits of Windows Autopilot.
- [Instructor] Let's take a high-level overview of Windows Autopilot to see how Autopilot is a modern method of devise deployment. We'll then look at some of the lesser known features within Autopilot and the different licensing options available. The mobility of users is making businesses think differently about how they provide devices for their employees. Nowadays employees can work from the office, on the road, or as home workers. IT departments need to have a more agile service, so that they can provision devices for those users who are outside of the traditional head office. Windows Autopilot fills this requirement. When device is deployed using Windows Autopilot, they're configured straight out of the box. There's no need to reimage or manually prepare devices. Administrators, simply preconfigure settings for the new devices. Then, when a new device is switched on by the end user, settings and apps are auto deployed to the device by the Windows Autopilot service. At the end of the setup process, the device is fully configured, secured, and ready to use by the end user. To be able to use the Windows Autopilot service, you will need a Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education Edition already installed on the device. Azure Active Directory to provide cloud-based identity and authentication management, and a Mobile Device Management solution to manage the device enrollment process, such as Microsoft Intune. Let's take a mile-high view of the Windows Autopilot process to see the three main stages. New devices are purchased from a vendor with Windows 10 already installed. An administrator preconfigures the Autopilot service deployment profiles and settings. Finally, when an end user receives their new device, they connect the device to the internet, their credentials will be verified, and the device will be automatically provisioned. There are many advantages of using Windows Autopilot. It is very easy to provision new devices, because imaging is not required. There is no infrastructure for you to purchase and manage. Only minimal IT department support may be required to help users to setup their devices. Autopilot is easy for users. They simply connect to the internet, enter their corporate credentials, and then the rest of the setup process is fully automated. So in summary, Windows Autopilot saves time and resources whilst offering enhanced device and data security.
- Benefits of Windows Autopilot
- Licensing options
- Managing device hardware IDs
- Managing Windows Autopilot as an administrator
- How end users experience Windows Autopilot
- Tips and tricks for managing devices
- Configuring and deploying devices
- Troubleshooting Windows Autopilot