Microsoft has revealed the IT administrator tools for businesses that will be available in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The tools touch on security, UEFI conversion and managing bring-your-own-device (BYOD).
In October, Microsoft revealed that the Windows 10 Creators update will be coming in early 2017, although participants of the Windows Insider program already have access to previews of that release. While Microsoft has already showed off a lot of features that will benefit consumers and creative professionals, the company has now turned to businesses.
Here's an outline of the new IT management tools that will benefit IT administrators in organisations that are coming to the Creator Update:
- Windows Security Center, the centralised portal to track and monitor Windows 10 security events on corporate networks, will link to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection through the Microsoft Intelligence Security Graph. This will allow IT administrators to easily follow an attack across endpoints and email.
- New actions will be added in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to investigate and respond to network attacks. These including sensors in memory, detection of kernel level exploits and new remediation actions. The latter allows IT administrators to isolate machines, collect forensics, kill and clean running processes and quarantine or block files with a single click in the Windows Security Center, reducing response time.
- New features in the Windows Analytics dashboard will let organisations use their own telemetry for new insights and to ensure compliance on the upgrade, update and device health processes.
- In-place UEFI device conversion to take out most of the manual work involved.
- Mobile application management that will let IT administrators secure and manage BYOD machines to protect corporate data without having to use mobile device management (MDM) solutions. You can see how it works in the video below: