Windows 10 Creators Update or Version 1703 is the company’s latest major upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system. This update brings along a host of new features for creative and IT Professionals alike. With enhancements to Windows Ink and Cortana, better battery life, improved accessibility, and more control over privacy settings, Creators Update has a lot going for itself when it comes to usability for IT Pros.
Useful features IT Pros in Windows 10 v1703
Let’s have a look at some of the features that have been launched for IT Professionals.
Windows Configuration Designer will now be available on the Windows Store in the form of an app. Without the need of imaging, this app will let you create provisioning packages and also delete pre-installed software in all the wizards.
- Windows Hello For Business
The Windows Hello program for Business has been improved to support organizations that are not using Azure services for lack of proper authentication. The software also adds two-factor authentication to ensure passwords are not vulnerable.
- Breach Protection
The new and advanced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a much-needed addition to the operating system’s breach protection defense. The new ATP software helps you create custom threat intelligence alerts, investigate a specific user account, and take immediate actions on a machine or file to suppress a breach in the system.
- MDM Migration
A new MDM Migration Analysis Tool has been introduced with Creators Update that helps you transition Windows 10 device management from the standard Group Policy to MDM by assessing which policies currently in use are available through MDM.
- Taskbar Customization
You can also now customize the Start and Taskbar layouts from Group Policy along with new support for customized taskbar policy deployed via MDM. This feature will only be available on Windows 10 Professional.
- Cortana For Business
Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that helps you accomplish all the personal work. With Windows 10 Creators Update, the tech giant is extending its support to the Enterprise side of things. With an Azure Active Directory account, your employees can now give Cortana access to your work identity to help them segregate tasks according to the artificial intelligence.
- Mobile Application Management
The new update also brings along support for mobile application management, which includes integration with Windows Information Protection. This service provides individuals with access to business apps on their personal Windows devices while safeguarding the personal data as per permissions for every employee.
- Windows Insider
The new update has a lot going for all corporate employees. It adds the option to download Windows 10 Insider Preview builds using employee credentials in the Azure Active Directory. By enrolling devices in AAD, you can increase the visibility of feedback submitted by users in your organization – especially on features that support your specific business needs.
- Delivery Optimization
With Windows 10 Creators Update, express updates are finally fully supported on System Center, which can be used by native as well as third-party developers to create custom update settings for users.
- Windows Defender Antivirus
Windows Defender will be officially renamed to Windows Defender Antivirus. Apart from a name change, it also gets some significant changes like an expanded documentation library enterprise security admins. It also gets the ability to specify the level of cloud protection for different users.
- Upgrade Readiness
Upgrade Readiness is a program that gets you all set for a major future upgrade on Windows 10. The solution provides up-to-date application and driver inventory, information about known issues, troubleshooting guidance, and per-device readiness and tracking details.
A new Quick Create option has been added to create virtual machines in Hyper-V.
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