Join us for a Community call on Tuesday, February 27 to help improve productivity of IT as well as the end user with customer benefits such as Windows Autopilot deployment solution.
Modern Workplace deployment
For years now, employees have been able to purchase a smartphone and/or tablet and enroll that device into an organization without involving IT. Once the mobile device is unboxed and powered on, users can be productive and secure within a matter of minutes. That has not been the case with PCs. Typically, IT would create their own custom image. As employers or employees purchased new devices, IT would wipe the pre-installed Windows image before loading their custom image. This increases the time it takes for the end user to start using the devices for business purposes.
The idea of having a PC act like a smartphone/tablet from a security perspective was a foreign concept, which makes sense when looking at it from the perspective of securing one PC device that only connected back to a corporate network. However, with today’s Modern Workplace, companies aren’t just securing a device. They are securing the user, which may have multiple devices that access the corporate network, as well as SaaS apps. Windows Autopilot was developed specifically to address this new Modern Workplace.
Register for the February 27 Modern Workplace: Windows & Devices Partner Community call to learn more about Microsoft’s Autopilot Surface Deployment Program and how to support Partner-led customer assessments.
What is Windows Autopilot?
The “standard” definition of Windows Autopilot is a suite of capabilities powered by cloud-based services, designed to simplify deployment and management of new Windows 10 PCs along with enhancements to Mobile Device Management and new Device Health features in Windows Analytics.
Simply stated, Windows Autopilot is a deployment solution that allows you to easily unbox a new PC and configure it to corporate standards without IT intervention. IT involvement is minimal. Deployment of Windows Autopilot requires three simple steps; register the devices, assign a profile of settings, ship the device to the end user. It’s easy to see how Windows Autopilot improves productivity of IT, as well as the end user, with these customer benefits.
- Easy to deploy and manage
- End of custom images – easiest way to drive down TCO
- Always up to date
- Centralized cloud-based device management
- Granular application, security and policy administration
- Partner Opportunity
By using Windows Autopilot for customer deployments, here are just a few of the benefits partners can realize.
- Greater account control and deeper engagement
- Managed Service practice of Modern Desktop Deployment
- Increased Microsoft 365 cross sell/up sell revenue opportunities
- Enable devices by S/N and Customer AAD naming via Partner Center
- No touch configuration from Microsoft to end-user
- Migration services from customer imaging to no touch Autopilot
- Manage Autopilot apps/policy settings via Microsoft Intune & Microsoft Store for Business
There is also a new opportunity for partners to Support Autopilot on M365 + Surface opportunities via a partner led assessment. The customer assessment consists of a multi-day engagement that covers lab setup, M365 + Surface fundamentals, deployment and management, business value, and a current infrastructure assessment.
Sign up for this upcoming community call
Remember to register for the February 27 Modern Workplace: Windows & Devices Partner Community call to learn how to improve your productivity and quickly organize your cloud-based device management.
Learn more about Windows Autopilot
- Here’s a great video that provides an easy to understand overview of Windows Autopilot
- Overview of Microsoft Windows Autopilot documentation
- Step-by-step guide to add Autopilot devices
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