A short 26 minute video overview of why modern device management with Microsoft Platform including Microsoft Intune, Windows Autopilot and Dell Technologies Services offering.
In this short 10 minute video I provide a high level low-technical overview of Windows Autopilot, Microsoft Intune and how as well as associated Dell Technologies service offerings.
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As organizations deploy Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise with Modern Device Management the processes for activating Windows 10 are changing, and new options are available.
Most of us are familiar with the traditional product key registration for Windows devices. For businesses (large and small) the common activation scenarios for activation have included:
- OEM Pro – needs internet connection for one-time activation
- Multiple Activation Key (MAK) (Pro or Enterprise) – needs internet connection 1 time per system
- Key Management Services (KMS) – on premise KMS server doing continual activation
- Firmware-embedded – never needs to be on internet connection, it can be in a deferred activation state and never watermark
Update 8/1/2020: Microsoft has updated their official blog post a number of times since this post to include automated ways from Intune and ConfigManager.
We have published a number of posts about what Windows Autopilot is and how to setup and test. Now that so many organizations have taken note of Modern Device Management advantages they want to know how to include those devices into the Windows Autopilot.
It needs to be clarified that Modern Devices Management in the context of Windows Autopilot, is comprised of three parts:
- Device Registration
- Device Enrollment
- Device Provisioning
This article relates to step 1) for existing devices within an organization. Specifically the question it is trying to answer is:
Is there a way we can generate the IDs without someone sitting down in front of hundreds / thousand of individual machines and manually starting the PowerShell script?
Here is high level steps what I have seen done out there:Read More »Gathering Existing Devices Windows Autopilot Device IDs
What is Windows Autopilot white glove?
The new Windows Autopilot white glove process, which lets IT technicians, partners, and even OEMs pre-provision devices before they are delivered to the user. Using this process, all device configuration tasks, including apps (machine-targeted or user-targeted), certificates, and policies, can be completed in advance, making it so that when the user gets the device, the device can be ready for productive use within a few minutes.
Is it available yet?
As I go around customers talking about Modern Provisioning, a common questions during the session is: What do I need to give Windows Autopilot a try? How do I test it? What are the requirements? How do I get started?
You can take Windows Autopilot for a test drive with little effort and no need to order new devices. Here is how:Read More »How to Try Windows Autopilot
Title: Understanding Modern Provisioning Date Presented: November 29, 2018 — 8:00a Abstract Content Today’s End User Computing environment has changed considerably in the past few… Read More »Webinar: 2018-11-29 Modern Provisioning
PowerShell script that uses WMI to retrieve properties needed by the Microsoft Store for Business to support Windows AutoPilot deployment. https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo/ Thank you Michael Niehaus!… Read More »Windows Autopilot Collecting Hash and More
Many people ping me on a weekly basis wanting to know what Microsoft’s Windows AutoPilot is and understand what it means or if they can use it right away..
Microsoft and other vendors are marketing as the new zero-touch deployment experience.
This is what I tell them:
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