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7 enterprise mobile management features in Windows 10

Sarah K. White | Oct. 12, 2016
Redstone 2 has been delayed until Spring 2017, but the most recent Microsoft operating system update, Redstone 1, also dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607, brings plenty of enterprise IT updates – including these seven EMM features.

Upgraded analytics

Getting everyone in the office up and running on the same operating system can be a headache for any IT department large or small. There are bound to be compatibility issues, employees are likely running on different PC models and it takes time and energy to update every computer. But with Upgrade Analytics, businesses can get a rundown of system, application and driver data to identify any compatibility issues before they happen making a company-wide upgrade a much smoother process.

Malware updates

Windows Defender is not new to Redstone, but the updates Microsoft introduced almost make it feel like a new service thanks to updates to its well-known malware program. Most notably, it can now run offline using the most recent up-to-date definitions, so you don't have to be connected to the internet or your company's network to eliminate threats. Microsoft also introduced Block at First Sight, which promises to reduce Windows Defender's response time to new malware down to mere seconds, rather than hours, finding and identifying malware before it can manage to do any damage.

App management & customization

Prior to this update, Windows users had to download separate programs to run virtualized apps and any customized Windows or application settings had to be managed manually. Now, those are baked into the update, with App-V and UE-V, which automate both processes. With App-V, IT departments can give employees access to custom apps as virtual applications in real-time, while they're managed and stored on central servers. Meanwhile, UE-V lets users store customized windows and app settings and then synchronize those across multiple devices, anytime, anywhere to any users you have in the enterprise. You can even create custom templates for business-apps and third-party apps as well.

 

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