Windows 10 Enterprise edition isn’t just an upgrade of the Windows 10 you might be running on your personal computer. It’s an entirely different operating system with features meant to better serve businesses, including IT administrators and business owners and executives alike. But what are the key features your business needs to know about this new OS? Let’s take a look at three major features that will change how your business uses and manages its computers and services in the future.
Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your employees as they access work resources. With Azure Active Directory, you can also set up domain-joined devices and give your employees access to corporate resources, such as email and file servers.Plus, Azure Active Directory can integrate with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services to provide a seamless experience for your users.
Assigned Access is a feature in Windows 10 that lets you restrict a user to a single app. When you set up Assigned Access, the user will only be able to use the app that you’ve selected. This can be useful for businesses who want to prevent users from accessing certain apps or features. If a user tries to open an app outside of their assigned access, they’ll get an error message asking them to switch back.
Cortana and other AI-powered personal assistants are becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages as it helps make tasks quicker and easier. You might not have considered this before but Cortana also has benefits for business settings too!
Device Guard is a new security feature in Windows 10 that helps protect against malware and other unwanted software. By default, Device Guard will only allow apps from the Windows Store to run. However, you can also whitelist other trusted apps. This makes it a great tool for businesses who want to keep their devices secure. In addition, if any untrusted app tries to execute, it will get blocked. Also, if you are an IT professional who wants to prevent users from sideloading an app onto their device by disabling execution of Win32 and x86 apps, then this is a great option as well.
One of the most important security features of Windows 10 Enterprise edition is AppLocker. This feature allows administrators to whitelist which applications are allowed to run on company computers. This helps prevent malware and unauthorized software from running, protecting your network from potential threats. Additionally, AppLocker can be used to restrict access to specific parts of the operating system, further securing your data. With Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), administrators can create administrative templates that will apply to the entire organization. GPMC also provides a centralized location for managing local group policies as well as GPOs in Active Directory.
Windows Update for Business
An important feature of Windows 10 Enterprise edition is Windows Update for Business. This helps keep your devices up to date and secure, while also giving you more control over when and how updates are installed. You can choose to have updates installed automatically, or you can select a schedule that works best for your business. Plus, you can use peer-to-peer networking to reduce bandwidth usage. What’s more, it offers self-healing capabilities so if an update fails it will try again later or notify you if the failure cannot be fixed. And if an update does install successfully, it records what has been changed so IT professionals can go back in time to undo unwanted changes.
Windows Store for Business
The Windows Store for Business gives IT admins the ability to manage and distribute apps to their organization. They can also see which apps are popular with their employees and control which apps are available. IT admins can also set up groups so that certain apps are only available to certain people.
Device Health Attestation
Device Health Attestation is a new feature in Windows 10 that allows businesses to check the health of a device before allowing it access to company resources. This helps ensure that only healthy, secure devices are connecting to your network. It also prevents any malicious software from making its way onto your system.