What’s New in Windows 10, version 1803 for IT Pros


The Windows 10 version 1803 update provides many new and improved features to help you deploy, manage, and secure your Windows 10 devices. This release improves dynamic, cloud-based provisioning. You can dig even deeper into device and application health. New security features are available to protect against malicious attacks. And new capabilities have been added to protect your privacy. Windows Autopilot provides a modern device lifecycle management service powered by the cloud that delivers a zero touch experience for deploying Windows 10. You can now lock a device during provisioning until policies and settings are deployed, thereby ensuring that the device is fully configured and secured when the user gets to their desktop. Windows AutoPilot is now available with Surface, Lenovo, and Dell. Other OEM partners such as HP, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Fujitsu will support Autopilot in coming months. Windows Update for Business now provides greater control with the ability to pause and uninstall problematic updates using Intune. Windows 10 in S mode is now available on both Windows 10 Home and Pro PCs. Commercial customers will also be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode. The Windows Analytics family of tools continues to provide unparalleled pre- and post-upgrade support. New App Reliability reports in Device Health enable you to see where app updates or configuration changes may be needed to reduce crashes. The Login Health reports reveal adoption, success rates, and errors for Windows Hello and passwords, guiding migration to the “passwordless” future. Update Compliance has added Delivery Optimization so you can assess the bandwidth consumption of Windows Updates. Use Upgrade Readiness to assess Spectre and Meltdown protections on your network. Check if your devices have Windows OS and firmware updates with Spectre and Meltdown mitigations installed and whether your antivirus client is compatible. New security solutions are stronger than ever. Windows Defender ATP includes automated investigation to significantly reduce alert volume and allow security operations experts to focus on more sophisticated threats. Advanced hunting is?a powerful new search and query tool to proactively find potential threats across your organization. Windows Defender Security Center has also been improved. Virus & threat protection provides enhanced ransomware recovery. Expanded cloud-based protection and additional threat reductions keep devices even more secure. Two new security areas have also been added. Account protection allows you to manage device sign-in and locking options. And, Device security enables you to manage hardware-related and virtualization-based security settings to protect kernel mode processes. New capabilities have also been added to protect your privacy. In the Feedback and Settings page under Privacy Settings, you can now delete diagnostic data your device has sent to Microsoft. You can also view this diagnostic data using the Diagnostic Data Viewer app. For more information about these new features, and others, head here:

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