Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. In addition, you can use Windows Autopilot to reset, repurpose and recover devices.
This solution enables an IT department to achieve the above with little to no infrastructure to manage, with a process that’s easy and simple.
Lenovo is empowering large enterprise customers to take the first step in their journey to modern management by being the first Microsoft OEM PC partner to announce support for Windows Autopilot. The promise of a simpler user experience is at hand as Windows Autopilot replaces the traditional PC imaging process by leveraging the cloud for true touchless deployments. This means greatly simplified deployments, streamlined IT administration, and happier end users.
Last June, Microsoft announced that windows autopilot is, a set of tools that would be included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and allow for PCs to be deployed without IT administrators ever having to touch the device. The device ID is uploaded to the OEM, along with the configurations options like an Azure AD account, Intune, and more, and everything is automatically set up.
For the first time, IT Administrators will have the option to leverage Lenovo’s direct integration with Windows Autopilot’s capability to register Lenovo PC’s to their Azure Active Directory tenant before they receive the PCs. Lenovo’s factory capabilities combined with Windows Autopilot are key pieces to an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) strategy that drastically simplifies how IT delivers services to their users. As soon as users sign in to a highly simplified and customized out-of-box set up experience, provisioning and security policies will be delivered by the enterprise EMM solution, much like mobile phones are deployed today. Lenovo is ready to help our customers achieve modern deployment and management best practices with Windows Autopilot. For greater value, customers can combine Windows Autopilot with Lenovo Windows 10 preloaded images as well as custom solutions that are optimized for Windows Autopilot with customer applications and cloud storage capability integrated.
Claiming to be the first third-party OEM to announce support for the service, Lenovo says that AutoPilot is already in testing with “selected early adopter customers”, and it will be generally available in the coming months.
By using this windows AutoPilot,
- Traditionally, IT pros spend a lot of time on building and customizing images that will later be deployed to devices with a perfectly good OS already installed on them. Windows Autopilot introduces a new approach.
- From the users’ perspective, it only takes a few simple operations to make their device ready to use.
- From the IT pros’ perspective, the only interaction required from the end user, is to connect to a network and to verify their credentials. Everything past that is automated.
So the Lenovo is testing Windows AutoPilot with selected early adopter customers now and broader availability will be ready in the coming months. Enhanced digital ordering and fulfillment processes, combined with Lenovo’s global PC manufacturing capabilities and customers’ device management facilities, promises to transform PC deployment in the modern IT era.