Microsoft talks enterprise features coming in Windows 10 Creators Update

While Microsoft has mostly on creative consumer-focused features coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update thus far, the company has taken to a new blog post to detail aspects of the update that should appeal to business users. Due in early 2017, the Creators Update is set to bring a number of new enterprise features that should improve overall manageability and security, including boosts to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) to help businesses better detect threats.

One of the biggest enterprise areas that will see imrpovements with the Creators Update includes device management. In particular, Microsoft is working to make it much easier for IT admins to "acquire, provision, support and secure devices more easily than ever."

With that in mind, Microsoft is looking to enhance the WIndows Analytics dashboard to let businesses to better manage their devices using their own telemetry. Even more interesting, Microsoft plans to bolster support for BYOD in the enterprise. From Microsoft:

With the Creators Update we're introducing mobile application management, a new feature that will protect data on personal devices without requiring the device to be enrolled in a Mobile Device Management solution. As employees use their own devices at work more and more, we are providing IT with oversight to apply policies to the applications employees use to be productive. This helps keep corporate data more secure without taking on the added responsibility of managing employees' personal devices.

Lastly, Microsoft is lowering download sizes for enterprise customers by introducing differential downloads. This will allow mobile and PC devices to download updates that only contain changes that have been made since the last update, which should reduce download update sizes significantly.

For much more, be sure to check out Microsoft full blog post.

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