It’s not a secret that Microsoft is making Windows 10 focusing on enterprises more than it’s making changes to please consumers. In the past we heard about new security features coming to the operating system next year. Today the software giant is detailing new key management features for Windows 10 for business.
For identity, Microsoft is adding a functionality to connect corporate users to Azure Active Directory. Moving forward devices will talk with Azure AD and users will be able to sign in to Windows 10 using Azure AD accounts or add their Azure ID to access resources and business apps.
To ensure Windows works seamlessly with Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft will connect the two, allowing users to automatically sign in to services such as Office 365, Microsoft Intune, and the Windows Store. This means that users will only have to remember one method of authentication.
In Windows 10, Microsoft is also focusing on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios for management. In the next version of Windows, the company is extending its MDM support to provide better device management and offering support for multiple users, full control on the Windows Store, Enterprise Data Protection policies, VPN configuration, and full device wipe functionality, and more.
Although, this may not sound interesting for regular users, they are welcome additions to the operating system for enterprises as they are once holding off to upgrade, because they don’t add real value jumping from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is set to change that because there will be many new features worth to upgrade.