New episode: The mechanics of Windows Autopilot
Published Oct 04 2022 04:05 PM 9,344 Views

Earlier this year, we kicked off a new learning series on Mechanics dedicated to cloud-based Windows Management where we covered the latest on Windows update management, remote help and fundamental topics like, why you should cloud attach if you are managing Windows devices in Configuration Manager.

We continue our series today, publishing an episode on the mechanics of Windows Autopilot. This show is for IT leaders and professionals looking to streamline device provisioning to minimize the IT overhead of deploying devices to end users. This episode covers updates to the service for deploying business-ready Windows devices, and all your apps, policies, and security controls without ever touching the device. Windows Autopilot is a Microsoft cloud service in Intune that provides your organization's IT with a completely hands-free, zero-touch experience for deploying new devices. With Windows Autopilot deployment, there is no need to reimage or manually set up new devices before handing them out to your users.


Device provisioning experience optimized for hybrid work

Traditionally, IT teams spend a lot of time building and customizing images that are later deployed to devices. As we now work in a world where remote and hybrid work is the reality, the traditional way of provisioning devices can be time-consuming, which creates a frustrating end-user experience for a hybrid workforce. With Windows Autopilot, you can send new devices directly from your hardware providers to your end users in a business-ready state, without the need for reimaging. Autopilot provides flexible deployment options with Microsoft Intune and enables IT to pre-provision with little to no infrastructure from the cloud. From a user’s perspective, it only takes a few easy steps to set up their computer and get started with their day. All the user needs to do is to connect to the internet and verify their credentials.

Streamline user experience from first boot

At Microsoft, we continue to simplify and enhance the device provisioning experience for end users and enable help desk admins to troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly. Now you can automatically capture diagnostics when devices experience a failure during the Autopilot process on Windows devices. When logs are finished processing on a failed device, they will be automatically captured and uploaded to Intune.

With the latest enhancements in Autopilot into Co-management, you can configure device enrollment in Intune to enable co-management. This feature commonly supports scenarios such as installing apps in a specific sequence, configuring devices to your organizational standards and overriding the co-management policy to use Intune for all workloads.

Ready to learn more?

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Join us at Microsoft Ignite, October 12-13, then get ready for more deep dives, demos, and live Q&A with our engineering teams at the Microsoft Technical Takeoff for Intune and Windows, October 24th-27th, here on the Tech Community. RSVP today to secure your spot and receive event reminders!

For additional assistance with implementing Windows Autopilot or Intune contact your Microsoft account team or

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