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Manage and update Windows 10

jdeckerMS|Last Updated: 2/21/2017
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Learn about managing and updating Windows 10.


Information for Windows 10 Enterprise also applies to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, and information for Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise also applies to Windows 10 IoT Mobile. For information about managing devices running Windows 10 IoT Core, see Windows 10 IoT Core Commercialization.

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Administrative Tools in Windows 10

Administrative Tools is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users.

Cortana integration in your business or enterprise

The world’s first personal digital assistant helps users get things done, even at work. Cortana includes powerful configuration options specifically to optimize for unique small to medium-sized business and enterprise environments.

Update Windows 10 in the enterpriseLearn how to manage updates to Windows 10 in your organization, including Update Compliance, and Windows Update for Business.

Manage corporate devices

You can use the same management tools to manage all device types running Windows 10: desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. And your current management tools, such as Group Policy, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), PowerShell scripts, Orchestrator runbooks, System Center tools, and so on, will continue to work for Windows 10 on desktop editions.

Windows Spotlight on the lock screen

Windows Spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen.

Manage Windows 10 Start layout options

Organizations might want to deploy a customized Start screen and menu to devices running Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education. A standard Start layout can be useful on devices that are common to multiple users and devices that are locked down for specialized purposes.

Create mandatory user profiles

Mandatory user profiles are useful when standardization is important, such as on a kiosk device or in educational settings.

Lock down Windows 10

Enterprises often need to manage how people use corporate devices. Windows 10 provides a number of features and methods to help you lock down specific parts of a Windows 10 device.

Join Windows 10 Mobile to Azure Active Directory

Devices running Windows 10 Mobile can join Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) when the device is configured during the out-of-box experience (OOBE).

Configure devices without MDM

Create a runtime provisioning package to apply settings, profiles, and file assets to a device running Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile, or Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.

Application Virtualization for Windows (App-V)

When you deploy Application Virtualization (App-V) in your orgnazation, you can deliver Win32 applications to users as virtual applications. Virtual applications are installed on centrally managed servers and delivered to users as a service – in real time and on as as-needed basis. Users launch virtual applications from familiar access points, including the Windows Store, and interact with them as if they were installed locally.

User Experience Virtualization for Windows (UE-V)

When you deploy User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) in your organization, you can synchronize users' personalized application and operating system settings across all the devices they work from. UE-V allows you to capture user-customized application and Windows settings and store them on a centrally managed network file share. When users log on, their personalized settings are applied to their work session, regardless of which device or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) sessions they log on to.

Windows Store for Business

Welcome to the Windows Store for Business! You can use the Store for Business, to find, acquire, distribute, and manage apps for your organization.

Windows Libraries

Libraries are virtual containers for users’ content. A library can contain files and folders stored on the local computer or in a remote storage location. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as My Documents, My Pictures, and My Music).

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