The Creators Update ( CB ) is very interesting to the enterprise. Ironically it is called the Creators Update and you will be hard pressed to find articles (they will come out eventually) about the new creation aspects. For the Enterprise IT there are several items that immediately catch your attention and make you want to update in 4 or so months. 4 months after CB (April 11th) is when Current Branch for Business ( CBB ) is predicted to release. A few enterprise IT items that catch my attention instantly are:
- Windows Insider for Business – the ability to control, manage, and learn how the next CBB release will impact your business – https://insider.windows.com/ForBusiness
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- Improved control of Windows Update – scheduling, Restart times, delay of cumulative updates. If your business application is impacted you can buy yourself 30 days to fix your vulnerability.
- Improved control panel and further death of MMC and CPL. I am sure it a learning curve will occur with the typical end user followed by realization that using the control panel is easy.
- Unified Security dashboard
- Improved Virus & threat protection
- Device performance & Health
- Firewall & network protection
- App & browser control
- Family options
- PowerShell, PowerShell, PowerShell – repalced the CMD in the WinKey+X menu. If you can achieve the action via PowerShell that means Automation is easy!
- Gaming Mode – nice! Improved team collaboration and hand eye coordination training while working… or something like that
- Night light – Blue Light for reduced eye strain
- Death of snipping tool. WinKey+Shift+S is now available with or without O365. OneNote FTW!
The items above are the tip of the iceberg for Enterprise IT. What really makes life interesting is the improved stability, control via WU, MDM, SCCM, GPO, Antivurs, etc., as well as massively improved user experience like the ability to create folders in the start menu tiles. Simple things that makes your end users happier.
For a detailed list of features check out the MS Blog
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