Speed Read: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for IT Pros

Phased Rollout

What’s Out

  • EMET (as a download)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TOM) Owner Password Management
  • Resilient File system (ReFS)*
  • Reader App
  • Paint (Goodbye old friend!)
  • PowerShell 2.0
  • Screen saver functionality in Themes*

What’s New…

Windows Insider for Business gets Azure AD Domains

Windows AutoPilot

Automatic Redeployment

  • OOBE choices — Sets the region, language, and keyboard
  • Wi-Fi connections
  • Certificate
  • Original object in AAD + Intune
  • You can provide a new provisioning package at reset time
  • If no provisioning package is defined, it will use the previous one

MDM Enrollment Enhancements

  • Each user sees installation progress of critical policies during enrollment
  • Users can know what policies, profiles, apps MDM has configured
  • The IT helpdesk staff can get detailed MDM diagnostic information using client tools

1709 ADK Answer File Settings

1709 Security Baselines Notes

  • Exploit Guard’s Network Protection feature to prevent any application from accessing web sites notes as dangerous. This extends SmartScreen-type protection to all programs, even third-party browsers.
  • Device must already have Windows 10 Pro version 1703 or later installed and activated
  • Devices must be Azure AD-joined or Active Directory joined with Azure AD Connect (no workgroup-joined devices)
  • Support for bare metal via script
  • Only available for Semi Annual Channel (LTSC not supported)
  • Requires Internet Connection
  • Will check in every 30 days, if unsuccessful grace period is 90 days before device is downgraded

Administrator Templates

Windows 10 Subscription Activation

  • Device must already have Windows 10 Pro version 1703 or later installed and activated
  • Devices must be Azure AD-joined or Active Directory joined with Azure AD Connect (no workgroup-joined devices)
  • Support for bare metal via script
  • Only available for Semi Annual Channel (LTSC not supported)
  • Requires Internet Connection
  • Will check in every 30 days, if unsuccessful grace period is 90 days before device is downgraded

Windows Defender

  • Windows Defender Device Guard is the feature formerly known as Device Guard.
  • Windows Defender Credential Guard, formerly Credential Guard.
  • Windows Defender Exploit Guard has many of the threat mitigations from the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), but brings a whole new set of intrusion prevention capabilities.

Files on Demand

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Goes Gold

  • Install Linux distros via the Windows Store
  • WSL now runs multiple Linux distros
  • WSL comes to Windows Server & Microsoft Azure VMs
  • WSL now supports USB/serial comms
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

Delivery Optimization (DO)

Link your Phone and PC

Rounding it Out

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