Microsoft Details New IT Tools Coming Windows 10 Creators Update

If you thought the Windows 10 Creators Update was just focused on creators, then think again! Microsoft has also baked in several new management options as well.

Many of which were announced at its most recent Ignite conference.

Well, the software titan outlined them in a new blog post, highlighting how the new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Office ATP are able to communicate with one another through the Windows Security Center.

This, the company says, will allow IT admins to easily follow an attack across endpoints and email in a seamless and integrated way.

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On top of that, there is enriched detection via expanded Windows Defender ATP sensors that detect threats that persist only in memory or kernel level. Enriched intelligence thanks to an industry partnership with FireEye iSIGHT Threat Intelligence adds another level of machine learning insight.

And then there is enhanced remediation that delivers new actions in Windows Defender ATP that give IT administrators the tools to isolate machines, collect forensics, clean running processes, and quarantine or block files with a single click in Windows Security Center, thereby reducing response time further.

That said, today’s announcement was not exclusively focused on security.

Microsoft has also detailed additional insights that are to be added to the Windows Analytics Dashboard that will IT admins better manage and support Windows 10 devices.

Including a new tool that will easily allow administrators to convert a device that uses a legacy BIOS to UEFI, instead of reconfiguring the firmware to accomplish this, as was previously the case.

Mobile application management also gets a look for organizations that have a BYOD environment, without having the device enrolled in Mobile Device Management (MDM).

You can review the blog post above for the full details of these new features that will likely be here by March, as part of the Creators Update.

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  1. I was guessing this wasn’t focusing solely on creators and it’s good to get a confirmation on this. Looking forward to more news from them.

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