Windows 10 Creators Update to bring new features for IT Pros

Mostly known for its focus on bringing 3D art to more developers and households, the Windows 10 Creators Update has so much more under the hood than originally expected. Today, Rob Lefferts from Windows Enterprise and Security shared on the Windows Blog that the Creators Update will include new features for IT admins to make enterprises even more secure than before.

The Windows Security Center introduced in the Anniversary Update just earlier this year will integrate with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. This means that IT admins will be able to use the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to monitor security events. Microsoft is also adding the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to fight against network attacks with improved sensors and more insights.

Furthermore, the Creators Update will improve the Windows analytics dashboard with new features and provide a simple conversion tool for UEFI enabled devices with the Windows 7 legacy BIOS.

All of these insights will be easier for IT admins to manage through a new mobile application. This app will monitor devices enrolled in te Mobile Device Management option so that employees will be able to use their own devices and use them safely for the organization. With this update, more companies can support a 'mobile-first' idealization without the risk of security concern.

In an effort to minimize download sizes of Windows Updates, Microsoft has also confirmed that any updates after the Windows 10 Creators Update will use the Unified Update Platform. This means that the downloader will only include changes for the device that weren't in the previous updates. Insiders are expected to see this go into effect soon. Until then, the Fast and Slow rings have been put on pause.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to be generally available next spring. However, many Insiders can access many of the teased features in the Fast Ring already.

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