The pandemic has changed the way we work. Last year, 91% of employees asked for modern technology solutions to amp their productivity, especially while working from home. Remote working, however, doesn’t come without security challenges. 

Windows Autopilot could be your saviour and spare your IT departments nightmares. The cloud-based management service from Microsoft delivers a perfect out-of-the-box solution for Windows 10 devices. Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices in an easy and simple process while maintaining security. 

Autopilot automatically installs apps and settings within minutes, prompted via Microsofts cloud services, without your IT department having to touch the device. This means that configuration and setup can be done from anywhere. And the tedious and time-consuming process of manually configuring OEM registration, privacy settings, and OneDrive processes is being transformed into a new experience through smart pre-configuration. 

Not only that, but IT departments can use Windows Autopilot to reset, repurpose, and recover devices with little to no infrastructure to manage. 

More importantly, end users can now enjoy an easy device setup in just a few clicks without any assistance and have their new laptop ready in minutes. Once they turn on their new laptop, Autopilot can set them up in any location with an internet connection. Welcome, digital nomads! As a result, your employees are more motivated, more productive, and happier at work. 

Even partners can register devices via Autopilot on their behalf. 


Effortless device setup with Windows Autopilot 

Step 1: The IT department manages all their Windows 10 devices by deploying an AutoPilot deployment profile. There is no manual setup necessary. 

Step 2: When your employees get their Windows 10 devices and power them on, all they have to do is select language, choose a keyboard layout, and connect to a network as usual. 

Step 3: Once the device is online, MS Cloud services will automatically recognise it.  

Step 4: All privacy settings, OEM registration, and OneDrive setup is done in advance, and users need only to sign in. 

Step 5: Once the user’s login details are authenticated, the device is ready to use. 


Why you should consider smart pre-configuration with Windows Autopilot 

  • Customised out-of-box experience 
    Your organisation defines the pre-configured setup. End users do not have to worry about the tedious process. 
  • Time savings 
    Autopilot saves IT departments time for deploying, managing, and retiring devices. 
  • Cost savings 
    Autopilot reduces the infrastructure required to maintain the devices and, hence, the costs for it. 
  • Company branding 
    Your company branding can be integrated into the automatic setup process. 
  • Disabled local administrator permissions 
    Autopilot allows you to choose selected company executives to manage administration permissions for Autopilot-registered Windows 10 devices. 
  • Mobile device management (MDM) enrolment 
    Once your Windows 10 devices are connected with Azure AD, Autopilot also ensures that all devices automatically benefit from MDMs, such as Microsoft Intune. 
  • Ease of use 
    Windows Autopilot simplifies the Windows device lifecycle for both IT and end-users and maximises ease of use for all parties involved. 

Are you missing out on these benefits? 

Contact The Missing Link to help you register and deploy AutoPilot across your network. If you liked this article, you may also like:

6 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

Microsoft Word hacks

Simplifying communication through Cloud Voice


Alessandra Femenias

Marketing Assistant