Microsoft today highlighted the new features related to manageability in Windows 10. Microsoft has improved the management features to best serve in the mobile-first cloud. In addition to the existing capabilities, Windows 10 adds new identity and device management choices. With Windows 10 we’ll also add the ability to leverage Azure Active Directory, devices can be connected to Azure AD, and users can login to Windows with Azure AD accounts or add their Azure ID to gain access to business apps and resources.
Also, Microsoft has ensured that Windows works better when using Active Directory and Azure Active Directory together. When connecting the two, users can automatically be signed-in to cloud-based services like Office 365, Microsoft Intune, and the Windows Store, even when logging in to their machine using Active Directory accounts. For users, this will mean no longer needing to remember additional user IDs or passwords.
From a device management perspective, Windows 8.1 already supports mobile device management (MDM). With Windows 10, Microsoft is extending MDM support in order to better manage corporate-owned devices, supporting the configuration of Enterprise Data Protection policies, support for managing multiple users, full control over the Windows Store, VPN configuration, full device wipe capabilities, and much more.
In Windows 10, you can choose between Active Directory, Group Policy, and System Center Configuration Manager for corporate-owned devices that are frequently connected to the corporate network, or Azure Active Directory and MDM for devices that are typically mobile and internet-connected.