Microsoft today released Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs. You can read about all the new features included in Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs here and for mobile devices here. To know how to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update, read our post here. Apart from the consumer features, this Windows 10, version 1607 also comes with a variety of new features and functionality for IT pros, such as:
- Windows Information Protection (WIP), which helps to protect enterprise apps and data on enterprise-owned and personal devices against potential data leakage without otherwise interfering with the user experience.
- Improvements to Windows Hello for Business, which now includes both Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport.
- Simplified provisioning with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), and the ability to install Windows ICD with the full Windows Assessment Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), or by itself.
- The ability to connect to a remote PC that is joined to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
- Improved taskbar management, including the ability to add and remove pinned apps from the taskbar as an administrator, while still allowing users to pin/unpin apps and change the order of pinned apps on the taskbar after the enterprise configuration is applied.
- Expanded mobile device management (MDM) capabilities.
- Shared PC mode, which optimizes Windows 10 for shared use scenarios, such as touchdown spaces in an enterprise or temporary customer use in a retail business.
- The inclusion of App-V and UE-V as Windows features (instead of inclusion in MDOP, which required a separate download and installation).
- Windows Defender enhancements, including the release of Windows Defender Offline (which allows you to run offline scans), Block at First Sight (which dramatically improves detection times for new malware), enhanced notifications, and potentially unwanted application (PUA) detection.
For more details about the new features, visit here. Windows 10, version 1607 is available for download today from the Volume Licensing Service Center (for Volume License customers) and from the MSDN Subscriptions Center (for Visual Studio/MSDN subscribers).