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windows 10 is smarter as you’d might think

check out these features to improve your daily work

dynamic lock

since Microsoft doesn’t offer own smartphones anymore, they integrate some clever/smart features to connect with mobile devices – e.g. ensure that your windows 10 is locked when your away from keyboard with dynamic lock

picture password

to get rid of long passwords with complex characters for login – choose picture password – lock your desktop with secure pattern

windows hello

login with face recognition like already known from your smartphone @microsoft


your phone app

as already reported > windows is (still) mobile < will add the ability to receive push notifications from your mobile device directly at your desktop screen


breaking news: microsoft blocks in his june update unsecure bluetooth devices like google’s fido-stick titan @google – read more about secure 2 factor authentication


quick assist

already in 1607 was this features introduced to easiely share you screen with onboard tool quick assist – the your phone app even added a beta feature to remote display of your mobile device (currently for some Samsung and OnePlus devices available)

continue on PC

when you connect your mobile device with your windows 10, there is some kind of seamless handover to share links in between


one drive

is microsoft’s cloud storage to easy access and share files from any devices, even for automatic photo backup from your mobile

where are cool new features, there are also some limitations, or at least considerations …

  • running the latest Insider builds (1903)
  • metered wifi networks are currently not supported
  • disable optimize battery settings at your phone
  • Batterysaver mode on your PC is turned off
  • your windows10 needs Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode
  • iris scanner, a fingerprint reader or a special near-infrared 3D camera
  • conditions defer for each feature …

read more about microsofts’s capabilties

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windows 10 is (still) mobile

by the end of this year microsoft will end the support for windows 10 mobile on december 10 2019, the october release 1709 was the last update back in 2017

since microsoft wasn’t able to get a markable footprint in mobile business, windows phone failed, relaunched a windows 10 mobile .. there are still ways to combine windows 10 and mobile

launcher 10 – android launcher

i was a huge fan of windows 10 mobile and it’s live tile design, but missing enterprise features und apps forced me to look for other opportunities

launcher 10 offers the beloved windows phone design for android smarthphones as seaperate launcher, sort and resize your tiles including a paid feature of live tiles

live tiles are deprecated of microsoft, and microsoft missed to remove all refences, so it’s possible to do a sub domain tack over, the the service is still online http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/

your phone app companion

every windows 10 embed a feature to connect your ios or android phone to be able to remote use features like sending messages or access media remotely from your device or synchronize file changes between devices

with is current windows 10 insider preview build 18885 (20H1) microsoft added notification for android devices – stop reaching for your phone to check your with features like

  • see incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • view all of your phone notifications in one place
  • customize which notifications you want to receive
  • clear notifications individually or all at once

read more about productivity with a second screen

3rd party services

other apps like airdroid pushbulltet, mightytext and others offer the also the ability to compose and receive messages from desktop , transfer files without a wired connection and for sure receive push notifications directly from device – additionally
possible within your browser, independent from your platfrom os or even device with when using a webservice

apple

if your using an apple device you’d probably own a mac and should use features like
universal clipboard, make calls with your mac, send and receive messages or handoff immediately between devices where your stopped before, everything connected to icloud

use continuity to connect your mac, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, and apple watch

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unified endpoint management

today’s employees use at least two or more devices to do daily work on various os at different versions – it is time for a new class of tools – unified endpoint management (uem) combine the management of multiple endpoint types in a single console

evolution

from pc configuration lifecycle management (pcclm) via client management tools (cmt) to unified endpoint management (uem) – companies listed in the client management tools magic quadrant already transformed, other a overruled

content

emm

while enterprise mobility management (emm) is highly competitive and rapidly transforming — for instance, good technology, which was in gartner’s magic quadrant in 2015, was acquired by blackberry, airwatch was acquired by vmware in 2014 – emm contains of:

  • mobile device management (mdm)
  • mobile application management (mam)
  • mobile identity (mi)
  • mobile content management (mcm)

uem combine cmt + emm + iot

benefit

  1. reduce it management cost – a single tool
  2. improved security – get the best of both
  3. better insights – reporting
  4. prepared – enterprise of things

gartner

magic quadrant reports the ability to execute and completeness of vision for vendors – read full report here

Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools

tco

according to gartner research, the annual tco of a fully managed smartphone using emm is almost
80% lower than the annual tco of a fully managed desktop using cmt

@mobileiron

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windows managed kiosk

kiosk is a configuration for single purpose devices(cosu) e.g. info stand or remote work device – provide conditional access in public and semi public areas – ios could set in supervised mode and enable device owner for android to convert consumer devices to fit business needs

autostart is a convenient but unsecure way accomplish a kiosk like behavior and with app locker it is possible to blacklist apps, but both are not an enterprise solution

assignedaccess1assigned access to assign an app to a user – just universal windows platform(uwp) or modern apps are supported – located in settings > familiy and other users > set up assigned access – this could remote configured via syncml or powershell

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once you have set everything up, simply relogin to the selected account, the app automatically launch

z-order for views when the app is running in lock modekiosk apps already existing next to mdm, uses the technoligy – microsoft advices how to build your kiosk app – there a separate layer to develop it and even quit assigned access via software

lockHost->RequestUnlock();

hosted web apps are the easiest way to pin a webpage to a windows client in a kiosk setup – like web clips for ios devices, since ios 11.3 it could arranged with the home screen layout– create a web view with windows template studio

fall update 1709 with it’s windows release it is possible to select allowed apps, provide a startlayout and disable taskbar, even device win32 applications – remote configured via mobile device management

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spring update 1803 published days ago, assinged access csp advanced to configure shell launcher – “you cannot configure both assigned access and shell launcher on the same system” – additionally the accounts csp added to create a new local windows account

Accounts CSP diagram

since microsoft doesn’t provied any smartphone – it is prepared persist in enterprise – outlook to new build 17661, a modern snipping experience

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