New features for IT pros in Windows 10 v 20H2 October 2020 Update

As always, Microsoft brings a lot of new features for IT and Businesses, and Windows 10 20H2 is no exception. In fact, it gets more features than the consumer version. The features include MDM, Autopilot, Microsoft Defender, Biometric Sign-on, and more. Here is the list of all the new features for IT pros in Windows 10, version 20H2.

New features for IT pros in Windows 10 v 20H2

There are two sets of features that have been rolled out for IT Pros. The first set comes out of the box, while the second one needs licensing. I have marked the later one at the end of the post.

Mobile device management (MDM):  Make granular changes to Local Users and Groups on an MDM-managed Windows 10 device. It is possible using the Local Users and Groups MDM policy.

Windows Autopilot – It includes enhancements for HoloLens, Autopilot with co-management, ESP, Task Sequences, autopilot deployment reporting, and more.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard snow available for Microsoft  Office – You can launch untrusted Office documents that come from outside the Enterprise. It will internally launch an isolated container to prevent potentially malicious content.

LCU  and SSU are now a single payload that simplifies the deployment of Latest Cumulative Updates (LCUs) and Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) by combining them into a single cumulative monthly update. They will be available via Microsoft Catalog or Windows Server Update Services.

More secure biometric sign-on for Windows Hello offers virtualization-based security for certain fingerprint and face sensors to secure the data.

Microsoft Edge on Chromium, i.e., Windows 10 20H2, is the first version of Windows to come with Microsoft Edge on Chromium.

Windows 10 20H2 IT Pro Features that need additional licensing or services.

Apart from these, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection has been renamed to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Developers can check out Project Reunion, new PowerToys in Windows Dev Center, and lastly, Test Base provides intelligent application testing from an Azure environment.

I hope the post was informative, and you were able to get an idea of the latest features for IT pros in Windows 10, version 20H2.

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