Windows for the Mobile First, Cloud First Era

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s first truly mobile operating system designed to work seamlessly across mobile devices and traditional PCs.

This mobile first, cloud first platform redefines how organizations treat Windows management, allowing IT to take full advantage of the new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) capabilities.

Microsoft’s game changer operating system introduces a range of innovative, enteprise-ready features across the device deployment, management, and support lifecycle.

AirWatch® by VMware® embraces the best of traditional client management functions and brings together the industry leading EMM capabilities.

Combined your organization simplifies traditional Windows management, and achieves unparalleled security and end-user and IT efficiencies.

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Streamlined Deployment

Provision devices with corporate resources and policies to get users up and running quickly.

Over the Air Configuration

Windows 10’s native single sign on capabilities and integration to cloud-based identity management solutions now makes possible over the air enrollment and configuration of devices. This removes the on-domain requirement, and users can simply enroll the device on any public or private network.

Bulk Enrollment

Runtime provisioning in Windows 10 allows you to configure devices without needing to re-image for individual use. This allows bulk enrollment of devices via policy; where software, apps, updates, and settings are delivered as a provisioning package to the end user via email or via USB, and installed with just one click.

Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)

With Windows 10, devices can be set up for an out-of-box experience with zero IT involvement. Employees that choose their own device (CYOD) for the workplace are guided through the AirWatch enrollment workflow the first time they power on the device. On enrollment, the device is joined to the domain; correctly configured with apps, settings, profiles and content; and set up for management by AirWatch.

Enrollment via Work Account

Employees that bring their own device (BYOD) to the workplace can simply add their work account to their device or a work application. Signing in to the app joins the device to the cloud domain and fully registers the device for management with AirWatch. After authenticating with the corporate credentials, the device is automatically configured for the user.

Unified Application Experience

Create a more unified app experience for developers, IT administrators, and the end-users.

Unified Application Catalog

With Windows 10, Microsoft has consolidated the app store experience into a single, combined Windows Store for all app types. AirWatch fully integrates with the Windows Store to manage app delivery, licensing, and security. You can provision a Unified Application Catalog with identity built-in for all your desktop, native, Web, public store, and business store apps. Introduction of Business Store Portal (BSP) will allow managing bulk purchase, distribution, reclaim, and reuse of app licenses.
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Software Distribution

AirWatch supports automated workflows for product installation and multiple software distribution methods including remote installation of apps, drivers, firmware updates, scripts, and complex packages. You can even create rules to install packages based on network, schedule or power conditions. AirWatch will integrate with Microsoft Business Store Portal to facilitate distribution of B2B and LOB apps through online or offline channels, and with or without the need of a Microsoft or a directory services account.
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Classic Windows Applications

Windows 10 offers backward compatibility with Win32/Win64 applications. AirWatch fully supports provisioning of these desktop apps (including EXE and MSI packages), eliminating the need for traditional systems management or PCLM tools.

App Security

AirWatch enables IT administrators to create compliance policies with custom whitelist and blacklist inventories that allow only apps from trusted publishers, file types, file path, and more. The software inventory supports universal, modern, and legacy apps.

Advanced Security and Data Loss Prevention

Take endpoint and data security to a whole new level.

Device Posture and Conditional Access

Health Attestation in Windows 10 offers a new way for compromised device detection. For devices with TPM 2.0 or higher, Windows 10 captures and stores health and image integrity status during device boot. AirWatch compliance engine gives you real-time visibility into the device health from within the management console. You can also define automated escalation policies to notify users and / or act on the compromised device. Integration with identity management solutions such as VMware Identity Manager or Azure Active Directory, allows IT admins to provide additional security and grant conditional access to enterprise apps and resources.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

AirWatch allows IT administrators to define advanced DLP policies on Windows 10 devices. Windows advanced DLP system, Enterprise Data Protection, will protect data at the file-system level and be transparent for end users. With AirWatch, you can apply more granular controls to contain and protect company data, while managing privacy concerns over employees’ personal data. AirWatch allows you to define trusted apps that can handle enterprise data, classify data sources as enterprise boundary, set policies on how data is handled, and configure app specific access to internal networks or servers with Per-App VPN and App Tunneling. 1

Identity Protection

AirWatch integrates with Windows 10’s new security features Windows Hello and Passport for Work. Windows Hello is a more secure, enterprise-grade replacement for passwords and supports fingerprint, facial, and iris based biometric recognition. With AirWatch, you can set policies for user verification gesture, including biometric gesture. Passport for Work is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) built into the OS that allows users to get access to websites, apps, and networks without the need for entering passwords. AirWatch you can configure PIN strength and complexity requirements and provision certificates to identify users.

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Dynamic Update Management

Streamline how updates are managed and delivered across your organization.


Windows 10 is designed with mobility and cloud in mind, and is set to receive periodic OS and feature updates over the air. AirWatch provides more granular control on how updates are managed and delivered across your organization. It fully integrates with your existing Windows Server Update Services or WSUS; while also supporting the new Windows Update for Business. The new program allows IT to control the deployment schedule for feature and security updates on enterprise devices through methods including distribution rings, maintenance windows, peer-to-peer delivery, and integration with existing tools.

Additional Resources


Redefining Windows 10 for the Mobile First, Cloud First Era
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Take a Look at the Latest Windows 10 Features with AirWatch
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Whitepaper: A Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Management

Datasheet: Windows 10: Redefine Windows Management

Datasheet: Windows 10: Empowering Your Enterprise Apps


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