Cloud Camp Quarterly

Session Highlight – Flying Into The Future With Windows Autopilot


Hi folks, Aidan Finn once again from MicroWarehouse. Windows 10 has forever changed how we work with devices. Never before have we had a Windows OS that was built so completely to allow out-of-the-box customisation and resets. How many hours do you think you, your customers’/employer’s users have lost while waiting on a new device to be provision, or waiting on an existing device to be rebuilt after the OS/applications got into a tizzy?

To assist with the customisation of reset, repurpose and recovery of devices, Microsoft has launched Autopilot, a cloud-based solution. Devices can be quickly provisioned or re-provisioned, and there’s even a process for integrating new devices straight from the manufacturer.

I spent a lot of time during the Windows NT to Windows 7 days working on OS deployment. Ghost, Remote Installation Service (RIS), Sysprep, Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM) have all played big roles in my career, as some/all of them probably have for you. But times are moving on, and it’s time for us to reskill again as the OS changes, the ownership of devices changes, and, most importantly, the needs of the business/user have changed too.

To help us, we have Autopilot expert Peter Egerton, who is an enterprise client management specialist and Microsoft MVP. Peter works with enterprises on device/user/mobility solutions, so his experience in this area should be of huge value.


Peter Egerton
Enterprise Client Management Specialist and Microsoft MVP

Peter works with organisations in the UK and across the world on their Microsoft Enterprise Mobility solutions using. Peter was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in 2018 and is an active member of the IT community as a community leader of WMUG. Peter is also a qualified trainer, published author, blogger and conference speaker.


If you work with Windows devices and need a new solution today, or think you might need a new solution in the future, then I strongly recommend that you attend this session.