>The idea is that provisioning a corporate PC could be as easy as getting a new iPad, though this can only work for apps that can be deployed from the Store.
Microsoft's TechEd Europe conference is under way in Barcelona, and this morning Microsoft corporate VP Joe Belfiore showed new management features in the forthcoming Windows 10. Users will be able to log into Windows 10 using Azure Active Directory (AD), the cloud-based directory also used by Office 365, and get access to the …
Some of this stuff already exists in 'PC-land' (remote provisioning), 'tablet-land' (app stores with available apps based on user sign-on) and Blackberry (segregation of 'work' and 'public' parts of a single device). The theory of bringing all those together would work very nicely for both company-issued laptops and personal tablets used as BYOD. That would merge well with Microsoft's vision of a single OS for both mobile and desktop, as well as the convergence of tablet and notebook into 1 type of 'Surface' device. That also plays to MS strength as a corporate supplier while keeping a foot in the consumer space.
It remains to be seen whether the execution of this vision is "XP" or "Vista"
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