Cloud security

Microsoft pushes ‘in cloud’ settings collection to simplify PC management

A recommended set of cloud configuration settings was released by Microsoft to Windows 10 users to help IT “standardize and simplify management” of PCs, according to a setup guide written by Ravi Ashok, senior program manager, and Stan White, principal software engineer, ComputerWorld states. These new set of settings were offered in order to build a standardized unit of PCs that can be managed with the help of available tools and to give IT administrators settings that are ready-made and Microsoft-recommended, which can be used for current and new PCs. Microsoft’s in cloud/cloud config setting is similar to the company’s other ready-to-deploy configuration settings, such as the Edge and its Windows’ security baselines. According to Microsoft, users who “have no dependency on on-premises infrastructure to be productive and successful in their role” are the ideal candidates for the in cloud settings, which must be manually set up by IT administrators.

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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