Microsoft opens up its Windows 10 insider preview for business

Microsoft recently opened up Windows 10 resources for information technology (IT) pros as the software giant is preparing to deliver the “creators update (v. 1703)” on coming Tuesday.

The so-called creators update, which will be a cumulative update, will contain all of the bits since the release of the last big feature update or the Windows 10 “anniversary” update.

The company has rolled out a bunch of new or updated tools for IT pros, for new creators update deployments and also in-place upgrades for users of Windows 10.

Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit Version 1703, which is available via the company’s Hardware Dev Center for specifically Windows 10, also includes tools like DISM, WinPE and Sysprep in addition to Windows Configuration Designer.

Biometric authentication scheme called Windows Hello for Business now comes with support for organizations that can not use exterior authentication services like Azure Active Directory. Windows Hello’s new Dynamic Lock feature is also rolling out with the creators update.

A feature update is the Redmond-based software giant’s terminology for the Windows 10 release, which typically arrive twice a year. In addition, Windows 10 will get smaller “quality” updates on monthly basis.