Microsoft Managed Desktop service description

Microsoft Managed Desktop provides your users with a secure modern experience and always keeps devices up to date with the latest versions of Windows 10 Enterprise edition, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, and Microsoft security services, including:

  • Simplified enrollment of new devices.
  • Configuration of devices.
  • Features to keep users and devices secure, including Windows Hello, BitLocker, SecureBoot, and Virtualization-based security according to Microsoft best practices.
  • Device security monitoring and remediation services.
  • App compatibility, through App Assure.
  • Management of updates for Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise apps.
  • Analytical data about device and app usage.
  • IT support for your users.
  • Operational support for IT pros.

Included services

For details about the specific services included with Microsoft Managed Desktop, see the articles below.

If you've already decided that Microsoft Managed Desktop is for you, the articles in Get ready for enrollment in Microsoft Managed Desktop will provide you with the steps to prepare to join the service.

Service Description
Supported regions and languages Explains which regions and languages are supported with the service.
Program devices To guarantee the best experience for your users, only certain devices are supported by Microsoft Managed Desktop. Program devices specifies the exact device models and configurations you can use with the service. You provide them or work with a partner.
Device services Specifies the device-related services that Microsoft will provide to subscribers.
Device configuration Clarifies the default and security-related Mobile Device Management policies that the service will apply to enrolled devices.
Security Specifies the data collected from enrolled devices, the features and policies related to device security, identity and access management, network security, and information security.
Updates Describes the various update groups that Microsoft Managed Desktop uses to roll out updates to your devices.
Support Clarifies the support Microsoft provides for your organization and users.
Operations and monitoring Explains how change management works with Microsoft Managed Desktop. This includes standard procedures for requesting and preparing for changes in the deployment.
Application requirements Describes the types of apps and behaviors allowed in Microsoft Managed Desktop, and the division of roles and responsibilities for app deployment and management.