Lenovo just recently announced that it will be participating in Microsoft’s new AutoPilot program – the program where the manufacturer pre-configures PCs for the customer and delivers them directly to the end-user (bypassing the IT staff in most cases). And, though Dell has been on board with this program since October of 2017, the company has now begun actual shipments of pre-configured systems.
The announcement comes as part of a modified blog. The blog was written in October 2017 and contained primarily information about how the company would begin delivering systems with VMware management components installed. It went to provide a small blurb about the AutoPilot program. However, the blog has been updated to reflect the following…
Dell is now shipping systems with Windows AutoPilot for customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, with other countries to follow soon. Customers who are interested in AutoPilot should contact their Dell sales representative for more details.
This small update blurb sits on top of the remaining VMware information instead of a new blog or announcement, suggesting that Dell is on board, but it might not be gung-ho about it. Dell owns VMware which has been a big competitor of Microsoft’s since its inception.
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