As organizations go mobile for increased productivity and flexibility for the employees, most enterprises resort to kiosk mode in corporate-owned devices to leverage its features for:
Kiosks provide a self-serving environment, with a defined service to the user. The user does not own the kiosk and hence is not responsible for how it functions. In a corporate environment, a kiosk mode is set up on mobile devices to enable only essential functionality for the employees and restricts extraneous features. This facilitates a focused and seamless work set up for employees with minimal access to the underlying device settings, file system etc.
Windows 10 kiosk mode is supported on PCs and mobile devices with the Assigned Access and Enterprise Assigned Access features of Windows 10. The device signs in automatically and runs a Microsoft App in full screen in a restricted user account, limiting the user access to other apps, device functions or settings.
This blog discusses the latest trends in Windows 10 kiosk mode, advantages, and challenges.
Windows 10 kiosk mode locks down applications on Windows-based device for using it for a specific task or deploying it in a public domain.
Kiosk mode offers several benefits:
– Running single or multiple apps
– Creating and deploying configuration profiles for different users
There are certain challenges in the smooth functioning of a dedicated kiosk. Let’s look at some of them:
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In 2018, Microsoft added new capabilities to Windows 10 Kiosk Mode:
Upcoming plans for kiosk enhancements that will inspire future trends are:
Kiosk mode gives a limited control to the user, which makes it easier to manage and secure devices, ensuring these devices run consistently and seamlessly for their intended purpose. Though there are a few challenges which can be addressed using a device management solution for these dedicated devices.
Vandita is a passionate writer and IT enthusiast. By profession, she is a Computer Lecturer at the University of Delhi and has previously worked as a Software Engineer with Aricent Technologies. Vandita writes for MobiLock as a freelance contributor.