You can enroll your Windows devices into one of two platforms. The platform determines the available device management functionality for your Windows devices.
The Windows Desktop platform supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices using the native MDM enrollment. The Windows 7 platform supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 devices enrolled using the AirWatch Unified Agent for Windows.
The table shows the differences in enrollment methods. Consider enrolling Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices as Windows Desktop devices because of the increased device management functionality.
|Functionality||Windows 7||Windows Desktop|
|Native MDM Enrollment Method||✓|
|AirWatch Agent Enrollment||✓||✓|
|AirWatch Protection Agent Support||✓||✓|
|Supports Full Windows 10 functionality||✓|
|Supports SCCM Managed Devices||✓||✓|
|Supports Windows 7 Devices||✓|