Use your personal PC at your workplace

If your IT admin has set up the software to allow it, you can use your personal PC for work and get to workplace resources such as internal websites and business apps. This is sometimes referred to as BYOD, which stands for "Bring Your Own Device." You can use workplace resources while you’re in the office or over the Internet while you’re on the road or at home.

Your IT admin will have some control over your PC so that you can use workplace resources without introducing security risks to the network. You can also choose to have your IT admin set up workplace apps and services on your PC and manage the PC as part of the workplace network.

You’ll be able to choose your own hardware, rather than being limited to PCs approved or provided by your IT admin. You can set up the PC the way you want it and still be able to use it at work.

To set up your personal PC for workplace use

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)

  2. Tap or click Network, and then tap or click Workplace.

  3. Enter your workplace user ID, and then tap or click Join.

  4. If you also want your IT admin to set up apps and services for you, tap or click Turn on.


  • It will take a while for workplace apps and settings to be added to your PC. Sometimes this might not finish until the following day. You can continue to use your PC in the meantime.

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