Windows 10 Deployment Links

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am the Supportability Program Manager for Commercial Surface and Windows products.  A common question we get from customers is “Can you direct me to information regarding what I should be thinking about when deploying Windows 10.”  All this information is available online but it helps sometimes if someone organizes all the links.  The areas below are based on what I have seen as the most common questions and topics of discussion with Windows 10.  I hope this helps with your planning and deployment of Windows 10.

Windows 10 General Information

Windows 10 release info:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-info

Windows 10 Update history:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/update-history-windows-10

Windows 10 Servicing or updating

Windows 10 Servicing options:  https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt574263(v=vs.85).aspx

Windows 10 servicing options for updates and upgrades:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226(v=vs.85).aspx

Windows 10 Privacy and Telemetry

Windows 10 privacy:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-privacy-faq

Configure Windows 10 Telemetry settings:  https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt577208(v=vs.85).aspx

Windows 10 Deployment

Windows 10 unattend.xml reference:  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn923277.aspx

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2015/12/22/mdt-2013-update-2-now-available.aspx

Window 10 Group policy settings reference:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250

Windows 10 deployment using Configuration Manager: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2015/12/08/now-generally-available-system-center-configuration-manager-and-endpoint-protection-version-1511/

Removing Windows 10 inbox applications in MDT task sequence:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2015/11/11/removing-windows-10-in-box-apps-during-a-task-sequence.aspx

Remove apps such as Candy Crush, twitter, etc..:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2015/11/23/seeing-extra-apps-turn-them-off.aspx

.Net Framework 3.5 deployment considerations:  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898590(v=vs.85).aspx

.NET Framework 3.5 deployment considerations with MDT:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2015/09/01/adding-features-including-net-3-5-to-windows-10.aspx

Microsoft Edge customization and configuration:   https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt270205.aspx

Windows 10 Activation

Windows 10 volume activation tips:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2015/09/15/windows-10-volume-activation-tips/

Windows 10 KMS Host Update for Windows 10:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3058168

Customizing the Start Menu or TaskBar in Windows 10

Windows 10 Start Layout Customization Deployment Guys Blog:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2016/03/07/windows-10-start-layout-customization.aspx

Manage Windows 10 start layout options:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484194(v=vs.85).aspx

Customize Start Menu using group policy:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt431718(v=vs.85).aspx

Customize Start Menu using export/import: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt592638(v=vs.85).aspx

Customizing ICD or provisioning packages:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484193(v=vs.85).aspx

Changes to group policy settings for start menu in Windows 10:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484191(v=vs.85).aspx

Customizing TaskBarLinks:  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn923245.aspx

Windows 10 Other

Locking down Windows 10:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt592641(v=vs.85).aspx

Managing Cortana in Enterprise:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt637066(v=vs.85).aspx

Intro to Configuration Service Providers(CSP):  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt683468(v=vs.85).aspx

Windows 10 Display Scalinghttps://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2015/12/08/display-scaling-in-windows-10/

Windows Store for Business

Windows Store for Business:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt606951(v=vs.85).aspx

Using Windows Store for Business with MDT 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2016/01/11/using-the-windows-store-for-business-with-mdt-2013.aspx

 

Windows Update for Business

Windows Update for Business:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt622730(v=vs.85).aspx

Videos

Windows 10: Deploying and Staying Up To Date [WIN326]:  https://msftignite.com.au/sessions/session-details/1706/windows-10-deploying-and-staying-up-to-date-win326

Using the Windows Store for Business: New Capabilities for Managing Apps in the Enterprise [WIN335]:  https://msftignite.com.au/sessions/session-details/1707/using-the-windows-store-for-business-new-capabilities-for-managing-apps-in-the-enterprise-win335

Upgrading to Windows 10: In Depth:  https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3307

Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service:  https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/preparing-your-enterprise-for-windows-10-as-a-service-11813?l=uUf1tqtQB_8505094681

Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: Provisioning Is Not Imaging:  https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3301

 

Scott McArthur
Senior Supportability Program Manager