Final Security baseline for Windows 10, version 1709

Over on the Microsoft Security Guidance blog Aaron Margosis has posted the release of the final security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10, version 1709, and that they have been added to the  Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit. He includes the following information on the differences between the 1703 and 1709 baselines, which are as follows…..


Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10, version 1709

More Windows 10, version 17o9 news… the ADMX templates are available for download. Details Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. This download includes the Administrative templates released for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709), in the following languages:…


General Availability of Windows Analytics: Update Compliance

Over on the Windows Analytics blog they posted the general availability of Windows Analytics: Update Compliance.  For those of you unfamiliar with Windows Analytics, it is one of Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite offerings. This solution collects system data including update installation status, Windows Update for Business configuration data, Windows Defender status data and sends that data to be analysed….


Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1709 available for download

Now that Windows 10, version 1709 has been released you can download the latest version of the Windows ADK. If you still need earlier versions they are available via the same link. Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1709, to get the new and improved deployment…


Windows 10, version 1709 New Features For IT Pros

Over on the Windows for IT Pros blog my long time trans-Tasman friend has made a lengthy post What’s new for IT pros in Windows 10, version 1709. I won’t rehash what Nathan has typed, but here are the categories he has covered in detail, with lots of links to investigate. Deployment Servicing Security Management…


Windows 10 version 1709 Evaluation ISOs Now Available

Good news – those of you wanting to test out Windows 10 Enterprise version 1709 capabilities can download these now from the Evaluation Center. Here are the full details from the Evaluation Center Description Windows 10 Enterprise is designed to address the needs of large and midsize organizations by providing IT professionals with: Advanced protection against…


Microsoft 365 Business Part 4 – Office 365 Business Deployment

In the earlier posts in this series we covered Windows 10 Business, Azure Active Directory and Windows AutoPilot, and now we move over to the deployment of Office 365 Business. In the last post on Windows AutoPilot we saw that this gets installed automatically as part of the Azure Active Domain Join and autoenrollment into…