Improved Windows Update Log Formatting with Windows 10 1709

With the release of Windows 10, the Windows Update log changed from a text file to a binary file.  A new PowerShell cmdlet, Get-WindowsUpdateLog, was added to format the binary file, generating the equivalent text file that many of you were used to.  But there was one challenge:  The formatting process required access to Windows…

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Changing between Windows SKUs

In one of the sessions that we did at Ignite around Windows 10 Subscription Activation, we included this slide that talked about the progression that has been made through the years in simplifying the process of changing the installed SKU of Windows, primarily between Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise: Judging from the reaction to my…

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Windows as a service: Connecting the dots

Since we’ve started talking about Windows as a service (almost three years ago now), we’ve published a lot of good information.  And while most people know about the main set of documentation (http://aka.ms/waas) and the Microsoft Mechanics video (http://aka.ms/waasvideo), there are some other sources of information that are also useful to help connect the dots…

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Easily switch from Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Education

Some of you may have seen me do a demo at previous events showing how you could change from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise, just by changing the product key – the change is immediate, no reboot is required.  That capability was added in Windows 10 1607. Now in Windows 10 1709, we’ll…

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