Curious about Windows 10?


20 November 2014   //   View as Webpage
TechNet flash update for Kiwi IT Pros
MVA Free Online Learning @technetnz TechNet NZ Blog TechNet NZ Site
If you’re interested in checking out Windows 10, download and install the Windows 10 Technical preview, and then join the Windows Insider program to get the newest builds. If you're already a part of the Windows Insider program then you’ll know that the third public build of Windows 10 – build 9879 – is rolling out now.

Hang on a sec, I didn’t even know Windows 10 technical preview was here – tell me about it!

Back on September 30, Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson announced the next version of the Windows client – Windows 10 – in a live event. At the same time, the Technical Preview of Windows 10 was made available for users and enterprises to download, install, test, and give feedback.

What’s new in Windows 10? There are a bunch of new features that were introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview. For a detailed list, check the blog from the Operating Systems team at Blogging Windows. Amongst the new features, the following really stand out:

Redesigned Start Menu: The familiar start menu is back, but with a new customizable space for your apps and tiles. MVA Screenshot

Windowed Store Apps: Now all apps can run in windows mode, including Windows Store Apps!

Windows running across broad range of devices: Windows 10 will deliver one converged platform. That means apps that can run and scale across devices from embedded IoT through to Phone, Tablet, Desktop, XBOX, and the huge touch-screen PPI displays.

Proposed end to wipe-and-reload upgrades: A key goal of the Windows team for this update is to provide a smooth in-place upgrade experience for customers whether they are coming from Windows 7, or Windows 8.1. No more should we need to do massive wipe and reload deployments when upgrading windows, which means it be easier to keep up to date.

An app store experience for business: The ability to purchase Windows Store Apps in bulk and assign, and re-assign licenses, will be of huge benefit to companies. This will be delivered along with a customized Windows Store experience so that companies can curate the list of store apps provided to their users.

The latest for Windows Insiders – build 9879: On November 12 the third preview build – build 9879 – was rolled out to members of the Windows Insider program. With this release there were a number of UX refinements made, some directly as a result of feedback provided by insiders! Amongst the new features are a handful of gestures that can be used on touchpads, some updates to the OneDrive integration including selective sync, native support for the MKV video file format. Check out these in more detail here.

To dig a little deeper into the new features, and to get some insight into how management and deployment is evolving, there is a free Windows 10 Technical Preview Fundamentals for IT Pros live event happening on November 21 at 6am NZ time. This event will be captured and loaded back up onto Microsoft Virtual Academy so you then will be able to access it on demand. Register for the above link and either catch it live, if you’re an early bird, or catch it later.

Regan Murphy
Infrastructure Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ


News

A Timely startup success story.

Great news from startup Timely, who are well on their way to accomplishing their mission to build the best booking system in the entire universe! Read more on their success story and how they managed to score $150 USD per month of free Microsoft Azure through the New Zealand BizSpark program.

New tool for learning PowerShell.

Premier Field Engineer, Steve Jeffery, automates everything with PowerShell - even complete builds! One problem he had was the time it took to find the right cmdlet, so he created Scriptify.

NZ Office preview - Sway for iPhone

Choice! We've been selected to preview Sway, the latest member of the Office family, on iPhone. Download the preview now and have a play around with creating beautiful presentations in minutes.


Apps

Have a Windows app project on the side? Show it off! Share it with the rest of the community in the Kiwi Windows Apps Facebook group or send us an email to nzdev@outlook.com.
Download FuelMe Download TradeMe Property
Download Knitting Basket Download Number Tap

Events

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with Azure Site Recovery using InMage Scout (for Microsoft Partners)

24 November 2014
Are you thinking of offering Disaster Recovery services to your customers or getting enquiries to provide DR services? Join our guest speaker, Murali K K Nambiar and KR Kandavel, Sr. Product Managers for a discussion on why it is a great value proposition to offer Microsoft Solutions for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with Azure Site Recovery and InMage Scout (for Microsoft Customers)

3 December 2014
Maintaining an effective disaster recovery solution is critical to ensuring business continuity and risk/governance compliance. Are you dealing with escalating costs for delivering business critical Disaster Recovery? Do you want to be able to enable simple, managed disaster recovery that works across *all* your virtual and physical servers? Register now for this event.

Azure 101

17 December 2014
Join our featured speaker, Tara Shankar Jana, Premier Field Engineer in Australia, for the first webinar of our Azure series where we will cover a high level view of the basics of Azure.


Learn

IT Pros who are on the top of their game never stop learning. Keep your foot on the pedal and make the most of Microsoft Virtual Academy's year-round, Free Online Learning. New, world-class courses are added monthly. If you haven't already, see what's on offer from these expert delivered courses. Check out these three courses that are recommended by our technical team this week:

Windows Server 2012 R2: Using IP Address Management (IPAM).

Get a detailed look at IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 2012 R2 with the slides and videos in this course.

Virtualizing & Managing SQL Server Microsoft Cloud OS.

As customers move past virtualizing their less critical systems and move onto the more powerful, more demanding, more mission-critical systems, it is very important that they have confidence that virtualization can provide what was previously available in the physical world.

Service Management Automation with Windows Azure Pack.

Want to get a head start on automating your cloud infrastructure and services? The slides and videos in this course deliver an interactive training session on Service Management Automation (SMA), the automation component of Windows Azure Pack (the self-service portal from Microsoft that connects to System Center 2012 R2).


Resources


Try Microsoft Azure today

Explore Virtual Labs


Technet Flash for IT Pros

© 2014 Microsoft Corporation    Terms of Use :: Trademarks

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement.
If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter any longer, click here to unsubscribe.
To set your contact preferences for other Microsoft communications click here.

The Privacy Officer // Microsoft New Zealand Ltd, PO Box 8070 Symonds St, Auckland 1150, New Zealand


Comments (0)

Skip to main content