Tip of the Day: Windows 10 1511 End of Service for CB and CBB Content

Today’s tip… KB 4036927 – “Windows 10 version 1511 end of service for CB and CBB (July 27, 2017)” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4036927/windows-10-version-1511-end-of-service-for-cb-and-cbb-july-27-2017 KB 4035050 – “Windows 10 version 1511 will no longer receive security updates” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4035050/windows-10-version-1511-will-no-longer-receive-security-updates Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

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Tip of the Day: WaaS – Simplified and Aligned

Today’s Tip… This blog post has great information on the Semi-Annual Channel and Long-Term Servicing Channel (replacing the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)), and even has a video!   References: “Windows as a Service: Simplified and Aligned” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/07/27/waas-simplified-and-aligned/ “Windows and Office align feature release schedules to benefit customers” – https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/20/windows-office-align-feature-release-schedules-benefit-customers/#DEqVj9McmuitrABs.97 “Windows 10 Creators Update fully…

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Tip of the Day: Improving Dual Scan on 1607

Today’s Tip… A very timely article pertaining to Dual Scan! This article includes: Mention of the policy discussed in the May 2017 “Demystifying ‘Dual Scan'” blog post with screenshots How Dual Scan works with this policy How to use this policy What’s on the horizon References: “Improving Dual Scan on 1607″ – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wsus/2017/08/04/improving-dual-scan-on-1607/ “Demystifying ‘Dual…

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Tip of the Day: Using PowerShell to Obtain Update Information

Today’s tip… Here’s a quick way to obtain update information. To search for all updates: $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher() $Searcher.Search(“IsInstalled=1”).Updates | ft -a title Example Output: To search for a specific update: $Searcher.Search(“IsInstalled=1”).Updates | Where {$_.Title -like “*KB4016509*”} | ft title Example Output:

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Tip of the Day: Semi-Annual Channel and more!

Today’s tip… These articles cover the Semi-annual Channel in Windows and Office, LTSC (previously called LTSB), servicing, and Windows Insider Preview information. Reference: Delivering continuous innovation with Windows Server – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/06/15/delivering-continuous-innovation-with-windows-server/ Windows Server Semi-annual Channel Overview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/semi-annual-channel-overview Overview of the upcoming changes to Office 365 ProPlus update management – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-the-upcoming-changes-to-Office-365-ProPlus-update-management-78B33779-9356-4CDF-9D2C-08350EF05CCA?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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Tip of the Day: An Overview of Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Today’s Tip… With Windows 10, Microsoft made the shift to delivering Windows as a service, which introduces a new way for how it is built, deployed and serviced. In the next five minutes, Michael Niehaus will demystify the core components of the Windows as a service model. The build release process and update cadence as…

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Tip of the Day: What does the Windows 10 1607 CBB declaration mean for Windows 10 1507 now that media has been released?

Today’s Tip… With the Current Branch for Business (CBB) declaration of Windows 10 1607 (1607 = RS1 = Build 10.0.14393) on November 29, 2016, and the release of updated media for Windows 10 1607 on Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and MSDN (on 1/19/2017) and on the Volume Licensing Service…

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Tip of the Day: Windows 10 and Windows Server Update History

Today’s Tip… Looking for information about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates? What was fixed and what improvements are included? Look no further! Here’s an example of the information available: “Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Update History” – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

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Tip of the Day: Quick Guide to Windows as a Service

Today’s Tip… Looking for a quick guide for WaaS? Here you go! This article includes: Definitions of new terms Feature updates Quality updates Insider Preview Servicing branches Deployment rings Key concepts Current Branch (CB) releases Current branch for Business (CBB) Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Staying up to date “Quick Guide to Windows as a…

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Tip of the Day: Security Updates Guide

Today’s Tip… Microsoft has release a preview of a single destination for security vulnerability information. Check it out! Rather than publishing bulletins to describe vulnerabilities, the new portal will let you view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database. The new portal enables you to do the following: Sort and filter security…

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