Tip of the Day: Windows 10 Deployment: Tips and Tricks from Microsoft IT

Today’s tip…   At Microsoft today, we think of Windows as a service. Cloud-powered Windows Analytics have streamlined the upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update for our employees around the world. Our experts share lessons learned and best practices for application compatibility testing, upgrading, readiness, and adopting Windows Hello and Always-On VPN connection.   Here’s…


(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

Today’s tip… Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. The value of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly aligned to increase the performance and reliability…


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


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…


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…


Tip of the Day: How to Upgrade Windows Clients with Multiple Languages installed to Windows 10

Today’s Tip… Need to automate Windows 10 upgrades on systems with multiple language packs involved? Here’s a great article with lots of screenshots! Reference: “How to Upgrade Windows Clients with Multiple Languages installed to Windows 10” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/system_center_configuration_manager_operating_system_deployment_support_blog/2017/05/24/how-to-upgrade-windows-clients-with-multiple-languages-installed-to-windows-10/


Tip of the Day: Free eBook Time Again

Today’s Tip… Your options include: Windows 10 Office 2016 and O365 PowerBI Azure System Center/Cloud SQL And a bunch more! Available here: “Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! I’m Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics…


Tip of the Day: Using “Change Advanced Startup Options” in Windows 10

Today’s Tip… Not sure which F## key to hit when rebooting to media, PXE, or some other advanced option? This may help! How to get to it: Navigate to Settings –> Update & Security –> Recovery This can also be achieved using the new “/o” switch for shutdown: i.e. shutdown /r /o.  


Tip of the Day: The Always ON VPN Deployment Guide is Now Live

Today’s Tip… The Always On VPN Deployment Guide is now live on the web, in the new Virtual Private Networking (VPN) section of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library: Remote Access Always On VPN Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10


Tip of the Day: Modernizing Windows deployment with Windows AutoPilot

Today’s Tip… Here’s a great seven minute video providing a technical overview of Windows AutoPilot: a new cloud service that provides you with a zero-touch experience for deploying new Windows 10 devices. References: “Windows AutoPilot deployment” – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt803299 “Modernizing Windows deployment with Windows AutoPilot” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/06/29/modernizing-windows-deployment-with-windows-autopilot/