5 Second Delays Add Up – The Case of the 4 Hour + In-Place Upgrade

[How does simple configuration oversight affect in-place upgrades for Windows 10? Read on to find out.] Hello, Nandan here again! Over the last couple of years, as businesses have started adopting Windows as a Service, one of the big changes in managing the Windows life-cycle is the in-place upgrade. Clearly, with the shorter release cadence,…

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Say No to Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)

Hello, my name is Greg Nottage and I am a Consultant with the Windows and Devices team in the UK. I often work with customers who are in the process of transitioning to Windows 10 but are considering the use of Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (often shortened to LTSC and also previously known…

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Deploy Custom GPO via Microsoft Intune

Hello! My name is Anil Abraham, and I am a Senior PFE with the Windows and Devices team, in the UK. Modern management for Windows 10 is a hot topic and with Autopilot, Azure AD Join and management using Intune, a question that customers keep asking me is, “Would MDM ever replace Group Policy?” With…

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Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

Hello all,   Neil Bird here again, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. This is the first in a series of blog posts where I will be sharing some information,…

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Awesomeness Made Easy With PowerBI

Hi all, My name is Dave Coles and I’m a Senior Premier Field Engineer based in the UK who specializes in SCCM and Application Virtualization. As we know, creating reports in SCCM using SSRB is a joyful experience second only to having root canal treatment at the Dentist.  Therefore when I heard the phrase, “Can…

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Getting Started with Windows 10 Device Guard – Create Code Integrity Signing Certificate

Back to Getting Started with Windows 10 Device Guard – Part 2 of 2 contents Getting Started with Windows 10 Device Guard – Create Code Signing Certificate To sign our catalog, we require a code signing certificate.  On the certificate authority open up the snap-in by running the following command. certsrv.msc   Expand the server, right…

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Getting Started with Windows 10 Device Guard – Part 2 of 2

Hi, my name is Debs Turner, I’m a Premier Field Engineer in the Devices and Mobility team with Microsoft UK.   This article is the second in a two part series which I have produced to show how you can Deploy, Configure and Manage Device Guard in a lab environment. These are aimed at those who…

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Getting Started with Windows 10 Device Guard – Part 1 of 2

Hi, my name is Debs Turner, I’m a Premier Field Engineer in the Devices and Mobility team with Microsoft UK.   This article is the first in a two part series which I have produced to show how you can Deploy, Configure and Manage Device Guard in a lab environment. These are aimed at those who have a basic…

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