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…


Free Stuff! Free Azure credit!

Hi everyone, Paul here again. This time it’s a PSA (Public Service Announcement) – did you know you can get $300 / £240 (at time of writing exchange rates) free Azure credit? 3 months free Pluralsight subscription? …. and more! I highly recommend getting yourself familiar with Azure; it’s a real investment in your own…


Upgrade Readiness Client Configuration

Hello, again! I am back and this time, we will look at how to start data collection for the Windows 10 Upgrade Readiness solution. This part assumes that you have a working Operations Management Suite (OMS) subscription and the Upgrade Readiness solution has been configured as highlighted in my previous post. For client configuration, there are…


Getting Started with Upgrade Readiness

Hello again. In my last post, I briefly touched upon the challenges application compatibility can present when planning a migration to a new version of Windows. We looked at how Upgrade Readiness provides the tools and insights to make moving to Windows 10 simpler and faster. Today, we’ll look at some details on how to…


Introduction to Upgrade Readiness and Application Compatibility with Windows 10

Hello! My name is Nandan, I am a Premier Field Engineer in the Windows Platforms team with Microsoft UK. With this article, I would like to give you a quick introduction to Upgrade Readiness before we start talking about how to set up Upgrade Readiness and how to use the data that the solution collects….


PPKGs Part 1 – Creating Simple Windows 10 1607 Provisioning Packages

The world of IT is moving fast and it’s only getting faster. You may have seen blog posts before about creating Windows 10 Provisioning Packages, but did you know there’s a really easy way to do it using a wizard these days? In the 1607 version of the Windows 10 ADK, a new button appeared…


Welcome to the UK Platforms Team blog!

Hello and welcome to the UK Platforms Team blog! We’ll be writing about Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure and related technologies. We’ll share what we’ve been working on, what challenges we faced and how we overcame them so everyone can benefit from our experiences.