April 2017 Windows and Devices Partner calls recap

Thanks to those of you who joined us for the April 18 and April 26 Windows and Devices Partners community calls. Here’s a summary of what we discussed. If you missed the calls, or want to see and hear the discussions again, you can watch them on demand. Watch the April 18 Windows and Devices Partner call on demand Read…


Windows 10 deployment tools and resources recommendations from March 2017

Here is a list of new Windows 10 deployment assets, courtesy of Microsoft MVPs and Windows experts Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark) and Mikael Nystrom, (@mikael_nystrom). Take a look at these resources and use them in your Windows 10 deployment practice. Read the February 2017 tools and resources post Support for System Center Configuration Manager current branch versions Microsoft…


Windows 10 Partner Technical Training in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles

Register for Windows 10 partner technical training in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. At this two-day training, through presentations and digital labs, you’ll get in-depth knowledge about Windows 10 deployment, management, and security scenarios and features. We’ll provide new insights about Windows 10 Creators Update, available April 11. You’ll have access to hands-on, digital…

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Windows as a service: Windows 10 deployment rings

In my last blog post, I talked about Windows as a service as a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows. Continuing that discussion, today’s post is about deployment rings. For Windows as a service, maintenance is ongoing and iterative. This approach is useful to partners that want to provide value to customers through managed services. Customers…

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Windows 10 deployment tools and resources highlights

Here is a list of new Windows 10 deployment assets, courtesy of Microsoft MVPs and Windows experts Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark) and Mikael Nystrom, (@mikael_nystrom). Take a look at these resources and use them in your Windows 10 deployment practice. New MBR to GPT conversion utility (MBR2GPT) in Windows 10 Creators Update Getting Started with MBR2GPT, by Mike Terrill…


Windows and Devices Competency: Technical boot camp sessions for deployment partners

If you are considering attaining the new Windows and Devices Competency as a Deployment Partner, the technical requirement is passing the Windows 10 Deployment, Security, and Management Assessment.  Silver Competency: Two individuals must pass the assessment Gold Competency: Four individuals must pass the assessment Learn more about the Windows and Devices competency To prepare for this assessment, I recommend attending one…


Windows as a service: A new way to build, deploy, and service Windows

Windows 10 introduces a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows. Microsoft has reimagined each part of the process, to simplify the lives of IT pros and maintain a consistent Windows 10 experience for its customers. These improvements focus on maximizing customer involvement in Windows development, simplifying the deployment and servicing of Windows client…

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Windows Tech webcasts: In-depth training for deployment, management, security

If you missed the recent Windows Tech tour events, we’re now bringing you that content through a series of technical training webcasts. These in-depth courses will help you develop your knowledge of modern Windows deployment, management, and security options, and deepen your understanding of the business and technical aspects of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. In these…


Windows 10 Releases: Anniversary Update and Creators Update

It’s just a few months until the Spring 2017 release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. With that in mind, here is an overview of the enterprise features coming to the next Windows 10 software distribution, and an important milestone for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Windows 10 for business roadmap Windows 10 release information page Windows 10 Anniversary Update…

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Windows 10 deployment tools, techniques, and processes

The must-know concepts for IT professionals deploying Windows 10 are deployment, management, and security. With more than half of our Windows 10 Partner Technical Roadshow events under our belts, it’s a good time to address common questions we’ve heard about Windows 10 deployment techniques and tools. To deploy Windows 10 in a customer’s organization, it…

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