Introducing it.windows.com


I’m excited to announce that we have completely redesigned the home page and navigation of our Windows IT Center (formerly referred to as the Windows TechCenter). Available at https://it.windows.com, the new home page design provides quick access to new resources, information on “top of mind” concerns for Windows IT pros, and the latest news.

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Looking for something specific? Use the new “blue bar” navigation to explore the IT adoption lifecycle for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and other Windows-related products—or to quickly access documentation in the TechNet Library, downloads, and scripts.

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Send us your feedback

The new home page design is the first stage in what will be a series of improvements across the Windows IT Center. If you have feedback on how we can make it easier for you to find the resources you need to make your job deploying and managing Windows easier—or on specific resources (step-by-step guides, videos, etc.) that you are looking for, and can’t find. we’d love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts. Email us at winpro@microsoft.com.

Contribute to the Windows technical library

In addition to the Windows IT Center improvements, we have made a fundamental change in the way we create and publish content in the TechNet Library. Earlier this year, we switched to GitHub as our content management system. Now, anyone in the world can provide edits or additions for our Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile documentation. There are a few steps involved, but the process is straightforward:

  1. Go to www.github.com and sign up for a GitHub account. (If you already have a GitHub account, sign in to your existing account and skip to step 2).
    1. Create a username. This should be all lowercase, with hyphens instead of spaces if necessary. Your username is public and associated with your account, so choose wisely.
    2. Enter your email address. Again, this is public.
    3. Create a password, and then click Create an account.
  2. Go to the page on TechNet that you want to update. (For example, Manage Windows upgrades with Upgrade Analytics.
  3. Click Contribute in the upper right corner of the page.The page will then open in GitHub Web (example).
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  4. Click the Pencil icon so you can edit the text.
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  5. Make your suggested change, and then click Preview Changes (the tab next to the Edit file tab, located at the top of the text box) to make sure it looks correct.
  6. When you’re done editing the topic, scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click Propose file change to create a fork in your personal GitHub account. The Comparing changes screen will then appear to compare the changes between your fork and the original content.
  7. On the Comparing changes screen, you’ll see if there are any problems with the file you’re checking in. If there are no problems, you’ll see the message, Able to merge.
  8. Click Create pull request.
  9. Enter a title and description to give our content approvers the appropriate context about what’s in the request.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the page, making sure that only your changed files are in this pull request. Otherwise, you could overwrite changes from other people.
  11. Click Create pull request.
  12. The pull request is sent to the writer of the topic and your edits are reviewed. If the edit is accepted, it will be merged with the existing topic and you’ll be notified about the update.

We’re already receiving (and approving) contributions on a weekly basis so don’t hesitate to contribute where you feel you can make improvements.

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