Windows 10 pre-day sessions for Microsoft Ignite


Get a little extra out of your Microsoft Ignite 2017 experience with pre-day training sessions, Sunday, September 24, 2017. If you’re not familiar with pre-day training, it’s a full day of dedicated class time with a notable industry expert on a topic that addresses top-of-mind concerns for today’s IT professional. Here’s the scoop on pre-day…


Get free, hands-on experience with Windows 10 virtual labs

I’m happy to announce the availability of 10 new Windows 10 virtual labs so you can get hands-on experience with Windows as a service, Windows security technologies, and new deployment scenarios before you do a full-scale rollout in your organization. These labs have been specifically designed to address your feedback regarding top deployment blockers and…


Simplified servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1: the latest improvements

Today, we are providing insight into two recent and upcoming modifications to the servicing model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Customers using Windows Update and connected directly to Microsoft for updates (such as consumer PCs) will not be impacted by these changes,…


Achieving Assurance with Windows 10 Security

Guest author: Chris Hallum Microsoft has a long history pursuing security certifications for our products, and in particular for Windows. Every major version of Windows since Windows 2000 has been validated against FIPS 140 and against the Common Criteria (CC). The relevance of these certifications is most applicable to IT organizations that have procurement policies…


Introducing Windows Information Protection

Guest author: Chris Hallum With Windows 10 we made it a goal to make security one of the biggest benefits and one of the most compelling reasons to migrate from Windows 7. As you may have seen in our blogs released earlier today, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update continues to make big investments across our…