Monthly Archives: August 2016

Innovation Days Agenda – September 17, 2016

In a recent post I mentioned the Innovation Days event that is happening in Sydney on September 17. If you haven’t registered yet, head on over to the registration site and reserve your place. Check out the session agenda here, and make sure you come along to my session at 4:10pm to hear more about the latest updates to Windows 10 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite.

Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event

Please join us at the Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event. As organisations move to the cloud at their own pace, Windows Server 2016 supports them through their transition. Whether running traditional workloads or the latest cloud-native apps and technology, users get added availability and new layers of security from the same OS that powers Azure.  With the 2016 wave of hybrid datacentre solutions, new and enhanced features will help you make the most of your existing resources while delivering

Plan for Change: New Grouping and Targeting Experience Coming to Intune

Based on your feedback to have one grouping and targeting experience across Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft is converting Intune Groups to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)-based Security Groups. This new unified group management experience will keep you from having to duplicate groups between services, introduces dynamic grouping for Intune device properties, and provides extensibility using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. How does this affect you? A preliminary timeline and a high-level list of what to expect follows. While Microsoft knows

August 2016 Evaluation Windows Developer Virtual Machines

The latest build of the Windows 10 developer evaluation VMs are available for download, and contain the following. Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation, Version 1607 Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3 (Build 14.0.25425.01) Windows developer SDK and tools (Build 14393) Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET (Build 2.9.1) Windows Bridge for iOS (Build 00.1.160728) Windows UWP samples (Build 3.0.0) Windows Bridge for iOS samples Bash on Ubuntu on Windows These VMs run until 31/10/2016 and are available for VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and

Join me at Innovation Days

Join Australian Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) and Industry Experts for a one day of accelerated learning about innovative technologies. Expert Speakers will present based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions.   Major Topics Includes: Cloud and Datacenter Management Topics covered include Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud and the future of applications, integrating Cloud into your IT strategy/the challenges of the journey to the cloud, managing scalable applications to managing customer relationships through social platforms; Linux and

Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 now available on TechNet Evaluation Center

I think it might be accurate to say that Windows 10 Enterprise has received more attention in the last month than it has received over the entire lifecycle so far for Windows 10, first of all with the E3 and E5 subscription options (which don’t replace the VL editions, just in case anyone is still confused), and with the removal of some group policy options from the Windows 10 Pro SKUs. If you don’t have an MSDN subscription to download

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) Editions Now Available On MSDN

For those of you with the appropriate MSDN subscriptions you can now grab the 1607 builds for Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education from subscriber downloads. Take a look at the image below to get an idea of what’s available.  

Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1607 available for download

The updated ADK for 1607 is available here. I always recommend to download it locally for installation just in case you need to install it on multiple PCs, especially if you have a slow internet connection. For those of you just getting started with Windows 10, here are some of the changes that the ADK introduced since Windows 8.1 was released. What’s new in the Windows ADK The Windows ADK now includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, the Windows Assessment

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Resources

As we are now on the final days before the Anniversary Update rolls out to non-Windows Insiders, it’s worth visiting, or even revisiting, some of the resources that cover what’s new and what’s changed. I’m going to start with one of the topics that has received a bit of attention, which are the changes to Group Policy and MDM settings for Pro versus Enterprise/Education, which started appearing with 1511, but are continuing to change. Group Policies that apply only to


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