1 Aug.

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 Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education

Manage Windows 10 Start layout options

Telemetry levels (the applicability to Enterprise and Education is mentioned about half way through the post, this link should take you straight there.

Changes to Group Policy settings for Windows 10 Start – again, there is a note in here about settings that do not apply to Pro

Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services

With the future introduction of the Windows 10 E3 and E5 SKUs in the CSP program, there is going to be a more flexibility for smaller customers to get an Enterprise subscription, versus only being able to currently get it via some type of volume licensing agreement. We will need to see how this pans out, but from a technology perspective the demonstrations of this technology at Microsoft’s recent Worldwide Partner Conference was something that caught my attention.

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