This is Windows 8.1 focused, but for those still looking for some deployment details this video I recorded a little while back may be useful.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, instead it’s the Microsoft apps I tend to deploy via Intune on a regular. If you have any suggestions for additions to this list let me know. Future updates will include a column for Windows 10 (including mobile) and Windows 8.1.
The release candidate is now available, you can grab it here. Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) RC for Windows 10 to install tools and documentation for OEMs and ODMs to customize Windows 10 images, assess the quality and performance of systems or components, and to deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. The Windows ADK includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD), the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment
Over on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog they have posted some information about some issues wit h Windows 10 Technical Preview builds having some issues with the MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview. Check out the article to see the full workaround, which includes the following steps. Download the MDT1503.zip file which includes updated scripts and xml files Grabbing the latest version of the Windows ADK for the Windows 10 Technical Preview Using the correct version of Windows PE Fixing
Next month I’ll be delivering the following events in three locations around Australia. Good news for SMB partners is the Enterprise Mobility Suite has been added to the official content, so if you are looking for an introduction to that, this would be a place great to start. Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest
And the Windows 10 related releases keep coming, this time it’s a new version of the ADK which includes the Image and Fingers crossed we will see a new version of the MDT soon, it will round out the deployment releases. Grab the download here. Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 10 Technical Preview The Windows ADK enables two key scenarios: Windows deployment and Windows assessment. Windows Deployment is for OEMs and IT professionals who customize and
A new version of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) has been released, you can grab it here Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview (January 2015) Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server Technical Preview from a remote computer that is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview includes Server
In the previous posts in this series I enabled the integration of the Essentials Dashboard with Azure AD, Office 365 and Windows Intune, so now it’s time to take a look at how this integrations with the user account experience. As with most things related to Essentials, all we need to do is jump into the Dashboard and we can see what it is capable of delivering. Inside the Dashboard we just go to Users, and on the right hand
Now that Azure AD and Office 365 are integrated into the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard, it’s time for the final piece of user account integration, this time with Microsoft Intune. As the role of Intune grows as part of Microsoft’s other online offerings, now providing MDM capabilities for Office 365 and a core component of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, the benefits that it brings will be widely seen amongst Microsoft’s user base. The screenshot above picks up where we left
In early 2015 we’re taking our Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Readiness training on the road across Australia and you’re invited to attend. Covering all the capital cities (including Darwin) as well as regional centres from Geraldton to Mudgee, this is one of our most extensive training roadshows in recent years. Now is the time to lay the IT foundation of your customers’ businesses for the next decade and beyond. Upgrading their aging servers and operating systems now will not