Category Archives: Windows 10

Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Determining Upgrade Readiness

In today’s post we will focus on analysing the data that was collected previously from the Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro. What you will also see in this post is that PCs that have been upgraded to Windows 10 will also start appearing in Upgrade Readiness to help identify any issues that might arise with the next round of Windows upgrades you need to manage. For this post I’ve switched over to using https://portal.azure.com rather than using the

Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Identifying Problematic Applications And Devices

Welcome back to part three in this series, first up was an introduction to OMS and Windows Analytics, second was installing the script on to older version of Windows Pro, and today we look at some of the different reporting options that are available once the device data has been processed. As mentioned. This will start off as a high level overview, and in upcoming posts we will dig further into some of the reporting categories. Starting in the OMS

Microsoft 365 Business and Upgrade Analytics – Collecting Data From Previous Windows Pro Editions

Following on from the last post which was an introduction to the Windows Analytics Upgrade Analytics solution in Operations Management Suite, today’s post is on collecting data from your Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.x Pro devices. For this post I will be using the Pilot version of the Upgrade Readiness Deployment Script to collect data from a couple of PCs rather than using an automated deployment option. Before jumping in to the instructions, it’s worth discussing how many PCs

Microsoft 365 Business Part 3 – Windows AutoPilot

Following on from the last post on Azure Active Directory inclusions in Microsoft 365 Business, let’s take a look at the Windows AutoPilot pieces. For full details on Windows AutoPilot take a look at the official documentation.   To start adding enrolling devices into Windows AutoPilot, sign in to the Microsoft Store for Business as an admin and clicking Manage. Click on Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program.   I already have one device enrolled, but I need to add another device.

Microsoft 365 Business Part 1 – Windows 10 Business

As I’m currently preparing some session content for Ignite 2017, I thought I would share some of the pieces I’ll be going through, starting with Windows 10 Business. This raises the question – what is Windows 10 Business, is it another Windows SKU? Rather than think of it as another SKU, the best way to think about it is that it’s Windows 10 Pro when it’s being managed by Microsoft 365 Business. If that’s not clear, think of it as

Updated Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit available

One of my favourite download recommendations for those looking into Windows 10 deployment and management scenarios is the Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit. This set of downloadable virtual machines comes in at just under 32GB, and this update includes some major updates to the included components and scenarios for testing. The Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit provides you with a hands-on lab environment for evaluating the latest Microsoft products and tools available for managing your Windows

Inspire 2017 Windows 10 And Devices Session Recordings

Following up from the last post on Inspire’s EMS session recordings, this post includes the links to the recorded sessions for Windows 10 as well as some of the devices sessions. ODR07p-R Reduce customer TCO and stay profitable with Windows With pressure to reduce costs, customers are increasingly looking to optimize and reduce spend in hardware and line items around deployment, management, and support. Join us to hear how Windows 10 enables customers to cut costs without putting your profitability at

New Office 365 Desktop Application Deployment Capabilities In Microsoft Intune

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen different ways of deploying Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus to Windows 10 PCs, first up we saw the option inside of Intune for Education, and then last week at Inspire we saw how this works from the Office 365 portal in Microsoft 365 Business. For those who aren’t using either of those options, but still want an incredibly easy way to deploy Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 365 Business. First of all,

Intune for Education Resources

I’m in the final stages of content preparation for the upcoming Microsoft Australia Education Partner national roadshow, and one of the key technologies I’ll be covering is Intune for Education. I covered this briefly back when it was first announced, but now it’s live and it’s time to highlight some of the resources that are available now. Overview Get Started Guide What is Intune for Education? What is Express Configuration? After the events kick off I’ll record a few of

Intune April 2017 Updates

Earlier today I posted about the new features for Intune in the Azure Portal, and below are the general updates for the month. There are updates across MyApps, Managed Browser, Company Portal and Windows 10 Bulk Enrollment amongst others.   New capabilities MyApps available for Managed Browser Microsoft MyApps now have better support within the Managed Browser. Managed Browser users who are not targeted for management will be brought directly to the MyApps service, where they can access their admin-provisioned


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