Category Archives: Windows 10

Microsoft Intune January 2017 Updates

This month’s Intune updates have just been published, and includes updates for Android, iOS and Windows 10. Take a look below at the full update announcement from the Intune team. New Capabilities Android 7.1.1 support Intune now fully supports and manages Android 7.1.1. Resolve issue where iOS devices are inactive, or the admin console cannot communicate with them When users’ devices lose contact with Intune, you can give them new troubleshooting steps to help them regain access to company resources.

Download Windows developer virtual machines – December 2016 build

Microsoft has released the December 2016 edition of their evaluation and licensed Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare flavors.  The evaluation version will expire on 8 April 2017. Evaluation VM contain: 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 2.9.6) Windows Bridge for iOS (0.2.161107) Windows UWP samples (November 2016 Update)

Download The Windows 10 ADK Preview Build 14986

If you are trying to stay a step ahead of the public releases of the Windows ADK, and you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Windows Insider Preview so that you not only get early access to new Windows 10 builds, but you can also grab early releases of the Windows ADK as well. Windows ADK Insider Preview – Build 14986 is available now, here is the information from the Insider page before you download the ISO. Install

Windows 10 Deployment And Management Lab Kit December 2016 Update

Head on over to the TechNet Evaluation Center to grab the latest release of the Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit, which provides you with a hands-on lab environment for evaluating the latest Microsoft products and tools available for managing your Windows 10 deployment. The kit includes: Lab environment The lab includes the latest evaluation versions of: Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1607 System Center Configuration Manager 1511 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10, version 1607 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Windows 10 Tech Series For Australian Partners

If you are attending the Sydney event make sure you let me know, I can’t make the first two days as I’ll be wrapping up an EMS training event, but I will be there on day 3.  You are invited to enroll in the Windows Tech Series training course. Building on deployment, management and security features first introduced with Windows 10 at release, this 3-day workshop, which includes hands-on labs, will provide you with the opportunity to explore the different

Use cases for Microsoft Intune Client Software vs MDM

Something that often comes up during conversations about managing Windows PCs with Intune is whether they should be managed as a PC or as a mobile device. As with most conversations, there isn’t usually a clear cut answer. In this post I will highlight some of the scenarios where one option might make more sense than the other. In the next post I will have table that compares the two options side by side. Please note that these do not

Bio-Key SideTouch USB for Windows Hello Review

I didn’t have too many things on my shopping list for trip to Redmond for the 2016 MVP Summit, but one of them was the Bio-Key SideTouch USB device from the Bellevue Microsoft Store. For anyone who has a Windows Hello compatible fingerprinter reader on their device already, you know the convenience, and moving forward, Windows Hello for Business will play an important role for many organisations deploying Windows 10. Bio-Key have a number of different devices available, here’s a

October Windows 10 development environment VMs available for download

For those of you who are constantly spinning up new VMs and installing a number of different developer tools and SDKs, these VMs act as a good base to starting on. The VMs are available for Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox and Parallels users. There is a choice to get an eval version based on Windows 10 Enterprise 1067 which expires on January 17, 2017, or alternatively you can download the Windows 10 Pro 1607 based version and apply your own product

New release of Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit available now

One of my favourite Windows 10 downloads has been refreshed again.  I’ve been advised that there is ongoing work to further update some of the included components, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that another update will be available soon.  These labs expire on November 23, 2016, and new ones should be available prior to that date, I’d love to speculate as to what will be included next time round, but it would just be that, speculation… The Windows 10

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.


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