Category Archives: Windows 10

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.

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

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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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