Category Archives: Windows 10

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

WPC2016 and Related EMS Announcements

This week at WPC Microsoft have been discussing some of the most recent changes to EMS, which has now been rebranded from Enterprise Mobility Suite to Enterprise Mobility + Security to take into account some of the recent additions that focus heavily on security. Over the coming weeks I’ll have time to dig into these in more detail, but for now here are the related blog posts for the announcements. Introducing Enterprise Mobility + Security Learn about the rebranding and

Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit Update Now Available

One of the downloads I regularly recommend from the TechNet Evaluation Center is the Windows 10 deployment and management lab kit. It’s a self contained virtual machine environment that lets you run through several different Windows 10 deployment and management technologies and scenarios so you can get hands on in a live environment. Following are the full details, and you can download the rest here. A complete lab environment* The kit includes a pre-configured virtual lab environment with evaluation versions of:

Azure Active Directory Enterprise State Roaming Generally Available

I’ll do a more detailed post on this in an upcoming series of tutorial focused posts, but for now it’s worth mentioning one of the things I haven’t had a chance to post about yet – Enterprise State Roaming is now GA. This continues the trend of Windows 10 and Azure Active Directory based capabilities that are really helping to eliminate the need for a consumer Microsoft Account. This is something that has been problematic for many organisations in the

Windows Store For Business Resources

Recently I’ve been involved in a series of events that have included content on Windows Store For Business, and there are some useful resources that I point people back to which are worth sharing here. If you are using Intune standalone or as part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, take a look at these two blog posts to begin with. Silently push the Microsoft Intune Company Portal to Azure AD Joined Windows 10 devices Block Windows 10 Public Store using


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