Category Archives: Windows 10

MCSA: Windows 10 Certification Is Now Live

Last week on the Born To Learn site it was announced that a new MCSA certification for Windows 10 would be going live this week, and I’m pleased to see that it has. Why? Well, for a start, I’ve already met the pre-requisites, so I get it automatically (an early Christmas present!), but it also highlights some of the things I’ve been telling people around the best way to prepare for the Windows 10 exam which I’ll discuss briefly below. As

Enterprise Mobility Suite Related Sessions At Ignite Australia Last Week

Many of the sessions from last week’s Ignite event on the Gold Coast in Australia have gone up on to Channel 9. I’ve included links to them below so you can check them out at your leisure. EMS Opening Keynote | Build the Intelligent Cloud A day in the life with Enterprise Mobility Suite   Azure Active Directory Protect your business and empower your users, partners and consumers with cloud identity and access… Empower your users with Azure Active Directory Premium Intune Securing your mobile

Say Hi At Infrastructure Saturday In Brisbane Today

Today I’ll be delivering two sessions at Infrastructure Saturday, the pre and post lunch slots. 11:20-12:20 Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility Suite for Windows 10, iOS and Android 13:00-14:00 Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft Online Service Offerings After all the announcements this week there will be no shortage of new things to discuss, so head along and join in the activities.

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 3

In the previous two posts I covered Hyper-V Manager and creating a Generation 1 virtual machine, in this post I’ll cover creating a Generation 2 VM, as well as a quick look at support for production checkpoints. I’ll start with the creation of Generation 2 VM, and highlight some of the differences. The initial stages of the New Virtual Machine Wizard are the same as we don’t specify which generation the VM is at this point. For the sake of

Windows Update For Business settings now exposed in Windows 10 Build 10576

Just a quick one before more information starts coming through, but the Windows Update For Business Group Policy settings can be seen in Local Group Policy in Windows 10. Here are a couple of screenshots to show you what’s been made available. If you have configured Windows Update previously, you will find Defer Upgrades and Updates alongside the existing settings. Here you can see the options, including the ability to defer to upgrades and defer updates, as well as the

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I introduced Hyper-V Manager and some of the things you should do prior to creating virtual machines, including configuring the Hyper-V settings and creating the required virtual networks. In Part 2 I will cover the basics of creating new virtual machines, with a focus on Generation 1 virtual machines before covering Generation 2 virtual machines in the next post. This difference is important to know if you have to have VM portability between different

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 1

Hyper-V has been included with the Windows Pro and Enterprise clients since Windows 8, replacing Windows 7’s Virtual PC and XP Mode capabilities, and has continued to gain more capabilities as time goes on. With the ever increasing rise in usage of Hyper-V in Windows Server environments, it provides a great way to get a working knowledge of many of the capabilities in the server and standalone editions on your desktop PC, laptop or tablet without installing a server operating

Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection policy now available in Microsoft Intune

As announced in last week’s post from the Intune team’s blog post Coming soon: New Intune features including Windows 10 EDP policies, As you can see it’s not being delivered by custom configuration and OMA-URI settings, which means the interface is much easier to decipher. I won’t go into all the details of what’s included in this post, but the important things to see are the protected apps list, the network locations and the ability to allow Azure RMS, an important

Join me on the Powered by MVP: Windows 10 IT Pro Readiness Webcast

Tomorrow I will be co-presenting with Arnav Sharma, who is also MVP for Windows IT Pro, as we do a whirlwind tour of what’s new and updated with Windows 10, as well as some of the coming udpates. Make sure to register here. The MVP Award and the Windows IT Pro teams are pleased to offer a series of *free* live webcasts worldwide to provide awareness and first hand guidance about Windows 10 Enterprise for IT Pros. The webcasts will be delivered

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 2

In the last post I covered what the end user AAD Join experience could look like, depending on how the underlying cloud services are configured, and in this post I’ll explain some of the configuration settings that are exposed in Azure Active Directory and Intune. Let’s start with the Azure Active Directory configuration settings. In the Azure Active Directory Configure screen, we have the following options… Users may join devices to Azure AD – Select the users and groups that


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