Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10, Azure Active Directory Join and Microsoft Intune Enrolment Part 1

One of the new capabilities in Windows 10 that I’m a big fan of is the ability to join Azure Active Directory, here I’ll do a quick walk through of what you see on the Windows 10 client, and what needs to be configured in Azure Active Directory and Intune to allow this to occur.   First up, this screen is presented at the end of a Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise installation if the device has network

Download The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10

To help ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools. Remote Server Administration Tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell® cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Interface configuration of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview,

MDT 2013 Update 1 Now Available

News from Aaron Czechowski that many have been waiting for – the MDT 2013 Update is now available for download, as posted on http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2015/08/17/mdt-2013-update-1-now-available.aspx The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section, “Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware.” The page

Sonos finally supports a Microsoft music subscription service, officially.

Many moons ago, you could play back rights managed Zune music files, but it wasn’t exactly a consumer friendly option. You needed to install the Zune software on a Windows, share your music library through Windows Media Player, and then your Sonos units could play back any of the rights protected WMA files. Not exactly integrated, and not exactly end user friendly but it worked. One day, however, a Sonos system update removed this capability. This didn’t completely leave all

Download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

The ADMX templates for Windows 10 have just hit the Microsoft download centre.  Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.   You can download them here, and below is some of the important information regarding the download. It’s also worth grabbing the spreadsheet that includes details of the Group Policy settings here, along with a bunch of downlevel OS Group Policy settings spreadsheets as

Mobile Device Management Design Considerations Guide

And another recent release from the ECM docs team at Microsoft. With all of the different design and configuration options for mobile device management (MDM), it’s difficult to determine which combination will best meet the needs of your organization. This design considerations guide will help you to understand mobile device management design requirements and will detail a series of steps and tasks that you can follow to design a solution that best fits the business and technology needs for your organization.

Managing Access and Help Protect Corporate Email Data on Mobile Devices

In case you missed it, a recent release from the ECM docs team at Microsoft Microsoft offers the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a comprehensive solution for identity, mobile device management, app management, and data protection. EMS provides a layered security model which allows you to manage access to email, data, and corporate applications. This article starts with an overview of how you can provide data protection for your company while making sure that the end-user experience is simple and does not

Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Released

In most cases, the need for customers to get this file urgently isn’t too big an issue yet because most of the PCs in an Essentials environment will be domain joined, and thus won’t receive an automatic update. You can grab the download here. Here are the details from the download page. Windows Server Essentials Connector for Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012

Updated – Upcoming MVA Course: Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service

This event has been pushed out a few weeks, it’s now on the 13th and 14th of August, depending on where you are based.   If you’re looking at enterprise mobility and Windows 10, join the experts on July 16, 2015 and a July 17, 2015 rebroadcast for “Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service.” Hosted by Simon May, this is the fifth course in the popular Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series. Get answers to your tough technical

Upcoming MVA Course: Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service

If you’re looking at enterprise mobility and Windows 10, join the experts on July 16, 2015 and a July 17, 2015 rebroadcast for “Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service.” Hosted by Simon May, this is the fifth course in the popular Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series. Get answers to your tough technical questions about Windows 10, and hear details about under-the-hood improvements that can improve your team’s productivity. Register today   Don’t forget to take a look


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