A very quick post… I just noticed a new Windows icon on my screen, and discovered it was the Free Upgrade program kicking in…
I received this today from the Australian SmartHQ site and thought it was a good thing to pass along… Having trouble reading this email? View as web page » Windows 10 is coming. Dear Mark, Join us on the journey as we get ready to launch the best Windows yet. When will Windows 10 be available? Release planned for Australian Winter 2015. Windows 10 information and news To find out about Windows 10 and to keep up to date with
Ed Bott has released a new title, Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition. Head on over to the Microsoft Press blog to see more details, and you can grab the PDF now.
There is an increasing amount of Windows 10 Technical Preview information available on microsoft.com, here are some of the resources focused on the Insider Preview. Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview system requirements What’s New In Windows 10 Device Guard overview Device management overview Enterprise Data Protection overview Microsoft Passport overview Provisioning packages overview Untrusted font blocking overview Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview: FAQ for IT professionals Try it out: Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview How to use Windows 10 Insider Preview
The release candidate is now available, you can grab it here. Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) RC for Windows 10 to install tools and documentation for OEMs and ODMs to customize Windows 10 images, assess the quality and performance of systems or components, and to deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. The Windows ADK includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD), the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment
Good news – new ISOs can be downloaded now from two locations. Windows Insiders can grab the latest ISO for Windows 10 Pro from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso-update-1504, and for those wanting to check out the Enterprise edition you can grab that from the Evaluation Center at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-enterprise-insider-preview. For those on the fast ring for updates you should see this build come through soon, and a new version of the Assessment and Deployment Kit should be available soon. More details available at http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/29/new-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10074-now-available/.
Over on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog they have posted some information about some issues wit h Windows 10 Technical Preview builds having some issues with the MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview. Check out the article to see the full workaround, which includes the following steps. Download the MDT1503.zip file which includes updated scripts and xml files Grabbing the latest version of the Windows ADK for the Windows 10 Technical Preview Using the correct version of Windows PE Fixing
If you have signed up for the Windows Insider program for Windows 10, you can now grab the ISOs so that you can more easily deploy across multiple machines and not have to go through several installs to get the latest build running. There isn’t an updated ISO for the Enterprise edition at this stage, just the 32 bit and 64 bit ISOs from the Insiders program. Editions Link to download SHA-1 hash value Editions Windows 10 Technical Preview (x64) – Build 10041
Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 to install tools and documentation for OEMs and ODMs to customize Windows 10 images, assess the quality and performance of systems or components, and to deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. The Windows ADK includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Windows ICD), the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment tools that can help you automate a large-scale deployment of Windows 10.
Gabe Aul just posted that build 10041 is now available to fast ring users. As much as I’d love to install it now, I’m connected via 4G, and this would eat my data allowance for the month. I’ll be sitting in an airline lounge in a few hours, fingers crossed their connectivity allows for a successful download so I can check out a few of the changes on my flight. I’ve been avoiding making too many posts on the Windows