Category: Windows Insider

Windows Insider for Business (WIPfB) now with GPO control. Time to get a true pilot group in your enterprise

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/for-business-organization-admin/?utm_source=other&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710-AdminAnnounce&utm_content=WIP_Body_OrgAdmin   You can now opt in people via GPO. You can turn on Telemetry, Enable WIP, Select which build the machine gets. You can view others submitted feedback from your company.  HOWEVER, you cannot edit or modify your companies submissions, yet. I still say do a query of your enterprise to see who is

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WAAS: Naming Structure Not-So-Secret Decoder Ring

In the past year we have had a lot of Nomenclature Changes for Windows As A Service (WAAS).  The following slide from Ignite 2017 really clears it up.  Just like designer MUD in a SPA. How often Office and Windows updated? What versions of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) supports 1709 next

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) Deprecated Features – PowerShell 2.0 is EOL among others

Fall Created Update (2017 RS3 1709) will be removing some more security holes.  I wonder if some of these are in response to the SMB1 fiasco (WannaCry for example). TLS RC4 ciphers. The SCCM Windows Hello deployed feature which has been replaced with the Registration Authority of Active Directory Federation Services SysKey.exe gone in favor

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Ding Dong Flash is Dead… on mobiles in 2020

Flash is dead…on mobile devices… in 2020 (same as Windows 7) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-adobe-systems-flash-idUSKBN1AA22R   Oh Happy Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zT8AyfsFmA   Unfortunately it will still be supported on desktop browsers.  However, I would not consider it far fetched to envision a world where more people user Mobile browsers than desktop ones.   I for one will never mind

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Free eBooks from Microsoft

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mssmallbiz/2017/07/11/largest-free-microsoft-ebook-giveaway-im-giving-away-millions-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-again-including-windows-10-office-365-office-2016-power-bi-azure-windows-8-1-office-2013-sharepo/?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=lw9MynSeamY&ranSiteID=lw9MynSeamY-wEHi3i0.hlt_HnAwmoDS7w&tduid=(00fbd30d71024abaab2b5cb6c5e7c446)(256380)(2459594)(lw9MynSeamY-wEHi3i0.hlt_HnAwmoDS7w)()   Free eBooks.. get em while they are … free! Including: Windows 10 Office 365 Office 2016 Power BI Azure Windows 8.1 Office 2013 SharePoint 2016 SharePoint 2013 Dynamics CRM PowerShell Exchange Server System Center Cloud SQL Server and more!

CTSMUG – May 5th @ Ebay – Steve Rachui, 1E Tachyon, and MMS speakers

Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ctsmug-may-5th-ebay-steve-rachui-1e-tachyon-and-mms-speakers-tickets-33666870516 Venue – eBay Always looking for speakers! Schedule 10:00 – 11:00 Shaun Cassells – MMS presentation – Windows Insider for Business 11:00 – 12:00 Steve Rachui – Boundary changes in 1610 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Learn with 1E Tachyon – Real-time Configuration & Security Management at Scale 1:30 – 2:30 Steve

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Windows Insider for Business is alive!

The Windows Insider for IT Pro has been renamed to Windows Insider for Business.   You can sign up here: https://insider.windows.com/ForBusiness The original announcement on Feb 15 2017 was teased here https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/02/15/making-windows-insider-program-better-pro-business-customers/#Vcx6fbmlyua62Wky.97 Now businesses can test their internal applications on the builds and patches before they are released.  This is awesome to help increase the testing windows.

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W10: The Enterprise Quickening has begun. Modern Silicon Lifecycle requires W10. No patches for W7 nor W8.1 on new hardware

Summary: New hardware is only supported and patched on W10.  No downgrades. No patches.  No Drivers.   Jan 15 of 2016 Microsoft announced that all future chipsets would not support anything but W10.  The chipset manufacturers included Intel (Skylake), AMD (Bristol Ridge), ARM (8996), Nvidia, Qualcom, etc. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/01/15/windows-10-embracing-silicon-innovation/#X1ZvMYZdMXYgWMkx.97 As of March 9th 2017 this policy

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