Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals

by Ed Bott

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Get a head start evaluating Windows 10--with technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.
This edition was written after the release of Windows 10 version 1511 in November 2015 and includes all of its enterprise-focused features.

The goal of this book is to help you sort out what’s new in Windows 10, with a special emphasis on features that are different from the Windows versions you and your organization are using today, starting with an overview of the operating system, describing the many changes to the user experience, and diving deep into deployment and management tools where it’s necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735696983
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Series: Introducing
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 89,328
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology journalist and author who has been writing about Microsoft technologies for more than two decades. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office and writes regularly about technology for The Ed Bott Report at ZDNet.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Chapter 1: An overview of Windows 10     1

What is Windows 10?      2
A new approach to updates and upgrades     2
The evolution of the Windows user experience     4
User accounts and synchronization     6
Windows apps     7
A new default browser     9
What’s new for IT pros?      10
Greater control over updates and upgrades     11
Security enhancements     12
Deployment and manageability     15
Virtualization     15
Chapter 2: The Windows 10 user experience     19
An overview of the new Windows user experience     20
The Settings app     21
Notifications and action buttons     24
Cortana     25
Universal apps in resizable windows     27
Navigation     29
Tablet Mode     30
File Explorer     31
Cloud connections     33
Chapter 3: Installation and activation     35
Compatibility and preparation     35
System requirements     36
Supported upgrade paths     36
Creating and using installation media     36
New rules for activation     39
Windows 10 installation options     41
Creating and managing user accounts     43
Which account type should you use?      44
Chapter 4: Deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise     49
Deployment scenarios     50
Enterprise deployment tools: An overview     52
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013     52
Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit     53
Chapter 5: Security and privacy in Windows 10     57
The evolution of the threat landscape     57
Securing hardware     58
Securing the boot process     59
Locking down enterprise PCs with Device Guard     62
Securing data on local storage devices     63
Device encryption     64
BitLocker Drive Encryption     64
Remote business data removal     65
Securing identities     65
Blocking malware     69
Windows Defender     69
SmartScreen and phishing protection     70
Managing privacy     71
Chapter 6: Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11     77
A brief history of Internet Explorer     77
Browsing options in Windows 10     78
Microsoft Edge     81
Configuring Enterprise Mode in Windows 10     86
Chapter 7: Windows 10 networking     91
Wireless networking enhancements     91
Making secure connections to corporate networks     96
Managing network connections     98
Support for IPv6     101
Chapter 8: Hyper-V and desktop virtualization options     103
Client Hyper-V     103
Desktop virtualization options     108
Application virtualization     110
User Experience Virtualization     112
Chapter 9: Recovery and troubleshooting tools     113
Using Windows Recovery Environment     113
Windows 10 and push-button reset options     116
The Keep My Files option     119
The Remove Everything option     120
Troubleshooting tools     121
Sysinternals tools     123
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset     123
C hapter 10: Integrating Azure Active Directory     125
Getting started with Azure AD     125
Joining a Windows 10 PC to Azure AD     130
Adding work accounts to Windows 10     134
Chapter 11: Universal apps and the new Windows Store     137
The Universal Windows Platform     137
Introducing the new Windows Store     138
How Universal Windows Platform apps work     141
Using the Windows Store for Business     145
Chapter 12: Storage     147
Storage Tools     147
Disk Management     148
DiskPart     148
Storage Sense     149
File History     151
Advanced Storage Options     153
Chapter 13: Managing mobile devices and enterprise data     159
Mobile device management strategies     159
System Center Configuration Manager     160
Microsoft Intune     162
Work Folders     163
Chapter 14: Windows 10 on phones and small tablets     167
The evolution of Windows on mobile devices     167
Installing Windows 10 Mobile     169
What’s inside Windows 10 Mobile     171
Windows 10 Mobile and apps     172
Continuum     175
Windows 10 Mobile in the enterprise     176
Chapter 15: What’s new in Group Policy in Windows 10     177
Windows Update for Business     177
Device Guard     178
Microsoft Passport for Work     180
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer     181
Controlling access to preview builds and telemetry data     182
Managing Windows Update Delivery Optimization     183
Security policies     184

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