Windows 10 News You Can Use – December 2017

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Windows 10 news you can use, December 2017 edition

Providing insights into Windows 10 deployment & management, security & compliance, and productivity

In other related news…

  • By running Windows 10 with Office 365 ProPlus and Enterprise Mobility + Security, you can simplify the way you deploy and manage devices, deliver the latest innovations to users, and get robust insights to help you proactively run and manage your IT processes—with intelligent security built in every step of the way.  Register today to join us on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time to learn how to help protect your data and devices from the latest threats, transition to cloud-based management at your own pace, roll out updates for Windows and Office in a streamlined way without impacting user productivity, and more.
  • Rapid cyberattacks like NotPetya and WannaCrypt were able to take down all IT systems at global enterprises in about an hour, creating a new challenge for IT and Security leadership and practitioners to manage. Join us to learn about these attacks and Microsoft’s prescriptive roadmap of recommended mitigations to protect your organization against this type of attack.
  • Learn from Microsoft Mechanics about the spectrum of built-in security defenses that protect your users, information and devices. This rich capability set spans Windows 10, Office 365, enterprise mobility and security, while leveraging a number of services within Microsoft Azure. To go even deeper, check out Deep Dive into Microsoft 365 Intelligent Security.
Deployment & Management

1)      Do the employees in your enterprise forget their passwords? Good news! The new Windows 10 Fall Creators update allows users with Azure AD-joined (AADJ) devices to see a “Reset password” link on their lock screen. When they click this link, they will be brought to the same self-service password reset (SSPR) experience they see when signing in from a browser. https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/11/20/resetting-passwords-on-azure-ad-joined-devices-is-much-easier-with-the-latest-windows-update

2)      We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/11/20/now-available-update-1710-for-system-center-configuration-manager

3)      Step-by-step guide on how to use an Azure AD cloud-only identity to access an on-premises, non-cloud resource. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/11/21/mix-and-match-workfolders-azure-ad-and-aad-application-proxy

4)      Infographic: Start a practical move to modern Windows 10 management with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). See how you can use co-management with System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and Intune to transition to a modern management approach in a controlled, iterative way.  https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Infographic-Start-a-43e7c705

5)      What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/virtualization/2017/11/13/whats-new-in-hyper-v-for-windows-10-fall-creators-update

6)      Windows 10 Deployment: Tips and Tricks from Microsoft IT. https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/windows-10-deployment-tips-and-tricks-from-microsoft-it-18012?l=SGQyyppQE_3312263987

7)      Architectural planning posters for Windows 10, including for clean install, in-place upgrades, AutoPilot, servicing, and protection solutions. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-10-architecture-posters

8)      How to upgrade ConfigMgr to the latest version along with upgrading OS and SQL. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2017/11/15/how-to-upgrade-configmgr-to-version-1702-with-os-and-sql-upgrade

Security & Compliance

1)      Microsoft Windows 10 offers many new native security and privacy capabilities that potentially reduce organizations’ reliance on third-party endpoint security solutions. When taken together, these capabilities improve the risk posture of your endpoint environment and significantly reduce exposure to OS- and application-level exploits. This report explains to risk and security professionals the best ways to utilize the new Windows 10 security features while keeping users’ privacy intact. https://reprints.forrester.com/#/assets/2/108/RES138138/reports

2)      We’re excited to announce three leading security companies – Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften – are partnering with us to enable Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to detect, protect, and respond to security threads on macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices. http://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/11/08/microsoft-partners-extend-windows-defender-atp-across-platforms

3)      Clarifying the behavior of mandatory Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) using Windows Defender Exploit Guard (WDEG) in Windows 10. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/srd/2017/11/21/clarifying-the-behavior-of-mandatory-aslr

4)      Overview of new security capabilities in Windows 10 1709.

Productivity

1)       What’s new [for the user experience] in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

2)      What’s New in Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/10/17/edgehtml-16-fall-creators-update

3)      Designing devices for the new culture of work
http://blogs.windows.com/devices/2017/10/31/news-from-future-decoded-designing-devices-for-the-new-culture-of-work 

4)      Introducing Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface Book ever
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/17/windows-10-fall-creators-update-and-mixed-reality-headsets-available-today-announcing-surface-book-2 

5)      Windows 10 Tip: Work more efficiently with MyAnalytics, it can help you managed relationships with important people, prioritize your time and track the reach and influence of your email communications.
http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/09/windows-10-tip-work-efficiently-myanalytics

6)      Windows 10 Tip: Get started with the Windows 10 Maps app
http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/16/windows-10-tip-get-started-windows-10-maps-app

 

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