Windows 10

Upgrading SCCM 2012 R2 to ConfigMgr 1602

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A customer wanted to upgrade his current Windows 7 Enterprise devices to Windows 10. Right now he was running SCCM 2012 R2, so before I can start creating a Windows 10 task sequence first there some ConfigMgr upgrading has to be done. I started by downloading the SCCM 1511 bits, Windows ADK 10.0 (not the 1511 version!) and the HP WinPE 10.0 driver pack (since the customer is running HP devices only).

When all the bits were downloaded, the upgrade process can start!

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Has Arrived!

We had to wait a couple of week (since the launch of Windows 10), but it’s finally there : MDT 2013 Update 1! At the moment (August 19th) it’s not yet available at http://microsoft.com/deployment…  ……… but Aaron has put a nice blogpost together over at the /MSDeployment Blog.   “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___.

Download the Windows 10 Administrative Templates

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Administrative templates. For the most part you already have them, if you have Windows 10 installed, but now you can install them even if you don’t yet have installed Windows 10 itself. After you have them installed, you can copy them to your GPO Central Store. Besides the ones already available in Windows 10, there are some new ones in the installer below :

How to get a Windows 10 exam for free!

Holly Dickson (of MS Learning) just posted a nice blog where you can read how to attend the upcoming Windows 10 exam for free! The only prerequisite is that you have earned the MCSA Windows 8 certification. Earn your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification in Windows 8 between February 15, 2015, and May 31, 2015, and you’ll be eligible to take a Windows 10 exam (Exam 697) for free when it’s published later this year!

Wanna trial a Lumia Smartphone?

Looking for a new phone, and not sure if Windows Phone is the way to go? Microsoft just announced that you can� trial a Lumia� for a period of two weeks. The only thing is that you have tell them� why� you want one….and maybe you can trial one for a period of two weeks. _“You’ve just taken the first step towards joining the world’s coolest community of smartphone creatives, explorers and go-getters!

Windows 10, Xbox Gaming, Surface Hub and HoloLens!

Today Microsoft has shown the latest build of Windows 10 during their ‘Windows 10 – the next chapter’� event which was held at the Microsoft HQ in Seattle. Windows 10 Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 customers. Only for the customers who upgrade their current version in the first year after launch. From that time Microsoft will keep that device, during it’s lifetime, up to date with new updates and features.

Watch the Windows 10 Media Briefing Live

Just a few moments again Brandon LeBlanc posted a blog where he announced that we can all watch the Windows 10 Media Briefing (a.k.a. announcement of the Windows 10 Consumer Preview) live via http://www.microsoft.com/windows10story. “An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link. We’re pretty excited about this event and to be able to talk about what’s next for Windows 10. You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer as well as our CEO Satya Nadella!

New Windows 10 build brings Notifications and Battery Saver

Today Microsoft has released a new build of their latest client operating system : Build 9860 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The new build will be installed automatically via Windows Updates, but if you can’t wait you have to press the Check now button at the Update and recovery section in the PC Settings. After that you can simply press the Download now button and Windows 10 will download the latest build from Microsoft.

Congrats, you’re an Insider!

The Insider Program is live, you can register (to download Windows Technical Preview) at http://insider.windows.com 2 When you’re an Insider you can give feedback, get help….and also download the Windows Technical Preview. All three the links are still down at the moment, but you can probably access them around 9:00am PDT / 18:00 CET.  **EMAIL ** Shortly after you registered you will receive the following email : This are the links mentioned in the email: