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Windows 10 First look: What’s New for IT Pros

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Please note - this course was initially based on Windows 10 Technical Preview, but has since been updated to cover Windows 10 RTM.

This fast-paced one-day instructor lead course is designed to familiarise IT Professionals with the new Enterprise features in Microsoft's Windows 10 Desktop operating system. Based around the eBook 'Introducing Windows 10 for IT professionals' this course allows students to experience some of the new functionally and features Microsoft have included in this exciting new cross-platform operating system - an operating system that is equally at home on mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops. Features such as scalable menus, user synchronization and corporate application stores allow end users to access their data and apps from any device in a secure and manageable fashion.

With Windows 10, Microsoft have torn up the rule book when it comes to best practices. This one-day session will give you insight into a whole new way of managing your enterprise desktops and applications.

Who should attend this course?

  • IT professionals who want to get a head start on the new Windows 10 Desktop features for use in their enterprises.

  • IT decision makers who need to plan for Windows 10 Desktop.

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It is recommended that students attending this session are familiar with either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 being used in an Enterprise environment.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of what's new in Windows 10

Lesson 1: What's New for IT Pros.

  • A new approach to Updates and Upgrades.
  • How the user experience is evolving.
  • Users and Account synchronization.
  • Modern Apps vs Legacy apps.
  • Edge vs IE11.
  • Security enhancements.
  • Deployment and management.
  • Virtualization.

Lesson 2: The Windows 10 Experience.

  • The New UI
  • Settings App.
  • Notification Centre.
  • Navigation.
  • File Explorer.
  • Cloud Connectivity.

Module 2: Installation and Deployment.

Lesson 1: Installation.

  • Enterprise Deployment Tools.
  • Upgrade vs Wipe and load.
  • Choosing and Account Type.

Lesson 2: Security in Windows 10.

  • Evolution of the Threat landscape.
  • Securing Hardware.
  • Securing the boot process.
  • Securing Data.
  • Securing Identity.
  • Blocking malware.

Lesson 3: Deploying and managing apps.

  • Introducing the new Windows Store Apps.
  • How Universal Apps work.
  • Distributing LOB apps.
  • Browser options in Windows 10.
  • Edge vs Trident.
  • 'Project Spartan'
  • IE 11 and Enterprise Mode.

Module 3: Windows 10 Networking Infrastructure.

Lesson 1: Networking.

  • Wireless networking enhancements.
  • Connecting to Corporate networks.
  • Managing Network Connections.
  • Support for IPv6.

Lesson 2: Virtualization and remote access.

  • Client Hyper-V.
  • Desktop virtualization options (VDI).
  • Application Virtualization.
  • User Experience Virtualization.

Module 4: Backup and Recovery Options and Phones and Tablets.

Lesson1: Backup and Restore.

  • Using Windows Recovery Environment.
  • Windows 10 and push -button reset options.
  • Refresh your PC without Affecting Your Files option.
  • Remove Everything and Reinstall option.
  • Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT).
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