Join Jim Boyce for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Windows 10 for IT Pros.
- This is an overview of Windows 10 fundamentals designed to give you baseline knowledge about some of the key new features in Windows 10 around security, usability, and deployment. With that information in hand, you'll be ready to go in deeper in these topics and start to plan a strategy for rolling out and supporting Windows 10 in your environment. I've created several virtual machines, including a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to show concepts such as Windows 10 group policy features. But, the purpose of these is to illustrate some key concepts. You won't need to follow along or work the steps with me.
I've made some assumptions about your technical knowledge level for this course. You should be familiar with a previous version of Windows, and have at least some familiarity with administrative topics like group policy, authentication options, and security. Some fundamental understanding of device topics like UEFI and TPM is helpful, but you don't need a deep understanding of them. And, you don't need to be an expert at server management or server-side concepts like setting up domains or configuring and managing network services. Even though we'll look at some server-side topics, the focus really remains with Windows 10.
Jim Boyce also goes under the hood, focusing on security features such as Secure Boot, Device Guard, Passport, Windows Hello, and other protections against malware and phishing. He discusses networking with Windows 10, and using virtualization solutions such as Hyper-V and Remote Desktop. To close out the course, Jim reviews backup and recovery, cloud integration with OneDrive, and Windows 10 update branches and licensing considerations.
- Understanding what's different in Windows 10
- Navigating the Windows 10 interface, including the Action Center
- Switching apps
- Implementing Windows 10 security
- Adding passport and multifactor authentication
- Managing application compatibility
- Working with the new Microsoft Edge browser
- Using virtualization
- Backing up Windows 10
- Managing OneDrive
- Updating Windows 10