Windows 10 is only 20 days away from general release. If you’re feeling any anxiety about those users that ask for the latest and greatest on the day it’s released, preparation might help you be able to answer their questions and have a better start on day 1 to deploy Windows 10 to your organization. This article collects resources that can improve your interactions and familiarity with the next Windows operating system.
Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts
Windows 10 introduces virtual desktops and other features which bring new or modify existing keyboard shortcut functions. This previous article covers the new keyboard shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Windows 10 Editions Matrix
I have previously covered the different SKUs for Windows 10 that Microsoft will be offering but the company has made a pretty nice matrix that compares Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions feature-for-feature.
Introducing Windows 10 for IT Pros, Preview ebook
Microsoft Press has published a free ebook Introducing Windows 10 for IT Pros, Preview that covers the new operating system. It was published in May, so some things may have changed but it’s a great baseline and I anticipate an updated version to be released with Windows 10 or shortly after.
Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview
Of course, nothing can quite compare to getting your hands-on experience with the actual bits. The Windows Insider program gives you just that with a Technical Preview version of Windows 10 Enterprise that you can use and experience the new features and quirks.
Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Professionals
A relatively new course in Microsoft Virtual Academy covers getting started with Windows 10 specifically focused on IT Pros. It covers four hours worth of material and a variety of topics, including:
- Windows 10 Deployment
- Windows 10 Management and the Windows Store
- Runtime Provisioning
- Windows 10 Mobile Device Management
- Protecting your data with containers
- A new era of threat resistance for the Windows 10 platform
- Secure Authentication with Windows Hello
- Windows as a Service: What does it mean for your business?
This could be the most detailed, comprehensive source of materials on Windows 10 available before RTM. This should definitely be worth checking out.
Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service
Next week, the Microsoft Virtual Academy will be holding a live event Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service. Thursday, July 16th is for The Americas with Europe and Asia scheduled for their own event the following day. Windows 10 will be a new paradigm with more features added over time. This event should provide some details on what we can expect in the future.
What do you need to begin testing Windows 10 for your organization? Find out, in the fifth episode of the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series. Learn about and see some of the features that make Windows 10 useful to your users and a powerful technical platform for IT Pros.
Gain core skills around new infrastructure components to take advantage of everything in Windows 10. Find out how Windows will evolve through servicing, and learn how you can make the most of servicing to get new features to your users faster.