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InfoBits – Win10 News You can use September 2017

Below you will find a short list on Windows 10 related topics which would be of  interest to your customers.  

Windows 10 represent a great opportunity to change the way customers deploy and manage devices.  It also represents a big challenge for many customer.

We can help them in this journey to Modern Device Management!  It is not trivial or easy… We have lots of experience on this topic…

Keep us (myself and your SSE team) in mind when you want to have a conversation bout Windows 10 or GSDS services to with your customers!

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions  —  Hope this helps! — Thanks!

  • Reminders:  Windows 10 v1511 End-of-Life:
  • Windows 10 v1511 (aka: Redstone1 )  will end-of-life  on Oct 10, 2017
  • Windows 10 v1607 (aka: Anniversary Edition) will end-of-life March 2018 (estimated)
  • Windows 10 v1703 (aka: Creator’s Edition) set to end-of-life September 2018 (estimated)

What does end-of-life mean?

Devices will no longer receive security updates after the end-of-life date.

     More information can be found at:  Windows 10 Release Info Page

Can I delay / defer an update?

If your customer us using Windows 10 Pro  or Enterprise, you are  able to defer Features updates up to a maximum of 360 days and Quality / Security Updates up to a maximum of 180 days.   (Note: You cannot delay an end-of-life version).

What does Defer mean?

When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available

More information can be found at:  Windows 10 Release Info Page

More information on Windows as a Service:   Quick Reference Blog post      or  Full Overview & Docs

  • Outlook 2007 will no longer work with Office 365 and/or the Microsoft Hosted Exchange service.

In case you missed the announcement, Microsoft has announced that, as of October 31, Outlook 2007 will no longer work with Office 365 and/or the Microsoft Hosted Exchange service. For those who want a technical explanation, RPC-over-HTTP is being deprecated in favor of MAPI-over-HTTP, and Outlook 2007 doesn’t know how to talk that way. For more details and a link to the Microsoft Support Article here  

  • Windows 10  “ Fall Creators Update” (v1709)   on track for mid-Oct 2017 release.

This is the next version of of Windows 10, and it is not a small one

Businesses need to understand the impact of these changes within their environment.

Lots of improvements  in Windows Shell (UX), Edge Browser, Settings Options, and many general Improvement.

Most notable will be (as of Insider’s build version 10.0.16288):

  • You can now see files saved in the cloud via OneDrive with “On-Demand Sync” in File Explorer.
  • VBScript is now disabled for Internet Explorer by default
  • Delivery Optimization now contains options to limit the upload and download bandwidth
  • “Device Encryption” has been added as a new page
  • Windows will now throttle programs if they aren’t being used
  • The SMB1 server component is no longer included by default on Home or Pro
  • Computer Browser service has been removed
  • Windows Defender Security Center Upgrades

For those of you techies, A full list of them (so far ) can be found:  https://changewindows.org/build/next

                Original Source: https://www.windowscentral.com/fall-creators-update

Hope this helps!

Cheers!