News You Can Use: November 2019

Modern EUC Infobits: November 2019  – News you can Use!  

There is so much change in the End User Computing space at the moment that many of us need help and guidance navigate the Workforce Transformation Journey.
 The change is not only about  Windows 10 or Modern Provisioning but about the entire End User Computing services stack.


This month’s highlighted items:

Windows 10    v1909  released!

Microsoft released Windows 10 v1909  on November 12, 2019.     This is different than other major feature updates, as it shares a common core operating system with v1903 with an identical set of system files.      This release installs more like a cumulative quality update, rather than a full update, which means it is much faster and easier to install.        

You can read more details about it in this blog post


Microsoft Endpoint Manager Announced

Microsoft announced early this month that is working on bringing together System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the Microsoft Intune mobile management service into a new brand called “Microsoft Endpoint Manager”.       Based on the information provided, Microsoft Endpoint Manager includes:    Config Manager,  Intune, Co-Management , Desktop Analytics and     Device Management Admin Console.     


In fact SCCM is to be re-branded as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and subsequent updates to Configuration Manager will remove the name System Center.   More info here


VMware Introduces “Workspace ONE for Microsoft Endpoint Manager” 

VMware and Microsoft are working together to enable customers’ rapid move to modern management solutions that are built on cloud intelligence; and automate Windows 10 management tasks to help IT spend their precious time in the most impactful ways.     Read the full announcement VMware Blog here


Microsoft brings back OneNote 

To be fair it never left! It was just available as a Universal Window Platform (UWP) App where    many  of the features of the full desktop app were missing and this was a challenge for many. (I myself never updated to the UWP app and continued to use the desktop version hoping someday in the future I will deal with it)

To my (and I think everyone’s surprise) Microsoft announced in early November 2019 that it will bring back the full desktop versions (32 bit and 64bit)   with the release of Office 365 or Office 2019 in March 2020. YEAH!!! Further, With the new re-release, OneNote 2016 will be supported until October 14th 2025 (in extended support) YEAH!!! YEAH!!!


More  info and   details here


Microsot Teams reaches 20M active users!

Microsoft just announced  this week that Microsoft Teams has now reached 20 million daily active user


Two blogs with relevant best practices from the Dell Technologies Services team follow:



How is your Windows 10 migration project going?
Will you be fully migrated before January 14, 2019?
How are you keeping up with the Windows 10 updates?
Have you consider Modern Provisioning ?
 Have you considered Workspace One?



Not going to be able to make the Windows 7 End of Extended support? 

Consider your options!   Read the blog:   Windows 7 Beyond The Deadline


Microsoft  Products Reaching End of Extended Support: 


Microsoft Product

End of Extended Support

Office 2007

October 10, 2017

Office 2011 for Mac

October 10, 2017

Windows 10 v1803 Pro

November 19, 2019

Windows Server 2008 

January 14, 2020

Windows Server 2008 R2

January 14, 2020

Windows 10 v1809  Pro

May 12, 2020

Office 2010

October 13, 2020

Windowws 10 v1803 Enterprise

November 20, 2020

Windows 10 v1809 Enterprise

May 11, 2021

Office 2013

April 11, 2023




Highlighted articles of the month: 


More resources can be found at: 


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