Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

by Ed Bott

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Get a head start evaluating Windows 10--with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This book is a preview, a work in progress about a work in progress. It offers a snapshot of the Windows 10 Technical Preview as of April 2015, on the eve of the BUILD Developers’ Conference in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735696990
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Series: Introducing
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 320,102
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology journalist and author who has been writing about Microsoft technologies for more than two decades. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office and writes regularly about technology for The Ed Bott Report at ZDNet.

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Chapter 1: An overview of the Windows 10 Technical Preview     1

What is Windows 10?      1
A new approach to updates and upgrades     2
The evolution of the Windows user experience     3
User accounts and synchronization     4
Windows apps     6
A new default browser      8
What’s new for IT pros?      9
Security enhancements     9
Deployment and manageability     12
Virtualization     13
Chapter 2: The Windows 10 user experience     15
An overview of the new Windows user experience     15
The Settings app     17
Notifications Center and action buttons     18
Cortana     19
Modern apps in resizable windows     21
Navigation     22
Tablet Mode     23
File Explorer      24
Cloud connections     26
Chapter 3: Installing and deploying the Windows 10 Technical Preview     29
Compatibility and preparation     30
Enterprise deployment tools: A roadmap     31
Windows 10 installation options     32
Upgrade or clean install?      32
Choosing an account type     34
Which account type should you use?      39
Chapter 4: Security in Windows 10     41
The evolution of the threat landscape     41
Securing hardware     42
Securing the boot process     43
Locking down enterprise PCs     45
Securing data on local storage devices     45
Device encryption     46
BitLocker Drive Encryption     46
Remote business data removal     47
Securing identities     47
Blocking malware     51
Windows Defender     51
SmartScreen and phishing protection     51
Chapter 5: Deploying and managing Windows Store apps     53
Introducing the new Windows Store     53
How universal apps work     55
Distributing line-of-business apps     58
Chapter 6: Web browsing and Windows 10     59
A brief history of Internet Explorer     59
Browsing options in Windows 10     60
Project Spartan     62
Configuring Enterprise Mode in Windows 10     67
Chapter 7: Windows 10 networking     71
Wireless networking enhancements     71
Connecting to remote corporate networks     72
Managing network connections     74
Support for IPv6     76
Chapter 8: Virtualization and remote access     77
Client Hyper-V     77
Desktop virtualization options     81
Application virtualization     84
User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)      86
Chapter 9: Backup and recovery options in Windows 10     87
Using Windows Recovery Environment     87
Windows 10 and push-button reset options     90
Refresh Your PC Without Affecting Your Files option     92
Remove Everything And Reinstall Windows option     93
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset     95
Chapter 10: Windows 10 on phones and small tablets     97
The evolution of Windows 10 Mobile     97
Installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones     98
What’s inside Windows 10 Mobile     99

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