I Am Starting to Dig Cortana!

October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

October 19, 2017 at 5:58 am

I have been running this new Windows 10 update now for several weeks on several different systems and no major problems to report, other than a TeamViewer reinstallation as a result of the update (most likely).

What is new in this Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Here you go:

  • Got a VR headset and a compatible Windows system? Windows Mixed Reality arrives in Windows 10 with this update.
  • The Windows Photos app gets new features to catch up with Apple. Easily bring photos together to create a video of that great summer trip.
  • The Mixed Reality Viewer allows you to see 3D objects mixed into your actual surroundings via your PCs camera. This works so well even on a modest device and is pretty fun. Pictured here is my very first try with it.

Windows 10

 

  • My People can now be pinned to the taskbar in order to quickly Skype or send e-mail.
  • Cortana can finally shut down your PC as well as sleep and restart of course.
  • Edge gets enhancements like book annotation, pin favorites to the taskbar, edit URL for Favorites, and full-screen mode.
  • The Windows Store is updated to unify with the Xbox version.
  • Security enhancements include better Ransomware protections.
  • Productivity enhancements include continuing on your PC from an iPhone or Android device, Microsoft Launcher for Android, OneDrive Files On-Demand, Find My Pen, and improved PDF viewing.
  • PC gaming enhancements arrive with GPU settings in Task Manager and more.
  • 3D enhancements in Microsoft Office.

Do you have users that need basic Windows 10 training? Check out my Windows 10 End User Essentials course at CBT Nuggets. This course includes Hands-On Labs with a full copy of Windows 10 so they won’t mess up your system! 🙂
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What was on Fire at Microsoft Ignite 2017?

October 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Ignite

This conference was certainly short on big product announcements, but it was long on visions for the future involving super exciting emerging technologies. Below is a list of hot topics from Microsoft at the event!

  • The keynote set the tone by emphasizing mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and quantum computing; all of these are impacting key Microsoft products including Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure
    • Microsoft 365 refers to Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security plus other Microsoft apps
    • Dynamics 365 refers to Microsoft’s cloud-based ERP and CRM enterprise system
    • Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud offering
  • Microsoft is pushing a new programming language aimed at quantum computing
  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Microsoft 365 Education
  • Microsoft 365 Powered Devices
  • Teams (replacing Skype for Business)
  • Bing with AI
  • LinkedIn Profile Cards in more and more MS apps
  • Windows AutoPilot – a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use; also, you can use Windows AutoPilot to reset, repurpose and recover devices
  • ATP – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Azure
    • Stack Shipping
    • Hybrid Benefit
    • Cost Management
    • Security Center
    • Machine Learning
    • Cosmos DB
    • Cognitive Services
  • SQL Server
    • Linux and Docker support
    • DB Migration Service (to Azure)
    • SQL Data Warehouse

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Microsoft Windows 10 70-698 Intro Video

July 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira introduces his Windows 10 70-698 course. The course addresses each of the 70-698 exam topics including implementing Windows, configuring and supporting core devices, as well as managing and maintaining Windows. Anthony’s full course includes hands-on labs, giving you the practical experience you need to be successful.

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Microsoft Windows 10 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices

July 28, 2017 at 11:08 pm

CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira introduces his Windows 10 70-697 course. While the user interface is a dramatic improvement to Windows 8 and 8.1, the underlying technologies and cloud integration make this operating system one that administrators will really want to know more about.
The course addresses each of the 70-697 exam topics including how to support Windows Store and cloud Apps, configure Hyper-V, configure networking, manage updates and recovery, and more.

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Conquer Windows 10 with trainer Anthony Sequeira to advance your IT career! http://cbt.gg/2eGfWrI


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