Managing Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems

Organizations deploy Windows 10 to a variety of devices: on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid. After deployment, devices must authenticate and receive periodic updates. This course dives into clean installs, upgrade installs, and update management.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2019
Duration
3h 17m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2019
Duration
3h 17m
Description

There are many ways to deploy Windows 10 in modern organizations! In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems, you will gain the ability to install Windows 10 consistently, securely, and conveniently. First, you will learn to plan your deployment, choosing among traditional imaging tools and newer, “modern” methods. Next, you will discover how to decide between upgrade and migration options, how to use Windows Analytics to perform readiness assessment, and see how to use provisioning packages and Windows Autopilot to configure devices that have Windows 10 pre-installed. Finally, you will explore Windows Update for Business to keep devices up-to-date, and evaluate the various ways that Windows 10 devices can authenticate to your networks. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to deploy and update Windows 10 devices in organizations with both on-premises and cloud-based architectures. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Managing Modern Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems. I am a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows networking and certification. Organizations deploy Windows 10 to a variety of devices, on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid. After deployment, devices must authenticate and receive periodic updates. This course dives into clean installs, upgrade installs, and update management. Some of the major topics that we will cover include selecting the right deployment method for your company, using Autopilot, migrating user profiles during operating system rollouts, administering Windows update for business, and authenticating Windows 10 devices to Azure Active Directory. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use free Microsoft tools to build and deploy boot and install images for Windows 10 devices, create provisioning packages and autopilot deployment profiles, and use Windows analytics to assess the readiness of devices for the Windows 10 upgrade. You'll learn to deploy and monitor Windows updates and you'll discover the different types of device authentication that Windows 10 supports. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows and networking basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to plan and execute Windows 10 rollouts with the Maintaining Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems course at Pluralsight.