Managing Microsoft Desktops: Deploying and Updating Operating Systems

by Glenn Weadock

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.

What you'll learn

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

Glenn E. Weadock (MDAA, MCAAA, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, A+, Security+) is the president of Independent Software Inc., which he founded in 1982 after graduating from Stanford University's engineering school. ISI provides expert witness, consulting, and training services in the IT field with a focus on operating systems and networking technologies. Glenn is the author of 18 commercial books on topics such as Windows clients and servers, Microsoft certification, website design, troubleshooting, and ... more

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