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Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Identity

by Glenn Weadock

Windows 10 supports multiple forms of user identity. This course explains local, AD, Azure AD, and Microsoft accounts: when and how to use them, and how to unlock them with biometric authentication.

What you'll learn

Knowing when to use different kinds of user identities in Windows 10 can make the difference between a convenient user experience and a cumbersome one. This course, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Identity, brings you through usage of local, AD, Azure AD, and Microsoft accounts. First, you will go through the basics of four different Windows 10 identities. Next, you will dive into the new biometric authentication mechanisms. Finally, you will learn how user identities tie in with app downloading and sideloading. After taking this course, you will know the pros and cons of different Windows 10 account types and how to manage them in your organization to support single sign-on and greater identity security.

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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