Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Identity

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
2h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2018
Duration
2h 22m
Description

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
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, Configuring Windows 10 Devices: Manage Identity. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado and an author of over a dozen books on Windows, networking, and certification. This course explains the different types of user identity that organizations can use with Windows 10 for authentication and resource access. We explore traditional identity types such as local accounts and domain accounts, and we also explore newer options such Azure Active Directory, as well as new authentication methods like Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Windows 10 account types and their differences, registering versus joining to Azure AD, using biometric authentication in Windows 10, the benefits of virtualization-based security, and managing Office 365 identities. By the end of this course you will know how to set the four different types of Windows 10 identities, how to configure a domain to permit linked Microsoft accounts, methods to configure biometric authentication for both local and network access, how to cache account credentials, ways to fine-tune domain authentication, procedures to add an Azure AD account to a domain join system, how to set up Microsoft Passport for accessing secure websites, and how to assign apps to users in the Windows Store for Business. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Windows fundamentals, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to understand the different types of Windows accounts with the Manage Identity course at Pluralsight.