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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

This is step 6 after you've started preparing and validating your apps and devices for compatibility, have your directory and networking infrastructure ready, a plan for migrating user files and settings and have assessed security solutions and their impact on your modern desktop.
In this step, we look at Bare Metal, PC Refresh and PC Replacement tools and options, how to build images, automate task sequence-based installation and look at new options with Windows Autopilot.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 30, 2018

This is step 5 in the desktop deployment process - your considerations for security and compliance configurations and tools as part of your desktop deployment. In this step you'll assess your existing security solutions across disk encryption, antivirus, policy and more, then make sure you have improved security once you are running Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

This step covers the apps and services that run on the local computer - like AV and encryption - as well as cloud delivered services - like Advanced Threat Protection, Data Loss Protection, and more.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 29, 2018

When refreshing or replacing PCs, save time by automating user state backup and restore. New options for cloud file sync allow you to enforce per user sync of Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders to OneDrive for seamless file access from new Windows installs.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 27, 2018

This is step 3 in the desktop deployment process - ensuring you can automate app installation and configuration as part of your desktop deployment. This step applies not only to bare metal, refresh and PC replacement scenarios, but can also apply to Windows upgrades using task sequence-based installation.

In this step, we look application packaging and deployment options for MSI and EXE packaged apps, as well as how Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run packages are configured and distributed using tools like System Center Configuration Manager or via scripted installation. We also cover app deployment using UWP, Desktop Bridge and MSIX packages.

Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 27, 2018

Step 2 in your desktop deployment process helps prepare your infrastructure for deployment. Cloud-connected services in Office 365 ProPlus and new deployment options like Windows Autopilot require Azure Active Directory. Your network and connectivity are also important areas to plan when moving Windows images, apps, drivers and related files to your PCs. Learn how new tools and deployment options reduce and streamline network traffic.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 21, 2018

This is step 1 as you begin your desktop deployment project with an inventory of your devices and apps, prioritize what you to move forward, test prioritized apps and devices, then remediate what’s needed to get ready for deployment. Applies to Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus, System Center Configuration Manager and related enterprise deployment tools.

More resources:

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

Dec 20, 2018

Join Microsoft CVP Brad Anderson to discover the benefits of a modern desktop, major changes and considerations versus previous deployments and best practices to ensure a smooth transition to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. In this introduction we’ll outline what has changed and go on a tour of the Desktop Deployment Wheel. This will guide you through the recommended steps for your shift to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, detailing how to leverage your existing tools and processes while adopting modern management technology and approaches along the way.

More resources:

Modern Desktop Deployment Center:
www.aka.ms/howtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Essentials on Mechanics:
www.aka.ms/watchhowtoshift

Modern Desktop Deployment Labs:
www.aka.ms/howtoshiftlabs

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Learn about the user and IT benefits of a modern desktop:
www.microsoft365.com/shift

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