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Aug 20, 2019

With the impending end of support for Windows 7, if you still need help with your Windows 10 migration, Aleks Lopez, who leads the Desktop App Assure team from FastTrack and Microsoft will walk through services for app remediation and upgrade automation using FastTrack to help get your environment to Windows 10, whether you're fully on-premises or using the Cloud.

For more details on Desktop App Assure: https://aka.ms/desktopappassurerequest
For more details on FastTrack: https://microsoft.com/fasttrack

Time Travel Debugging, is a tool that allows you to record an execution of your process running, then replay it later both forwards and backwards. TTTracer.exe in this demonstration is used primarily in conjunction with Microsoft support services. To find out more or get TTTracer.exe for yourself, go to https://aka.ms/ttd

Jul 25, 2019

Fifth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to keep your managed Office apps up to date, learn when to install Office on top of an existing Office install, and how to troubleshoot day-to-day issues.

Jul 25, 2019

Fourth video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, you'll get the steps to create and configure an Office package: your options to define the experience for users, and the tools you'll want to know about along the way.

Jul 25, 2019

Third video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode, we'll cover the rest of the preparation steps for Office deployment and management, inventory and readiness, add-in and macro compatibility, and more. You'll also learn the configuration prerequisites that you need to be aware of, as part of your Office deployment and management.

Jul 25, 2019

Second video in our series on employing SCCM to prepare for Office deployment. On this episode and the next, you'll see what's different and how to plan for your Office deployment. You'll learn what to do and what not to do, and how to make sure any Office add-ins or macros will be compatible. You'll also learn which prerequisites you'll want to set up prior to creating your Office packages.

Jul 25, 2019

First video in our series to help you prepare, upgrade, and manage Office in your organization. The primary focus is to move you from an older version of Office to a current release and how to stay up to date.

Jul 23, 2019

Step three (optimize) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get everything you need to know on optimizing your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment. At the heart of optimization is performance, and on this last of the series, we focus on user experience and storage as well as scaling.

For this video, you should already have your Windows Virtual Desktop tenant, as well as your first host pool running. And if you haven't already, please check out https://aka.ms/WVDplaylist to get caught up.

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

Step two (deploy) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the steps and decisions to get to your first host pool and get that running. We'll look at how to build our host pool, then move on to provisioning both full desktop and apps for users.

To get started, you'll need to have taken the pre-requisite steps to set up your initial WVD tenant. If you haven't, check out our first episode on preparing for Windows Virtual Desktop at aka.ms/WVDPrereqs.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvdoptimize

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

Step one (prepare) in our how-to series for preparing, deploying, and optimizing Windows Virtual Desktop. You'll get the prerequisite steps to take in the Azure Portal, along with steps for connecting to your existing directory service, before you deploy your Windows Virtual Desktop virtual machines. You'll also get the exact steps in PowerShell cmdlets that you're going to need to run for the Windows Virtual Desktop preview.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvddeployment

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

Jul 23, 2019

First video in our series on Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Solution on Microsoft Azure.

If your organization is looking for a more efficient, productive, and secure approach to desktop virtualization, this series will walk you through the full solution.

WVD offers a fully managed desktop virtualization solution in the cloud and it works with all your apps and devices as you can expect.

Including full-featured native client support for Windows Mac iOS and Android as well as new HTML5 support so you can access remote desktops and apps for almost any modern browser.

Watch the full video to find out why and how to implement desktop virtualization at your organization.

Keep watching this playlist (www.aka.ms/wvdplaylist) or continue on to the next demo in the series at www.aka.ms/wvdprereqs

Download PowerShell and JSON files highlighted in this series at www.aka.ms/MechWVDScriptSamples

May 22, 2019

Configure where SharePoint's site data is stored and where individual users' OneDrive files reside with Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 SharePoint Online, now generally available. If you already use Office 365 Multi-Geo, you'll learn how to make content moves and get details on its updates.

Multi-Geo in Office 365 is all about controlling data residency in regions or countries of your choice. In SharePoint on-premises Multi-Geo deployments are typically extensive and a resource-intensive undertaking. To solve for this, you may have set up separate on-premises farms to meet your local data residency needs, which results in data silos and limited collaboration. With Office 365 Multi-Geo capabilities for SharePoint Online, we help you work as one organization with simple setup and management of where your data resides, while controlling how your data is shared and searched.

Whatch the video demo and implement today.
https://aka.ms/Multi-Geo
https://aka.ms/sharepointmultigeo
https://aka.ms/GetMultiGeo

May 14, 2019

Stay ahead of Windows and Office deployments and updates with Configuration Manager. See what's new, explanation on your desktop deployment options, and proven guidance for automating the process to move forward from older versions of Windows and Office. Microsoft 365 Director Jeremy Chapman runs it all down - from app delivery updates, to networking enhancements, deeper tool integration and better user experiences.

Jan 1, 2019

This is step 8 in the desktop deployment process - ensuring that your users are informed, ready and able to benefit from updates to Windows, Office and more. In this step, you'll learn about best practices for communicating to users, phased deployment to move at a measurable pace and pre-built user training for Office 365 via FastTrack's free Productivity Library.

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

Microsoft FastTrack Productivity Library:
www.aka.ms/productivitylibrary

Windows 10 IT Showcase Readiness Resources:
www.aka.ms/Win10ITShowcase

Jan 1, 2019

This is step 7 in the desktop deployment process - staying up-to-date with Windows-as-a-Service and Office-as-a-Service. In this step you'll learn about and assess the differences between your current software update management approach and how that changes with the introduction of Semi Annual Channel feature updates.

In this video, we explore the update types for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus - including Feature Updates and monthly Cumulative Updates with security, bug and quality fixes. We also take a look at your options for deployment tools, spanning update Group Policies and install-time configuration options to remote admin tools like WSUS, Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager. Finally, we'll explain how Upgrade Task Sequences in Configuration Manager can be used at massive scale to apply Feature Updates with pre and post installation tasks.

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 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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