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Why, how & when to use current and upcoming Microsoft tech for IT implementers, developers and tech enthusiasts. Hosted by Microsoft Director Jeremy Chapman and his colleagues. An official Microsoft video series.
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Oct 5, 2021

Stay ahead of external and internal threats — and balance performance, reliability, and security with Windows 11. Dave Weston, Windows security expert, joins Jeremy Chapman to share the rationale behind hardware requirements and how they provide significantly more protection against today's most sophisticated malware and attacks.

Cyber attacks are at an all time high. Many of the optional or high-end security controls from Windows 10 are now on by default and required on new machines with Windows 11. The Zero Trust security model is baked into Windows 11, from the silicon on the board itself, to the actual boot process, your login as a user, and the apps you use in your Windows session every day.

See the sites that hackers use, and find out if your organization is exposed.
Protect Windows from remote and in-person attacks with Virtualization-based Security.
UEFI, Secure Boot and Trusted Boot stop rootkits or bootkits. Secure encryption keys, user credentials, and sensitive data behind a hardware barrier.
Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 on new installs by default.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:36 - Demo attack: Remote
06:05 - Demo attack: In person
08:01 - Virtualization-based Security
11:06 - Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
12:08 - UEFI, Secure Boot, and Trusted Boot
14:27 - Proof it works
15:37 - Wrap up

► Link References:

To switch from MBR to GPT, check out our show at https://aka.ms/MechanicsMBR2GPT
Check to see if your organization is exposed on https://Shodan.io

► Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? We are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

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Oct 5, 2021

Stay ahead of external and internal threats — and balance performance, reliability, and security with Windows 11. Dave Weston, Windows security expert, joins Jeremy Chapman to share the rationale behind hardware requirements and how they provide significantly more protection against today's most sophisticated malware and attacks.

Cyber attacks are at an all time high. Many of the optional or high-end security controls from Windows 10 are now on by default and required on new machines with Windows 11. The Zero Trust security model is baked into Windows 11, from the silicon on the board itself, to the actual boot process, your login as a user, and the apps you use in your Windows session every day.

See the sites that hackers use, and find out if your organization is exposed.
Protect Windows from remote and in-person attacks with Virtualization-based Security.
UEFI, Secure Boot and Trusted Boot stop rootkits or bootkits. Secure encryption keys, user credentials, and sensitive data behind a hardware barrier.
Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 on new installs by default.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:36 - Demo attack: Remote
06:05 - Demo attack: In person
08:01 - Virtualization-based Security
11:06 - Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
12:08 - UEFI, Secure Boot, and Trusted Boot
14:27 - Proof it works
15:37 - Wrap up

► Link References:

To switch from MBR to GPT, check out our show at https://aka.ms/MechanicsMBR2GPT
Check to see if your organization is exposed on https://Shodan.io

► Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? We are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftMechanicsSeries?sub_confirmation=1
Join us on the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-mechanics-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftMechanicsBlog
Watch or listen via podcast here: https://microsoftmechanics.libsyn.com/website

► Keep getting this insider knowledge, join us on social:

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microsoft-mechanics/ 

Sep 8, 2021

The Windows 11 team gives an exclusive look at the Windows 11 performance optimizations, improvements to the Windows servicing model and orchestration engine, as well as policy management and the rationale behind Windows 11 system requirements. Steve Dispensa, VP of Enterprise Management at Microsoft, joins host Jeremy Chapman to take you under the hood of Windows 11.

This is the first Windows conceived for Zero Trust and a hybrid work world. For users, we've removed distractions as you work to make it easier for you to focus with the new modern interface and refined aesthetics. For IT, we've made incremental improvements that are designed to fit like a glove in your existing management tools and processes.

Save time- Choose which screens you want to focus on most with the new Snap Assist feature.

Save resources- Configure new sleeping tabs to go dark after inactivity.

Resume your PC from sleep instantly. RAM stays energized and other process threads run faster.

MEM policies for Windows 10 also apply to Windows 11.

Feature updates are delivered once per year; Enterprise and Education is supported for 36-months.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
02:09 - Prioritizing apps and processes
04:22 - Resume from sleep
05:42 - Reduced disk footprint
06:25 - Windows 11 hardware requirements
07:28 - Application compatibility & servicing model
08:38 - Update process for admins
10:16 - MEM policies
11:38 - Wrap up

► Link References:

Try Windows 11 for yourself at https://insider.windows.com/
Learn more about the new Windows DCH drivers at https://aka.ms/DCHdrivers
IT resources are available at https://aka.ms/Windows11Docs
Check out our shows on Windows 365 at https://aka.ms/CPCMechanics

► Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? We are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft.

Subscribe to our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftMechanicsSeries?sub_confirmation=1
Join us on the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-mechanics-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftMechanicsBlog
Watch or listen via podcast here: https://microsoftmechanics.libsyn.com/website

► Keep getting this insider knowledge, join us on social:

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microsoft-mechanics/ 

Jun 7, 2018

Explore the most recent updates to Windows Autopilot, which include a zero-touch experience for the deployment of new Windows 10 devices and device reset capabilities, all powered by Microsoft 365.

Check out the new capabilities:
• Hardware vendors can now automatically register the Windows 10 devices you acquire with your Azure AD tenant.
• Windows Autopilot reset gives you the ability to reset a device and bring it back into a fully business-ready state with the click of a single button in Microsoft Intune.
• Preview of Remote Reset (available through the Windows Insider Program)
• Block users from accessing the desktop until all configured policies, settings, and profile from Intune have been provisioned.
• No longer a need to manually assign a profile to newly acquired Windows 10 devices.
• Preview of self-deploying mode (available through the Windows Insider Program)

Aug 15, 2017

Windows Program Manager, Sandeep Deo, demonstrates the new Update Compliance Service in Windows Analytics. Windows Analytics Update Compliance gives you a unified view of the update and anti-malware status of your Windows 10 devices regardless of your management solution. See how you can use it to keep your devices secure and up to date, track the overall protection and threat status, and monitor your updated deployments and troubleshoot issues as they arise.

Jul 30, 2017

Principal PM Manager for Windows Enterprise and Security, Sidd Mantri, offers an overview of Windows Autopilot, a new cloud service from Microsoft that provides you with a zero-touch experience for deploying new Windows 10 devices to your organization. Sidd illustrates how you and hardware vendor can use Windows AutoPilot, to enable your users to easily setup new Windows 10 devices, and demonstrates the user’s set-up experience. Learn more at: aka.ms/WindowsAutoPilot.

Jul 27, 2017

With Windows 10, there is a shift to delivering Windows as a Service. Catch up on the new way Microsoft builds, deploys and services Windows. Michael Niehaus, Director, Windows Commercial, defines the core components of the Windows as a Service model and recent updates Microsoft announced. He will also review the build release process and update cadence, upcoming enhancements to further streamline the model, and how the model also applies to Office 365 ProPlus and Windows Server.

Jun 29, 2017

We take a look at Windows Defender Application Guard a new capability coming to Windows 10 Creators update this fall to prevent browser-based attacks. You'll see the user experience in Microsoft Edge when navigating to untrusted and trusted sites. How Windows Defender Application Guard leverages virtualization and Hyper-V to isolate the running processes from Windows and how you can deploy and configure application guard in your organization.

Apr 5, 2017

Senior Windows Product Manager, Heike Ritter offers a cohesive overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Windows 10. This includes new capabilities with the Windows Creators Update for detecting, investigating and containing breaches such as in-memory attacks and Kernel exploits. See how Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection works at scale to expose otherwise undetected threats; investigate and understand the scope of breaches and contain and respond to threats. Learn more at: http://aka.ms/wdatp

Apr 5, 2017

Windows Program Manager, Desmond Lee, demonstrates the new MBR2GPT disk conversion tool that’s part of Windows 10 Creators Update. This is a comprehensive yet concise overview that explains how you can safely and non-destructively convert a Windows 10 machine from legacy BIOS to UEFI disk partitioning; and how you can automate the conversion as part of your in-place upgrade process from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Importantly, unlike wipe and load methods, all of this can be achieved without having to move your data off the disk. To learn more please also check out: http://aka.ms/mbr2gpt

Dec 16, 2016

Principal Windows security engineer Janani Vasudevan, walks you through the latest in modern management for Windows 10. Watch as she demonstrates how users can bring in a new retail device and be up and working with their personalized settings and a managed experience in a few minutes, without being on the corporate network. Janani also demonstrates how IT can apply policies and configurations to ensure device compliance.

Dec 15, 2016

Lead, Windows security engineer Anoosh Saboori offers a demo-rich introduction of the Windows Hello Companion Device Framework. New with Windows 10 anniversary edition, this expands your authentication options, beyond biometric face recognition and fingerprints, to any number of creative unique identifiers such as your employee badge and your heart beat. Watch this demo bench to learn how to set up your companion device such as a HID card for user authentication and to see other unique authentication experiences such as Nymi Band in action. For IT admins, Anoosh also highlights guidance for managing companion devices via MDM as highlighted on MSDN (aka.ms/cdfpolicy) and Group Policy.

Oct 7, 2016

Lead Windows engineer Rama Shastri, demonstrates the newly announced Windows Upgrade Analytics Service from Microsoft. A free service that gives you insights to streamline and accelerate your Windows 10 upgrades. It uses client telemetry to discover, rationalize and evaluate applications and drivers within your current environment. Try it for yourself at aka.ms/upgradeanalytics-signup

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