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Windows 10 Version 1809

Windows 10 Version 1809 Features and uses.     Windows Security  Updates to the Current threats section in the Virus and Threat Protection settings have been put in place. Makes it easier to keep a tab on anything on your computer that might be causing issues or be a security liability. It does this using a quick scan or you can choose a more thorough process. It also gives increased control over files so that malware does not corrupt important data. Windows can block apps known to have malware, but if you have a 3rd party App that you need to get through, you can manual allow it through controlled access.  A Performance and Health scan will now let you know if your time and date settings are not synced and present you with options.   Easily see all the security software on your device by going to settings/ Security Providers.    BitLocker  Can now be accessed on devices that don’t pass the Hardware Security Test Interface, or you can disable this function. You can also now choose your own encryptions for BitLocker devices instead of using the automatic one.     Windows Defender Application  Standalone users can now install and change WDAG settings without changing Registry Keys. And Enterprise users can now see the settings that admins have put in place.   Windows Defender Firewall now supports Windows Subsystem for Linux processes.   Make your own rules for a WSL process same as you would normally and it supports notifications having to do with the process and will prompt you for access permissions.  Microsoft Edge now has new Group settings that can be configured:...

New features of latest Windows 10 Update

One of the most important features of Microsoft Windows 10, going back to when it was first released back in 2015, is that Microsoft promises to continue pushing out major feature updates every 6 months or so. This appears to be the case as over the last few years the operating system has seen some very interesting updates, features and add-ons. This article will explore each of the most recent updates and what they mean for the information technology professional. 1709: The Fall Creators Update, or update 1709, introduced Windows Autopilot. Windows Autopilot streamlines the Windows client deployment process. It is used by creating a settings and configuration profile. When a new computer is deployed with Windows 10 on the domain, Autopilot allows the IT professional to automate the Windows setup process. New and expanded Windows analytics tools allow mre clarity and control over operating system functionality, such as driver compatibility, post upgrade health reports, and advanced report filtering capabilities. Device Health is a new device analytics app that, among other things, identified which apps and drivers crash frequently. Microsoft with 1709 also released new Windows Security baselines, which are recommended default security settings. 1803: S mode is a feature in this version of Windows update that removes a large deal of functionality from the operating system, essentially “locking” it, preventing users from negatively affecting performance. In S mode, users can only download and install approved apps form the Microsoft Store. Windows Kiosk deployment allows IT pros to set up windows-based kisosks much more easily. Windows 10 subsrictopn activation now allows a virtualized machine to inherit activation from the...

Windows 10 Update 1803 New Features and Improvements

Windows 10 continues to gain more features with updates that thankfully have some substance it would appear. There quite a few updates that are streamlining many processes for IT Professionals as well as ensuring that Windows 10 is a more secure browser. Security is a vital feature of any OS and Update 1803 certainly ensures that improvements continue to be made. With 1803, S mode will now be possible on the Enterprise edition of Windows 10. S mode is a mode that is noted for it being streamlined, with better security and better speed. S mode for example boots up 15 seconds faster than standard Windows 10. In addition, S mode only allows apps from the Microsoft Store to be added, reducing the risk of infection to a PC, in addition S mode only allows Edge to be used as the web browser until other browsers are available in the Windows Store. Update 1803 now allows for S mode to be available on Enterprise editions of Windows 10, through activating Pro in S mode first and then upgrading to Enterprise edition. Continuing with security, Windows Defender now shares information with Microsoft 365 services and allows both to communicate with each other about threat detection. Windows Defender Exploit Guard is now also extended to support Microsoft Office software. There is also additional for those using virtualization to now include VBS and HVCI to be possible now truly on Windows 10. For those who don’t like that their PC is sending diagnostic data to Windows can now delete such data. Protection of the user and enterprise is one the pillars of...