The Windows 10 Link List


This page can be called with the short link:  http://aka.ms/w10links

Blue marked links are very important.

Green marked links are very new or contain new content.

 

edited: 23/04/2018 - added links


 

Hi all,

I created some time ago a link list of the most interesting links around Windows 10, which I also gave out to my customers as a Word-document. As you might think, this list needed continuous updates. Therefore, I am now sharing this list here to keep it continuously up to date and share it with everyone.

 

Everything in here is a must-read or must-know reference. 

 

Information for next releases - you should keep an eye on these links with the upcoming Feature Updates.
Here you will find the most important information for the next Feature Updates and  Quality Updates in a consolidated way:

 

Microsoft FastTrack
We’re a team designed to help IT professionals and partners get the tools, resources, and guidance needed to move to Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365 with confidence.
That means helping you discover what’s possible, create a plan for success, and onboard new users and capabilities at a flexible pace.
https://fasttrack.microsoft.com/

Windows 10 Lifecycle (end of services)
http://aka.ms/w10lifecycle

Windows 10 Roadmap
http://aka.ms/win10rm/

Michael Niehaus Blog
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/

Microsoft Edge Blog
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/

Configuration Manager Blog
http://aka.ms/cmblog/

Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog
http://aka.ms/osdsupportteam

Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support
http://aka.ms/win10supplemental/

Windows 10 Deployment (Download also the deployment resources from this page.)
http://aka.ms/win10deployment/

Windows Features List - Pro vs. E3 vs. E5
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare

 


Windows as a Service

Windows as a Service - IT Pro resources
http://aka.ms/WaaSITPro/

 

Technical

Overview of flighting rings
https://flighthub.azurewebsites.net/

Top ten reasons to use Windows 10 Current Branch (now SAC) vs. Long Term Servicing Branch (now LTSC)
https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/56635

Official Documentation
http://aka.ms/WaaS/

Insider Preview
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced

Manage WaaS using SCCM
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/manage-windows-as-a-service

Branch Cache vs Peer Cache
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/swisspfe/2018/01/25/branch-cache-vs-peer-cache/

Delivery Optimization
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-delivery-optimization

Use Delivery Optimization with DHCP Option on Pre-Windows 10 version 1803
https://oliverkieselbach.com/2018/02/24/use-delivery-optimization-with-dhcp-option-on-pre-windows-10-version-1803/

Optimize Windows 10 update delivery
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-optimize-windows-10-updates

Configure Delivery Optimization in SCCM Task Sequence
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/configure-delivery-optimization-in-sccm-task-sequence/

Demystifying “Dual Scan”
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wsus/2017/05/05/demystifying-dual-scan/

Dual Scan disabled - SUP WSUS
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/swisspfe/2018/04/13/win10-updates-store-gpos-dualscandisabled-sup-wsus/

Improving Dual Scan on 1607
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wsus/2017/08/04/improving-dual-scan-on-1607/

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2017/10/10/using-configmgr-with-windows-10-wufb-deferral-policies/

SCCM Support-matrix for 1709:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/configs/support-for-windows-10#windows-10-as-a-client

WSUS Maintenance
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

Proxy Requirement for Windows Update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3175743/proxy-requirements-for-windows-update

About the service connection point in System Center Configuration Manager
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/about-the-service-connection-point

Use the Service Connection Tool for System Center Configuration Manager
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/use-the-service-connection-tool

Windows 10 Compatibility Check Using SCCM and Report
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-windows-10-compatibility-check/

Windows 10 Updates – Order from the Chaos
https://sunbehindtheclouds.com/2018/03/27/windows-10-updates-order-from-the-chaos/

SetupDiag.exe is a standalone diagnostic tool to debug Windows 10 upgrades.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

Stop hurting yourself by: Not updating the drivers and firmware in Windows and Windows Server.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2018/03/20/stop-hurting-yourself-by-not-updating-the-drivers-and-firmwares-in-windows-and-windows-server/

 

Procedural

My very long blog articles:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/daviddasneves/2017/12/05/stability-and-change-why-waas/
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/daviddasneves/2017/08/12/automating-windows-as-a-service/
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/daviddasneves/2017/06/18/demystifying-windows-as-a-service-wake-up-please/

Moving from project to process: digital transformation with Windows as a service
Moving from project to process

 


Windows 10 Technical

Hardware

Standards for a highly secure Windows 10 device
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-highly-secure

Secure Boot Requirements
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-secure-boot

UEFI Requirements
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-uefi

Virtualization Based Security
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-vbs

CPU Requirements:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/windows-processor-requirements

 

Telemetry

Configure Windows diagnostic data in your organization
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/configure-windows-diagnostic-data-in-your-organization

Windows 10, version 1709 basic level Windows diagnostic events and fields
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/basic-level-windows-diagnostic-events-and-fields

Telemetry in Detail
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/manage-connections-from-windows-operating-system-components-to-microsoft-services

Blog Telemetry
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/04/05/windows-10-privacy-journey-continues-more-transparency-and-controls-for-you/

Diagnostic Data Viewer
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/diagnostic-data-viewer-overview

Windows 10 diagnostic data for the Full diagnostic data level
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/windows-diagnostic-data-1703

Windows 10, version 1709 enhanced diagnostic data events and fields used by Windows Analytics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/enhanced-diagnostic-data-windows-analytics-events-and-fields

Privacy Dashboard
https://account.microsoft.com/account/privacy

Safeguard individual privacy with the Microsoft Cloud
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Privacy/gdpr/default.aspx

Beginning your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) journey for Windows 10
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/gdpr-win10-whitepaper

 

Internals and GPOs

Inplace Upgrade Troubleshooting
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/resolve-windows-10-upgrade-errors

Understand the different apps included in Windows 10 (which ones can be deleted and whoch ones should NOT)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/application-management/apps-in-windows-10

Removing Windows 10 in-box apps during a task sequence
http://aka.ms/removeapps/

Known issues managing a Windows 10 Group Policy client in Windows Server 2012 R2
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4015786/known-issues-managing-a-windows-10-group-policy-client-in-windows-serv

Group Policy settings that apply only to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education Editions
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions

Group Policy settings that apply only to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education Editions
http://aka.ms/enterpriseonly/

Customize Windows 10 Start and taskbar with Group Policy
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/customize-windows-10-start-screens-by-using-group-policy

Download and install the Windows ADK
http://aka.ms/win10adk/

Windows ADK for Windows 10 scenarios for IT Pros
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-adk-scenarios-for-it-pros

Recovery components
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/recovery-strategy-for-common-customizations

Introduction to UWP app design
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/basics/design-and-ui-intro

The Ultimate Browser Strategy on Windows 10
http://aka.ms/edgevsie/

ADMX Version History
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/grouppolicy/2016/10/12/admx-version-history/

Making file type associations enterprise ready
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/hewagen/making-file-type-associations-enterprise-ready/

Windows 10 Customization using Task Sequences
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-windows-10-customization/

How to use the Windows 10 Security Baseline
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/how-to-use-the-windows-10-security-baseline/

 

Security

Security Features Overview
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/overview-of-threat-mitigations-in-windows-10

Powershell Security
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/daviddasneves/2017/05/25/powershell-security-at-enterprise-customers/

Credential Guard
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/credential-guard#how-it-works

Device Guard & Credential Guard Tool
http://aka.ms/dgcgtool/

Exploit Guard
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/10/23/windows-defender-exploit-guard-reduce-the-attack-surface-against-next-generation-malware/

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/windows-atp

In-Memory Protection
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/04/24/windows-10-memory-protection-features/

Types of attacks for volume encryption keys
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/device-security/bitlocker/types-of-attacks-for-volume-encryption-keys

Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all&id=55319

Pass the Hash Whitepapers
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dn785092

Detecting Lateral Movement through Tracking Event Logs (must see)
https://www.jpcert.or.jp/english/pub/sr/ir_research.html

Choose the right BitLocker countermeasure
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/choose-the-right-bitlocker-countermeasure

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 security auditing and monitoring reference
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52630

Build a fast, free, and effective Threat Hunting/Incident Response Console with Windows Event Forwarding and PowerBI
http://aka.ms/weffles

Windows Defender System Guard
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/04/19/introducing-windows-defender-system-guard-runtime-attestation/

 

Modern IT

Microsoft 365 powered device lab kit
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt604890.aspx

Windows AutoPilot
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K4hC5NchbE
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot-demo-vm
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot#device-registration-and-oobe-customization
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/enrollment-autopilot

Windows Information Protection
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/cbernier/2017/05/19/windows-information-protection-explained-windows-10-creators-update/
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/06/29/introducing-windows-information-protection/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/threat-protection/windows-information-protection/create-wip-policy-using-intune-azure

Azure Information Protection
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/information-protection/understand-explore/what-is-information-protection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPe6o0Z2fBM

Co-Management for Windows 10 devices
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/co-management-overview

Ignite 2017 – Modern IT with Windows 10 Sessions
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ausoemteam/2017/09/10/ignite-2017-modern-it-with-windows-10-sessions/

Store for Business - Landing Page
http://aka.ms/msfb/

Windows Store for Business with SCCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJs-475rfaI

Intune policy settings for Windows 10 devices in Microsoft Intune
http://aka.ms/win10uri

 

Microsoft IoT

Windows IoT Developer Site
http://windowsondevices.com

Windows IoT Core Developer Documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot-core/

Windows IoT Enterprise Developer Documentation
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot-core/windows-iot-enterprise

Windows IoT Business Decision Maker (BDM) site
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/windows-iot

 

AppCompat

Windows 10 App Compat Strategy
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cjacks/2016/09/12/windows-10-app-compat-strategy/

Get started with Upgrade Readiness
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/upgrade-readiness-get-started
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/UpgradeAnalytics/
http://aka.ms/WinAnalytics

Azure Log Analytics Demo
https://portal.loganalytics.io/demo#/discover/home

Ready for Windows
https://www.readyforwindows.com/

Upgrade Readiness Deployment Script
http://aka.ms/uads/

Enterprise Mode SiteList
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie11-deploy-guide/turn-on-enterprise-mode-and-use-a-site-list
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42501
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/how-to-use-enterprise-mode-internet-explorer-11/

Windows App Certification Kit
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/develop/app-certification-kit
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/debug-test-perf/windows-app-certification-kit

Windows Analytics - New technical content available; decks, draft SDK and device configuration topic
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/upgradeanalytics/2018/04/03/new-technical-content-available-decks-draft-sdk-and-device-configuration-topic/

 


O365 / Office 2016 & AAD

 

O365 Roadmap
https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap

Alignment of Win10 / Office und SCCM updates
https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/20/windows-office-align-feature-release-schedules-benefit-customers/

Overview of the Office 2016 Deployment Tool
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/overview-of-the-office-2016-deployment-tool

Azure AD Connect sync: Attributes synchronized to Azure Active Directory
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnectsync-attributes-synchronized

How to setup the Telemetry Dashboard for Office 2016
https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/how-to-setup-telemetry-dashboard-for-office-2016/

Use the Readiness Toolkit to assess application compatibility for Office 365 ProPlus
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/use-the-readiness-toolkit-to-assess-application-compatibility-for-office-365-pro


Learning

Microsoft Virtual Academy
https://mva.microsoft.com/

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press
https://mva.microsoft.com/ebooks

Microsoft Mechanics Videos (short and very informational videos)
https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Mechanics

Channel 9 DefragTools Videos (Deep Dive Troubleshooting like WinDBG)
https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools

Hands-On Labs
https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/SelfPacedLabs

 


Microsoft IT (MSIT) IT showcase whitepapers / technical case studies

Streamlining application compatibility testing at Microsoft
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/850/Streamlining-application-compatibility-testing-at-Microsoft

Microsoft IT improves LOB application testing, ensuring readiness for Windows (Business case study) 
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/519

Microsoft IT prepares LOB apps for Windows (Technical case study) 
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/520

Case study at Microsoft IT
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/668/Deploying-Windows-10-at-Microsoft-as-an-inplace-upgrade

Adopting Windows as a service at Microsoft
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/851/Adopting-Windows-as-a-service-at-Microsoft

Deploying Windows 10 at Microsoft as an in-place upgrade
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/668/Deploying-Windows-10-at-Microsoft-as-an-inplace-upgrade

Managing modern mobile productivity with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/972/Managing-modern-mobile-productivity-with-Enterprise-Mobility--Security

Implementing strong user authentication with Windows Hello for Business
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/756/Implementing-strong-user-authentication-with-Windows-Hello-for-Business

Insights in Upgrade Readiness accelerate Windows 10 upgrades
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/962/Insights-in-Upgrade-Readiness-accelerate-Windows-10-upgrades

Improving reliability with Windows Analytics Device Health
https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/961/Improving-reliability-with-Windows-Analytics-Device-Health

 


Thank you very much for reading / clicking!

    Please share any feedback, if you find dead links or want other important links on the list.

     

    All the best,


    David das Neves

    Premier Field Engineer, EMEA, Germany
    Windows Client, PowerShell, Security

    Comments (8)
    1. Kevin B says:

      Excellent work David!

    2. gadai bpkb mobil says:

      very great work david

    3. Franziska says:

      Vielen Dank, David!

    4. Noorul says:

      Awesome. You saved our time. Great thanks,

    5. Craig Young says:

      Excellent document David.
      Invaluable resource all in one spot.

    6. Aviral Sharma says:

      Great work, David! Kudos!

    7. Julia says:

      Love it! Thank you so much.

    8. Jin says:

      Learned a lot! Thanks!

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