Microsoft Introduces Modern Management with Windows 10 Version 1803
Microsoft talked extensively about Windows 10 Version 1803 this week and how IT professionals can help with so-called "modern management" features.
The lecture took place on Tuesday in the form of a web presentation (available here). A resource guide for this talk should be available on this page. In addition, Microsoft introduced a 24-hour Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Windows 1
Windows 10 version 1803, also known as the "April 2018 Update," has a formal release date of April 30. It contains various time management improvements for end users.
The Tuesday The web presentation was conducted by Nathan Mercer, Senior Product Manager of Windows Commercial, and Pieter Wigleven, a senior product manager at Microsoft. They opened the talk by describing the rise of so-called "modern IT" as opposed to the old "firefighting" IT approach.
"In organizations, they strive for this" modern IT "thing and consist of several components," said Wigleven. "What we normally see are multiple devices, it's not just a device or an operating system – it's everywhere, we see a mix of applications that are users or companies, we see a variety of different application types, and then an increasing amount automation. "
The old Firefighters IT model is reactive rather than proactive as the modern IT approach, Wigleven claimed, but this traditional approach is still practiced.
"We are still" We live in this world of classic and traditional IT, "Wigleven said." For example, we still have a lot of people using pictures. We hear the stories over and over again, where IT does nothing but maintain pictures, is the reality of today. We are on this path to enter a world of modern IT. "
Managing images is a waste of time," he said, meaning organizations can easily simplify things and improve security, and more frequently updating Windows 10 features (twice a year) improves security over older Windows Update model from Microsoft, which provided new operating system updates every three to five years.
"People really understand what it means by performing a feature update to increase your security, rather than just a quality update
At one point during the conversation, Wigleven described some of the feedback he usually receives from customers about the Windows as a Service approach of Microsoft with Windows 10, which provides important feature updates twice a year, along with monthly updates.
"Normally, when customer talk che be done two things, "he said. "One is the size of the feature updates – you know, four gigs per client every six months. It's just scaled." Many of the network lines out there just are not able to handle it. "That's the main problem I have The second is the time it takes to install a feature update. Depending on your hardware, it may take between 50 minutes and a few hours if you have a really slow hard drive or low memory PCs are very keen on radar and are investing a lot of technology to improve this. "
Organizations using Windows Update are already getting so-called" Express Feature Updates "that reduce the update sizes to 1 GB to 2 GB per client, he said. Microsoft also has a "Unified Update Platform" for users of System Center Configuration Manager or Windows Server Update Services management systems. It will "only pull the bits needed to upgrade to the latest feature update and hopefully it will improve the distribution or load we take on the network," Wigleven said.
Mercer said that the installation time of the feature "a lot is faster now" compared to how it worked two or three years ago. With the April 2018 update, Microsoft has moved offline things into online mode, he said. Wigleven commented, "I think we can expect dramatic improvements in the fall."
These faster updates using the online process were described for Windows 10 version 1803 in an earlier announcement by John Cable, director of program management for Windows maintenance and delivery.
One common objection that was not covered during the talk was QA for Microsoft's frequent updates with Windows 10. Organizations want to avoid updates that cause problems, and they typically have trouble getting Microsoft's many monthly updates accurate to track and understand what they are doing and even have difficulty delaying it. However, according to a response during the Windows 10 Ask Microsoft Anything session, Microsoft's QA program is the Windows Insider program and its internal software application (known as "dogfooding") of Windows 10 versions, which should be good enough for organizations. 19659004] "What more QA do you want?" Comment by Dan Stout, a member of the Microsoft Tech Community, during the AMA session
DISM and other updates
Microsoft has released a new version of the Deployment Image Service and Management (DISM) command-line tool to manage features ,
With the new tool, IT professionals can "configure how long the OS can be installed," Mercer said. "If you need to roll back after a certain amount of time, you can stop this in advance," he added.
In the early days of Windows 10, Microsoft had originally set the rollback recovery period to 30 days after an important Windows 10 feature update was set up and a remove and replace operation was required. By default, organizations and individuals have only 10 days left to reset the operating system after this Microsoft support document.