Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Administrative templates. For the most part you already have them, if you have Windows 10 installed, but now you can install them even if you don’t yet have installed Windows 10 itself.
After you have them installed, you can copy them to your GPO Central Store. Besides the ones already available in Windows 10, there are some new ones in the installer below :
Click here to download the Windows 10 Administrative Templates
Today Microsoft has shown the latest build of Windows 10 during their ‘Windows 10 – the next chapter’ event which was held at the Microsoft HQ in Seattle.
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 customers. Only for the customers who upgrade their current version in the first year after launch. From that time Microsoft will keep that device, during it’s lifetime, up to date with new updates and features.
In the next 7 minutes during video Joe Belfiore shows some of the new features.
The lastest Technical Preview build of Windows 10 will become available somewhere in the next few days for members of the Windows Insider program. A Windows 10 Technical Preview build for Phones is scheduled for next month (February ’15).
Since Windows 10 will also become available on the Xbox One, it’s cool to see that Windows 10 Apps can also become available for the game console! If the wife wants to watch TV, you can simple stream your Xbox One game to your favorite Windows 10 pc or tablet and play your Xbox One game on that device, using your Xbox One game controller.
Microsoft Surface Hub
Windows 10 will also brings some nice stuff for business users….and meetings. Microsoft also announced a new device : the Surface Hub. It’s a 84″ big TV like device with a touch screen and camera’s, which can be used for presentations, conference calls, etc.
One of the most futuristic things I have ever seen is the latest piece of hardware Microsoft announced, the HoloLens. With this pair of glasses it’s possible to project holograms in your living room. Check out the last video…
Microsoft has really announced some nice new stuff. When the new Technical Preview build arrives, I will check it out and write some more blogs about it…..and the same goes for the Windows 10 build for phones….I really can’t wait to install both versions!
Just a few moments again Brandon LeBlanc posted a blog where he announced that we can all watch the Windows 10 Media Briefing (a.k.a. announcement of the Windows 10 Consumer Preview) live via http://www.microsoft.com/windows10story.
“An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link. We’re pretty excited about this event and to be able to talk about what’s next for Windows 10. You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer as well as our CEO Satya Nadella!”
Today Microsoft has released a new build of their latest client operating system : Build 9860 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The new build will be installed automatically via Windows Updates, but if you can’t wait you have to press the Check now button at the Update and recovery section in the PC Settings. After that you can simply press the Download now button and Windows 10 will download the latest build from Microsoft.
When the download has finished you can install it by pressing Install now. The latest build will now be installed automatically and your pc will reboot several times during the process.
When the installation has finished I started looking for new stuff. I already heard about the Notification Center, but there is more….
Microsoft has announced that the name of their new client operation system will be Windows 10.
Some of the new (confirmed!) features are:
Start menu (is back!)
Everything runs in a window
New task view button
Find files faster
Command Prompt understands CTRL+V (finally!)
Start menu: The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.
Everything runs in a window: Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
Snap enhancements: You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
New task view button: There’s a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.
Multiple desktops: Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.
Find files faster: File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
On September 30th at 10am PDT (What’s that in my timezone?) Microsoft will host an event where they will tell us everything about the upcoming version of Windows. Sadly enough there isn’t a live stream available, but there will be some live blogs available during the event.
You can follow the event at the following websites/blogs (I will add more sources when I ran into them):