Download the Windows 10 Administrative Templates

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.

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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 :

 

  • Deliveryoptimization.admx
  • Fileserverssagent.admx
  • Gamedvr.admx
  • Grouppolicy-server.admx
  • Grouppolicypreferences.admx
  • Mmcsnapins1.admx
  • Terminalserver-server.admx
  • Textinput.admx
  • Userdatabackup.admx
  • Windowsserver.admx

Click here to download the Windows 10 Administrative Templates

Windows 10, Xbox Gaming, Surface Hub and HoloLens!

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

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).

Xbox One

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.

Microsoft HoloLens

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…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA

Conclusion

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!

Watch the Windows 10 Media Briefing Live

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!”

The event starts at 9:00 PST (What time in my region?) and will be hosted at Microsoft HQ in Seattle.

New Windows 10 build brings Notifications and Battery Saver

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.

 

install new windows 10 build

 

New stuff
When the installation has finished I started looking for new stuff. I already heard about the Notification Center, but there is more….

  • Notification Center
  • Battery Saver
  • DataSense
  • Backup App Data
  • Check for Preview Builds Fast or Slow
  • New Network Settings
  • New Animation when maximize or minimize a window

Here are the screenshots ….

Notification Center

PC Settings - Battery Saver

PC Settings - DataSense

PC Settings - Backup App Data

PC Settings - Preview Builds - Slow Fast

PC Settings - Network - Manage

 

Source : Blogging Windows

Congrats, you’re an Insider!

The Insider Program is live, you can register (to download Windows Technical Preview) at http://insider.windows.com

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When you’re an Insider you can give feedback, get help….and also download the Windows Technical Preview. All three the links are still down at the moment, but you can probably access them around 9:00am PDT / 18:00 CET.

 

EMAIL
Shortly after you registered you will receive the following email :

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This are the links mentioned in the email:

And it will be called : Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that the name of their new client operation system will be Windows 10.

Windows Product Family

Some of the new (confirmed!) features are:

  • Start menu (is back!)
  • Everything runs in a window
  • Snap enhancements
  • New task view button
  • Multiple desktops
  • Find files faster
  • Command Prompt understands CTRL+V (finally!)

Start Menu
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
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
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
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

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.

Source: Blogging Windows

Where can you follow the Windows 9 event?

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):

And if you’re looking for the download location and other important stuff about the Windows Technical Preview? Just check my previous post.

Where to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview?

Microsoft has announced their new version of Windows and named it Windows 10. Starting October 1st, you can register for the Windows Insider Program and download the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

 

Direct Links

If you want to follow the Windows Technical Preview event, please check my other post for more info.

Windows 9 will be announced on September 30th

Today Microsoft has announced a press event for September 30th in San Francisco. It is to expect that they will announce Windows 9, currently known under the codename Windows Treshold.

Microsoft will probably deliver a Windows Technical Preview during the event so that every Microsoft geen can download and check it out.

The last few weeks a couple of video’s and pictures leaked which showed the return of the Start Menu, a notification center and virtuel desktops.

What new feature are you waiting for?