Monday, 07 May 2018 07:23

Windows 10 1803: Useful Resources for IT Professionals

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Windows 10 "April 2018 Update", also known as version 1803, "Redstone 4", or RS4 will be available via Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Volume Licensing Servicing Center (VLSC) starting on the 8th May with the download via Media Creation Tool and Visual Studio Subscriptions (MSDN Subscriptions) already being available. Windows 10, version 1803 is the fifth feature update released for Windows 10. As with the previous updates, Microsoft continues the trend of moving to more agile development and delivery models as part of the ongoing "Windows as a Service" efforts with Windows 10 1803 update making the base operating system better with new features to help IT pros more easily manage and better protect data and devices in their organizations.

I always recommend that you invest your resources towards testing latest Semi-Annual Channel release at the earliest convenience so that you gain vital understanding of the newest functionality as well as verify hardware and application compatibility as you continue to deliver great new experiences for your users. There are a few major changes to Windows in the "April 2018 Update", both for end users as well as IT Pros. Microsoft also removed features and functionality, either because the OS team added a better option or because they want push IT organizations towards Enterprise edition of Windows 10. A number of features (most notable Software Restriction Policies) have been deprecated and may be removed in a future update.

From my experience interacting with others on Twitter or TechNet, IT Pros sometimes have difficulties locating relevant resources when a new version of Windows becomes available, in part due to the nature of the World Wide Web. While it is full of endless resources, sometimes too much choice can be confusing. It doesn't help that Microsoft does not always update relevant documentation in a timely manner.

So, following the release of Windows 10 1803, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer an overview of the useful resources, details about the features and functionalities that were removed or deprecated in Windows 10, version 1803 and provide direct links to tools and templates you will need when you start your journey of adopting Windows 10 "April 2018 Update":

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