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Windows 10 For IT Pros: Tutorials, Tips & Tricks

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Although many are still using Windows 8.1 (and even older versions of Windows), the market share for Windows 10 is growing fast as individuals and organizations upgrade to the latest operating system from Microsoft. Below you'll find some helpful resources for getting started with Windows 10 administration. And for those still using Windows 8.1, we have some resources below as well.
Windows 10 continues to evolve with new updates, fixes and changes rolling in on a regular basis since the operating system's initial release in 2015. In fact, on March 26, Microsoft is set to end support for the original Windows 10 edition (version 1507), including security patches. And Microsoft has plenty more improvements in store for Windows 10 systems planned. The Anniversary Update brought with it major improvements in biometric security, touch support, networking, voice control, the Edge browser and most interestingly, Linux support on Windows 10 (yes, hell has frozen over and pigs now fly). 

The free Creators Update will include 3D versions of PowerPoint and Paint. It brings features such as the Unified Updated Platform to reduce the size of update downloads across tablets, smartphones, tablets, PCs, IoT devices and Hololens. It also brings a Twitch-like streaming feature for Xbox Live, among other things. Windows Insiders will be able to download it soon. 

We'll continue adding new how-to guides and tutorials targeted mostly at IT admins covering major changes and new features. In the meantime, check out what we have put together so far and let us know if you have any specific Windows 10-related questions.

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Windows 10 Tutorials

Our list of Windows 10 tutorials covers typical administrative tasks and management features—like using RSAT and adding Windows 10 to a domain—but also includes guides on how to customize the Windows 10 experience—like disabling Cortana and changing the interface to look more like Windows 7.

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Windows 10 PowerShell Tips & Tricks

Windows 10 has PowerShell v5.0 installed by default, offering a powerful command-line interface for system administration that includes an interactive prompt and scripting environment. If you're new to PowerShell, these introductory tutorials will help you get started with some of its helpful features.

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Windows Server 2016


The upcoming Windows Server 2016 release mirrors contemporary information technology trends of containerization and hybrid connectivity with cloud services. The list of new features is simply staggering, so there's tons to get up to speed on. 

MORE: Best New Features in Windows Server 2016

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Windows 10 In The Enterprise: Getting Started With Windows ICD

The Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) can help you determine whether or not your organization's environments is ready for a Windows 10 deployment and can also be helpful in streamlining the provisioning process of a Windows 10 image package.____________________________________________________________________________

Best Windows 10 Apps for IT Pros

The Windows Store makes it easy to download and install helpful apps on your Windows 10 computer. Many utilities are too simple, so you need to know where to look. We've rounded up the best choices that are worth your time. All of these are free and can improve your day.
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Top 6 Windows 10 Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Any Microsoft Windows OS upgrade introduces new pain points. Learn how to conquer five of the most common annoyances in Windows 10. 

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Best Antivirus Solutions For Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a free built-in antivirus program called Windows Defender, but there are other free as well as paid antivirus options. In this guide we compare Windows Defender to some of the top free and paid antivirus tools.

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Using Windows Defender in Windows 10

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7 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10 does many things right. But all that power can make it a resource-hungry beast, even if you have a system with solid specs. However, if you're willing to do a little bit of digital grunt work you can speed up Windows 10 to offer much more efficient operations.

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Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox: Windows 10 Browser Battle

The three big players face off to determine which one offerst he best security, usability and performance during your next web surfing session. 
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10 Reasons IT Pros Should Embrace Windows 10

If you're still wondering whether moving to Windows 10 is the right move for your organization, this list might help you determine if the new version of Windows will improve production or lead to a help desk nightmare. 

MORE: 8 Reasons Windows 10 Is Right For The Enterprise

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