Windows 10

Windows – The latest build of Windows 10 – 21H1 – is now available

As you know, every 6 months a new build of Windows 10 is being released. Well, the latest one – 21H1 – is now available for download from MSDN, Volume License or the download center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) from which you can get an ISO or create a bootable USB. The good news is the upgrade process …

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Windows – Still handful of outdated Windows version out there

An analysis from NetMarketShare (https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx) shows that there is still quite a few devices still running outdated Windows version, including the long time retired Windows XP (still 0.87%). These devices (from Windows XP to Windows 7 – out of support since January 2020) are in high risk of being targeted and/or infected by malware as …

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Intune / Windows 10 – Unable to turn on BitLocker with conflicting group policy error

Recently I came across an issue turning on BitLocker with the error on a Windows 10 device BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because there conflicting Group Policy settings for recovery options on fixed data drives. Also got the error before starting the troubleshooting You can’t create both a recovery password and …

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Intune – You can now change the primary user of a device also for co-managed devices

You may be already aware that you were able to change the primary user of a device when the device is Intune managed only (see https://t.co/iuo00rAdke) Well good news, you can do the same with co-managed devices too. To change the primary user of a co-managed device, logon to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) …

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Intune – Migrate your Windows Defender Firewall GPO’s rules for use with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager

As you know, you can manage and configure your Windows Defender Firewall with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, including rules. But what about if you already had configured GPO’s (Group Policy Objects) to manage and configure Windows Defender Firewall? Until now you had to manually replicate these rules into Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, good new, you can …

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Windows 10 – A free file recovery tool from Microsoft

There are already thousands of file recovery tools on the market, some free, some expensive, all with different capabilities and actual results. And while many of you already use Cloud storage providers (like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive – both consumer or enterprise) to store your files, there is still chances that you may need …

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Windows 10 – The new 2004 Windows 10 Feature update is available in MSDN

The next Windows 10 Feature Update, 2004 also known as version 20H1, has been made available in MSDN. You can download it to start evaluating it. In addition a new Windows Assessment Deployment Kit (ADK) has been made available for this version. It is expected to get it available for consumers by end of May …

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Windows 10 – You can now use your Windows PC to make call with your mobile phone

You may already know the Your Phone companion apps for Windows 10 which can be used to send text message directly from your PC (and off course read the received ones): Windows 10 App store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/your-phone/9nmpj99vjbwv Android Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.appmanager Well the Your Phone companion app has been updated and is now allowing you to …

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Intune – You can set the Feature Update you want to stay on

By now you know, a new version/build of Windows 10 is known as Feature Update being released roughly every 6 months. You also already know that you can manage the update feature on Windows 10 with Intune policy. Well, a new policy capability has been added to Intune to let you define the Windows feature …

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