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Win-Fu Training Newsletter #27

Hello dear apprentices!

I have had a really busy start of the year :) It seems my monthly newsletter is now bi-monthly ;) We are living interesting times when it comes to operating systems as it is just a few days until Windows 10 1703 starts to roll out. If you can't wait you can download it from MSDN or use this link to get the tool for starting now. I've listed some tips and tricks and links for you to prepare for this. A pre-digested Google-portion for you :)


  • Windows 10 IT Pro Content Map:
  • What’s new for IT pros in the Windows 10 Creators Update:
  • Microsoft want's to move from GPO's to MDM... I'm sorry for this, like most of you probably are as well, but I do understand that I need to prepare myself. Group Policy is there to stay for a long time as well but people should remember that Satya's vision is to make Windows an open platform. MDM is open while Group Policy is proprietary to Microsoft. Hence... Sadly, MDM wins. To take a look on your current environment and measuring how you can work with it with MDM, use this MDM Migration Analysis Tool (aka MMAT)
    • So Server guys need to learn Desired Stata Configruation and client guys MDM - BTW. I hate both ;)
  • As a Registry lover I loved this small change:
    • Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE) now has an address bar, keyboard shortcuts, and abbreviations, such as HKCU (for HKEY_CURRENT_USER) and HKLM (for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE).
  • "Isn't it cool that 1703 has Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)! Finally MS made this possible!" - No, it's not THAT cool as Windows NT since 1993 has had a Subsystem for UNIX. Now it's just changed to Linux. Finnish people thank MS for this of course :) But... It's not the big thing in Windows 10 1703....


  • My Dojo now has the Advanced Troubleshooting Course Days 1-3. THINK ABOUT IT! The price is below 20$!
  • Fellow FINNS, Act quickly to secure a seat at Saminarium II:
  • There are still seats left on my courses in Europe (NORWAY ADDED) so head here to find out more:
  • Need free passes for PluralSight which now has four of my courses on Sysinternals and Security, just send me an email and I Will send you an unrestrcited 30day pass for more than 5000 courses!!
That’s all for now! I hope to see you at a session or if nothing else at least on the Slack channel!

Wax On, Wax Off – Happy troubleshooting! 
Twitter: @samilaiho
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