Category Archives: Microsoft Windows 10

Identity-related new features in Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042

Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 20H2 build 19042 to Visual Studio Subscribers and organizations with access to the Software Download Center and the Volume Licensing Service Center. This version is also known as Windows 10 ‘October 2020 Update’. It’s time to look at the new Identity-related features in this version of Windows 10:   […]

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HOWTO: Repurpose an Azure AD-joined device in an organization without Intune

Many organizations are adopting Azure AD Join as the mechanism to create a trust relationship between their Windows 10-based devices and their Identity solution. In the obligatory joiners/workers/leavers processes, however, it might make sense to repurpose an Azure AD-joined devices to another person in the organization. In this blogpost I’ll explain how to achieve this […]

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Happy Birthday, Windows 10!

On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft made Windows 10 generally available to people worldwide. Today, we celebrate Windows 10’s 5th anniversary! At its release, Windows 10 offered many new features, including its new release schedule, Cortana, the Action Center and Microsoft Edge. Its identity, security and management features make a lot of difference for large organizations, […]

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Windows 10, version 2004 introduces 134 new Group Policy settings

Microsoft has released Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041 (or ‘Windows 10 May 2020 Update’) through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business. It was previously already available as download from Visual Studio Subscriptions, the Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool), and the Volume Licensing Service Center. […]

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Identity-related Features in Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041

Microsoft has released Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041 (or ‘Windows 10 May 2020 Update’) through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Windows Update for Business. It was previously already available as download from Visual Studio Subscriptions, the Software Download Center (via Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool), and the Volume Licensing Service Center. […]

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Improvements for (Hybrid) Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices in the March 2020 Cumulative Updates

Just like every month, Microsoft released cumulative quality updates to its supported Operating Systems in March 2020. This month’s updates, however, show a particular focus on several fixes for Azure AD-joined and Hybrid Azure AD-joined Windows 10 devices. Let’s take a look: What’s fixed The respective updates for Windows 10 address these three issues: It […]

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KnowledgeBase: You receive error 801c0003 when you try to Azure AD Join a device during the Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE)

Sometimes, error codes for Microsoft products and technologies are really straightforward. Especially in situations where you have limited to no troubleshooting options, like the Windows Out-of-the-Box Experience (OOBE), this might prove difficult to solve. Today, let’s look at one of the most common errors you might encounter when you try to Azure AD Join a […]

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Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite 2017 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge. I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Graph, Group Policy  and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related […]

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Pictures of the April 2017 IT Pro User Group at Microsoft Hrvatska in Zagreb

Last April, I was invited by the Microsoft IT Pro User Group to present a 75 minute session on Azure AD Join at Microsoft Croatia’s Headquarters in Zagreb. Since I was spending some time in the region between Microsoft Bosnia and Hergovina’s Network event and the Croatian WinDays, I had no trouble finding the place. […]

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I’m speaking at WinDays 17

In 2015, I presented two sessions at WinDays XV. Last year, I presented to sessions at WinDays 16. This year, it feels like it’s becoming a habit for me to present two sessions at WinDays: I’m speaking at WinDays 17 at the Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč, Croatia.   About WinDays WinDays, the largest […]

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