The Tech Preview (TP) for Windows 10 has been out for a few weeks now, downloaded millions of times (according to Microsoft). So what do you do with it? It’s all well and groovy to spin up a VM, and put Windows 10 on it and take it for a spin. You’ll be able to see the new Start Screen, take advantage of the app docking (up to 4 at a time now), the multiple desktops. All cool stuff, especially for the end-user. But if you’re the Windows Desktop team lead, or a Windows sysadmin you might be wondering “So what? What’s in it for me?” Fair enough, too.
You can dig through the Windows 10 TP doco and blogs etc. Places like this: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=507620
Or even this: http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/
And I’ll admit, there is some enjoyment to be had to dive in and dig around, delve into the details. If you have the time. And that’s always the big gotcha. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME. I know I don’t always have the time. So if you don’t have as much time as you’d like, but you want to get an overview of “What’s new for IT Pros” in Windows 10 TP, then check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy session this Thursday/Friday (depending on your time zone).
It’s running from 6am Friday the 21st of November for all the cool kids (i.e. the ones who live in New Zealand), for 4 hours. So it will be a bit of an early start. But look at the bright side, you’ll still have most of your day left to do other cool stuff!
It’s running as part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), so you will need to set up a logon for that (if you don’t already have one). And don’t worry, if you can’t make the live broadcast, it is being recorded and will be made available ondemand through MVA at a later date.