Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows 10

AutoPilot Mode

Windows AutoPilot is system management without the servers. Similar to Microsoft’s InTune or SCCM, Windows AutoPilot can be used to manage devices. It requires Azure AD and some cloud-based services but the result is you can configure and tweak your devices and recover/reconfigure them quite easily without the infrastructure costs associated with a traditional SCCM… Read More »

Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is antivirus software that is built-in to the Windows OS and protects your systems against viruses, malware, spyware, and network threats. It is a Windows service that works with other Microsoft security and maintenance services such as Windows Firewall and Microsoft SmartScreen. All of these services are enabled by default and start at… Read More »

What is Credential Guard in Windows 10

Credential Guard is unique to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server 2016, and designed to protect against OS-level attempts to read credentials. It uses hardware and virtualization-based security to isolate secrets so that only privileged system software can access them. Credential Guard protects NTLM password hashes, Kerberos Ticket-Granting Tickets, and credentials stored by applications. Usually,… Read More »

What is Cortana in Windows 10

One of the new features of Windows 10 is Cortana. It is deeply embedded into the operating system, and application developers can very easily integrate into the voice controls of Cortana to launch or manage their applications. Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant whose mission is to help you get things done. Two examples of Cortana… Read More »