The Windows 10 Link List


edited: 25.07.2018 - added links


Hi all,

I created some time ago a link list of the most interesting links around Windows 10, which I also gave out to my customers as a Word-document. As you might think, this list needed continuous updates. Therefore, I am now sharing this list here to keep it continuously up to date and share it with everyone.


Everything in here is a must-read or must-know reference.  


Information for next releases - you should keep an eye on these links with the upcoming Feature Updates.
Here you will find the most important information for the next Feature Updates and  Quality Updates in a consolidated way:


Microsoft FastTrack
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Windows 10 Lifecycle (end of services)

Windows 10 Roadmap

Michael Niehaus Blog

Microsoft Edge Blog

Configuration Manager Blog

Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog

Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support

Windows 10 Deployment (Download also the deployment resources from this page.)

Windows Features List - Pro vs. E3 vs. E5


Windows as a Service

Windows as a Service - IT Pro resources



Overview of flighting rings

Top ten reasons to use Windows 10 Current Branch (now SAC) vs. Long Term Servicing Branch (now LTSC)

Official Documentation

Insider Preview

Manage WaaS using SCCM /en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/manage-windows-as-a-service

Branch Cache vs Peer Cache

Delivery Optimization /en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-delivery-optimization

Use Delivery Optimization with DHCP Option on Pre-Windows 10 version 1803

Optimize Windows 10 update delivery /en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-optimize-windows-10-updates

Configure Delivery Optimization in SCCM Task Sequence

Demystifying “Dual Scan”

Dual Scan disabled - SUP WSUS

Improving Dual Scan on 1607

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

SCCM Support-matrix for 1709:

WSUS Maintenance

Proxy Requirement for Windows Update

About the service connection point in System Center Configuration Manager

Use the Service Connection Tool for System Center Configuration Manager

Windows 10 Compatibility Check Using SCCM and Report

Windows 10 Updates – Order from the Chaos

SetupDiag.exe is a standalone diagnostic tool to debug Windows 10 upgrades. /en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

Stop hurting yourself by: Not updating the drivers and firmware in Windows and Windows Server.



My very long blog articles:

Moving from project to process: digital transformation with Windows as a service
Moving from project to process


Windows 10 Technical


Standards for a highly secure Windows 10 device

Secure Boot Requirements

UEFI Requirements

Virtualization Based Security

CPU Requirements:



Configure Windows diagnostic data in your organization

Windows 10, version 1709 basic level Windows diagnostic events and fields

Telemetry in Detail

Blog Telemetry

Diagnostic Data Viewer /en-us/windows/configuration/diagnostic-data-viewer-overview

Windows 10 diagnostic data for the Full diagnostic data level /en-us/windows/configuration/windows-diagnostic-data-1703

Windows 10, version 1709 enhanced diagnostic data events and fields used by Windows Analytics

Privacy Dashboard

Safeguard individual privacy with the Microsoft Cloud

Beginning your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) journey for Windows 10


Internals and GPOs

Inplace Upgrade Troubleshooting

Understand the different apps included in Windows 10 (which ones can be deleted and whoch ones should NOT)

Removing Windows 10 in-box apps during a task sequence

Known issues managing a Windows 10 Group Policy client in Windows Server 2012 R2

Group Policy settings that apply only to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education Editions /en-us/windows/client-management/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions

Group Policy settings that apply only to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education Editions

Customize Windows 10 Start and taskbar with Group Policy

Download and install the Windows ADK

Windows ADK for Windows 10 scenarios for IT Pros

Recovery components /en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/recovery-strategy-for-common-customizations

Introduction to UWP app design

The Ultimate Browser Strategy on Windows 10

ADMX Version History

Making file type associations enterprise ready

Windows 10 Customization using Task Sequences

How to use the Windows 10 Security Baseline



Security Features Overview

Powershell Security

Credential Guard

Device Guard & Credential Guard Tool

Exploit Guard

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

In-Memory Protection

Types of attacks for volume encryption keys /en-us/windows/device-security/bitlocker/types-of-attacks-for-volume-encryption-keys

Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit

Pass the Hash Whitepapers

Detecting Lateral Movement through Tracking Event Logs (must see)

Choose the right BitLocker countermeasure

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 security auditing and monitoring reference

Build a fast, free, and effective Threat Hunting/Incident Response Console with Windows Event Forwarding and PowerBI

Windows Defender System Guard


Modern IT

Microsoft 365 powered device lab kit

Windows AutoPilot /en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot /en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot-demo-vm /en-us/windows/deployment/windows-autopilot/windows-10-autopilot#device-registration-and-oobe-customization /en-us/intune/enrollment-autopilot

Windows Information Protection /en-us/windows/threat-protection/windows-information-protection/create-wip-policy-using-intune-azure

Azure Information Protection /en-us/information-protection/understand-explore/what-is-information-protection

Co-Management for Windows 10 devices

Ignite 2017 – Modern IT with Windows 10 Sessions

Store for Business - Landing Page

Windows Store for Business with SCCM

Intune policy settings for Windows 10 devices in Microsoft Intune


Microsoft IoT

Windows IoT Developer Site

Windows IoT Core Developer Documentation /en-us/windows/iot-core/

Windows IoT Enterprise Developer Documentation

Windows IoT Business Decision Maker (BDM) site



Windows 10 App Compat Strategy

Get started with Upgrade Readiness

Azure Log Analytics Demo

Ready for Windows

Upgrade Readiness Deployment Script

Enterprise Mode SiteList /en-us/internet-explorer/ie11-deploy-guide/turn-on-enterprise-mode-and-use-a-site-list

Windows App Certification Kit

Windows Analytics - New technical content available; decks, draft SDK and device configuration topic


O365 / Office 2016 & AAD


O365 Roadmap

Alignment of Win10 / Office und SCCM updates

Overview of the Office 2016 Deployment Tool /en-us/DeployOffice/overview-of-the-office-2016-deployment-tool

Azure AD Connect sync: Attributes synchronized to Azure Active Directory

How to setup the Telemetry Dashboard for Office 2016

Use the Readiness Toolkit to assess application compatibility for Office 365 ProPlus /en-us/deployoffice/use-the-readiness-toolkit-to-assess-application-compatibility-for-office-365-pro


Microsoft Virtual Academy

Free eBooks from Microsoft Press

Microsoft Mechanics Videos (short and very informational videos)

Channel 9 DefragTools Videos (Deep Dive Troubleshooting like WinDBG)

Hands-On Labs


Microsoft IT (MSIT) IT showcase whitepapers / technical case studies

Streamlining application compatibility testing at Microsoft

Microsoft IT improves LOB application testing, ensuring readiness for Windows (Business case study)

Microsoft IT prepares LOB apps for Windows (Technical case study)

Case study at Microsoft IT

Adopting Windows as a service at Microsoft

Deploying Windows 10 at Microsoft as an in-place upgrade

Managing modern mobile productivity with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Implementing strong user authentication with Windows Hello for Business

Insights in Upgrade Readiness accelerate Windows 10 upgrades

Improving reliability with Windows Analytics Device Health


Thank you very much for reading / clicking!

Please share any feedback, if you find dead links or want other important links on the list.


All the best,

David das Neves

Premier Field Engineer, EMEA, Germany
Windows Client, PowerShell, Security