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Sean Connelly

Windows 11 for Enterprise | Revolutionizing the Modern End-User Desktop Experience

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Windows 11 is now available and is optimized for hybrid collaboration, end-user productivity, and security - bringing value and reducing risks to organizations.

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Windows 11 is Now Available

As of October 5, 2021, the free upgrade to Windows 11 began rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs, and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 are available for purchase. Business users are able to treat this like other Windows 10 feature updates. Microsoft expects all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.

If you have a Windows 10 PC (for home users) eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it's available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and selecting Check for updates. Feature updates for Windows 11 are now changing to annual instead of Windows 10 twice-annual schedule. Windows 10 will still be supported and receive monthly security updates during this transition. Windows 10 will exit support on October 14, 2025. Windows 11 requirements have changed – notably, a TPM 2.0 hard requirement, only 64 Bit OS support, and a minimum of 64 GB storage is needed.  

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John Rice

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Windows 365 - Provision a New PC in Seconds with the Power of the Microsoft Cloud

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Many organizations spend a great deal of effort and money managing their PC lifecycles.

Hosted on the Microsoft Cloud, Windows 365 enables organizations to quickly and easily provision a Windows instance that is accessible from any end-user device! This approach brings significant savings compared to traditional PC management.

In this on-demand event, Interlink's experts walk you through common Windows 365 use cases, key design principles, and management and security benefits. You’ll learn how Microsoft has streamlined the deployment and management of Windows 365 in ways that make it a simple and secure solution for your end-users and applications.

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After viewing this on-demand event, you’ll also have a good understanding of:

  • Windows 365 basics
  • Security advantages vs. traditional desktops
  • Migrating from RDS or Citrix to Windows 365
  • Integrations with Microsoft 365 & Office – including Endpoint Manager
  • Central deployment and management of applications
  • How to easily scale to support thousands of users
  • Areas to reduce total cost of ownership
  • Funding/Licensing
  • And much more!

If you’re interested in learning more about Windows 365 - a powerful new technology that enables organizations to provide desktop-as-a-service to end-users – and how it can benefit your organization, view this webinar today!

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Mike Wilson
Vice President/CTO | Interlink Cloud Advisors

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Steven Braunschweiger
Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect | Interlink Cloud Advisors

 
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Jimmy Smogor

Windows Autopilot | How It Makes Your Life Easier

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Autopilot is here to help simplify the process of deploying or onboarding new devices within your organization – find out how.

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Typically, deploying new Windows devices has been entirely in the hands of IT. Custom images have to be built, maintained and applied to get everything ready for new users…despite having an OS pre-installed. This can be followed by hours of the manual setup of applications, policies, and drivers for each new or repurposed device. All this manual set up takes away time and resources that could be better spent on other valuable projects. Sound familiar? Thankfully, Microsoft has developed Windows Autopilot – a new cloud-based technology that is quietly transforming this typical tedious provisioning process into a more automated and user-friendly process.

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Mark Dreyer

Top 6 Business Features of Microsoft Edge - Microsoft’s New Intranet Searching Browser

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Microsoft Edge has undergone a complete redesign with new browser technology and the ability to search intranet.

This has powerful business implications on how employees access their data and utilize their browsers.
Read on to learn more!
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Microsoft Edge Overview

Microsoft Edge is no longer Microsoft Edge you once knew. The old version has been scrapped and now is revamped with completely new web browser technology. Businesses can now empower their user’s productivity and improve data accessibility through intranet searching within Edge. This is a powerful new feature that unifies data and information, which employees regularly access. Edge is also now based on the Chromium technology, which brings a refreshing user experience, connections with Chrome’s extensions, and improved performance. These updates have quickly driven this new version of Edge to become the second most popular web browser today. With the ability to search intranet, see graphical displays of data, use of extensions, and increased security and usability – Microsoft Edge is a powerful tool to increase productivity and save time for any organization.

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Mike Wilson

Windows Information Protection (WIP) | Avoid Data Leaks by Automatically Classifying and Protecting Files

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Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a data loss prevention feature for Windows 10 (version 1607 or later) that can automatically apply protective tags for files and data. Thus, allowing end-users to be productive and still keep your organization’s data secure!
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What is Windows Information Protection (WIP)?

Windows Information Protection (WIP) is an alternative to traditional data loss prevention approaches that focus on protecting data leakage at the network level. WIP protects against both accidental and intentional leakage of data by automatically encrypting internal data anytime users save a file locally to a protected Windows 10 system. Protecting organizational data is critical - now more than ever before! Lawsuits, legal challenges, and/or a loss of reputation is at stake if an organization is not successful in protecting their data. The ongoing blend of work and home life – especially in a COVID-19 world isn’t making that easier. More and more, we see end-users utilizing their work provided devices for personal tasks and data management. Similarly, end-users will access organizational data on their personal devices, which makes protecting your data tricky. WIP provides peace of mind and helps protect critical data regardless of where it’s accessed from. WIP not only helps protect files on end-users’ devices but can also be used to remotely wipe a device clean if needed via Intune. By selecting the user and device and sending a wipe request, all data that was protected via the WIP policy will become unusable.

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