This 30-minute technical discussion covers:

  • What went wrong with the October 2018 Creators Update
  • How to control and when to delay Windows 10 Updates
  • What is Windows Virtual Desktop and do you need it
  • Why you should never install a Creators Update on your reference machine

Gain control over Windows 10 Updates

There’s no doubt about it, Windows 10 upgrades have caused disruption across IT departments. Microsoft’s new Windows as a Service delivery model attempts to more efficiently provide additional features and security to users, but the downside is that frequent updates can impact IT and end user productivity. While Microsoft claims to be making changes to improve this process, the latest October 2018 release, Windows 10 Update 1809, was perhaps the most disruptive release to date ultimately resulting in Microsoft pulling the update just days after its release.

Companies running Windows 10 have had to develop new strategies for managing their desktops – can be an unexpected and time-consuming task that for most was uncovered after going through unanticipated end user downtime caused by in-place upgrades. The truth is, IT feels like they’re losing control of the desktop and twice-yearly major version updates are seen by many companies as disruptive and unwelcome.

Our team of Windows 10 specialists share stories from the field and tips for successful management of Windows 10 in this technical discussion. We highlight the latest best practices that every company should follow and explore the usability of unified endpoint management toolsets from VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft asking, “Do they really solve the need?”



About the Speakers

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Spencer Dunford

With 12 plus years of solving complex computer imaging issues, Spencer uses his creative IT wisdom to find solutions to today’s Windows Update challenges.


Jeff Harris

Dozens of Microsoft projects in his past life contribute to the computer imaging and Windows lessons Jeff shares on YouTube – over 70,000 views and counting!

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Allen Marsh

Over two decades of IT experience and system engineering contribute to Allen’s seemingly magical abilities to get Windows running the right way on nearly any device.