The latest free eBook from Microsoft Press is likely to strike a chord with IT professionals interested in or planning for upcoming Windows 10 deployments. It’s entitled Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager. The eBook is available for immediate download in a variety of electronic formats (standard PDF, mobile PDF, ePub, and Mobi/Kindle). The author team includes Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor Silveira. All of these folks work for Microsoft as “premium field engineers,” and all have been involved in larger-scale Windows deployments, including recent and relevant experience with deploying Windows 10.
Though only 95 pages in length, the book offers relevant best practices and deployment advice for deploying Windows 10.
According to the book’s description, over 70 percent of businesses use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage PCs. That platform also enjoys increasing market share on a quarter-over-quarter basis. Of its many features and functions, SCCM’s OSD (OS Deployment) functions are among the most popular and frequently used. This book explains and explores those features and functions, and how to use them in real-world situations.
Deploying Windows 10: Contents
The books four chapters are organized as follows:
- Chapter 1 describes what’s new in Windows 10, and what makes it worth using.
- Chapter 2 covers Windows 10 deployment options, and compares and contrasts deployment methods.
- Chapter 3 digs into OSD concepts to prepare for deploying Windows 10 using SCCM.
- Chapter 4 provides a walk-through of the Windows 10 deployment process using SCCM, including implementation details.
How can anyone turn down a free eBook that offers potentially useful and valuable information and implementation advice? Digging in won’t cost you any more than the time it takes to download and start reading. Be sure to follow the links you’ll find in the first paragraph of this blog post, and grab yourself a copy today. Hopefully, it will help get the Windows 10 deployment ball rolling in your organization.