Windows 10 Deployment Links

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am the Supportability Program Manager for Commercial Surface and Windows products.  A common question we get from customers is “Can you direct me to information regarding what I should be thinking about when deploying Windows 10.”  All this information is available online but it helps sometimes if someone organizes all the links.  The areas below are based on what I have seen as the most common questions and topics of discussion with Windows 10.  I hope this helps with your planning and deployment of Windows 10.

Windows 10 General Information

Windows 10 release info:

Windows 10 Update history:

Windows 10 Servicing or updating

Windows 10 Servicing options:

Windows 10 servicing options for updates and upgrades:

Windows 10 Privacy and Telemetry

Windows 10 privacy:

Configure Windows 10 Telemetry settings:

Windows 10 Deployment

Windows 10 unattend.xml reference:

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2:

Window 10 Group policy settings reference:

Windows 10 deployment using Configuration Manager:

Removing Windows 10 inbox applications in MDT task sequence:

Remove apps such as Candy Crush, twitter, etc..:

.Net Framework 3.5 deployment considerations:

.NET Framework 3.5 deployment considerations with MDT:

Microsoft Edge customization and configuration:

Windows 10 Activation

Windows 10 volume activation tips:

Windows 10 KMS Host Update for Windows 10:

Customizing the Start Menu or TaskBar in Windows 10

Windows 10 Start Layout Customization Deployment Guys Blog:

Manage Windows 10 start layout options:

Customize Start Menu using group policy:

Customize Start Menu using export/import:

Customizing ICD or provisioning packages:

Changes to group policy settings for start menu in Windows 10:

Customizing TaskBarLinks:

Windows 10 Other

Locking down Windows 10:

Managing Cortana in Enterprise:

Intro to Configuration Service Providers(CSP):

Windows 10 Display Scaling

Windows Store for Business

Windows Store for Business:

Using Windows Store for Business with MDT 2013:


Windows Update for Business

Windows Update for Business:


Windows 10: Deploying and Staying Up To Date [WIN326]:

Using the Windows Store for Business: New Capabilities for Managing Apps in the Enterprise [WIN335]:

Upgrading to Windows 10: In Depth:

Preparing Your Enterprise for Windows 10 as a Service:

Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: Provisioning Is Not Imaging:


Scott McArthur
Senior Supportability Program Manager