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Windows 10 virtual labs

Virtual labs let you try out Windows 10 setup, deployment, and management scenarios using a cloud-based private virtual machine environment. Each lab presents you with a series of instructions, and access to one or more virtual machines, with no additional software or setup required.

TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows as a service

Deploy and manage Windows as a service

Heard about Windows as a service but don’t completely get it, yet? We recommend this lab. It teaches you how Microsoft will update Windows 10 with new functionality and how you can manage that process.

Concepts in this lab include everything from deferral policies in Windows Update for Business to managing updates in Windows Server Update Services.

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Deployment labs

Enterprise Mode Self-Service Portal
Use Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode to fix compatibility issues
Learn how to configure and deploy Enterprise Mode in Windows 10, where Microsoft Edge is the default browser.
TechNet Virtual Lab: Upgrade to Windows 10 by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or System Center Configuration Manager
Upgrade in place to Windows 10 by using MDT and Configuration Manager
Learn how to use MDT or Configuration Manager to perform an in-place upgrade—a key part of providing Windows as a service.
TechNet Virtual Lab: Customize the Windows 10 Start menu and taskbar during deployment
Customize the Windows 10 Start menu and taskbar during deployment
Learn how to deploy Start menu and taskbar customizations during deployment by using Group Policy and Windows PowerShell.

More deployment labs

Security labs

TechNet Virtual Lab: Deploy Windows Information Protection
Deploy Windows Information Protection
Deploy WIP and take advantage of all its features including enterprise data encryption and remotely wiping data from devices.
TechNet Virtual Lab: Deploy Device Guard
Deploy Device Guard
Configure and deploy Device Guard step by step, from deploying code integrity policies to enabling virtualization-based security.
TechNet Virtual Lab: Deploy Credential Guard
Deploy Credential Guard
In this lab you'll learn how to configure and manage Credential Guard in your Windows 10 enterprise.

More security labs

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