7 February 2021

The April cumulative update for Windows 10 will replace the legacy version of the Edge browser with the new version of Edge. If you have machines that use Edge in Kiosk mode action will be required before applying the April update to avoid disruption. The legacy version of Edge officially ends sport on 9th of March.

Microsoft has announced its view that organisations need a┬ánew approach and a new category of technology solutions called employee experience platforms (EXP). Their proposed solution is called Microsoft Viva. Viva “brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated experience that empowers people and teams to be their best“.

If you have ever had the pain of trying to unpick which Azure Conditional Access Policy was recently changed and caused chaos, you will appreciate that Search, Sort, and Filter for Conditional Access is now in public preview.

Microsoft has released an enterprise focussed guide for the recommended configuration of Windows 10 devices that are 100% cloud managed with no on-premise workload dependencies. The guide provides a good end-to-end view of configuring a cloud-only approach.

Windows 10 version 2004, released in May 2020, has been declared ready for broad deployment in the past week. That is 7 months after the first release and highlights the period before Microsoft is comfortable in declaring broad deployment (note, that from an enterprise perspective, the period before broad deployment is designated as a pilot).