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Control when your PC Updates with Active Hours in Windows 10

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Have you ever experience forced reboots in the middle of the workday? Windows needs to keep itself up to date to protect you and your data from the latest security threats, but there is an easy way to accomplish this without annoying downtime while your computer reboots to apply updates. The Active Hours feature in Windows 10 works like a do not disturb sign.  When it is active, Windows Update will not forcefully reboot your computer allowing you to focus on what matters most to you. 

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Introduction to Windows AutoPilot

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Traditional IT deployment of Windows PCs requires the creation of a customized image for every device model, and then additional configuration with things called task sequences found in products such as System Center Configuration Manager.  Once this is completed, the PC can finally be built a number of ways but it requires something to typically be done to the machine to kick off the build.  This may be as simple as installing an SCCM client on it or sticking in a USB boot drive to kick off the build.  But there are many problems associated with this process.

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Windows 10 Makes it Easy to Focus on What Matters

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

How many times throughout the day are you interrupted by notifications that impact your focus and concentration? Windows 10 has become very chatty over the past few years with notifications from email, apps, Cortana and more popping up at inconvenient moments. Earlier versions of Windows 10 included a feature called Quiet Hours that would mute these notifications.  In the latest update to Windows 10, the feature has been rebranded as Focus Assist and enhanced for more control.

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