March 3rd, 2017 - Summary
Here are my notes from the meeting. These are the answers from the Microsoft employees. Seems like the biggest thing, was if your DC isn’t 2012 R2, it needs to be for the policies mentioned to work.
Mandatory/uncontrolled reboots because of updates
Can define active hours and/or specific time for it to reboot.
Restrict Cortana/Windows Store/OneDrive
Group Policy (GP) can be applied to disable the above (Cortana reverts to a simple search, no personalization)
Privacy concerns from telemetries
Can be turned off
Is the Windows 10 upgrade still free?
No, this ended Oct ‘16
Ads on start “menu”
Start menu can be controlled via GP (which includes ads)
Server requirements for AD integration, GP changes/compatibility issues?
Windows Server 2012 R2
Control/Restriction of WiFi/Network sharing
User folder structure changes compared to older versions.
Consistent with Windows 7-8-8.1
Known application compatibility issues
No “Common” applications, but can’t say for everything. Can arrange loaner equipment to test compatibility. Also offers “Compatibility Mode”.
Microsoft Hello was also mentioned, newest version integrates with AD
As of the Anniversary Update, yes.