Category Archives: Windows 10

Running as a different user in Windows 10

Right-clicking on a desktop application on the Start Menu in Windows 10 gives you the option of running this application as administrator, with raised privileges. But what happens if you want to run as a different user?

The quick way is to right-click on the application and instead of choosing “Run as Administrator”, choose “Open File Location”. The shortcut will then be shown in a Windows Explorer window, Now we revert to a Windows 7/8 method. Hold down shift, right-click on it, and choose “Run as a different user”.
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TechEd Europe 2014

TechEd Europe 2014- Windows 10 Deployment


A session on deployment options for Windows 10 with Michael Niehaus from Microsoft. Here’s my top 5 notes:Windows 10 Deployment Slode

  1. New in Windows 10 is the end of the requirement for wipe and reload in the enterprise and introduces the possibility of doing a managed in-place upgrade in a corporate environment.
  2. There’s good compatibility between Windows 7/8 and Windows 10- if your hardware and apps run in Windows today you’ll probably be fine in Windows 10 (the noted exception was 64-bit Windows on a Pentium D, but that must be a decade old configuration).
  3. Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer 11 is allowing companies with IE8-specific apps to migrate to a modern browser.
  4. Three deployment  choices are offered- Wipe and Load, In Place Upgrade (mentioned in 1.) and finally Provisioning which transforms a Windows 10 device into an enterprise managed one- perfect for CYOD solutions and especially in the mobile device sphere.
  5. The Upgrade option, which can be provided through a simple task sequence driven option in SCCM Software Centre, also includes a rollback option- if something goes wrong then the previous OS will be restored.
Win10 Deployment Options

Windows 10 Deployment Options