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THE EXPERT S VOICE IN WINDOWS 10

Senthil Kumar, Lohith Goudagere Nagaraj, Pathik Rawal, Pryank Rohilla

Contents at a Glance


Getting Started with Windows 10 Applications
WinJS Fundamentals
Basic WinJS Controls
List Controls, AppBar, and ToolBar
Data Binding and Navigation
Adapting the UI for Different Screens
Application Lifecycle and Navigation
Globalization and Localization
Data Storage and App Data
Sharing Data
Background Tasks
Location and Maps in Windows Apps
Building Apps That Connect to the Cloud
Tiles and Notifications
Device Capabilities
Additional Tools
Sideloading and Windows App Certification Kit
Store and Monetization 

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 978-1-4842-0720-8
 978-1-4842-0719-2
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 2016 by Senthil Kumar,
 Lohith Goudagere Nagaraj,
 Pathik Rawal, and Pryank Rohilla 

About the Author
Senthil Kumar leads the Windows app development team at Cleartrip
Pvt. Ltd. He previously worked for Trivium eSolutions in Bangalore. His
experience spans across various technologies within the Microsoft stack,
including Windows Phone, WinForms, ASP.NET, SQL Server, C#, and Entity
Framework. He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Windows
Platform Development and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
(ASP.NET). He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor, and a Geek. Senthil
is actively involved in the local developer communities and is an active
member and UG lead for the Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet). He is
a regular speaker in local user groups and conferences. He has presented
in conferences like the Great Indian Developer Summit and Microsoft
DevCamps and WebCamps. He blogs at DeveloperPublish.com. You can
reach out to Senthil via the Twitter handle @isenthil.
Lohith Goudagere Najaraj is a production engineer by education and a
software engineer by profession. He has 15 years of industry experience
in Microsoft .NET technology. He specializes in building web applications
using .NET as a platform. He is well versed in the WebForms and MVC
ways of building a web application. He has been awarded the prestigious
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award five years in a row. In
his day job, Lohith works as a Technical Evangelist in India. He is a regular
speaker in local user groups and conferences. He has presented in uber
conferences such as Microsoft TechEd India, the Great Indian Developer
Summit, and the Mobile Developer Summit, to name a few. He can also be
seen presenting in Microsoft DevCamps across India. He is a lead for the
Bangalore Dotnet User Group and helps run the group.
He lives in Bangalore with his lovely wife, Rashmi, and son Adithya.
He likes to listen to Bryan Adams, Raghu Dixit, and Sonu Nigam. He also
likes to watch the Ocean’s Trilogy, Italian Job, and National Treasure all the time.
Pryank Rohilla works as a collaboration solutions architect for a
Microsoft Gold partner in London. Pryank has 15 years of software
development experience in Microsoft technologies. He is Microsoft
certified and has worked as developer, consultant, architect, tech lead, and
delivery lead in various engagements. He lives in Reading, UK. His Twitter
handle is @Pryankrohilla. In his free time, Pryank enjoy watching sports
and spending time with family and friends.
Pathik Rawal is a successful technical architect and working as a Microsoft
technology architect. He has 15 years of software development experience
and he has worked on many consulting and technical assignments. Pathik is
Microsoft Certified and enthusiastic about cloud and mobile platforms. He
lives in London. He can be reached on Twitter at @Pathikrawal. Pathik enjoys
socializing with friends and family in his free time.

About the Technical Reviewer
Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati is a senior consultant and a senior analyst/developer using Microsoft
technologies. He works at BluArancio SpA (www.bluarancio.com) as Senior Analyst/Developer and
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Specialist. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET, a Microsoft Certified Application Developer for .NET, a Microsoft Certified Professional, and a prolific author and technical reviewer. Over the past ten years, he’s written articles for Italian and international magazines and coauthored more than ten books on a variety of computer topics.

Introduction
With Window 10, Microsoft has brought in the concept of a "universal" application architecture to Windows, where the apps designed using UWP can run across different Windows-powered devices like PCs, tablets, smartphones, Xbox One, iOT, Surface Hub, and HoloLens.

You could develop Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps using various technologies, like C# and
XAML, web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WinJS), C++, and so forth.
Examples in the book cover the development of a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app using web
development technologies (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS). Once you have knowledge of web development technologies and you have mastered the UWP app development examples in this book, you will have a head start in building some great Windows apps that can run on almost all the devices powered by Windows.


Table of Contents
About the Authors .....................xxiii
About the Technical Reviewer ..................xxv
Acknowledgments .........xxvii
Introduction .............xxix
■■Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 10 Applications 1
1.1 Examining the Universal Windows Platform
1.2 Development Tools for Universal Windows Platform 
1.3 Creating Universal Windows Platform Application
1.4 Running Universal Windows Platform Apps 
■■Chapter 2: WinJS Fundamentals 15
2.1 Namespaces in JavaScript 
2.2 Add a Namespace to an Existing Namespace 
2.3 Creating a Class in WinJS 
2.4 Deriving a Class in WinJS 
2.5 Create Mixins in WinJS 
2.6 Encapsulation in WinJS 
2.7 Using Promise in WinJS 
■■Chapter 3: Basic WinJS Controls 31
3.1 Declaring a WinJS Control on a Page 
3.2 Setting Options for WinJS Controls 
3.3 Adding WinJS Controls from Your JavaScript Code 
3.4 Getting the WinJS Controls from an HTML Document 
3.5 The ToggleSwitch Control 
3.6 The DatePicker Control 
3.7 The TimePicker Control 
3.8 The Tooltip Control 
3.9 Displaying Text 
3.10 Editing Text in an App 
■■Chapter 4: List Controls, AppBar, and ToolBar 55
4.1 Using the Repeater Control
4.2 Using the FlipView Control 
4.3 Using the ListView 
4.4 Filtering Items in the ListView Control 
4.5 Grouping Items in the ListView Control 
4.6 Semantic Zoom in ListView 
4.7 Using the AppBar Control 
4.8 Using the ToolBar Control 
■■Chapter 5: Data Binding and Navigation  83
5.1 Data Bind to Simple Objects 
5.2 Data Bind Style Attributes of DOM Elements 
5.3 Use Templates for Data Binding 
5.4 Data Bind WinJS Controls 
5.5 Navigational Structures in UWP Apps 
5.6 Navigational Elements in UWP Apps 
5.7 Pivot Navigation in UWP Apps 
5.8 SplitView Navigation in UWP Apps 
5.9 Hub Navigation in UWP Apps 
5.10 Master/Detail Navigation Using ListView in UWP Apps 
■■Chapter 6: Adapting the UI for Different Screens  115
6.1 Design Breakpoints for Different Screens 
6.2 Adaptive UI Technique: Reposition 
6.3 Adaptive UI Technique: Fluid Layouts 
■■Chapter 7: Application Lifecycle and Navigation  127
7.1 Application States and Events 
7.2 Handling the Unhandled Exception in Your App 
7.3 Handling the Termination and Resuming of the App 
7.4 Using SessionState to Store the State 
7.5 Navigate Between Pages Using Hyperlinks 
7.6 Navigate Between Pages Using Single-Page Navigation
■■Chapter 8: Globalization and Localization  145
8.1 Using Resource Strings 
8.2 Formatting Date, Time, Number, and Currency 
8.3 Localizing WinJS Controls 
■■Chapter 9: Data Storage and App Data  159
9.1 How to Create and Delete a Local App Data Settings Container 
9.2 How to Create and Read Local App Data Settings 
9.3 How to Create and Retrieve Local Composite Settings 
9.4 How to Create a Roaming App Data Store Container 
9.5 How to Create and Read Roaming App Data Settings 
9.6 How to Register the Data Change Event 
9.7 How to Create, Write, and Read a Local File 
■■Chapter 10: Sharing Data 181
10.2 Share Plain Text Data to Other Apps
10.3 Share Web Links to Other Apps 
10.4 Share an Image to Other Apps 
10.5 Declare App As a Share Target 
10.6 Handle Share Activation and Receive Plain Text
10.7 Receive Images Shared by Other Apps 
10.8 Share Custom Data Type 
■■Chapter 11: Background Tasks   213
11.1 System Event Triggers for Background Tasks 
11.2 Create and Register a Background Task 
11.3 Setting Conditions for Running a Background Task 
11.4 Monitor Background Task Progress and Completion 
■■Chapter 12: Location and Maps in Windows Apps  221
12.1 Get the Current Location 
12.2 Respond to Geolocator Location Updates 
12.3 Detect the User’s Location with HTML5 
12.4 Detect Location Updates with HTML5 
12.5 Display Maps in the Built-in Maps App 
12.6 Display Directions in the Built-in Maps App 
12.7 Bing Maps Control in the Windows Store App 
■■Chapter 13: Building Apps That Connect to the Cloud 251
13.1 Creating a New Mobile Service in Microsoft Azure 
13.2 Creating a Database Table in Mobile Services 
13.3 Installing Mobile Services for the WinJS Client Library 
13.4 Performing the CRUD Operation 
13.5 Data Retrieval with Paging 
13.6 Sorting Returned Data from the Mobile Service
13.7 Performing Validation in a Server Script 
■■Chapter 14: Tiles and Notifications 275
14.1 Create a Default Tile 
14.2 Create Adaptive Tiles 
14.3 Create a Toast Notification with Visual Content 
14.4 Create a Toast Notification with Actions 
14.5 Create a Scheduled Tile and Toast Notification 
14.6 Create or Update a Badge on a Tile 
■■Chapter 15: Device Capabilities  287
15.1 How to Specify Device Capabilities in an App Package Manifest 
15.2 How to Specify Device Capabilities for Bluetooth for Windows Apps 
15.3 How to Find Devices Available for a UWP App 
15.4 How to Create an Audio Stream and Output Speech Based on Plain Text 
15.5 How to Specify Recognition Constraints for Speech Recognition 
15.6 How to Launch Your App with Cortana Voice Command in Foreground 
■■Chapter 16: Additional Tools  307
16.1 JavaScript Console Window 
16.2 DOM Explorer 
16.3 Diagnostic Tools 
16.4 Windows 10 Mobile Emulator: Additional Tools 
■■Chapter 17: Sideloading and Windows App Certification Kit  327
17.1 Sideload Your App 
17.2 Install Certificate and Package Separately 
17.3 Validate Your Windows App Using the Windows App Certification Kit 
17.4 Validate an App Package on a Remote Windows 10 Device 
■■Chapter 18: Store and Monetization  347
18.1 Create a Windows App Developer Account 
18.2 Package a Universal Windows Platform Application for Windows 10 
18.3 Submit an App to the Windows Store 
18.4 Use Windows Ad Mediation in Your UWP Apps 
18.5 Show Ads in Your Application 
Index ............... 365


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Who This Book Is For
This book is targeted at developers with some basic knowledge in web development technologies like
HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and who are interested in developing Windows apps. 
The step-by-step approach taken in the book will help developers understand the concepts much easier.

Modern administrators' guide based on Redstone 3 version

Jeff Stokes, Manuel Singer, Richard Diver


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About the Author
Jeff Stokes is a Windows/Microsoft engineer currently employed at Microsoft. He
specializes in operating system health, reliability, and performance. He is skilled in
Windows deployment with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and has
exceptional skills in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and performance analysis.
He is an active writer and blogger and loves technology.
Thanks to all the people who have helped me get where I am today. Special thanks to
my wife, Ana, and my loving children, who have supported me through writing my
portions of this book. I’ve learned a lot from a lot of people through the years and
this book, I hope, is some sort of reflection of that accumulated knowledge. Clint
Huffman, Carl Luberti, Yong Rhee, and many, many Microsoft employees, current
and past as well. Special thanks to Ken Smith, who helped with some of the advanced
configuration chapters at the last minute; seriously, thank you, sir. And thanks to the
team at Packt Publishing and coauthors as well for their support and diligence in
helping make this a success.

Manuel Singer works as a senior premier field engineer for Windows Client at
Microsoft and is based in Germany. He has more than 10 years of experience in
system management and deployment using Microsoft technologies. He is specialized
in client enterprise design, deployment, performance, reliability, and Microsoft
devices. Manuel works with local and international top customers from the private
and public sectors to provide professional technical and technological support.
First and foremost, I would like to dedicate this book to my family, especially to my
wife, Renate, for her patience and continued support in allowing me the time to
research and write this book. She is the reason I can fulfill my dream and follow my
passion. I would also like to extend an acknowledgment to all the people who have
supported me throughout the writing of this book, especially the technical reviewers
for providing their efforts and time along with keen suggestions and
recommendations. Last but not least, I would like to thank the entire Packt
Publishing team for their support and guidance throughout the process of writing this book.

Richard Diver has been an IT professional for more than 20 years with experience
across multiple industries, technologies, and geographies. He is currently working as
a solutions architect with a focus on Microsoft cloud architecture, enterprise
mobility, and identity management solutions. This is his first time as an author,
though his previous book contributions include topics such as Sysinternals Tools,
Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Intune.
Richard has a deep passion for simplifying complex topics and visualizing and
sharing knowledge. He is a family man, with three daughters, and enjoys traveling,
reading, and public speaking at events and conferences.
Thank you, the coauthors, for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this book;
the experience has been good fun and I look forward to future opportunities. I would
also like to thank Sharon Raj and the Packt Publishing team for driving the efforts
required to pull a book like this together; your patience is immeasurable. Finally,
thanks to my family for the encouragement and support in all my technical
endeavors; I thank my wife, Dawn, and my three daughters, Charlotte, Lauren, and Jessica.

About the Reviewer
Iftekhar Hussain has been working with Microsoft for the last 9 years and has
worked in various positions involving helping customers secure, manage, and deploy
Windows and client management technologies.

He has over 12 years of experience providing high-value technology consulting to
top enterprise businesses, public sector organizations, governments, and defense with
architectural guidance, solution design and integration, and deployment strategies.
In his current role as a Windows cyber threat protection specialist, he helps
organizations enable better security for systems by acquiring and enabling various
capabilities to protect their environment from modern cyber threats and mitigating
strategies using various best practices from Microsoft.

I would like to thank my family for their unconditional support, love, and care, and
my colleagues at Microsoft for helping me learn and grow.

Preface
Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 is a step toward satisfying Enterprise
administrator needs for management and user experience customization. This book
provides Enterprise administrators with the knowledge required to fully utilize the
advanced feature set of Windows 10 Enterprise. This practical guide shows
Windows 10 from an administrator's point of view.

Table of Contents
Preface
What this book covers
What you need for this book
Who this book is for
Conventions
Reader feedback
Customer support
Downloading the color images of this book
Errata
Piracy
Questions
1. Installation and Upgrading
Which branch to select?
Current Branch, also known as Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)
Current Branch for Business, also known as Semi-Annual Channel
Support timeline before 1709
Support timeline since 1709
The Long-Term Servicing Branch
LTSB problem silicon support - potential risk with Zen, Cannonlake, and ne wer CPUs
Limitations of LTSB
Recommendations
New deployment methods
Why in-place upgrades?
Limitations and blocker of the in-place upgrade
Changing from BIOS/legacy mode to UEFI mode
Changing from Windows 32-bit/x86 to 64-bit/x64
Changing the base OS language
Changing primary disk partitioning
Using the Windows To Go or boot from VHD features
Image creation process (sysprep after upgrade not supported)
Certain third-party disk encryption products
Changing too many apps (bulk application swap)
Changing the environment
Traditional wipe and load
An alternative: provisioning
Improvements in deployment since Windows 10 1511
Windows 10 1607, also known as Anniversary Update
Windows 10 1703/1709, also known as Fall Creators Update
Tips and tricks for smooth in-place upgrade from 7, 8.1, or 10 to 10
Integrating cumulative updates into install sources
Updating graphics driver
Looking at Setupact.log and Setupapi.dev.log
Using Windows Upgrade Analytics aka Windows Upgrade Readiness
Selecting the deployment tools
Summary
2. Configuration and Customization
Introducing Windows as a service
Cortana
Security mitigation
Image customization
Imaging process
Customizing the image
Upgrade expectations
Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode configuration
Windows 10 Start and taskbar layout
Audit mode
Tips
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Layering technologies
Security Compliance Manager
AppLocker
Microsoft Windows Store for Business, also known as Private Store
Microsoft telemetry
Windows Spotlight
Mandatory user profiles
Assigned Access, also known as kiosk mode
Bring Your Own Device scenarios
Windows libraries
User Experience Virtualization
Summary
3. User Account Administration
Windows account types
Account privileges
Local Admin Password Solution
Create policies to control local accounts
Password policy
Account lockout policy
Manage user sign in options
Mobile device management security settings
User Account Control
Windows Hello for Business
Manage options for Windows Hello for Business
Credential Guard
Privileged Access Workstation
Summary
4. Remote Administration Tools
Remote Server Administration Tools
Installing RSAT
RSAT usage
PowerShell
PowerShell setup
PowerShell usage
PowerShell in the Enterprise
Desired State Configuration
Windows Sysinternals tools suite
BgInfo
Configuring BGInfo
Deployment
Introducing PsTools
Installing PsTools
Using PsTools
Custom code repository
Summary
5. Device Management
Evolving business needs
Mobile device management
Changes to GPOs in Windows 10
Enterprise/Education - only GPOs
Known issues when upgrading the central policy store
Known issues with Group Policy Preferences/GPMC
Servicing and patching
Why cumulative updates?
Update delivery solutions
Windows Update
Windows Update for Business
Windows Server Update Services
SCCM and third-party solutions
Windows 10 servicing
Summary
6. Protecting Enterprise Data in BYOD Scenarios
Bring Your Own Device
What is BYOD?
Choose Your Own Device
Key considerations
Device choice
Ownership
Management responsibility
Comparing options
Protection options
Identity and access management
Connect to work or school
Microsoft Passport
Windows Hello
Credential Guard
Device Configuration
Application management
Provisioning packages
Windows Store for Business
Mobile Application Management
Information protection
BitLocker and device pin
Windows Information Protection
Document classification and encryption
Data loss prevention
Alternative options
Enable remote/virtual desktops - RDS/VDI
Enable virtual private networks
Publish applications via proxy
End user behavior analytics
OneDrive for Business
Work Folders
Work Folders compared to other sync technologies
Summary
7. Windows 10 Security
Today's security challenges
Windows Hello/Windows Hello for Business
Differences between Windows Hello and Windows Hello for Business
Virtualization-based security
Credential Guard
Device Guard
Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge
Windows Defender Exploit Guard
Device Health Attestation
Windows Defender Security Center
New BitLocker options
Local Administrator Password Solution
AD preparation
Now to the installation
LAPS UI
Group Policy client-side extension
Group Policy configuration options
Summary
8. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Prerequisites
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Security Center
Windows Defender ATP
Plan - environment analysis
Deploy - service activation
Sign up and activate Windows Defender ATP
Portal configuration
Check service health
Check sensor status
Enable SIEM integration
Onboard endpoints
Configure sensor data
Additional configuration
Detect - using the ATP portal
Alerts queue
Machine list
Preferences setup
Endpoint management
Protect Post-breach response
Types of threats
Ransomware
Credential theft
Exploits
Backdoors
General malware
Potentially Unwanted Application
Take responsive actions
Taking responsive actions on a machine
Collecting an investigation package
Isolate a machine
Take responsive actions on a file or process
Request deep analysis
Stop and quarantine file
Block file
Pivot into Office 365
Summary
9. Advanced Configurations
Virtual desktops
VDI infrastructure best practices
VDI configuration considerations
The Windows ICD
Windows 10 Kiosk Mode
AutoPilot mode
The Set up School PCs application
Device lockdown
Custom Logon
Keyboard filter
Shell Launcher
Unbranded Boot
Unified Write Filter
Summary
10. RedStone 3 Changes
OneDrive – file on demand
Task Manager shows GPU usage graph
No SMB1
Ubuntu, openSUSE and SUSE LSE available as Linux subsystem
New features of Microsoft Edge
New Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge migration feature
Hyper-V improvements
Change of network profiles in GUI
Improved storage sense feature
Microsoft Fluent Design
My people app
Eye tracking
Controlled folder access
Summary


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What you need for this book
We recommend that you install and activate a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise in a
test environment. An Active Directory domain will be required in order to test new
Group Policy options. An Azure subscription will be required to test the following
features covered in this book:
Azure Active Directory domain join
Microsoft Intune for device management
Security center for Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
You may also want an Office 365 subscription to see the complete integration
between Windows Defender ATP and Office 365 ATP.

Who this book is for
If you are a system administrator who has been given the responsibility of
administering and managing Windows 10 RedStone 3, then this book is for you. If
you have deployed and managed previous versions of Windows, that would be an
added advantage.

Fall Creators Update edition

By Martin Brinkmann


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Foreword
Privacy is a hot topic in today’s connected world. This is true especially when it
comes to user tracking on the Internet, but also tracking built-in to operating
systems such as Windows 10 or Android, or programs such as Google Chrome
or Mozilla Firefox.

Windows 10 has probably been the operating system that Microsoft has been
attacked the most for from privacy advocates and concerned users in regards to
privacy and data collection.

Probably the biggest factors for this are changes made to Telemetry collecting on
the operating system, a lack of transparency when it comes to the collecting of
data, and a lack of distinction between data that Microsoft collects, and data that
is required by services or applications for functionality.

Questions about which data is collected when Windows 10 is used, why it is
collected, where it is stored, and how it is used or shared, are not answered to the
satisfaction of privacy advocates or users who are concerned about privacy.
A significant issue is the telemetry data the company receives. While
Microsoft insists that it aggregates and anonymizes this data, it hasn’t
explained just how it does so. Microsoft also won’t say how long this
data is retained, instead providing only general timeframes.[1]
Microsoft made concessions to that with the release of the Windows 10 Creators
Update when it revealed what the Basic[2] and Full Telemetry[3] settings mean in
terms of data collecting.

It is clear that the data that is collected is important to Microsoft, as it uses it to
detect and resolve issues, and to find ways to optimize the operating system. The
new faster release scheme with two feature updates per year demands a closer
look on data as well, to prioritize development for instance or recognize issues
more quickly.

Data is required for some functionality as well. The digital assistant Cortana for
instance requires access to the device’s location, data from emails and text
messages, the call history, contacts you have and how often you interact with
those contacts, and the apps you use.

Windows 10 users can opt-out of most of the data collecting, but even if they
turn any preference off during setup or under the Privacy section of the Settings
application, data still gets collected and transferred to Microsoft.

The rise of privacy programs for Windows 10[4] is a response to Microsoft’s
inability to respond to concerns adequately, for instance by making it difficult to
control data collection and submission to Microsoft.
More than a dozen programs have been created that perform all kinds of proprivacy
operations on the operating system when executed.

All offer options to tweak privacy settings, and many to remove Windows apps,
block Microsoft servers, or disable Windows scheduled tasks or Services.
This guide
This privacy guide covers every aspect of Windows 10 privacy and data
collecting in detail. It includes information on all privacy settings that are
exposed to users in the Settings application and other system locations, and
explains in simple but detailed terms what each does.
The guide looks at Microsoft’s stance on privacy, provides you with resources to
do your own research on the topic, and comes with a 5-minute privacy
improvement guide to make the most important privacy related changes right
away so that you don’t have to read the entire book first before you make the
most important changes in regards to privacy.
It looks at differences between Windows 10 Editions, the installation process,
reviews privacy programs created for Windows 10, and at specific features of the
operating system and how data collecting plays a role for these features.

What Microsoft says about Privacy and Windows 10
Microsoft published a post with the title Privacy and Windows 10[5] back in
September 2015 on the official Windows Experience Blog to address rising
privacy concerns.

According to Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices
Group, Microsoft designed Windows 10 with two “straightforward privacy
principles” in mind.

Windows 10 collects information so the product will work better for you.
You are in control with the ability to determine what information is collected.

Myerson goes on to explain that Microsoft thinks of data that the company does
and does not collect in three different levels:
1. Safety and Reliability data – This data is collected to “provide a secure
and reliable experience”. It includes data such as an anonymous device ID,
device type, and application crash data which Microsoft and its developer
partners use to improve application reliability.
2. Personalization data – This data is used to provide users with a custom
experience, for instance by providing text completion suggestions, using
the digital assistant Cortana, or giving users updates on game scores when
their favorite teams play.
3. Advertising data that Microsoft does not collect – Microsoft won’t
collect content of emails or other communications, or files, to deliver targeted advertising.
In 2017, Myerson published two additional privacy focused articles on the
Windows 10 Experience blog.
The new Privacy Dashboard was announced in the first entitled Our continuing
commitment to your privacy with Windows 10[6]. The new online dashboard[7]
provides options to Windows users who sign in to Windows using a Microsoft
Account to control activity data that is collected by Microsoft products such as Windows 10.

Microsoft announced as well that it would improve the privacy part of the setup
experience, simplify diagnostic data levels, and reduce data collected at the
Basic level (of Telemetry).

First, we will introduce a new set up experience for you to choose the
settings that are right for you.
This experience, which replaces previous Express Settings, will look
slightly different depending on the version of Windows you are using.
If you are moving from Windows 7 or Windows 8, or doing a fresh
install of Windows 10, the new set up experience will clearly show you
simple but important settings and you will need to choose your settings
before you can move forward with setup.

If you are already using Windows 10, we will use notifications to
prompt you to choose your privacy settings.
Microsoft made the decision to reduce Telemetry levels from three to two
configurable levels in the Settings application of the Windows 10 Creators
Update version. The company removed the Enhanced level, leaving Basic and
Full as the two remaining options during Setup and in the Settings application.
Myerson confirmed that Microsoft reduced the data that is collected when the
Basic level is enabled.
We use this data to help keep Windows and apps secure, up-to-date,
and running properly when you let Microsoft know the capabilities of
your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating
correctly. This option also includes basic error reporting back to
Microsoft.
Three months later, in April 2017, Myerson published Windows 10 privacy
journey continues: more transparency and controls for you[8] on the
Windows Experience blog.
In it he revealed three enhancements to privacy on Windows 10.
• In-product information improvements by adding short descriptions and
learn more links to privacy settings to help customers better understand each.
• An update to the Microsoft Privacy statement to include more
information about the privacy changes in the Creators Update.
• Publication of more information about the data that Microsoft collects.
Marisa Rogers, WDG Privacy Officer, revealed[9] in September 2017 on the
official Windows Experience blog that privacy enhancements were coming to
the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
She listed three improvements in the article:
1. Direct access to the privacy statement during setup, and links next to the
available privacy settings during setup that lead to the privacy statement
paragraph that refers to it.
2. Permission prompts not only for location data but also other data that
Windows Store applications request such as camera, microphone, contacts,
or calendar.
3. A new Window Analytics setting for Enterprise customers.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Foreword
This guide
What Microsoft says about Privacy and Windows 10
Privacy Options during Setup
Account
Cortana
Services
5-Minute Privacy Configuration
Configuring Privacy Settings after Setup
Privacy → General
Privacy → Location
Privacy → Camera
Privacy → Microphone
Privacy → Notifications
Privacy -> Speech, inking and typing
Privacy -> Account Info
Privacy → Contacts
Privacy → Calendar
Privacy → Call History
Privacy → Email
Privacy → Tasks
Privacy → Messaging
Privacy → Radios
Privacy → Other devices
Privacy → Feedback & Diagnostics
Privacy → Background apps
Privacy → App diagnostics
Privacy -> Automatic file downloads
Quick Overview: Differences between Windows 10 Editions
Important information about tools used in this guide
Telemetry
What is Telemetry
Telemetry levels Overview
Endpoints for Telemetry Services
Configuring Windows 10 Telemetry settings
Business and Enterprise options
Manage Connections from Windows components to Microsoft
Settings for Windows 10
Certificate Trust Lists
Cortana and Search
Date & Time
Device Metadata Retrieval
Font Streaming
Insider Preview Builds
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Live Tiles
Mail Synchronization
Microsoft Account
Microsoft Edge
Network Connection Status Indicator
Offline Maps
OneDrive
Preinstalled Applications
Windows 10 Privacy Settings
Windows Features
Accounts (Local, Microsoft)
Customer Experience Program
Feedback and Help
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
OneDrive / File Synchronization
SmartScreen
Windows Error Reporting
Windows Media Player
Windows Update
Wi-Fi
Misc
Windows Services
Windows Tasks
Office Telemetry
Turn on Telemetry data collection
Annoyances
Remove Ads / Suggestions
Software
Resources
Windows Experience Blog
General Pages of Interest
Microsoft Office
Telemetry and Privacy
Third-party Resources
Privacy Settings and Features
Whitepapers and Docs
Index


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About the Author
David Pogue (author, illustrator) wrote the weekly tech column for
The New York Times for 13 years. In late 2013, he joined Yahoo to
launch a new consumer tech site for non-techies: yahootech.com.
He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a three-time
Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, the
host of four NOVA miniseries on PBS, and the creator of the Missing
Manual series. He’s written or cowritten over 80 books, including 38 in this series,
six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), two
novels (one for middle-schoolers), and The World According to Twitter. In his other
life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a funny public
speaker. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Nicki, and three awesome children.
Links to his columns and videos await at www.davidpogue.com. He welcomes feedback
about his books by email at david@pogueman.com.

About the Creative Team
Julie Van Keuren (editor, indexer, layout) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move
to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband, M.H.—who’s living
the novel-writing dream—have two teenage sons, Dexter and Michael. 
Phil Simpson (design and layout) runs his graphic design business from Southbury,
Connecticut. His work includes corporate branding, publication design, communications
support, and advertising. In his free time, he is a homebrewer, ice cream maker,
wannabe woodworker, and is on a few tasting panels. He lives with his wife and four
great felines. Email: phil.simpson@pmsgraphics.com.

Introduction
Even Microsoft admits it now: Windows 8 was a huge mistake. It was, in essence,
two radically different operating systems, superimposed. There
was the regular desktop, which worked a lot like the popular Windows 7. And
then, lying over it, there was a new, colorful world of tiles and modern typography—I
called it “TileWorld,” since Microsoft didn’t have a name for it—that was designed
for the new world of touchscreen tablets and laptops.

Unfortunately, the result was two Web browsers, two Control Panels, two mail programs,
two ways of doing everything. And, in general, people couldn’t stand it.
In hopes of getting as far away from Windows 8 as possible, Microsoft skipped Windows
9 entirely; there never was a Windows 9. But now there’s Windows 10.

In this new operating system, Microsoft achieved something rather brilliant: It eliminated
the split personality of Windows 8 but managed to retain the touch-friendly
features. Just in case, you know, the world moves to touchscreen computers after all.
If you’re a PC veteran, then you’ll recognize Windows 10: It’s pretty much Windows 7
with a few new features and nicer typography.

And if you’re relatively new to all this, then get down on your knees beside your bed
tonight and thank whatever you believe in that you were spared the emotional and
mental whiplash of Microsoft’s changing its mind.

Table of Contents
The Missing Credits............................................................................... xv
Introduction........................................................................................... 1
What’s New in Windows 10............................................................................................................... 1
About This Book.................................................................................................................................. 8
The Very Basics.................................................................................................................................... 11
About MissingManuals.com.............................................................................................................. 16
Part One: The Windows Desktop
Chapter 1: Desktop & Start Menu
The Lock Screen.................................................................................................................................. 19
The Login Screen................................................................................................................................. 20
The Desktop......................................................................................................................................... 22
Meet the Start Menu........................................................................................................................... 22
Start Menu: The Left Side................................................................................................................... 24
Start Menu: The Right Side................................................................................................................ 31
Shutting Down..................................................................................................................................... 38
Navigating the Start Menu by Keyboard.......................................................................................... 41
Jump Lists in the Start Menu............................................................................................................. 42
The Secret Start Menu........................................................................................................................ 43
Chapter 2: File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center
Universal Window Controls............................................................................................................... 45
Window Management........................................................................................................................ 48
The Ribbon........................................................................................................................................... 56
File Explorer Window Controls.......................................................................................................... 63
Optional Window Panes..................................................................................................................... 67
Libraries................................................................................................................................................ 72
Tags, Metadata, and Properties......................................................................................................... 77
Window Views..................................................................................................................................... 80
Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering........................................................................................................ 83
The “Folder Options” Options........................................................................................................... 86
Taskbar 2.0........................................................................................................................................... 92
Jump Lists in the Taskbar................................................................................................................... 98
The System Tray (Notification Center)............................................................................................. 102
Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair............................................................................ 106
Taskbar Toolbars.................................................................................................................................. 108
Notifications......................................................................................................................................... 111
The Action Center................................................................................................................................ 113
Chapter 3: Organizing & Finding Your Files
The Search Box.................................................................................................................................... 119
File Explorer Window Searches......................................................................................................... 124
The Search Index................................................................................................................................. 130
Customizing Search............................................................................................................................ 133
The Folders of Windows 10............................................................................................................... 137
Selecting Icons..................................................................................................................................... 142
Life with Icons...................................................................................................................................... 145
Shortcut Icons...................................................................................................................................... 151
Copying and Moving Folders and Files............................................................................................ 154
The Recycle Bin................................................................................................................................... 157
OneDrive.............................................................................................................................................. 161
Compressing Files and Folders......................................................................................................... 167
Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop....................................................................................... 171
ISO Disk Images.................................................................................................................................. 171
Chapter 4: Redesigning the Desktop
Wallpaper, Color, and Themes.......................................................................................................... 173
Screensavers........................................................................................................................................ 183
Turning Off the New Look.................................................................................................................. 185
Monitor Settings.................................................................................................................................. 187
Multiple Monitors................................................................................................................................ 190
Virtual Screens..................................................................................................................................... 193
Chapter 5: Cortana, Your Voice Assistant
Setting Up Cortana.............................................................................................................................. 196
How to Use Cortana........................................................................................................................... 198
What to Say to Cortana...................................................................................................................... 199
Cortana’s Personality.......................................................................................................................... 211
Cortana’s Cards—and the Notebook ............................................................................................... 216
Cortana Settings.................................................................................................................................. 219
Part Two: The Programs of Windows 10
Chapter 6: Programs & Documents
Opening Programs.............................................................................................................................. 223
An (Unfortunately) Necessary Word on Windows 8 Apps............................................................ 224
The App Switcher: Alt+Tab................................................................................................................. 226
Task View: The New Alt+Tab.............................................................................................................. 226
Exiting Programs.................................................................................................................................. 228
When Programs Die: The Task Manager......................................................................................... 228
Saving Documents.............................................................................................................................. 232
Closing Documents............................................................................................................................. 235
The Open Dialog Box.......................................................................................................................... 236
Moving Data Between Documents................................................................................................... 236
Speech Recognition............................................................................................................................. 239
Filename Extensions and File Associations...................................................................................... 240
Choosing Your Default Apps.............................................................................................................. 247
Installing New Apps............................................................................................................................ 248
Uninstalling Software.......................................................................................................................... 252
Program Compatibility Modes.......................................................................................................... 253
Chapter 7: Settings & Control Panel
The Settings App.................................................................................................................................. 257
System................................................................................................................................................... 259
Devices.................................................................................................................................................. 262
Network & Internet............................................................................................................................. 264
Personalization.................................................................................................................................... 265
Accounts............................................................................................................................................... 265
Time & Language................................................................................................................................ 265
Ease of Access...................................................................................................................................... 266
Privacy.................................................................................................................................................. 269
Update & Security............................................................................................................................... 269
The Control Panel................................................................................................................................ 270
The Control Panel, Applet by Applet................................................................................................ 274
Chapter 8: The Windows Starter Apps
The New, Unified Design of Apps..................................................................................................... 291
3D Builder............................................................................................................................................ 293
Alarms & Clock.................................................................................................................................... 293
Calculator............................................................................................................................................. 296
Calendar............................................................................................................................................... 297
Camera................................................................................................................................................. 303
Character Map .................................................................................................................................... 304
Command Prompt.............................................................................................................................. 305
Contact Support................................................................................................................................... 306
Cortana................................................................................................................................................. 307
Games................................................................................................................................................... 307
Get Office, Get Skype.......................................................................................................................... 307
Get Started........................................................................................................................................... 307
Groove Music....................................................................................................................................... 308
Magnifier.............................................................................................................................................. 312
Mail....................................................................................................................................................... 314
Maps..................................................................................................................................................... 314
Math Input Panel................................................................................................................................. 320
Microsoft Edge..................................................................................................................................... 321
Microsoft Solitaire Collection............................................................................................................. 321
Money................................................................................................................................................... 322
Movies & TV......................................................................................................................................... 323
Music..................................................................................................................................................... 325
Narrator................................................................................................................................................ 325
News..................................................................................................................................................... 326
Notepad................................................................................................................................................ 328
On-Screen Keyboard.......................................................................................................................... 329
OneDrive.............................................................................................................................................. 329
OneNote............................................................................................................................................... 329
Paint...................................................................................................................................................... 331
People................................................................................................................................................... 332
Phone Companion.............................................................................................................................. 337
Photos................................................................................................................................................... 337
Remote Desktop Connection............................................................................................................. 346
Run........................................................................................................................................................ 346
Settings................................................................................................................................................. 346
Skype..................................................................................................................................................... 346
Snipping Tool....................................................................................................................................... 346
Sports.................................................................................................................................................... 349
Steps Recorder..................................................................................................................................... 349
Sticky Notes.......................................................................................................................................... 350
Store...................................................................................................................................................... 351
Voice Recorder..................................................................................................................................... 351
Weather................................................................................................................................................ 353
Windows Defender............................................................................................................................. 355
Windows Fax and Scan...................................................................................................................... 355
Windows Journal................................................................................................................................. 355
Windows Media Player....................................................................................................................... 358
Windows PowerShell.......................................................................................................................... 358
Windows Speech Recognition........................................................................................................... 358
WordPad............................................................................................................................................... 358
Xbox...................................................................................................................................................... 360
XPS Viewer........................................................................................................................................... 364
Part Three: Windows Online
Chapter 9: Getting Online
Connecting to a WiFi Hotspot............................................................................................................ 370
Wired Connections.............................................................................................................................. 373
Tethering and Cellular Modems........................................................................................................ 374
Dial-Up Connections........................................................................................................................... 375
Connection Management................................................................................................................... 375
WiFi Sense............................................................................................................................................ 376
Chapter 10: The Edge Browser
The Start Page...................................................................................................................................... 382
The Address/Search Bar..................................................................................................................... 384
Tabbed Browsing................................................................................................................................. 387
Favorites (Bookmarks)....................................................................................................................... 388
History List............................................................................................................................................ 390
Cortana Meets Edge ........................................................................................................................... 390
Mark Up Your Web Pages.................................................................................................................. 391
Tips for Better Surfing......................................................................................................................... 393
The Keyboard Shortcut Master List.................................................................................................. 397
Chapter 11: Mail
Setting Up............................................................................................................................................. 400
The Amazing Expand-O-Window..................................................................................................... 402
Checking Email.................................................................................................................................... 403
What to Do with a Message............................................................................................................... 404
Account Options.................................................................................................................................. 411
Chapter 12: Security & Privacy
Windows Defender............................................................................................................................. 417
Action Center....................................................................................................................................... 420
Windows Firewall................................................................................................................................ 420
Windows SmartScreen....................................................................................................................... 423
Privacy and Cookies............................................................................................................................ 425
History: Erasing Your Tracks.............................................................................................................. 426
The Pop-Up Blocker............................................................................................................................ 427
InPrivate Browsing.............................................................................................................................. 428
Do Not Track........................................................................................................................................ 429
Hotspot Security.................................................................................................................................. 430
Protect Your Home Wireless Network.............................................................................................. 431
Family Safety (Parental Controls)..................................................................................................... 432
Privacy from Your Apps...................................................................................................................... 436
Part Four: Hardware and Peripherals
Chapter 13: Tablets, Laptops & Hybrids
Battery Saver........................................................................................................................................ 441
For Hybrid PCs Only: Tablet Mode (Continuum)............................................................................ 443
The Onscreen Keyboard.................................................................................................................... 445
Handwriting Recognition.................................................................................................................... 449
Mobility Center.................................................................................................................................... 452
Offline Files and Sync Center............................................................................................................. 453
Windows To Go................................................................................................................................... 454
Dialing In from the Road.................................................................................................................... 455
Chapter 14: Printing, Fonts & PDFs
Installing a Printer............................................................................................................................... 467
Printing................................................................................................................................................. 470
Controlling Printouts........................................................................................................................... 473
Fancy Printer Tricks............................................................................................................................. 474
Printer Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................... 477
Fonts...................................................................................................................................................... 477
PDF Files............................................................................................................................................... 479
Faxing.................................................................................................................................................... 480
Scanning Documents.......................................................................................................................... 480
Chapter 15: Hardware & Drivers
External Gadgets.................................................................................................................................. 484
Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear............................................................................................. 485
Driver Signing...................................................................................................................................... 487
The Device Manager........................................................................................................................... 487
Part Five: PC Health
Chapter 16: Maintenance, Speed & Troubleshooting
The Action Center................................................................................................................................ 495
Windows Update................................................................................................................................. 495
Task Scheduler..................................................................................................................................... 502
Two Speed Boosts............................................................................................................................... 505
Resetting (Erasing) Your Computer.................................................................................................. 508
Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)...................................................................................... 510
Troubleshooting Tools........................................................................................................................ 514
Startup Items Revealed....................................................................................................................... 516
Chapter 17: Backups & File History
System Images..................................................................................................................................... 518
System Restore.................................................................................................................................... 521
File History........................................................................................................................................... 526
The USB Recovery Drive.................................................................................................................... 531
Chapter 18: The Disk Chapter
Storage View........................................................................................................................................ 534
Disk Cleanup........................................................................................................................................ 536
Disk Defragmenter.............................................................................................................................. 537
Hard Drive Checkups.......................................................................................................................... 539
Disk Management............................................................................................................................... 540
Storage Spaces..................................................................................................................................... 545
Dynamic Disks..................................................................................................................................... 546
Encrypting Files and Folders.............................................................................................................. 546
BitLocker Drive Encryption................................................................................................................ 549
Part Six: The Windows Network
Chapter 19: Accounts (and Logging On)
Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts............................................................................................ 554
Accounts Central................................................................................................................................. 555
Adding an Account.............................................................................................................................. 558
Editing an Account.............................................................................................................................. 562
Seven Ways to Log In......................................................................................................................... 566
After You’ve Logged On...................................................................................................................... 574
The Forgotten Password Disk............................................................................................................ 575
Deleting Accounts............................................................................................................................... 576
Disabling Accounts.............................................................................................................................. 577
The Guest Account.............................................................................................................................. 577
Fast User Switching............................................................................................................................. 579
Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control.................................................................................. 580
Three Advanced Features Worth Mentioning (Maybe)................................................................. 582
Chapter 20: Setting Up a Small Network
Kinds of Networks............................................................................................................................... 586
The Network and Sharing Center..................................................................................................... 591
Chapter 21: Sharing Files on the Network
Two Ways to Share Files..................................................................................................................... 596
HomeGroups....................................................................................................................................... 597
Sharing Any Folder............................................................................................................................. 604
Accessing Shared Folders................................................................................................................... 608
Mapping Shares to Drive Letters....................................................................................................... 611
Sharing a DVD Drive........................................................................................................................... 614
Corporate Networks........................................................................................................................... 616
Part Seven: Appendixes
Appendix A: Installing & Upgrading to Windows 10
Before You Begin................................................................................................................................. 623
How to Upgrade to Windows 10....................................................................................................... 624
The Clean Install.................................................................................................................................. 631
Jobs Number 1, 2, 3…....................................................................................................................... 634
Appendix B: Where’d It Go?................................................................. 635
Appendix C: Master List of Keyboard Shortcuts & Gestures............. 641
Index....................................................................................................... 651

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About This Book
Despite the many improvements in Windows over the years, one feature hasn’t improved
a bit: Microsoft’s documentation. Not only does Windows 10 come with no
printed user guide at all, but, for the first time, it doesn’t even come with a built-in
Help system!
When you do find online help, you’ll quickly discover that it’s tersely written, offers
very little technical depth, and lacks examples. You can’t mark your place, underline
things, or read it in the bathroom. Some of the help screens are actually on Microsoft’s
Web site; you can’t even see them without an Internet connection. Too bad if you’re
on a plane somewhere with your laptop.

The purpose of this book, then, is to serve as the manual that should have accompanied
Windows. In these pages, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for using almost every
Windows feature, including those you may not have understood, let alone mastered.
Incredibly, Microsoft intends for Windows 10 to run pretty much the same on desktop
PCs and laptops and tablets and phones. This book covers desktops, laptops, and
tablets; the Windows 10 version that runs on phones is just a wee bit too different.
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