Windows 10 includes many new features to help IT staff be more productive and enable them to help drive digital transformation in their organization.
Windows as a service allows IT to provide new business value more frequently. With new, simplified deployment capabilities and excellent application compatibility, Windows 10 is easier to deploy.
Combined with new cloud-driven management scenarios that amplify Window’s reputation as being the most manageable platform, Windows 10 enhances agility and flexibility while reducing overall costs.
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Upgrade existing Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 devices directly to Windows 10 without having to wipe and reload the device.
Provision devices right out of the box—reducing the cost and complexity of large-scale deployments.
The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, currently in public preview, allows organizations to quickly identify and focus on any critical issues surrounding upgrades to Windows by using a cloud-based and telemetry-driven portal that provides deep insight into the organization’s apps and devices. Built on top of the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and its business intelligence reporting features, the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service provides data-driven tools to help organizations plan and manage the upgrade process end to end.
Of course, traditional wipe and reload deployments of Windows 10 can still be used too. Whichever path you choose, moving to Windows 10 has never been easier. Learn more about upgrading your business to Windows 10 by reading the Windows for Business FAQ or by visiting the Windows 10 Tech Center for detailed deployment guidance, resources, and forums.
Windows 10 introduces new ways for deploying and servicing Windows. Collectively, these are the foundations for Windows as a service, which makes it easier for organizations to begin to realize value from new features as they are released and to have the flexibility to control exactly when these features are deployed to each device in the organization. IT departments have time to evaluate and provide feedback on new features, validate them through pilot deployments, and then broadly deploy them across the organization over a period of weeks or months.
Windows Update for Business can reduce management costs, provide controls over update deployment, offer quicker access to security updates, and provide access to the latest innovation from Microsoft on an ongoing basis. Windows Update for Business is a part of Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise.
You can specify the critical time frames when updates should and should not occur and enable maintenance that aligns with your business rhythm. IT with limited bandwidth can deliver updates very efficiently through peer-to-peer delivery.
Windows 10 gives organizations the flexibility to manage devices in the manner that best fits business needs. The choice is yours: opt for detailed management via Group Policy or System Center Configuration Manager, or take a simplified, modern approach via Mobile Device Management (MDM) through Microsoft Intune or other third-party MDM solutions. Windows 10 devices can be managed from your on-premises infrastructure or via the cloud. Whether it is a personal BYOD device or one owned by the company, Windows 10 can be managed as best suits your needs
Windows Store for Business gives IT decision makers, purchasers, and administrators a flexible way to find, acquire, manage, and distribute apps to Windows 10 devices. Manage Windows Store apps and private line-of-business apps in one inventory, and assign and reuse licenses as needed. Choose the best distribution method for your organization: directly assign apps to individuals and teams, publish apps to a private page in Windows Store, or connect with management solutions for more options. In addition, acquire and distribute apps using accounts assigned by the organization based on Microsoft Azure Active Directory. For even more options, distribute offline-licensed apps to devices that are not connected to the Internet.
Windows 10 devices can be joined to an organization’s Azure Active Directory, so people can sign into Windows as well as Office 365, Azure, and other third-party cloud-based services with a single username and password. Users will be able to join their work Windows 10 devices directly to Azure Active Directory and sign into Windows using their Azure Active Directory account and password. And they will still have single sign-on access to Office 365 and to on-premises services that leverage Active Directory authentication. The devices can be automatically enrolled into a mobile device management service at the same time.
Through Azure Active Directory Join, people can use their organizational identities to roam their settings and modern app data using Azure cloud for storage. Enterprise users benefit from a unified experience across their Azure AD–joined Windows 10 devices and are protected from modern app data loss due to hardware failure, theft, or device replacement. Enterprises benefit from enhanced security and better control on the enterprise data. All data is encrypted with Azure RMS before leaving the device. This capability is available only with an Azure AD Premium subscription.
"Windows 10 on a PC and Phone provides BT with a great user experience on economical devices that we can easily secure, manage and quickly innovate with Universal Windows Applications"
- Peter Scott, Director, Core IT Infrastructure
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