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Ten Things You Need to Know About Windows 10 for a Successful PC Deployment

Published: 27 July 2015

ID: G00289460

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


Windows 10 fundamentally changes how PCs and other devices will be used and supported in enterprises. These are the key items that CIOs and senior IT managers need to know about the OS.

Table Of Contents


  • 1. Windows 10 Returns to a More Familiar User Experience
  • 2. Windows 10 Is a Single OS That Runs Across a Range of Devices, With the Same Applications
  • 3. Windows 10 Introduces New Ways of Securing Devices and Corporate Data
  • 4. Windows 10 Is Another Microsoft Product That Will Drive You Toward Azure Active Directory
  • 5. Windows 10 Will Support Lighter-Weight Management of PCs, but You Will Probably Need Intune for Now
  • 6. Windows 10 Introduces a New Servicing Model for Windows That Enterprises Can't Ignore
  • 7. Windows 10 Won't Be as Difficult a Migration as Windows 7
  • 8. Windows 10 Introduces a New Browser Platform, but Maintains IE 11 for Legacy Compatibility
  • 9. The Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Is Not Really Free for Most Enterprises, and You May Still Want to Purchase the Enterprise Version
  • 10. Windows 10 Is Inevitable

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