Gartner Research

Deciding When to Migrate to Windows 10

Published: 16 October 2015

ID: G00291843

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


Many enterprises are debating how quickly they should make their move to the new OS. There are a broad number of factors that must be considered by end-user computing planners, including user needs, OS maturity and ecosystem readiness.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Upgrade Timeline for Windows 10, and When the OS and Tools Will Be Ready Enough for Your Enterprise Needs
  • Contact Hardware, Software and Service Partners to Understand Their Intent and Ability to Support Windows 10
  • Determine Your Organization's OS Deployment Profile to Determine How Aggressively You Should Begin Deployment
  • Begin Preparatory Work for the OS and Planning, Regardless of When You Will Perform the Migration

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