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Update Windows 10 Migration Plans to Reflect Changes That Occurred in the First Year of Release

Published: 13 September 2016

ID: G00314633

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Stephen Kleynhans


In the first year since its release, Windows 10 has seen two major updates along with changes to support, roadmaps and strategies. IT planners responsible for the Windows 10 rollout must update their migration project plans to take these changes into account.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Windows 7 support will end sooner for new hardware than many endpoint computing managers are expecting
  • While updates aren't as frequent as initially expected, endpoint computing managers will require a process mindset to implement them rather than the project mindset that has been used in the past
  • The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 introduces new features and will be the version most endpoint computing managers will actually deploy in the enterprise

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