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Making Critical Deployment Choices for Windows 10 Success

Published: 12 June 2018

ID: G00346374

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Terrence Cosgrove , Stephen Kleynhans


As enterprises move closer to Windows 10 rollouts, I&O leaders responsible for the project face several critical decision points that, if handled correctly, can ensure a smooth transition. This research helps I&O leaders keep Windows 10 deployment projects on the right path for success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Shift All New Hardware Purchases to Windows 10 and Adjust Hardware Refreshes to Enable Using New Machines for Windows 10
  • Reduce Migration Costs by Using In-Place Upgrades Instead of Wipe-and-Reload Imaging
  • Use the Windows 10 Migration as an Opportunity to Improve PC Deployment Efficiencies

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