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Deploying Windows 10 at Microsoft as an in-place upgrade | Case Study

Flashback to December 2015. As the “First and Best” customer of the Windows Devices Group, Microsoft IT recently deployed Windows 10 to 96,000 distributed users at Microsoft. The deployment included both remote users and users on the corporate network and was compl.. Continue


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Flashback to December 2015. As the “First and Best” customer of the Windows Devices Group, Microsoft IT recently deployed Windows 10 to 96,000 distributed users at Microsoft. The deployment included both remote users and users on the corporate network and was completed in nine weeks. To improve on past operating system deployments, Microsoft IT deployed Windows 10 as an in-place upgrade that maintained productivity and offered a consistent user experience.   Less than a year after the release of Windows 8.1 Update, Microsft IT deployed Windows 10 (and I had the pleasure of attending the London launch last year). Increasingly rapid release cycles have made it necessary for Microsoft IT to build a scalable approach to deploying this - and further - operating systems. Microsoft IT plays a primary role in the 'First and Best' program at Microsoft. As the First and Best customer, Microsoft IT partners with product teams early to test the software deployment experience. Microsoft IT gained useful insights into the company-wide deployment of operating systems through the progression from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and now, Windows 10. Recent acquisitions have given Microsoft IT, even more, insight about the challenges that Microsoft customers face when deploying a new operating system into environments that use different applications and platforms.