As Microsoft continues with its public test of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, the company is already beginning the process of preparing businesses to deploy the OS and upgrade their PCs from Windows 7 and Windows 8.
In a blog post today, Microsoft said:
"We understand the challenges that many organizations experienced as part of their Windows XP to Windows 7 migrations, and are working hard to ensure that compatibility between Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is excellent. This also applies to hardware: we are designing Windows 10 to have the same overall hardware requirements as Windows 7 and Windows 8, making it possible to run Windows 10 on your existing devices."
Microsoft is also working to create new runtime configuration tools that should make it easier for companies to turn an off-the-shelf PC into a Windows 10 machine that will be fully secured and set up for a specific business. It added:
"The types of configuration that can be performed include things like the provisioning of Wi-Fi, VPN, and e-mail profiles; installation of apps, language packs, security updates and certificates; and enforcement of security policies. And because these devices likely need to be managed after the configuration is complete, the provisioning process can also completely automate the enrollment into an MDM service (like Microsoft Intune or other third-party MDM services)."
Will you be updating to Windows 10 when the final version comes out in 2015?