One of Microsoft's bigger problems with Windows 8 was adoption in the enterprise. It's no secret it wasn't particularly well received, with many businesses choosing to remain on Windows 7, or even as far back as Windows XP. Microsoft has made the upgrade path to Windows 10 easier than ever and that's attracting at least one huge corporation to get on board as soon as possible.
We're talking about Bank of America, who's CTO, David Reilly, outlined the company's plans in an interview with InformationWeek.
"Reilly promised a Windows 10 upgrade is on the horizon for Bank of America. 'We're looking to adopt as early as we can,' he said. Such a project will be a massive undertaking given the sheer multitude of Windows devices within the organization, but he appears optimistic about the process."
Part of the reasoning behind not upgrading to Windows 8 was that the company, like many others, requires the software experience it provides to its staff to be consistent across devices. Windows 10's ability to offer this kind of experience is another plus point towards upgrading:
"Windows 10 delivers the same user experience across tablets, desktops, and laptops. Another key reason Reilly is looking forward to upgrading sooner rather than later. 'That's an opportunity we'd really like to take advantage of, if we can,' he said."
Reilly also noted that upgrade path to Windows 10 seems smoother than it did for Windows 7 back then, which is yet another reason to think about an upgrade. It may be only one company, but as far as they go it's a pretty big feather in Microsoft's cap. There's a lot of work that goes into upgrading Windows in a company the size of BoA, including creating a build for its specific environment. The fact that the intention is there so early in the life of Windows 10 though is nothing but good news for the platform. Hopefully many more will follow.
Check out the interview in full at the source link below.