Learn about deployment in Windows 10 for IT professionals. This includes deploying the operating system, upgrading to it from previous versions and updating Windows 10. The following sections and topics are available.
To successfully deploy the Windows 10 operating system in your organization, it is important to understand the different ways that it can be deployed, especially now that there are new scenarios to consider. Choosing among these scenarios, and understanding the key capabilities and limitations of each, is a key task.
Windows 10 Enterprise has traditionally been sold as on premises software, however, with Windows 10 version 1703 (also known as the Creator’s Update), both Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5 are available as true online services via subscription. You can move from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise with no keys and no reboots. If you are using a Cloud Service Providers (CSP) see the related topic: Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in CSP.
With Upgrade Readiness, enterprises now have the tools to plan and manage the upgrade process end to end, allowing them to adopt new Windows releases more quickly. With Windows diagnostic data enabled, Upgrade Readiness collects system, application, and driver data for analysis. We then identify compatibility issues that can block an upgrade and suggest fixes when they are known to Microsoft. The Upgrade Readiness workflow steps you through the discovery and rationalization process until you have a list of computers that are ready to be upgraded.
This guide contains instructions to configure a proof of concept (PoC) environment requiring a minimum amount of resources. The guide makes extensive use of Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V. Subsequent companion guides contain steps to deploy Windows 10 using the PoC environment. After completing this guide, additional guides are provided to deploy Windows 10 in the test lab using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or System Center Configuration Manager.
If you have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in your environment, you will most likely want to use it to deploy Windows 10. This topic will show you how to set up Configuration Manager for operating system deployment and how to integrate Configuration Manager with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or.
Explains how to use Windows Update for Business to manage when devices receive updates directly from Windows Update. Includes walkthroughs for configuring Windows Update for Business using Group Policy and Microsoft Intune.
This topic describes how to upgrade eligible Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Windows 10 Mobile.
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