Windows 10 Migration

Deliver a secure, enhanced mobile experience to your users

Windows 10 is an entirely new Microsoft operating system that delivers a fresh user experience, higher levels of security and enhanced mobility features such as a more advanced virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). With prior versions of Windows nearing the end of their useful life, businesses should be planning, or engaged in, a migration to this new platform. Widespread adoption is predicted to take place as early as 2018.

Veristor’s consultants prepare you for this critical upgrade by helping to assess your current environment and plan a seamless migration approach based on your specific needs and objectives. We then develop a design and deployment strategy that will enable you to maximize the investment in your new platform.

Do I need to update to Windows 10?

Yes. The latest edition of Microsoft’s operating system inherently supports higher levels of both mobility and security to keep pace with today’s fast-paced, collaborative environments. With this version, Microsoft will also be implementing a new delivery model that automatically deploys security patches and feature enhancements, eliminating the need for future migrations.

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Which version of Windows 10 should I choose?

There are multiple enterprise versions of Windows 10 supported by a variety of servicing channels. In addition to the traditional approach, Microsoft has developed a new Mobility Management program, designed so that companies can keep their Windows systems current regardless of when they are connected to the corporate network. A detailed assessment of your environment will help determine the most optimal path.

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How do I plan a Windows 10 migration?

The process should start with a general readiness assessment to develop a baseline of your existing hardware and the current state of virtualization, which will then be used to outline the scope of the project. With that information, you can determine the best approach to take for the migration. For example, do you want to refresh the OS or replace the PCs? Or, is it time to introduce virtual desktops? Another consideration is at the application level; IT must ensure compatibility with the myriad of programs users have adopted within the organization. A well thought out and documented plan is critical to a seamless migration.

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How do I manage Windows 10 once I get there?

Ongoing management can remain a challenge. There are options to be considered such as a patch management program, deployment via a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), or full adoption of an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) product. Companies need to decide if they want to have a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution in place, as well as determine if they wish to fully virtualize and have the ability to manage all devices through an EMM product. While multiple options are available for managing the new operating system, it becomes a matter of choosing the best one for your organizational structure.

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Will a Windows 10 upgrade enhance my security?

To combat persistent security threats, staying current with patches and eliminating flawed systems on your network is the best course of action for mitigating risk. Windows 10, particularly when managed with an EMM, will provide enterprises the ability to control critical aspects of security from a centralized location. Microsoft has committed to delivering regular updates to the OS, many of which will be focused on eliminating threats as they emerge. The combination of an active patching and updating program, along with an inherently more secure operating system, can greatly enhance your IT security posture.

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  • Windows 10 Readiness

    Deploy a team to deep dive and perform various hardware and software preparedness assessments. Our portfolio includes innovations from VMware, LiquidWare and other market-leading vendors.

  • VDI Assessment

    Deliver a baseline of existing virtualized infrastructure and explore where VDI will best benefit the organization. Our portfolio includes innovations from VMware, LiquidWare and other market-leading vendors.

  • Deployment Options

    Explore the option of deploying Windows 10 across the enterprise; through migration, purchase of new hardware or pushing updates out automatically to all users.

  • Project Planning

    Develop a structured migration plan to ensure an efficient and timely upgrade of this magnitude. Our portfolio includes innovations from VMware, LiquidWare and other market-leading vendors.

  • VDI Infrastructure Build Out

    Evaluate the expansion of virtualized desktop systems. Our portfolio includes innovations from VMware, LiquidWare and other market-leading vendors.

  • Windows as a Service Release Assessment

    Evaluate the Windows enterprise and recommend the optimal service channel to obtain future Windows updates. Choices include the Semi-Annual Channel, the Long-Term Servicing Branch or the Windows Insider Program. Our portfolio includes innovations from Microsoft and other market-leading vendors.

  • EMM for Managing All Mobile Devices

    Assume complete control of the Windows experience by employing an EMM product to manage mobile devices and virtual desktops alike. Our portfolio includes innovations from VMware, Citrix and other market-leading vendors.

  • Windows 10 Migration Assessment

    We can help you identify your organization’s Windows 10 migration challenges and needs with a comprehensive review of the people, processes and technologies that are currently in place.

  • Windows 10 Migration Roadmap

    We can help you establish an architecture to guide your Windows 10 migration in a way that supports your business objectives and begins with the highest impact technology moves.

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