Migrate to Windows 10

Developing a migration and deployment plan for Windows 10 is harder than it looks – Windows 10 is leading the way to an entirely new world of end-user computing.


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Don’t let this migration be a repeat of Windows XP:

  • Windows 7 is nearing its end of life – learn from your mistakes and make this migration better.
  • Legacy hardware and software will make the migration painful.
  • There are security and privacy downsides.

Windows 10 is a transformative change. Here are three reasons why this is not just another typical migration:

  • The migration needs to happen quicker than ever.
  • It is the “last” version of Windows according to Microsoft.
  • Windows 10 opens the door to broad end-user computing transformation.

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Module 1: Assess Your Current State and Define Your Future State

The Purpose

Understand how Windows 10 will impact the organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

Deployment strategy tailored to your end users’ pain points and the organization’s goals.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Establish core stakeholders and contributors, and their concerns.
  • Business case for Windows 10
1.2 Identify current organizational goals.
1.3 Obtain feedback on end users’ current pain points.
1.4 Perform a user group analysis.
1.5 Perform a cost/benefit analysis.
1.6 Choose an edition.
  • Chosen edition of Windows 10
1.7 Choose a start date for your Windows 10 migration.
  • Start date for migration
1.8 Identify your milestones and success metrics.
  • Milestones and success metrics

Module 2: Prepare for Deployment

The Purpose

Create a strategy for testing, piloting, and deploying Windows 10.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Prioritized testing and piloting for key groups of end users.
  • Deployment strategy that reflects the unique needs and concerns of each user group.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Map user groups to rings.
  • Plan for Windows-as-a-Service
2.2 Set up your Windows 10 test ring.
  • Strategy for testing
2.3 Generate tasks associated with testing and add them to your migration roadmap.
2.4 Set up and generate tasks associated with piloting.
  • Strategy for piloting
2.5 Determine the deployment type that best suits each user group.
  • Deployment strategy
2.6 Configure your images and/or provisioning packages.
2.7 Deploy to standard, stable, and mobile rings.

Module 3: Address People Issues

The Purpose

Incorporate training into your migration roadmap.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Kick-started your Windows 10 knowledgebase.
  • Developed a training and assistance plan that reflects your end users’ needs.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Develop an IT and pilot ring training plan.
  • IT and pilot user training plan
3.2 Expand your knowledgebase.
  • Initial set of knowledgebase articles
3.3 Develop an end-user transition support plan.
  • Training or assistance plan for end users
3.4 Finalize your migration roadmap.
  • Finalized migration roadmap
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