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September 2017, Vol. 1, No. 6

IT pros share their Windows 10 deployment trials and triumphs

When Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015, many IT professionals sat back, crossed their arms and waited. It's a general rule of thumb in IT not to jump on any technology when it's brand new, and following the flop that was Windows 8, that was especially true for Windows 10. But that wasn't the case at the largest insurance company in Switzerland, which leapt in right away. The firm, Die Mobiliar, began its Windows 10 migration in October 2015. The IT department planned to upgrade its PCs because they were at the end of their lifecycle, so it made sense to implement new software at the same time, system engineer Sacha Thomet said. "It was very early, so the project was a little hard," Thomet said. "We had to fight with a lot of issues." For Thomet and other IT pros with hands-on experience planning and executing a Windows 10 deployment, those issues included software incompatibility, back-end resource consumption, frequent updates and more. But despite the fits and starts for many organizations, Windows 10 has also brought...

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