Top 10 Tips For Migrating To Windows 10 Using Ivanti
Migrating To Windows 10: According to a recent global study by Dimensional Research, 37% of IT organisations plan to fully migrate to Windows 10 within the next year, 35% within the next two years, and 14% have not established a migration timeline. Even if a budget hasn’t been allocated to migrate to Windows 10, IT can still build a migration model for their organisation and using the list below can ensure the important parts of migration are considered.
Pick the Right Branch
The two key branching options are Current Branch for Business (CBB) and the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB).
Pick an OS Deployment Strategy
Some devices just won’t support Windows 10 and most modern processors are only supported on Windows 10. Do you replace, re-image or upgrade existing endpoints?
Don’t Let Applications be a Barrier to Migration
There are now many alternate methods for delivering applications smoothly into the desktop environment. These methods could be virtualization, layering or streaming technologies.
Create the Ultimate User Experience
If the first logon is slow, applications are crashing or unavailable then user acceptance and productivity will diminish.
Personalise Your Users’ Workspace
To persist user settings post-migration, you’ll need to capture and manage user personalisation independently from the underlying operating system and applications, which ensures that personal settings are always available, irrespective of which device or platform your users log on to.
Provide Users with Access to Their Data
With File Director, user-file and folder migration becomes a simple, stress-free task that, once initiated, means IT is prepared instantly for any future migration projects.
Ensure Windows and Applications Are Fully Patched
A patch management solution can protect your entire Windows 10 estate without disrupting day to day working by detecting vulnerabilities in both your Windows 10 endpoints and installed applications.
Stop Malicious or Unlicensed Applications
For controlling traditional Windows apps, Application Control is used for enforcing device-based software license control. By controlling which users or devices have permission to run named applications, limits can be placed on the number of application instances, which devices or users can run the application, when users can run a program, and for how long.
Remove Admin Privileges from Users
Providing users with full admin rights can leave endpoints vulnerable to attack. This can significantly increase security and manageability costs, decrease productivity, create legal and liability issues, and make compliance elusive.
Plan for a Hybrid Environment
Enterprise IT success is dependent on how well different technologies can be integrated into the same environment that is not only efficient for users but also for IT.
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