There are more than 1.5 billion devices that run Windows*. Over the past 30 years, most organizations around the world have standardized on Windows with significant investments in their Microsoft environments, including licensing, configuration, professional services and infrastructure for Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, PC lifecycle management and more. Microsoft also continues to develop solutions to help organizations transition to the cloud with products like Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory, and with the creation of a modern, mobile-cloud management framework in Windows 10.
At the same time, IT departments across the board receive constant pressure to cut costs while somehow simultaneously hardening security and boosting employee productivity with the latest technology. Windows 10 introduces a better experience for users and opportunities for IT to adopt a fundamentally different management and security approach that eases their burdens.
This paper will explore how organizations can take five steps to both optimize their existing investments in Windows and outline how organizations can embrace modern management and security on their path to Windows 10.