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Windows 10 Evaluation Guide
Report by: Michael Cherry
Posted: September 2016
A new release and servicing model for the Windows client OS means organizations have to revise how they evaluate the product and how they manage a faster release cadence
As Windows 7 moves closer to the end of support, organizations must consider the impact of the new release and servicing model on upgrading to Windows 10
Organizations migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 need to understand the features of the business-focused editions
A new release and servicing model for Windows 10 helps Microsoft deliver an OS that emulates the delivery model used for mobile device OSs such as Android and iOS
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is designed to bring new features and improvements to the OS as part of the ongoing rapid release and update cadence
New and improved identity and security features in Windows 10 will be attractive to large organizations, but they are limited to Enterprise edition
Organizations need to understand the manageability features in the different editions of Windows 10 to determine where improved personally owned device management is available
Windows 10 shell, which is a key portion of the user interface, retains a mode for use on tablets, while offering full functionality for nontouch devices
Two browsers will be built into Windows 10 to support both modern Web standards and legacy Web applications
An application developed using the Universal Windows Platform can run on any device type, but Windows 10 and new code are required
New and upcoming services and tools could help developers build applications that support natural language communication while leveraging Cortana, Bing, and machine learning
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