Microsoft Windows® 10 works synergistically with laptops based on 7th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, resulting in more battery life and a new user experience. Intel IT's accelerated adoption of Windows 10 is helping us achieve the following business objectives: • Single Windows-client environment • Transition to a continually updated OS model, avoiding ...the disruption and downtime associated with major OS upgrades • Smooth deployment of new OS features through our new in-place, self-service upgrade process • Foundation for a more modern cloud-friendly IT services platform
To provide the highest value, we refresh a user's PC with the latest Intel® architecture-based platform at the same time as we upgrade to Windows 10. To date, we have over 50,000 devices on Windows 10. The majority of these are new systems based on 6th generation Intel Core vPro processors. We are now qualifying 7th generation Intel Core vPro processor-based systems with Windows 10 and we will begin deployment in Q2'17. We have also made available a self-service upgrade process from Windows* 8.1 to Windows 10, and are preparing for widespread deployment. We expect to have over 70,000 PCs running Windows 10 by end of 2017.