Chapter 5

Deploying Windows 10


Bullet Explaining the concept of Windows as a service

Bullet Stepping through the Windows 10 deployment options

Bullet Simplifying Office ProPlus installation on devices

The day of reckoning is nearing for all businesses still running Windows 7. In less than a year, on January 14, 2020 to be exact, extended support for the Windows 7 operating system will end. Security updates will no longer be available for this version of the operating system when extended support ends. Considering today’s cyberthreat landscape, you do not want to be running a business without security updates.

If you think you’re safe because you’re running Windows 8.1, think again. Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Although security updates are still available through the end of extended support on January 10, 2023, non-security updates will no longer be available. Requests for product design changes and features enhancement are no longer accepted and no-charge support programs are discontinued when mainstream support ended.

But wait—there is good news. Your Microsoft 365 Business license makes you eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro! In Chapter ...

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