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.